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Check Out the New Pub Opening at Lee + White in West End

Hop City Craft Beer will open Boxcar early next year

Boxcar is the new restaurant from Hop City Craft Beer opening at Lee + White in West End
Boxcar/Hop City

The new restaurant from retail shop Hop City Craft Beer and Wine has a name — Boxcar. Hop City announced in January it would open a new retail store and yet-named restaurant at the Lee + White complex in West End. Boxcar and Hop City will be located next to Monday Night Garage. Both should could open early next year.

Chef Matty Hutchins is planning a “well-made pub food” menu filled with burgers, sandwiches, and salads as well as larger plates using ingredients from local farms. A rotating list of 80 beers will be on draft at the bar, along with cocktails and wine.

The restaurant’s name is fitting; Lee + White is located just off the Westside Beltline trail, an old railroad corridor. Boxcar’s design draws inspiration from the freight cars often covered in graffiti along urban railways. It includes a mural of author and celebrated railroad drifter, Leon Ray Livingston, created by Atlanta artist Catlanta. Livingston, who often traveled under the name “A-No.1” and was referred to as “the Rambler,” wrote 12 books and is said to have created the secret street code still used today to indicate the locations of free food, jobs, kind people, etc. in cities.

Hop City plans to donate a portion of Boxcar’s sales to the Atlanta Mission and will partner with WorkSource Georgia in community projects.

“Our retail space will be a little more curated on the beer side with closer to 1,000 choices compared to the 1,900 or so at our original Westside store,” owner Kraig Torres says in the press release. “You’ll also see a generous selection of small-production wines hand-picked by our equally-passionate wine team.”

In addition to its Westside shop, Hop City also has a small store with a bar at Krog Street Market.

Boxcar/Hop City
Boxcar/Hop City
Boxcar/Hop City

This will be Hop City’s second restaurant. The shop also owns Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar in Alpharetta. A second location of that restaurant is planned for Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville.

Hop City’s Lee + White neighbors include Monday Night Brewing, fermented market and kombucha taproom Cultured South, the forthcoming Best End Brewpub, and planned second locations of Wild Heaven Beer and ASW Distillery.

ASW Distillery

199 Armour Drive Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 590-2279 Visit Website

Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar

900 Avalon Boulevard, , GA 30009 (678) 266-6218 Visit Website

Lee + White

1020 White Street Southwest, , GA 30310 (404) 962-8600 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

Wild Heaven Beer

135 Maple St, Decatur, GA 30030 (404) 997-8589 Visit Website

Monday Night Brewing

670 Trabert Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-7703 Visit Website

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