The bar replacing shuttered cocktail and bitters bar Amer next door to Char Korean Bar & Grill is named Little Spirit. Amer closed on Monday after two years in Inman Quarter. The space was purchased by Crescent Roots Hospitality. Little Spirit will open this spring.
The new owners Randy Pechin and Cindy Wong tell Eater Atlanta Little Spirit should be “laid back with great cocktails, small bites, and an epic soundtrack.”
Pechin and Wong have tapped bartender Evan Hawkins as Little Spirit’s beverage director. The trio met ten years ago while working at midtown’s Opera nightclub. Hawkins, an Atlanta native, has since gone on to work behind the bar at Mother’s Ruin in New York City and Bodega South Beach as well as Craft Social Club in Miami. He is now working with the soon-to-open Broken Shaker team in New York City.
“We immediately clicked over our mutual love of cocktails, and have dreamt for years about opening a cocktail-forward bar of our own,” Pechin says of the new venture.
Hawkins is planning a menu of “fun spins on classics” that are “cool, approachable, and session-able” to match the music and relaxed vibe the trio hope to create at Little Spirit.
The food planned for the bar is being described as tapas and small plates. No other details on specific menu items were given, however, it seems Little Spirit and its kitchen may be open later than other restaurants in the area.
Eater Atlanta will be tracking the progress of Little Spirit.