LaGrange, Georgia, brewery and distillery Wild Leap is set to open its downtown Atlanta location in December at Centennial Yards, a $5 billion, 50-acre redevelopment of the historic Gulch and circa 1912 building formerly home to Norfolk Southern Railroad on Ted Turner Drive.
At two levels encompassing over 15,000 square feet, Wild Leap anchors what’s billed as Centennial Yards South, with the main level featuring a taproom, central bar, and multiple seating areas. A staircase in the taproom leads to the second floor offering more seating and another bar with a hidden entrance.
The ground floor of the brewery-distillery opens to the “Canyon”, a below-street-level space created as a result of the 1923 construction of a raised pedestrian and automobile viaduct system above the railyards. In addition to Wild Leap’s patios, this walkway will also include additional restaurants and retail shops.
Rob Goldstein, Anthony Rodriguez, and Chris Elliott founded Wild Leap in 2017 in LaGrange, 70 miles southwest of Atlanta near the Alabama border. Wild Leap became the first brewery in the city when it opened inside a renovated 1940s-era building. In addition to beer and vodka, Wild Leap produces canned cocktails. Expect the full lineup of beverages from Wild Leap at Centennial Yards, along with cocktails from the bar and a food menu of sandwiches, appetizers, and “old school” desserts.
Once fully open, the sprawling Centennial Yards complex will feature two levels of retail, restaurants, and office space, in addition to Wild Leap, as well as apartments flanking Ted Turner Drive.
125 Ted Turner Drive, Atlanta. wildleap.com.