thursday

Belgian THIRSTday | 07/06/2017


Back to a big ‘classic’: Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead . There may be a soccer game on that night, and if not y’ll will still have a good time!  Meet beATLe fans from 7 pm for a sip or some nibble … or both!

Please courtesy RSVP … even if not coming!

Logistics

  • When – Thursday July 6th, 2017 –  from 7 pm
  • Where – FADO IRISH PUB – BUCKHEAD | 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if  you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8].  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
  • RSVP – even if no coming, please.

Belgian THIRSTday | 06/01/2017


 

The June edition will take place at the new Terrapin Taproom at The Battery Atlanta, adjacent to SunTrust Park {and no, the Braves won’t be playing!]. This combination restaurant, bar and brewery is already a popular destination.  The menu features Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q favorites, including smoked brisket, pork and chicken!  Terrapin’s ATL Brew Lab, located next to the restaurant and bar, is home to a five-barrel pilot brewery.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday June 1st, 2017 from 7 pm
  • Where: 755 Battery Avenue S.E., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30339 |  404-494-1202 [located outside the right field gate entrance]
  • Parking: Red parking (Hyundai) is free for 4 hours.  Take entrance on Circle 74 Parkway and go to red parking.  From there, a short walk to the  restaurant area.
  • Curtesy RSVP is kindly requested

belgian THIRSTday | 5/4/2017


You beATL Queen might be on another ‘planet’ but life goes on as well as beATL’s life … The May gathering will take place from 7 pm at The Pub Perimeter.   Last we were there was in January 2015 so it’s time to give it another … shot. They have a good selection of beers including the minimum beATL requirement of 8 Belgian ones.  And tease your palate with some brilliant food … Well it’s not Belgian….  Please take the time to RSVP …

The Pub is a small chain based in Cincinnati (this is their twelfth store, and first Georgia location) that has the design of a traditional English pub, with appropriate posters and prints on the walls to give you the full British immersion experience. Henry VIII and the London Underground, The Beatles, The Who, Muse, Radiohead…  And the servers are in kilts (with underwear).   While there, have a quick peak in the upstairs lounge to check on their famous Pour Your Own Beer Wall!

Logistics

  • When: Thursday May 4th, 2017 from 7 pm.
  • Where: The Pub Perimeter | 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30346.  Directions.  Enter the Perimeter Mall via its main entrance on Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE (almost opposite the corner of Exxon Gas Station and Perimeter Center East).  The Pub is squeezed between the Mall entrance and Goldfish.
  • Parking: ample free parking or valet at $5 + tip
  • RSVP

 

bye Queen Belgian THIRSTday | 4/6/2017


A goodbye drink with your ‘Queen‘ … Please make all the efforts to join us for this very special Belgian THIRSTday on Thursday April 6th at the 5 Season Brewing Co, in Sandy Springs.   Goodbyes are never pleasant and it’s reluctantly that I have to leave my ‘baby’ behind, so please come and show your support!

Logistics

  • When: Thursday April 6th, 2017 from 7 pm.  The kitchen closes at 10 pm.
  • Where: 5 Season Brewing Co |  The Prado Shopping Center, 5600 Roswell Rd NE #21, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
  • Parking: Plenty of free parking in and around the Prado Shopping Center
  • RSVP … please make the effort to click in or out as a curtesy.

Belgian THIRSTday | 3/2/2017


Let’s go back to 5 Seasons Brewing Company in Sandy Spring  for our March Belgian THIRSTday.  Join us to make a memorable one on Thursday March 2nd from 7 pm.   Find us in the Beer Garden, close to our ketje, Mannekenpis [if available].

Logistics

  • When: Thursday March 2nd, 2017
  • Time: from 7 pm
  • Address: 5600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 | (404) 255-5911 – located just south of the Perimeter (I-285) on the upper level and in the back of The Prado shopping center. Look for the silver grain silo and the two stone lions.
  • Parking: free
  • a RSVP (acceptance & regrets) would be greatly appreciated… Just asking for one click …

Belgian Thirsdays by Mariska Kalmeijer

Belgian THIRSTday | 2/2/2017


Join us around the bar of the Yard House Atlanta in Atlantic Station.  Hungry souls will surely find a bite to calm their noisy stomachs and beer-fans will face a fantastic choice of 130-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers.

Yard House Atlanta is very easy to reach with many parking options.   Everybody is welcome and everyone pays for his/her own drinks/snacks.

Logistics

  • When – Thursday February 2nd, 2017
  • Time –  from 7 pm
  • Address -261 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363, at the corner of Atlantic Drive | (404) 815-8990
  • Parking – valet parking ($7 for 0-4 hours), Atlantic Station underground parking (first 2 hours are free – go to red number 1 pedestrian exit), off street parking (max 2 hours – pay at meter).
  • a RSVP (acceptance & regrets) would be appreciated.

Belgian Thirsdays by Mariska Kalmeijer

Belgian THIRSTday | 1/5/2017


Happy New Year!  Let’s cheer to 2017 at Fado Irish Pub [Buckhead location] for our first of the year edition of our monthly Belgian THIRSTdays.  Meet us at Fado from 7 pm.

Please courtesy RSVP … even if not coming!

Logistics

  • When – Thursday January 5th, 2017 –  from 7 pm
  • Where – FADO IRISH PUB – BUCKHEAD | 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if  you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8].  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
  • RSVP – even if no coming, please.

Belgian Thirsdays by Mariska Kalmeijer

 

Belgian THIRSTday | 12/1/2016


Once again beATl will lead you through a very special door: an arctic door!  Dare and wander through the hallways to find a wonderful little secret hiding within the walls of Muss & Turner’s.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday December 1st, 2016 from 7 pm
  • Where: Eleanor at Muss & Turner’s | 1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Suite # 309, Smyrna, GA 30080
  • Parking: ample free parking
  • RSVP

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Belgian THIRSTday | 11/3/2016


Did you know that the Decatur’s Brick Store Pub founders have been enthroned as new Knights of The Belgium Knighthood of the Brewers’ Paddle (The Guild of the Belgian Brewers)?

One of the owners – Dave Blanchard [see picture] – traveled to our Capital for this exceptional and impressive event… Just imagine: an American in Brussels facing such an old tradition in a Middle Ages edifice.

This event-full September weekend starts with the Celebration of Saint-Arnould, Patron Saint of brewers with the consecration of the beer in the Saint Michael and Gudula Cathedral on Friday afternoon.  The mass is followed by the Academic session and enthronement ceremony of the Knighthood of the Brewers’ Paddle, in the Gothic room of the Town Hall of Brussels before ending on the Grand Place for the Solemn inauguration of the beer stands.  Saturday and Sunday are dedicated to beer tastings, processions and parades of all kinds.

Let’s celebrate this next Thursday!  Join beATL upstairs at the Belgian Bar … don’t forget to RSVP.

Logistics 

  • When: Thursday November, 3rd, 2016 from 7 pm
  • Where: Brick Store Pub | 125 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
  • Parking: Public Parking close by or metered parking in surrounding streets.  MARTA station at short walking distance.  Think Uber.
Dave Balonchard

Proud Dave Blanchard

Belgian THIRSTday | 10/6/2016


A little bit on the late side but hey, you all know that we do have our fabulous Belgian THIRSTday on each first Thursday of the month …  The October one is coming up, from 7 pm at Argosy East.  A must-discover place for beer lovers.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday October 6th, 2016 from 7 pm
  • Where: Argosy East |  470 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • Parking: space  on both sides, plus the satellite lot to the north of the building is theirs as  well.
  • RSVP (acceptance & regrets) would be appreciated.

Belgian Thirsdays by Mariska Kalmeijer