Preview: Skyline Park at Ponce City Market Nears Opening

Expect Atlanta-influenced cocktails such as the Ponce Park Cup and Beltline Blue Fizz

Among other amusements, expect Atlanta-influenced cocktails such as the Ponce Park Cup and Beltline Blue Fizz.

Skyline Park, Ponce City Market’s anticipated rooftop playground, is almost ready to open to the public.

An exact date of opening has not yet been solidified, PR representatives for Ponce City Market say. However, a concierge official tells What Now Atlanta that the area “aims” to open this Friday, July 1.

Once open, hours of operation will be Sunday through Wednesday from 11 AM to 9 PM, and Thursday through Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM.

Guests will be able to access Skyline Park by way of one leisurely-paced freight elevator ride, for which an opening is located in the courtyard nearest to Onward Reserve. Additional elevators are available for guests who utilize wheel chairs.

On the roof, imaginative riffs on classic carnival fare will be available for purchase, including elevated concessions like BBQ pork sandwiches, gourmet hot dogs, and a “walking taco” – a snack-sized bag of Fritos, opened up and filled with chilli and appropriate chilli toppings.

The bar will feature beer on tap and an extensive wine list. Signature cocktails inspired by the history of Ponce City Market and the surrounding area will also be available, including the Ponce Park Cup mixed with Old Fourth Ward Vodka; Pemberton’s Frozen GA Julep, containing peach bourbon and Coca-Cola; the Fernet Bonneville, a refreshing mix of fernet branca, imbue vermouth, ginger, grapefruit, lime, rosemary, and seltzer; and the Beltline Blue Fizz, finished with gin, blue curacao, blueberry jam, absinthe, rosewater, lemon and soda.

Nine Mile Station, a beer garden concept, is currently slated to open in August. The establishement will seek to reinvent the environment of a local gathering place with family-style dining, communal tables, an indoor and outdoor bar, a fireplace with lounge area, and of course, unparalleled panoramic views of the city from Buckhead to Downtown.

A private event space with the capacity to hold 450 people will also be located on the roof, in addition to tenant space.

This post has been updated to indicate that there are wheelchair-accessible elevators available.

What do you think of Skyline Park so far? Tell us below…

Julia Sirb

Julia studied Urban Planning and Economic Development at GSU's School of Policy Studies. She is interested in the way a city's built environment, policy decisions, and economy work together to shape its culture. When not typing, she's writing calligraphy or looking for the next great shot through the lens of her medium format film camera.

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply to beth Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Subscribe To Our Breaking News Alerts

Be the first to know. Sign-up to get our breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Go ahead. It's absolutely free!