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Behind the Bookcase: A Look at Edgewood Speakeasy

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The Edgewood Speakeasy inside Pizzeria Vesuvius. Photos by Brittany Wages.

In the back left corner of Alex Friedman, Keiran Neely, and Mike LaSage's new rendition of Pizzeria Vesuvius, near the bathroom, there is a bookcase. Yeah, yeah, you've probably heard all about how that bookcase is actually a door and how the book Deliver Us From Evil is actually a door handle. Swing that puppy open and bam!— you're in the dark and sultry, secret spot known as the Edgewood Speakeasy.

It holds about 40 people (and many more bottles). There are exposed brick and hand-painted walls, a dark wood bar, and dim lighting, intended to create a "vintage feel." Old black-and-white movies are projected on the wall.

Mixologist Nate Shuman came over from Proof & Provision to create the cocktail list. Eventually, small, cold plates will be available as well. For now, take a look around.


Signature Cocktails:

Trick Pony
1.5 oz American Harvest Vodka
.5 oz Pur Elderflower Liqueur
.75 oz Lime Juice
1 Dash of Orange Bitters
Ginger Beer

Build in collins glass, add vodka, add elderflower, add lime and add orange bitters. Add ice and top with ginger beer. Quick stir and garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Gin Again
1oz. Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1oz. Farmers Gin
.25 Agave Syrup
.5 oz Swedish Punsch
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Ting Jamaican Grapefruit Soda

The Shuman
1.5 oz Bourbon
1oz. Swedish Punsch
1oz Orange Juice
2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
Top with Ting Jamaican Grapefruit Soda

1.5oz Camarena Tequila
.5 Domaine de Canton
.5 Aperol
.5 Lemon
.5 Citrus Simple Syrup
1 Dash of Peychaud's Bitters

Old Fashioned
2.5 oz Base Spirit of Bourbon, Rye, Brandy, Rum or another.
.5 Syrup (Simple or Natural Sugar)
2 Dashes of Angostura
2 Dashes of Orange Bitters

1 oz. Gin
1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 oz. Campari
Stir. Add fresh ice and flame orange peel.


Fuji Apple
1.5 oz Samurai Villa Shochu
.5 Pur Elderflower
2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
Jack's Cider

Dark of White
1.5 oz. Gosling's Rum
.25 Allspice Dram
1 Dash of Angostura
1 Dash of Orange Bitters
White Ale

Brown Cow
1 oz. Highland Stag
.5 Abano Amaro
.25 Luxardo Amaretto
Clown Shoes Brown

Only in Atlanta
1.5 oz. Bourbon
.5 oz. Drambuie
1 oz. Salty Peach Puree
SweetWater 420 Top

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Pizzeria Vesuvius

327 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 404-343-4404

The Edgewood Speakeasy

327 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA