The ever-evolving food and drink options at Pullman Yards — aka Pratt Pullman District — in Kirkwood will expand again soon, when a drinking hall, of sorts, opens there later this spring.
Dubbed AlcoHall (pun intended), Pratt Pullman and Atomic Entertainment owners Adam Rosenfelt and Maureen Meulen describe their latest venture together as a food hall for drinks. Like a food hall, the seven stalls at AlcoHall operate independently and feature different alcohol brands offering tastes, cocktails, and flights ranging from wine and whiskey to gin and beers on tap. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available at each stall and brands in the hall will rotate seasonally.
Located in building one (formerly an engineering and upholstery shop), AlcoHall opens up onto the property’s rail park where people currently enjoy lawn games, bocce ball, and pickleball and have access to Pratt Pullman full-service restaurants Dailies and Sides and Fishmonger. In addition to drinks, look for a bit of entertainment at AlcoHall, too, like billiards, live music, and even mechanical bulls.
Here’s the opening stall lineup:
- Wicked Weed Brewing based in Asheville, North Carolina
- Shortbarrel Bourbon based in Norcross, the company recently acquired Old Fourth Ward Distillery.
- Three Chord Bourbon owned Neil Giraldo, guitarist and husband of singer/songwriter Pat Benatar.
- House of Suntory Japanese whisky, gin, and vodka.
- Desert Door West Texas distillery specializing in sotol.
- Babylonstoren Winery South African vineyard in the Franschhoek Wine Valley.
- Don Papa Rum based in the Philippines around the foothills of volcano Mount Kanlaon.
When asked whether Rosenfelt and Meulen would consider adding Atlanta and Georgia breweries, distilleries, and spirits makers to AlcoHall in the future to bring in more local brands, “The idea is to spotlight brands that are lesser known and/or available locally – ones you don’t have this same opportunity to experience here in Atlanta. That said, never say never – we are not opposed to including local brands.”
It’s also unclear how long AlcoHall will remain a part of Pratt Pullman, but Rosenfelt and Meulen say they aren’t opposed to the idea of making it permanent if demand is there.
“Given the flexibility of this space and the various crowds our rotating exhibits bring to the district, we have the option to make this permanent and definitely intend and hope to.”
Billed as a “creative city,” the 27-acre historic Pratt Pullman District has been the site of several movie shoots over the last few years, including The Hunger Games, Baby Driver, and Fast and Furious 5, as well as played host to roving exhibits like the Van Gogh Experience and Stranger Things. During the winter, the property features an ice skating rink, which transforms into a roller rink in the warmer months.
225 Rogers Street, Kirkwood. pullmanyards.com.