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New Bolton Road Pub Pays Homage to Its Local Fire House

Public House 28, named for nearby fire station 28, opens for burgers, cheesesteaks, and local beer in Riverside

Black and blue cheeseburger at Public House 28 in Riverside, northwest Atlanta
Black and blue cheeseburger at Public House 28 in Riverside, northwest Atlanta
Public House 28
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Riverside neighborhood bar and restaurant Public House 28 (Pub 28,) backed by the owners of Big Easy Grille on Collier Road and Westside Pizzeria on Marietta Boulevard, is open on Bolton Road in northwest Atlanta. It occupies the former Factory Bar & Grill space.

Pub 28 serves lunch and dinner. The menu includes shareable appetizers such as rosemary chicken skewers and Italian meatballs, salads like the Southwest chicken with roasted corn, avocado, black beans, and tortilla strips, a handful of burgers, and sandwiches, including a meatball sub and cheesesteak. A full bar offers cocktails, wine, and local beers.

Southwest chicken salad
Italian meatballs
Pub steak sandwich
Spinach salad

Top: Southwest chicken salad, Italian meatballs. Bottom: Pub steak sandwich, spinach salad

The “28” in the name refers to fire station number 28 — the “pride of Riverside” — located nearby on Hollywood Road since 1954. Like Atlanta’s neighborhood Kroger grocery stores given monikers by locals (the “disco” Kroger and the infamous “murder” Kroger — now benignly known as “Beltline” Kroger,) city fire houses have adopted their own mottos. Atlanta fire station number 15, for instance, refers to itself as “The Night Train” for its many late night runs through Midtown.

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Public House 28 is open daily, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

2030 Bolton Road, Atlanta.

Big Easy Grille

1193 Collier Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-2777 Visit Website