Details surrounding Daiquiriville, an “elevated bar described as an urban oasis” planned for Underground Atlanta, surfaced Monday. When What Now Atlanta first broke the news of the incoming concept last year, details were scant.
Located along Kenny’s Alley, the 2,200 square-foot bar is the latest tenant to join the growing retail and restaurant mix at Underground Atlanta as part of a larger strategy to revitalize the property under the center’s new owner, Lalani Ventures.
Daiquiriville was founded by Luisa Duran, a Colombian native with over a decade of experience in the food and beverage industry. Duran opened her first concept in Columbia, named Emomica Club, in partnership with her best friend from high school. After coming to America, she combined her “passion for entertaining, tasteful drinks and music, and live entertainment,” launching her newest venture, Daiquiriville, according to a press release Monday.
“When I came to America in 2017, I visited Underground Atlanta and it was like no place I had ever been before,” Duran said. “When I was looking for the perfect space to launch the Daiquiriville concept, I knew Underground Atlanta would be a great fit. I’m thrilled this historic entertainment district is coming back to life and I’m looking forward to being a part of its growth in the coming years.”
Daiquiriville at Underground Atlanta will offer a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic options, including draft beer, wine, and elevated cocktails as well as a mix of eight uniquely flavored daiquiris. Guests will also be able to enjoy a chef-curated menu. The indoor-outdoor space will feature a stage, equipped for karaoke and live entertainment, outdoor seating along Kenny’s Alley, fire shows, and bottle performances by bartenders and other “exciting spectacles.”
“As we continue to elevate Underground Atlanta’s shopping, dining, and entertainment scene, we are eager to welcome tenants such as Daiquiriville who will bring life back to the district,” Shaneel Lalani, CEO of Lalani Ventures, said. “Daiquiriville is more than just a place to get a drink, it’s a welcome tropical vacation for the Atlanta community to enjoy.”
Daiquiriville is the latest tenant to join the growing roster of businesses at Underground Atlanta, including Cheesecaked, Yelle Beauty, Future, and a rotating collection of 70 artists and entrepreneurs opening storefronts, studios and galleries along Lower Alabama Street.
In addition to the growing retail and restaurant lineup, Underground Atlanta is home to immersive art activations and events. One example is the Underground Roots Artists Collective, where artists have transformed spaces within Underground’s lower historic streetscape into unique venues that come alive each Friday night with entertainment, and pop-up events housed within their immersive studio spaces.
Another example is “The Art of Banksy: ‘Without Limits” exhibition, which just completed its four-month run at Underground and offered the perfect venue to present the works of the legendary street artist. The Mad Hatter’s (Gin) and Tea Party opened on January 19, 2022, and runs through March.