ATLANTA, GA – On Friday, March 10th, City Winery’s speakeasy takes on a new persona as ABV, a nod to “Alcohol by Volume,” for the cocktail-focused menu.

The Ponce City Market bar offers guests a variety of hand-crafted beverages in the intimate environment City Winery is known for, though ABV stands apart with its industrial swagger, intriguing cocktails, and modernized provisions.

Some of the new changes include unveiling a new logo, updating the cocktail menu, scaling down prices, rolling out a happy hour, and dropping the speakeasy password. For ABV’s opening party on Friday, a DJ will provide music from 8 p.m. until midnight.

ABV now offers The Best Damn Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. every day. For each craft cocktail purchased, guests will receive a complimentary slice of Poor Man’s Pizza (1 1/4-inch sliver of French Bread with pizza sauce and mozzarella). During The Best Damn Happy Hour, ABV also offers The Doc’s Shot ‘O The Day for $3.00 and a Sorrow-Drowning Punch for $5.00.

The Trouble Maker – Photo by Madelynne Ross

The updated drink menu features newly crafted cocktails such as the Trouble Maker (Elyx Vodka, Lillet Rouge,Yellow Chartreuse, fresh lime, and honey-lavender syrup) and Mama Mary (Sazerac Rye, Antica Formula vermouth, Cappelleti Aperitivo, lemon, orange, lime juice, aromatic bitters, simple syrup, and rosemary). Former speakeasy drink favorites will remain on the list.

Mama Mary – Photo by Madelynn Ross

The same luxe industrial atmosphere extends ABV’s ambiance with dim lighting, a plethora of mirrors, intriguing cocktails, and vintage spirits. Walls are adorned with used electrical switches from the old Sears & Roebuck that preceded Ponce City Market. A new sofa fits the comfortable vibe, along with board games and a TV playing everything from black-and-white classic films to kung fu movies.

“ABV’s completely different from the wine bar we offer upstairs,” said City Winery’s National Director of Food and Beverage, JC Shurts. “It’s a neighborhood place where young urban professionals looking for something new can sit down with friends and have some really interesting and creative concoctions they won’t find anywhere else.”

In addition to rebranding its cocktail bar, City Winery has announced a new Executive Chef, Don Cherry, to take its culinary experience in a new direction. His new menu offers an approachable culinary tour of the world’s wine regions in the comfort of downtown Atlanta.

ABV opens at 5 p.m. for drinks, which are served until midnight every day. Food is available until 10 p.m. from Sunday through Wednesday, and until 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

-Press Release via City Winery


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