GRAIN Bar is the cutest hidden gem in the middle of Midtown that you’ve probably passed numerous times without realizing it. I featured it on the blog before back in 2015 and 2016, but I recently paid another visit. The menu changes often, so I was excited to see what new cocktails and delicious bites they’ve come up with.
What attracts me to GRAIN Bar time and time again is its gorgeous patio. It overlooks West Peachtree street and it just almost gives you that New York City vibe. Of course, the food and cocktails also attracts me because the menu is constantly changing, providing something new and different. On my most recent visit, I had a chance to check out two of their latest cocktails. The “Debutante” has vodka, peach syrup, lemon juice and is topped off with some prosecco. This drink is fruity, but not so much that a guy wouldn’t enjoy it.
“The More You Know” is made with dickel rye, dry vermouth, lemon juice and cardamom blueberry syrup. This is definitely more on the stronger side and not overly fruity. The cardamom helps to balance the sweetness of the blueberry. Both cocktails were fantastic. The bartenders at GRAIN always makes it a point to carefully craft your cocktails and you can taste the love and passion in each drink.
Of course, I had to try a few bites from their menu. The menu isn’t extensive, but there are just enough items to help soak up those fabulous cocktails. The Pancho’s Chips are french fries topped with parmesan cheese, fresh herbs and are served with a pepperoncini ranch dressing. If you want to go a little bit heavier with your appetizer, the Gold Digger is what you should order. It’s black eye pea hummus topped with sunflower seeds, Greek yogurt, pickled green tomato, cayenne pepper and served with a side of pita. The Greek yogurt adds a freshness to the hummus that I really enjoyed. The pickled green tomato added the acidity and the cayenne pepper added spice.
Now if you are really hungry order one of their sammies. The Sir Lancelot’s Castle is a cheeseburger topped with shaved onion, American cheese, pickles and thousand island dressing. It doesn’t look like your typical cheeseburger, because it’s pressed like a panini or a patty melt. I actually enjoyed that. It may be a bit surprising, but I am not much of a bread person. I order sandwiches and usually take half of the bread off, so I didn’t mind this at all.
Roscoes Hot Pursuit is Southern fried chicken topped with a spicy cole slaw, pickled chili’s all sandwiched between a buttermilk biscuit. THIS.WAS.GOOD!! Better yet awesome! But let’s be real, who doesn’t love fried chicken?
*Sandwiches typically come with potato chips.
GRAIN Bar is great for a casual date, to catch up with friends or to celebrate a birthday. I would even stop in on my way home from work just to grab a drink.
856 West Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Until next time…Happy Eating!! xoxo
*My meal at GRAIN Bar was complimentary, however all opinions are my own.