The expanding Krog District is marking its splashiest, sudsiest opening to date with a massive new drinking and dining establishment that joins a growing number of breweries operating on or near the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. Burp! 

Scotland-based BrewDog operates more than 100 breweries throughout the U.S. and Europe, but the Krog Street location in Inman Park marks the company’s first foray—in a big way—into the South.

The 28-tap Krog District location has room for hundreds in 12,000 square feet of space, with another roughly 2,700 square feet in covered outdoor areas at The Stove Works complex beside the BeltLine. From certain tables, as a media preview event proved Thursday, imbibing customers can practically shake hands with passersby on the Eastside Trail. It helps lend a true retail alley feel to the area between DeKalb Avenue and Irwin Street.

In summer 2021, construction began in earnest to expand popular Inman Park food and retail hub Krog Street Market into a more cohesive district, and two new mixed-use buildings—both with brick-clad, throwback aesthetics—have since taken shape. Those structures claimed a gravel lot and old industrial building on either side of the overhauled Stove Works complex.

Charlotte-based Asana Partners began acquiring the two landmark Inman Park properties—along with SPX Alley across the BeltLine in Old Fourth Ward—three years ago. The goal is to mesh them together into a more seamless attraction, the Krog District, or what’s been called “an 18-hour destination for locals and visitors.”

In the gallery above, have a closer look at how this latest BeltLine-adjacent brewery—now officially open to the public—came together.  

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