BlogChamblee: A Few of Our Favorites

September 12, 2021

Fourteen miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Atlanta lies a vibrant urban city with international feels and a whole lot of optimism! Since we’ve broken ground, we have been proud to call the City of Chamblee our home and embraced the opportunity to explore the community. With our opening just on the horizon, we’d like to share some of our favorite haunts and businesses that we will be joining in Chamblee!

Cøntrast Artisan Ales has been keeping Chamblee stocked with craft beers aplenty since 2018. Chase Medlin makes serious—and seriously delicious—beer in a variety of styles. No matter your preference, there is beer or seltzer that will suit your taste. The Pigeon Chess Dry-hopped Blonde is a crisp, easy drinking Blonde ale that has unusual depth of flavor for the style, and their Paradise Mélange 4.0 tropical sour brings the mouth-puckering deliciousness we just adore in sours. As the weather cools, we’ll be warming ourselves up with their richer and darker offerings, like the Mellifluous Belgian Tripel and the Dr. Yes BBA Imperial Porter, which is aged in Maker’s Mark and 1792 Bourbon barrels. These offerings showcase the brilliance and creativity Chase Medlin has put into his brewery. We love drinking these beers, and we’re only too happy to have them right around the corner to end our day. Contrast Artisan Ales.

Hopstix has made pairing beer and Asian cuisine the new normal! Founder and brewmaster Andy Tan combined his love for making Southeastern Asian foods with his dream to start his own brewing company. At Hopstix, every bite of their vibrant fusion dishes can be paired with an even better sip of their dynamic blend of beers. The Hopstix menu features everything from robata skewers to ramen, a raw bar, and tempura – to name a few. But, the flavor doesn’t stop there; the Hopstix brewery offers crisp freshness from the “Rise & Shine” Asian lager to The Darker Side of “Seven Seas.” To learn more about their unique menu, visit https://hopstix.com/.
Rolls, Rolls, and more Sushi Rolls at Fudo
Just like the name implies, Fudo provides the best of Japanese foods! Their mix of Japanese and Korean style cuisines is perfect for any Asian food-lover. Fudo’s menu features over 25 sushi and traditional rolls from spicy crunchy shrimp to their white fish and salmon “American Idol” to the classic California roll. For starters, customers can also select from over 15 small plates such as the classic edamame, red snapper codo, or dynamite shrimp. Combine these Asian dishes with some of their premium whiskey and sake, and you will have dinner unlike any other! Can’t decide? Visit http://www.fudoatl.com/whiskey-menu/ for more information.
Experience Local Art at Urban Art Collective
Located in the heart of Chamblee, Urban Art’s two-story buildings house over two dozen art studios for the public to explore. Urban Art also offers their space to artists and others for hosting classes, workshops, presentations, art exhibits, and more. Margaret Taylor, owner and creator of Urban Arts has been making reclaimed wood furniture, art, and home decor since 1993. To check out her work or book an event, contact Taylor at margaret@dryadsdancing.com or visit http://www.urbanartcollective5655.com/.
Taste the American Classics at Bluetop 
Kick back on the patio or play a corn hole game with friends; Bluetop is bringing that familiar American taste and experience with a twist. Bluetop’s menu delivers high-quality local ingredients, from their bigger burger and fried fish sandwiches to their smaller fried pickles and wings. It’s all the classics you love combined with specialty beers and a community that will make you a regular! Visit http://www.bluetopchamblee.com/ for more.
Relax and Rewind at Breathe Yoga Studio 
Are you looking to relieve the week’s stress? What better way to do it than yoga! Breathe Yoga Studio offers Yoga, Pilates, and QiGong/Tai Chi classes for students of all ages and skill levels. For the little ones, families can enjoy specialty yoga classes with their kids to connect and grow using group games. Whether you’re looking for restorative, sculpting, or gentle yoga, Breathe has got the right class for you! Book a class at https://www.breatheyogastudioatlanta.com/.