Tap gastropub at 1180 Peachtree Street in Midtown is closing after ten years, What Now Atlanta is reporting. A representative for the restaurant confirms Tap, owned by Concentrics Restaurants, will close on Sunday, May 20.
The restaurant’s neighbors in the building received an email Wednesday along with an invitation to a “Last Call” happy hour Friday afternoon.
The invite says, “All good things must come to an end. Our lease is up and Tap is closing. As a thank you for being a great neighbor, we will be hosting a happy hour for the building.”
A statement to Eater Atlanta from Concentrics Restaurants reads:
“It’s been a extraordinary run at TAP over the past 10 years. We greatly appreciate the support and patronage we have received, not only from the Midtown community, but from Atlantans and visitors alike.”
“Our lease was up for renewal and we decided to continue to focus on new concepts and the steady growth of our concept development business in Atlanta and across the country. We look forward to sharing exciting announcements in the coming months.”
A lively Reddit discussion on the closure is underway. A commenter who works in the building is speculating whether 1180 Peachtree is “cursed for restaurants”; referencing Trois, Olmsted, and Article 14 closing in the building. Others wonder if the nearby Colony Square renovation is the culprit or lack of evening and weekend foot traffic is to blame.
Highland Bakery’s Midtown outpost remains open at 1180 Peachtree.
Concentrics closed its flagship restaurant One Midtown Kitchen on Dutch Valley Road in March. One Midtown is the first restaurant owners Bob and Rowina Amick opened under the Concentrics brand 16 years ago.
Former One Midtown executive chef Matt Weinstein—hired in April to lead Tap’s kitchen—is no longer with the restaurant. His last day was Mother’s Day. He is taking time off to travel.
Concentrics Restaurants also owns Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish in Inman Park, Two Urban Licks in Old Fourth Ward, Allora at Atlantic Station, Room at Twelve downtown, and Molly B’s at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A second Tap is located at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
UPDATE May 17, 1 p.m.: Story updated with a statement from Concentrics Restaurants.
UPDATE May 17, 1:15 p.m.: Story updated to reflect closing date.