Nothing says Summer like a slew of excuses to hang out in the sun and drink outdoor festivals. If that sounds like your perfect weekend, here are a few ways to pass the time over the next few days.
Brookhaven Beer Fest – Saturday, June 9th
The second annual Brookhaven Beer Fest has expanded. After drawing over 4,000 attendees in their inaugural year, the beer fest has now doubled their footprint, taking over the bulk of the area behind the Marta station parking lot and street stretching from Dresden Drive down to North Druid Hills Rd.
The $40 admission ($50 at the door) gets thirsty revelers the chance to sample over 150 beers at the outdoor event. In addition to the numerous food trucks and vendors expected, the festival will also feature the rock bands Boogie and the Patrick Scott Band, as well as a DJ set from E6 Energy.
Saturday, June 9th, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. $40 advance, $50 at the door. Brookhaven Marta Station on Dresden Drive. www.brookhavenbeerfest.com
Cypress Street Pint & Plate Block Party – Sunday, June 10th
Nothing beats the post-Brookaven Beer Fest hangovers like a little hair of the dog.
Wynatte has teamed up with Cypress Street Pint & Plate in midtown to take over their patio and throw a Sunday block party. There is no cover charge and the party starts at noon and runs….until?
The Jailhouse Brewing Company out of Hampton, Ga will offer beer specials, including the introductions of their new combination of Wynatte and Jailhouse Breakout Stout. Cypress Street will be offering an array of “freshly grilled and smoked delicacies”, and King of Pops will be in attendance for dessert. The party will also feature acoustic sets from local bands Young Orchids and Ocha La Rocha. They are extending the bar all the way out onto 6th street, and will have the grill and smoker fired up. The party don’t stop until 6 in the mornin’ (or probably sometime after dark because it is a school night).
Sunday, June 10th. Free cover. 817 W. Peachtree St., suite E125, Midtown. Noon-“the last person is dragged out in handcuffs.”
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog