A rum bar backed by one of the restaurateurs behind Supremo Taco and Pollo Supremo is opening at the Atlanta Dairies complex on Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown. Expect rum and other agave-based cocktails as well as frozen drinks when El Malo (“The Bad Guy”) opens later this fall.
Owned by Omar Ferrer, a partner in Supremo Taco just up the road on Memorial and Pollo Supremo in East Atlanta, and beverage director Gabe Bowen (Umi Sushi, Restaurant Eugene), El Malo is situated in the interior of the complex and will feature a walk-up window on the patio serving frozen cocktails and bottled drinks to go.
A representative speaking on behalf of El Malo tells Eater that Ferrer and Bowen are still in the early planning stages for the bar, so details on seating arrangements and layout, possible food options, and the design plan from Square Feet Studio remain scarce.
Paces Properties, the developer behind Atlanta Dairies, hopes the opening of El Malo will help bolster the post-dinner and nightlife activity at the Memorial Drive complex, especially following the opening of live music venue the Eastern last fall.
El Malo joins Wonderkid diner and bar, Cold Brew Bar, and brewery Three Taverns Imaginarium at Atlanta Dairies. Once home to a dairy cooperative of the same name, the sprawling mixed-use complex on the edge of Reynoldstown is one of several multi-million dollar developments currently transforming Memorial Drive from Hill Street in Grant Park east to Stoval Street in Reynoldstown.
Just off of the Eastside Beltline trail, a mostly open-air bar and restaurant from the owners of Grindhouse Killer Burgers called Breaker Breaker also opens in Reynoldstown later this year as part of the redevelopment of the old Stein Steel and Supply Co. property on Kirkwood Avenue.
777 Memorial Drive, Atlanta.