Torched Hop Brewing Company, which replaces Old Spaghetti Factory at 249 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, will make its debut this week. The brewpub is applying finishing touches and will begin service at on Friday, according to a Facebook announcement. Torched Hop's initial hours are 4 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week, and lunch plans are in the works.
The new venture comes from brothers Stephen and Chris Bivins, who will offer 16 of their own beers on tap. In addition to the house product, which is concocted by brewmaster Chris, Torched Hop will serve more than 40 beers from other Georgia breweries. Stephen Bivins previously told Atlanta Magazine the cuisine will focus on pizza and hamburgers: "Nothing too upscale, just a place where anyone in the community can come hang out." The Bivins's brews will span "a wide variety from hop-forward to Belgians."
An early look at the menu reveals small plates, sandwiches, salads, and straightforward entrees to go along with the burgers and pies.
On its Facebook page, Torched Hop is self-described as "a dynamic and upbeat brewpub aimed at providing Atlanta with the freshest hand-crafted beer and cuisine in town."
Our fun and inviting atmosphere will be a community-gathering place for people to enjoy great conversation over bold flavored beers and savory menu items. We place an important focus on creativity, having fun, and the freedom to express ourselves through our products.