After two decades as Cheyenne Grill, the Peachtree Battle sports bar is trying something new. Now called Whitehall Tavern, the restaurant and bar is broadening its offerings and marketing itself as a “local hangout” rather than just a place to catch the big game. A Google search shows the first Whitehall Tavern was built in 1835 in West End, near the south side of I-20. A throwback? Perhaps.
Of course Cheyenne Grill’s 40 high-def TVs haven’t disappeared overnight, so sports fans won’t be missing out. But there’s also Skeeball, Pitfall and Pac-Man for the kids, a dog-friendly patio for neighborhood folk and a meet-up group that goes running and plays tennis and volleyball nearby.
But, conflicting as the array of offerings may be, Whitehall is still a restaurant and bar at heart with more than 15 beers on draft, including local specialties such as Terrapin from Athens, Monday Night Brewing from East Atlanta, Jailhouse Breweries from Hampton, Red Hare from Marietta and of course Sweetwater.
The menu has yet to be posted on the Whitehall website, but they’re already bragging about “real French dip” made from “premium” standing rib roast with garlic and rosemary. Other new menu items should show up in a few weeks.