Hey, gentlemen! Have you been looking for a unique venue to quench your thirst with libations that don’t sail down the mainstream? Look no further. Choose from hard-to-find craft beers on draft at the speakeasy-driven Chapter Room, to an extensive list of wines and cocktails to pair with a freshly ground Kobe beef burger at Zinburger, we’ve got you covered. And to take it up a notch, how about sipping java next to hundreds of exotic cars at North America’s largest monthly auto show, Caffeine & Octane? Our lifestyle writer Dennis Malcolm Byron aka beer authority Ale Sharpton scouted the Perimeter North scene to find some locations to recommend for you to whet your palate and kick back—or get amped up—and treat yourself.
Caffeine and Octane
Thanks to Caffeine and Octane, the largest monthly car show in North America, the first Sunday of each month 8 to 11 a.m., will never be the same. Going on its 11th year, 15,000 car enthusiasts gawk at more than 2,ooo extraordinary cars that congregate at Perimeter Mall. And not only is C&A free, but it has become an NBC Sports Network show going into its third season. So have your coffee ready and end the weekend with a blast.
The Georgia Chapter Room
Now this place is cool. If there is an epitome for a man cave, the Chapter Room based on the sub-level of the Prado’s Taco Mac would be it. A speakeasy for sophisticated beer advocates, you enter by pressing a red buzzer. Inside is a cozy den with carpeted floors, plush leather seating, wood-paneled walls and exposed brick, HD televisions, and a 20-tap selection of top-of-the-line craft beers. The grub is also on point. Ask about their Brewniversity loyalty program, too. GaChapterRoom.com
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
Check out this Dunwoody spot to enjoy some of the best burgers in the nation while washing down every bite with a hand-crafted cocktail, cold beer or a bottle of wine with friends. Cooks garbed in classic white uniforms grind fresh USDA Certified American-Style Kobe and Angus Beef twice daily in-house for their signature juicy burgers to go alongside other dishes made from scratch. Oh! And their shakes like their Chocolate Covered Pretzel version are no joke!