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Public School 404 Now Open in West Midtown

The restaurant is part of 'Public School on Tap,' a California-based chain.

The restaurant is part of ‘Public School on Tap,’ a California-based chain.

Public School 404 (otherwise referred to as PS 404), a concept from California-based ‘Public School on Tap,’ opened its Westside doors May 8, the restaurant in a press release Monday announced.

The 4,863-square-foot gastropub is situated in The Brady apartment complex, at 930 Howell Mill Road.

“As Atlanta’s food scene continues to boom, we felt this location was a natural fit for Public School to expand in the south,” Phil Kastel, executive vice president of culinary, Public School on Tap, said in the release.

“We look forward to providing a fun, approachable restaurant with fresh food and high quality craft beer, giving Atlanta residents a place to relax and unwind.”

Designed by LA-based Kelly Architects, Public School 404 offers “scholastic-inspired” features like aged encyclopaedias, globes, microscopes and textbooks.

The focal point of the restaurant is the bar with 16 custom chrome beer taps and an open kitchen wrapped in steel-framed glass, and a covered patio with wraparound seating.

On the menu, Public School 404 serves up items like Bacon Cheddar Tots; The Hot Mess, a smoked turkey sandwich topped with Grafton cheddar, caramelized onions and pickled jalapeños served with au jus; and the Bangers and Mash with grilled chicken & herb sausages, bacon brussels, mashed potatoes and caramelized onion au jus. T

Public School 404’s bar program includes libations like the Guavalajara made with guava, basil and corralejo blanco, the Bootlegger’s Sweet Tea, which combines Bulleit Rye, house-made sweet tea syrup, a touch of Crème de Peche and Angostura; and the New School Penicillin, featuring Buffalo Trace, ginger, honey, lemon and Laphroaig.

Public School 404 also serves a “constantly rotating menu of undiscovered, independent craft beers on tap” such as the Tropicalia IPA by Creature Comforts, Thai Wheat by Second Self and Vanilla Java Porter on Nitro by Atwater Brewing.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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