Longtime friends, Brandon Ley and Johnny Martinez wanted to offer a platform for local brewers to help grow their businesses, and opened Georgia Beer Garden to support the state's fledgling craft beer industry. They wanted to create a space for community and conversation, and as a result, the televisions that often adorn pubs and bars are intentionally absent.

The duo prides themselves on having infused the space with a sense of history and place - the bar is made from reclaimed wood, the booths came from a church in southwest Atlanta, and the lamps came from an abandoned building downtown. Just over a year old, Georgia Beer Garden has becoming a meeting place for a variety of community groups, and also supports local charity fundraisers.

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