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A Fire Closes Twin Smokers BBQ in Downtown Atlanta

The fire started in the ductwork of one of the barbecue smokers

A fire at Twin Smokers BBQ temporarily shutters the restaurant in downtown Atlanta
Twin Smokers BBQ
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

A fire on June 29 forces Twin Smokers BBQ to close for up to eight weeks for repairs in downtown Atlanta. The fire began inside the ductwork of one of the Marietta Street restaurant’s barbecue smokers, aptly named “the Twins.”

Twin Smokers, owned by Legacy Restaurant Ventures (Stats Brewpub, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, Der Biergarten), provided the following statement to Eater Atlanta:

Two weeks ago, Twin Smokers BBQ suffered from a fire in the ductwork of one of the Twins (our smokers). We hold our smoker approach to a high standard, smoking our beef over Texas mesquite and post oak. Our chicken and pork over hickory and white oak. We do not want to compromise on the flavor. Therefore, the restaurant will be closed for up to 8 weeks for renovations and repairs.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that you will join us for regionally inspired BBQ again in the near future. For updates on our repair progress and reopening, please follow us on social media or check our website.

For now, we’d love to have you visit any of our sister restaurants, conveniently located on this block: Stats Brewpub, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, or Der Biergarten.

Eater Atlanta reached back out to Legacy for more details on what caused the fire, the renovations, and if the restaurant itself suffered any damage. Check back for updates to this story.

“The Twins” smokers at Twin Smokers BBQ
“The Twins” smokers
Twin Smokers BBQ

Twin Smokers BBQ

300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 698-4707 Visit Website

STATS Brewpub

300 Marietta Street NorthWest, , GA 30313 (404) 885-1472 Visit Website