Coming soon to Atlanta’s Upper Westside: the adult equivalent of Showbiz Pizza, more or less.
The Works, Selig Enterprises’ 80-acre adaptive-reuse development in Underwood Hills, has leased a 26,000-square-foot space to an experiential dining brand that’s been called “The Eatertainment Concept of the Future.”
The 3rd Spot, as it’s called, will remake industrial space at The Works’ 400 Chattahoochee Row. Outside, expect a 4,000-square-foot patio loaded with dozens of lawn games for adults—and according to renderings, at least one slide.
But it’s inside where the post-pandemic party really begins.
Along with a beer garden, bar, small-plates restaurant, and social club in what’s described as a “vibe-forward environment,” The 3rd Spot will bring a classic arcade, live music, boutique bowling, shuffleboard, billiards, and ping-pong. Oh, and curling.
AMP Up1 Hospitality, the group behind The 3rd Spot, is debuting the concept in Atlanta with plans to grow to 10 locations in five years. The company’s CEO and founder, Josh Rossmeisl, called Atlanta “a city with incredible culture and vibrant energy” and The Works “a dream location” in an announcement today.
The Works’ first mixed-use phase debuted earlier this year, but it’s expected to eventually span 80 acres.
Attractions include the 31-stall Chattahoochee Food Works curated by celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewery, and a 1-acre greenspace called The Camp.
The 3rd Spot in Atlanta, according to today’s announcement, is aiming to open in early 2022.
What won’t be included, for better or worse: animatronic, musical mice and gorillas.
• Photos: Wandering Atlanta's latest warehouse redevelopment at night (Urbanize Atlanta)