Those looking to take a break with a beer on the BeltLine will have Breaker Breaker, a new concept from the owners of Grindhouse Killer Burgers, as an option for a place to throw back a cold one with friends. The restaurant at 921 Wylie St. SE will be a part of Stein Steel Co.’s mixed-use redevelopment and built from the ground up at an estimated cost of $2 million. Like many restaurants looking to add outdoor seating to their establishments, the majority of Breaker Breakers seats will be outdoors.
“Having a restaurant that is mostly outdoors is more compelling these days, but being on the BeltLine was the big thing. Everyone knows the BeltLine is the place to be right now,” co-owner Alex Brounstein told What Now Atlanta. “It’s in a very visible part of the BeltLine. It’s not really a part of a commercial development, it’s just on its own and feels more like a neighborhood over there.”
Brounstein, who owns Breaker Breaker with Grindhouse Killer Burgers partner Johnny Farrow and real estate tycoon Merritt Lancaster, said the restaurant will be housed in three interconnected narrow buildings with the indoor restaurant and bar in one building, kitchen in another, and bathrooms in the last. The restaurant’s narrow design can be attributed to the property’s setback requirements. The indoor part of the restaurant will seat about 50, while the steel roof-covered patio will seat about 100.
Breaker Breaker’s menu will be Gulf Coast-inspired with lots of seafood dishes like roasted oysters, a low country boil, fried seafood platters, and shrimp cocktail. While seafood-heavy, Breaker Breaker is not a seafood restaurant. You’ll find plenty of dishes that don’t swim on their menu, like a fried chicken basket, salads, sandwiches, and small plates to fill your belly while you booze.
“It’s [the menu] really bar focused. It’s going to be food that’s based around drinking and items that go with the drinks we’re serving,” said Brounstein.