There isn't really a wrong way to drink craft beer. But there is a better way. Whether you are just entering the beer drinking scene, or if you just aren't familiar with the hoppy, flavorful brews, we've got some basic tips for drinking craft beer that will make you look like a seasoned pro. Choose the right beer. Craft beer is known for its focus on hops. But if you aren't a regular beer drinker, or if you're not a fan of hops, craft beer might be more bitter than what you prefer. Scotch Ales or Belgian Tripels are a good option for beer that is light, dry, and not overly sweet or hoppy. Choose the right flavor profile. Craft beer offers endless flavor profiles, which is part of the reason why they're so exciting. Brewers incorporate a variety of ingredients to create innovative taste profiles. Earthy vanilla, tart lemon, sweet caramel, or [...]
Who's on their feet all night mixing the best drinks in town? Who's following industry trends and serving innovative drinks? Who's always ready to listen with an open ear? Your bartender! These guys (and girls) work hard, and we think bartenders deserve thanks and celebration every day of the year: here are five small ways to celebrate your bartender year-round. Visit Your Favorite Bartender Bartenders love people. After all, it's why they do what they do! Visit your favorite bartender on National Bartender's Day and let them know they're appreciated. No gifts are necessary of course, but a little bit of socializing goes a long way. In fact, many bartenders say it's the best part of their job! This time, turn the tables and find out more about the person pouring your drinks. Are they a local or a transplant? What inspired them to start bartending? What's the craziest night they've had? Bartenders do a [...]
The nights are long and the weather is cold, but don't worry-- there are plenty of things to do in Midtown, Atlanta this winter! Whether you're getting out with the family, gathering with friends, or just looking to get to know the area a little better, we've got a list of our top four winter activities in the city of Atlanta. Visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Every year the Atlanta Botanical Gardens puts on quite a show during their Garden Lights, Holiday Nights event. Visitors of all ages come from across the metro-Atlanta area to enjoy extravagant Christmas light displays, creative art exhibits, and an amazing collection of plants from around the world. More than 2 billion LED lights bring a magical glow to Midtown, with enchanting paths and perfectly choreographed musical light displays. Explore the model train, grab a selfie in the Glowing Grove Tunnel, and get [...]
When you think draft, chances are you're thinking about the foamy head and crisp carbonation of beer on tap. But these days, look around. Chances are you'll see a lot more menus advertising draft cocktails at your favorite Lawrenceville bar or restaurant. But what are draft cocktails, and why are they so popular? Read on for everything you need to know about draft cocktails. What is a draft cocktail? Draft cocktails are pre-mixed drinks, batched and poured into kegs. Unlike standard cocktails, which are made to order in small quantities, draft cocktails are made to please a crowd. Recipes for draft cocktails may be simple or complex. And while some people prefer the flair of a bartender making individual drinks in person, kegged cocktails offer some distinct benefits, like speedier service, consistent quality, and more fully merged flavors How are draft cocktails made? Draft cocktails are made in advance using high-quality ingredients [...]
No holiday season is complete without an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Dust off those sweaters and head down to McCray's this Friday for some Ugly Karaoke and one of our favorite nights of the season! Smyrna happens on Thursday, Dec 16th from 8-11PM and East Cobb happens Friday, Dec 17th from 8-11PM. Can't wait to welcome you then!
Join us for a very special Dinner with Santa! We'll have hot coco, complimentary photos with Santa, and our $2.99 Kids Meals. All ages are welcome! Reservations recommended. Dinner is available 5-9PM and Santa will be with us from 5:30 PM till 8:00 PM in Lawrenceville on 12/14/2021 and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on 12/21/2021 in Smyrna, Georgia.