Midtown gastropub the Barrelhouse reopens in the former (some say cursed) Cast Iron (Last Word, P’cheen) space on Highland Avenue, across from Highland Bakery, on Monday, September 24. The new 2,500-square-foot gastropub seats 68 in the dining room, 12 at the bar, and an additional 24 people on the patio.
The restaurant will throw a housewarming party during the Old Fourth Ward’s fall festival and Beltline lantern parade this Saturday starting at 6 p.m., with food, drinks, and football on its multiple TVs.
Owner Jim Brooks shuttered the original location after seven years on Fifth Street. The lease was up, and he took it as an opportunity to move deeper into town and closer to his home in nearby Grant Park.
“There’s so much more foot traffic here now with the BeltLine, Inman Quarter... I love the location and the timing is right for this type of neighborhood hangout,” Brooks told Eater Atlanta in August.
The menu for the Barrelhouse includes the pub’s cheeseburger with bacon jam, a fried egg, and onion rings and the beer-braised short rib sandwich, in addition to chips and dip, wings, and steak frites.
The Barrelhouse plans to offer close to a dozen local beers on draft along with classic and barrel-aged cocktails and an extensive whiskey and bourbon selection. The pub will be open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and late nights until 2 a.m., serving food until 1 a.m.
Brooks says he paid particular attention to the creation of the spacious sidewalk patio in front with “exciting upgrades” to the restaurant’s interior, which skewed dark and slightly cave-like in its previous iterations.
Field Day cafe and Everyday market, owned by Rob Bouton of Charleston’s Queen Street Grocery, was scheduled to open across from the Barrelhouse earlier this month. The cafe and market are taking over the former Across the Street Mexican restaurant and its adjacent market on Highland Avenue. No word as to a new targeted opening date.
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701-5 Highland Avenue, NE, Atlanta. barrelhouseatl.com.