Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is already one of the top destinations for BeltLine-traversing Atlantans to grab an al fresco bite or drink. Now the restaurant is taking advantage of its grove aspect with an outdoor bar that butts right up against the pedestrian path. Ladybird owner Michael Lennox reached an agreement with BeltLine officials to develop the area. It's on track to begin service in January
The 4,000-square-foot space, informally known as "The Grove" per an announcement, will be a "a natural extension of the existing space and patio." It will double Ladybird's outdoor capacity with four teepees that each sit four to six, Adirondack chairs and retro metal gliders arranged in clusters, and a number of communal tables.
A vintage camper will house the Grove's outdoor bar, and two ping-pong tables and weekend live music will provide the entertainment. The Grove will serve a separate drinks-only menu, while Ladybird's regular offerings will be available throughout the remainder of the restaurant.