AlcoHall, a pun-intended drinks hall akin to a food hall, opens at Pullman Yards in Kirkwood Saturday, June 10.
Located in building one (formerly an engineering and upholstery shop), AlcoHall opens onto the property’s rail park where people currently enjoy lawn games, bocce ball, and pickleball and have access to full-service restaurants Dailies and Sides and Fishmonger.
Pullman Yards and Atomic Entertainment owners Adam Rosenfelt and Maureen Meulen call AlcoHall — which includes seven drink stalls serving cocktails, flights, and beers on tap, along with billiards and even mechanical bulls and shuffleboard — a “choose-your-own adventure” for booze all under one roof.
Each stall at AlcoHall operates independently and features different brands ranging from wine and whiskey to gin and beer. Non-alcoholic drinks should also be available. Brands in the hall rotate seasonally. People must be 21 to enter AlcoHall and receive either a wristband or stamp once their ID is checked.
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.
Currently, Shortbarrel Bourbon is the only local beverage brand in residence at AlcoHall.
“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,” Rosenfelt and Meulen told Eater in March. “That said, never say never – we are not opposed to including local brands.”
However, the statement made some people question why Rosenfelt and Meulen consider Asheville-based Wicked Weed Brewing and House of Suntory “lesser known and/or available locally.” Wicked Weed is widely distributed around metro Atlanta and available at numerous restaurants, as are the Japanese whiskies from House of Suntory.
Billed as a “creative city,” the 27-acre historic Pullman Yards 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.
Open Tuesday - Thursday, 5 p.m.; Friday, 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.
225 Rogers Street, Kirkwood. pullmanyards.com.