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Surprise! A New Cafe Serving Cocktails Opened Last Night on Brady Avenue

Open adjacent Nick’s Westside, the name and drinks change with each season. Right now, it’s Spring Bar.

the patio at tin Tin
Spring Bar is now open adjacent Nick’s Westside.
Ryan Fleisher
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 new cafe and cocktail bar opened Tuesday night in the former Tin Tin wine bar space along Brady Avenue on Atlanta’s westside.

Chef Nick Leahy transformed the one-time wine bar adjacent his restaurant Nick’s Westside into a cafe and cocktail spot sporting a name, decor, and menu changing with each season. The April debut begins with Spring Bar, followed by Summer Bar on June 21, Fall Bar on September 23, and Winter Bar on December 21. Get it?

Leahy says the changes to the name and menu each quarter are meant to not only reflect the flipping of the seasonal calendar, but reflect the changes in local produce available throughout the year in Georgia and to keep things fresh at his new cafe.

Spring Bar

In addition to cocktails, like the What’s Up Doc with carrot-infused rye and carrot juice and the Travelin’ Light with orange peel-infused tequila blanco and rosemary-infused vermouth blanc, the cafe serves a tight menu of food from Leahy. For Spring Bar, expect dishes such as empanadas stuffed with ropa vieja and turnip tops over a spring vegetable salsa verde and roasted scallop ravioli in a Georgia shrimp brodo. There’s creme brulee for dessert.

The footprint of the former wine bar remains intact, with seating at the bar and at tables in the sunny cafe area, which also features a fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows open onto a patio overlooking a green space that includes raised gardens and sometimes live music in the evenings.

Empanadas stuffed with ropa vieja from Spring Bar in Atlanta.
Empanadas stuffed with ropa vieja.
Spring Bar
A dish of creme brulee topped with an edible violet from Spring Bar in Atlanta.
Creme brulee.
Spring Bar
The carrot-colored and carrot-infused rye cocktails What’s Up Doc with a lemon twist at Spring Bar in Atlanta.
What’s Up Doc.
Spring Bar
Travelin’ Light cocktail in a coup glass made from orange peel-infused tequila blanco and rosemary-infused vermouth blanc with a mint leaf garnish from Spring Bar in Atlanta.
Travelin’ Light.
Spring Bar

This isn’t the first transformation for the two spaces now home to Spring Bar and Nick’s Westside. In 2020, Leahy closed his French Provençal restaurant Aix and wine bar Tin Tin, reopening a week later as the neighborhood-driven restaurant Nick’s Westside. The decision to close Aix and Tin Tin came down to the pandemic, Leahy told Eater at the time, and the need to shift away from special occasion restaurants to more casual dining experiences.

Earlier this year, Leahy closed his Brookwood Hills restaurant the Usual after just nine months at the Arya apartment complex on Peachtree Street. A representative said “it was a mutual decision with the building owners to close” the restaurant.

Spring Bar opens at 5 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.

Spring Bar

Open Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Walk-ins only.

956 Brady Avenue, Atlanta.

Tin Tin

956 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (770) 838-3502