The team behind boutique bowling alley the Painted Pin and duck pin bowling and gaming restaurant the Painted Duck plan to open rooftop bar and lounge Patina atop Star Metals on Howell Mill Road next year.
Little is known about Patina, other than it’s billed as a “high energy nightlife-focused bar, dining, cocktail and wine lounge, and garden” with panoramic views of the city.
“Patina is a tarnish in color on the outer surface of a material, forming most commonly on bronze, copper, and other related metals,” co-owner Justin Amick says in a press release regarding the name and design. “It’s the befitting name for Star Metals’ signature space and a name that will dictate and inspire our namesake design and aesthetic.”
Patina is a departure in formula for Amick and business partner William Stallworth, who are best known for creating “eatertainment” establishments, which combine games like bowling, skee ball, and shuffleboard with cocktails and food under one roof. The pair have two other gaming restaurant endeavors in the works: pickleball spot Painted Pickle at Armour Yards and Painted Park in the former Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish space, offering lawn games, food, and drinks along the Eastside Beltline trail.
Patina joins coffee shop and roastery Prevail Roasters, Sweetgreen, and Japanese and ramen restaurant Wagamama now open at Star Metals. Beer and wine bar SMR Tap and dart bar and restaurant Fight Club should open by the end of the year. Chef Atsushi “Art” Hayakawa is also relocating his restaurant Sushi Hayakawa to Star Metals, transforming the establishment into an eight-seat omakase experience.
In June, Mediterranean resort-style pool, bar, and restaurant combo L.O.A (Leave of Absence opened on the roof of neighboring mixed-use complex the Interlock on the corner of Howell Mill Road and 14th Street. The Interlock is also home to cocktail bar and lounge Drawbar, St. Germain Bakery, coffee and cocktail bar Holiday Bar, Velvet Taco, Pour Taproom, sushi bar Kinjo Room, and mini golf restaurant Puttshack.
Star Metals and the Interlock are two of four large, mixed-used developments featuring residences, restaurants, hotel rooms, and retail taking shape along Howell Mill between 14th and 8th streets. Longtime burger restaurant Yeah Burger, across the street from the Interlock at Westside Provisions District, closed in June after 12 years there. It was one of the original restaurants to open at the complex and is likely being replaced by a location of Shake Shack later this year.