Remember that conspiracy theory bar, aptly named Conspiracy Basement Drink Parlor, opening on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill? It’s now Redacted Basement Drink Parlor, according to a press release.
But, the name change wasn’t exactly planned around the release of the controversial — and redacted — Mueller report which dropped this morning. Co-owner Jake Karmin tells Eater Atlanta (with full transparency,) he and Judy Ho chose the moniker a month ago after receiving a cease and desist letter for the name “Conspiracy”. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the rebrand, the timing of the bar’s news couldn’t be more serendipitous given all the redaction talk across the country today.
The drink menu at the 1,500-square-foot bar, designed by Revive Architecture, includes mostly classic cocktails, a small selection of wines, and “rare, sought-after beers.”
Interested in conspiracy theories since childhood, Karmin also sees Redacted transforming from time to time for theme months such as the X-Files or Elvis is alive. Karmin and Ho worked together at Hand in Hand pub (RIP) in Virginia-Highland for eight years.
“We look forward to be an early evening and late-night hub for the Summerhill neighborhood and restaurant district,” the partners say in a prepared statement. “Redacted will be a small, intimate, but lively space ideal for gathering, engaging, and affable consumption. We can’t wait to bring our vision to the area!”
Redacted plans a fall opening. It joins Junior’s Pizza, Little Bear, Halfway Crooks Brewing, D Boca N Boca, Woods Chapel BBQ, Big Softie, Hodgepodge Coffeehouse, and Little Tart Bakeshop along Georgia Avenue. Chefs Parnass Lim Savang and Rod Lassiter should open their restaurant Talat Market on the edge of Summerhill this summer.
63b Georgia Avenue, Atlanta.