New details have been revealed for the cocktail bar opening at the upcoming food hall in Dunwoody, with Okay Anny’s slated to bring late ’80s and early ’90s nostalgia to Politan Row at Ashford Lane.
Okay Anny’s is a sequel to Jojo’s Beloved Cocktail Lounge, the fan-favorite cocktail bar at Politan Row at Colony Square.
“Okay Anny’s is the next evolution of the extraordinary cocktail bars inside each of our locations, which in turn offers our teams the opportunity to be really creative,” Politan Row CEO Will Donaldson said in a press release. “They add a fun dimension to each project that we are truly proud of, yet keeps us grounded in our hospitality roots by offering differentiation among our other food hall offerings.”
Guests can expect an ’80s bar vibe with a bright ’90s color palette. Fitting music playlists and a specialized beverage menu highlighting the martini craze of the ’90s will complement the decade-specific vibe.
“It excites me to work with a defined, creative parameter that implores deeper exploration into an era that, despite producing enduringly popular drinks, is looked at as ‘low-brow’ in many cocktail bars,” said Politan Row Director of Operations Benton Bourgeois. “At Okay Anny’s, we get to remember these fun drinks with a deeper profile of craft spirits and present them to a more adventurous consumer.”
The cocktail bar joins a roster of 10 other concepts that were previously announced for the 17,000-square-foot food hall: Mamacita’s Cuban Cantina, Delilah’s Everyday Soul, Bucatini Ristorante, Master Pho, Tandoori Pizza & Wing Co., Gekko, 26 Thai, Pretty Little Tacos, Smokehouse Q, and Sheesh.
Politan Row at Ashford Lane is expected to open in January 2024 as the second-largest food hall in metro Atlanta, second only to Politan Row at Colony Square. It will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. According to the company, an estimated 100 jobs will be created between the food vendors, bars and food hall operations.
A Politan Row food hall is also in the works for Peachtree Corners, expected to open summer 2024.