Thursday, February 9, 2017

The 2017 Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’ Valentine’s Day Dining Guide

Hampton+Hudson is one of the many throwing down on the 14th!
Guest blogger Andrea Janise (@atlfoodwriter) lets us know which V-Day dinners are gangster with beer in mind throughout ATL.

For the 2017 edition of Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’s Valentine’s Day Dining Guide, I thought it would be perfect for beloved food writer Andrea Janise (@atlfoodwriter) to bless us all with some dinner specials going on throughout Georgia’s capital with beer in mind. Where applicable, I even threw in a side note every once in a while in a while. Whatever you pick, make reservations asap.
Thanks Andrea!

Valentine’s Day Restaurants for Beer Lovers
By Andrea Janise
No need for beer to take a back seat on Valentine’s Day. While chocolates and flowers dominate the day, several Atlanta restaurants are making sure beer lovers don’t miss out when Cupid’s arrow strikes as well. Whether you are looking for craft beer as the main attraction or not, these eateries boast a little something for everyone, complete with entertainment, mouth-watering food, delectable desserts and of course, a great beer list.

Nine Mile Station
Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Nine Mile Station, located on the rooftop of downtown’s Ponce City Market, is Atlanta’s newest beer garden and will be serving up a craft beer with beautiful skyline views to create a romantic atmosphere this Valentine’s Day. They offer a special, four-course menu for $75 with beer, wine or cocktail pairings for an additional charge.  
Ale says: Look for libation experts Rob “Brew-Ru” Merrick and Ryan Crocker to help pair your fare with something from their awesome beer list.  

Hampton + Hudson
299 North Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

No matter if you are “single” or a “double” this year, the folks at Hampton + Hudson are making plans for the perfect cozy evening. Join them for a four-course dinner for two ($65) or opt for any of their themed specials: oysters and caviar for $18; oyster shooters for $8; strawberry and celery salad for $13; steak and scallops for $32, and their chocolate pudding cake for $8. Even if you are just looking for a “night-cap” to the evening, any beer -loving valentine will enjoy a Harlow’s Vegan Cupcake and beer pairing for $12 per person. 

Hop City and Krog Street Market
99 Krog St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

What’s better on Valentine’s Day than dinner and a movie…and beer? Hang out at Krog Street Market for a double treat; at 5:30 pm, stop by for Dinner + A Movie at KSM featuring the 80's cult classic, Dirty Dancing, and then mosey on over to Hop City to stroll the aisles with your sweetie. Pick up a six-pack of craft beer to take home or sit side-by-side at the bar and toast with the perfect Valentine's Day ale. You can walk around with your beers around too! 

TWO Urban Licks
820 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Two Urban Lick’s always brings a chic and sexy atmosphere any night of the year, so why not join them for the most romantic one? This Valentine’s Day, in addition to the live band and views of the Beltline and Atlanta skyline, Chef Michael Bertozzi has put together a special menu for you to share with your special someone. Menu highlights include the Prime Porterhouse for two served with twice baked potatoes, chicory salad and bordelaise sauce; Wood Oven Roasted Duck breast “carnitas style” served with house made tortillas, avocado, cilantro and lime; and Whole Red Snapper served crispy with a warm Vietnamese salad and cilantro ginger broth. Pair your meal with beer from a local brewery, too! Lick’s beer list includes selections from Sweetwater, Monday Night Brewing, Wild Heaven and Terrapin, to name a few.

740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, 
Atlanta, GA 30312

Venkman's is fulfilling beer lovebirds' dreams by hosting a Valentine's Day Beer Dinner featuring Athens own Creature Comforts brewery. Enjoy a lively 5-course meal from Executive Chef Nick Melvin, complete with curated craft beer pairings to accompany each course (think: Bibo, Southerly Love, Get Comfortable IPA, Tropicalia, and Koko Buni) Tickets are $127 with tax and tip included, making this the ideal date night for true beer aficionados. 

3125 Piedmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Change things up this Valentine’s Day and add a little hookah to the night’s festivities. Enjoy a night of delicious Middle Eastern food, drinks and hookah as Divan will be offering a three-course menu including a champagne toast for $55 per person. Menu selections include basil sea scallops, kufta (turkey) meatballs, kabobs, and baklava cheesecake. As far as beer, Divan offers a wide variety of beers from all around the world, such as Efes from Turkey, Almaza Pilsner from Lebanon and Atlanta’s own Sweetwater craft beers.

1180 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Tap is calling all singles this Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Tyler Williams is focusing on the bachelors and bachelorettes with a fun themed menu full of delicious bites, complete with $5 drafts and a complimentary glass of champagne for all ladies on solo missions. Couples need not apply.

Dantanna’s Surf and Turf
3400 Lenox Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30326

Always great for special occasions, Dantanna’s, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with special four-course dining options for both couples and singles. Pricing depends on the selection, as they are offering either a 40-ounce porterhouse for two at $120, filet and lobster surf n’ turf for $125, or Cioppino for $90. The four-course dinner also includes choice of appetizer, signature soups or salads, and a sharable dessert. If you are single, no problem; their “Lonely Hearts” Valentine’s Day menu includes choices like the T.V. Dinner - four foil compartments of mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit cobbler and choice of fried chicken or Salisbury steak; or the Lonely Cowboy: grilled bone-in cowboy ribeye, coffee rub, fried red potatoes, black beans, and a fried egg. In addition to the Valentine’s Day special menus, guests can also take advantage of Dantanna’s extensive wine, cocktail and beer list.


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