Inside Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar, the Hop City Team’s New Avalon Beer Garden

April 17, 2017 Chris Fuhrmeister

Now open in Alpharetta

Kraig Torres and his Hop City team have been selling craft brews to Atlanta’s beer enthusiasts since 2009. Now, Torres has a full-service beer garden and restaurant. Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar opened on April 13 at Alpharetta’s Avalon mixed-use development.

Kevin Ouzts, proprietor of the Spotted Trotter butcher shop and former chef-owner of now-shuttered Krog Street Market restaurant The Cockentrice, is running the kitchen as executive chef. Ouzts is serving a menu built around a selection of charcuterie, sausages, and sandwiches, and the beverage program covers a tight wine list, house cocktails, and an expansive beer selection. “Look ... beer is kind of what we do here,” reads the drink menu. “Our selection changes daily, so look up at the big monitors and choose one of our amazing brews.”

Taking up a 2,000-square-foot space at Avalon’s new Boulevard East expansion, Barleygarden’s amenities include a dog-friendly patio; to-go window (open-container consumption is allowed throughout the Avalon development); and an open-air, rooftop bar.

Barleygarden is located at 900 Avalon Boulevard, and it’s open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Below, scope the menu and take a look inside.

Exterior shot of Barleygarden.
The bar at Barleygarden.
Bar seating at barleygarden.
Beer taps and liquor bottles behind the bar at Barleygarden.
Flowery decor on the bar at Barleygarden.
Beer taps at Barleygarden.
A chouffe beer tap
A Delirium beer tap
Cocktail and wine chalkboard menu
Beer chalkboard menu
The open-air rooftop patio at Barleygarden.
Rooftop bar seating
The rooftop bar at Barleygarden.
Beer taps at the rooftop bar.
The rooftop bar and patio at Barleygarden
Barleygarden food menu
Barleygarden drink menu

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