Hippin’ Hops Brewery and Oyster Bar to Open in East Atlanta Village

Doubling as a brewery and restaurant, Hippin’ Hops’ seafood menu will be designed by “Beat Bobby Flay” contender Jamarius Banks.
Hippin' Hops is operating in Eastlake Pharmacy's former space. (Photo via Google Maps)

Hippin’ Hops Brewery and Oyster Bar opens this fall in the East Atlanta Village in a space next to Holy Taco which used to house Eastlake Pharmacy, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Owned by Clarence and Donnica Boston, Hippin’ Hops will also include a seafood restaurant run by “Beat Bobby Flay” and “Iron Chef International” contender Jamarius “J” Banks.

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Hippin’ Hops will be able to seat approximately 60 people across their outdoor space, S-shaped bar, and other seating around the space, with a rooftop patio on the way. The brewery will serve craft beers from their three-barrel brewhouse with five-barrel unitanks. These beers will also be available for retail. 

Up until mid-April of this year, manufacturing breweries were barred from operating in the East Atlanta Village, a commercially zoned area. This changed thanks to a two-year legal effort mounted by Jeffery Oparnica of Sabbath Brewery that amended the law so microbreweries and distilleries could operate under a special permit. 

The Bostons are originally from Charlotte, NC, where they own three restaurants. A mortician by trade, Clarence Boston was recognized by U.S. Rep. Alma Adams for his work as a local entrepreneur in Charlotte. 

Both Sabbath Brewing and Hippin’ Hops plan to open their doors this September. 

Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a senior at NYU studying Journalism and Public Policy with a minor in Food Studies. A Korean-Taiwanese American born and raised in Atlanta, Paul holds a special appreciation for the diverse food city that Atlanta has become in the last few years. Paul especially loves Korean food because they don't use cilantro in their dishes. Paul hates cilantro.

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  1. Why did the pharmacy go out of business?
    I love my independent local (L5P) pharmacy!

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