Delaware-based brewpub chain Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant opens next year at Lenox Marketplace in Buckhead, currently home to the sugar-filled pop-up Candytopia, according to the press release. Iron Hill’s Peachtree Road location, anchored by Target and Publix, plans to include an on-site brewery and seating for up to 250 people throughout the bar, the dining room, and on the patio.
Expect to find pretty typical pub fare on the menu, which includes soups and salads, a variety of burgers and sandwiches, and steaks. Iron Hill’s beers seem to center around pilsners, lagers, and IPAs, with the occasional seasonal and one-off ale and porter.
Iron Hill’s chairman, Kevin Finn, says the company has been “eyeing” Atlanta for a while and saw the Buckhead neighborhood as a “major commercial and financial” hub with “residential appeal,” making it the “perfect next step.”
This particular area of Buckhead lies in the heart of Atlanta’s financial district, which is surrounded by several luxury hotels, restaurants, and high end malls Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square.
Iron Hill is part of a growing number of breweries and brewpubs opening across the metro area since Senate Bill 85 became law in 2017. The law relaxes distribution restrictions previously placed on Georgia’s breweries and distilleries, allowing them to sell beer and spirits directly to consumers on site without a third party distributor.
Several states across the South recently passed new or updated liquor laws, prompting an opening boom of distilleries and breweries across the region. Finn cites this “expansion of craft breweries” in the South as a factor for Iron Hill’s decision to continue its southern expansion to Atlanta.
When it finally opens, Buckhead will be Iron Hill’s 18th location overall, and its second brewpub in the Southeast. Iron Hill’s lone Southern representative is in Greenville, South Carolina. The brewpub’s other locations are in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
3535 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. ironhillbrewery.com.