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The Top 16 Restaurants in Buckhead, Atlanta (TripSavvy)

August 2nd, 2019
Biltong is South African beef jerky, which is served alongside other South African street food and rotating small and large plates, like shepherd's pie and smoked trout, at Biltong Bar's second location at the Shops at Buckhead. The original location at Ponce City Market was named one of the top 21 cocktail bars in the country by Thrillist, and you can expect the same craft beers and cocktails and biodynamic wines at this spot as well. READ ARTICLE

Southern Cross A Flavor Safari at Biltong Bar Buckhead (Southern Seasons Magazine)

June 1st, 2019
The original Biltong Bar occupies a diminutive storefront in Ponce City Market’s food hall. When it opened in 2016 it became the first South African gastropub specializing in street food (or “beef jerky and booze” as staffers like to say), not just in Atlanta but, according to Anthony, in the world. The moody atmosphere, with its dark walls, rich leather seating and oversize Edison bulb light fixtures, became a haven for darn good food and arguably even better cocktails. READ ARTICLE

Elevated Expansion: Biltong Bar (Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle)

February 20th, 2019
“Beef jerky and booze” is the slogan at Biltong Bar, the South African-inspired restaurant from True Story Brands, the restaurant group behind concepts such as 10 Degrees South and Cape Dutch. And indeed, with a menu built around South African Street fare (including biltong, or beef jerky) and craft cocktails, the establishment remains true to its motto. After opening its flagship location inside Ponce City Market early 2016, Biltong Bar expanded in August 2018 with a second restaurant located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. READ ARTICLE

The Essential Whiskey Bars Around Atlanta (Eater)

January 27th, 2019
After finding success in Ponce City Market, Biltong Bar opened a second, much larger location in Buckhead late last year that includes an expanded and whiskey-heavy bar menu. The cocktails here are meant to pair with the meaty menu and rely heavily on rum, scotch, rye whiskey, and bourbon as base spirits, accented by French vermouth, amari, and sherry. READ ARTICLE

Celery Sour at Biltong Bar (

January 25th, 2019
South African–inspired beef jerky bar Biltong uses fresh celery juice and toasted celery seeds to get max vegetal flavor for its Celery Sour. The celery mix is shaken with pineapple-infused gin, cucumber bitters and Greek yogurt, which does the emulsive work of egg whites but adds a tangier kick. “It takes a bit of convincing, because people are thrown off when they see all those ingredients in the same sentence,” says bar manager James Cramer. “But they come together in a way that’s bigger than the sum of its parts.” READ ARTICLE

First Look: A New Biltong Bar opens in Buckhead on Thursday (AJC)

November 5th, 2018
The first Biltong Bar “beef jerky and booze” concept opened in Ponce City Market in early 2016, introducing a rare taste of naturally cured, air-dried South African-style beef jerky (biltong) — plus selections of cheese and charcuterie, salads and sandwiches, with international beers, South African wines and signature cocktails. In its newest iteration, Biltong took over the sizable 6,500-square-foot Buckhead Avenue space that was originally occupied by American Food and Beverage. READ ARTICLE

The 21 Best Cocktail Bars in the Country (Thrillist)

September 10th, 2018
We love jerky. And we love cocktails. But outside of a belated wake memorializing the late Randy Savage, we never really thought to pair them together. Sean Gleason, on the other hand, thought about the pairing a lot. Biltong sells the delicious air-dried, charcuterie-ish, South African version of beef jerky, but in realizing that jerky makes you thirsty, Gleason had the good sense to pair it with a truly outstanding bar program. READ ARTICLE

First Look: South African Restaurant opens at Shops Buckhead Atlanta (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

August 15th, 2018

Biltong Bar, a South African restaurant, is officially open for business at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. It's the restaurant's second location in Atlanta, with its first opening in early 2016 inside the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market. The new 6,500-square-foot location is a substantially expanded version of its sibling, featuring a 30-seat bar along with a dining room and lounge area. The concept features South African street food, including gourmet jerky and savory pies, and South African wines and signature cocktails.


Best Bars in Atlanta (TimeOut Atlanta)

August 2nd, 2018
A bar specializing in cocktails and beef jerky is quite frankly a must-stop. Named after South African snack, biltong (it’s basically dried meat), the bar features a nifty selection of house-invented libations along with classic remixes. They also proudly serve biodynamic wines and craft beers. For a unique liquor-free order, try one of the notable and on-trend zero proof elixirs. No one will ever know the difference except you and your non-existent next-day hangover. READ ARTICLE

Where to Drink in Atlanta This New Year’s Eve (Thrillist)

December 11th, 2017
Well, well, well. If it isn't 2018 creeping into our periphery and offering up even the smallest semblance of hope for a better new year and new beginnings. And though it's no secret this year has been one hell of a roller coaster, we've always been optimists in ATL (c'mon, MARTA!). So it's in that spirit of cheer that we've created a rundown of the best bars in the city… some old, some new, but all great places to bring your cousin Tevin from out of town who, for some unknown reason, still drinks Goldschläger. Ring in the new year at any of these places and ensure your holidays are anything but boring. READ ARTICLE