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Bites, Brews, and Tunes: Head to Alpharetta, Georgia!



Food, and beer, and music, oh my! Alpharetta, Georgia is quickly becoming one of the top destinations in the southeast for that precise trifecta, adding up to one awesome weekend getaway. With over 200 dining options, from chef-driven restaurants to locally-owned eateries, Alpharetta does not disappoint the palate. From savory pork at Loyal Q and brew to a mouthwatering steak at Cabernet Steakhouse, there is something to choose from in just about every imaginable type of cuisine. Locals love the beet, barley, and black bean burger at Coalition Food & Beverage. Find coast-fresh seafood without leaving Alpharetta at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.


Calling all craft beer connoisseurs! Alpharetta has an array of brew selections to choose from during your weekend. Check out Alpharetta’s first brewery, Jekyll Brewing, for a plethora of hoppy brews that will even make the pickiest beer aficionados smile. Hit Currahee Brewing Company next for the best in German and Belgium-style beers, including a crisp Belgium golden ale, hoppy German lager and a rich coffee stout. Want to try a flight of beers? Stop by Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar at Avalon, where they have over 60 rotating beers on tap. Located in the heart of Downtown Alpharetta, Truck & Tap offers a rotating lineup of brews and food trucks, so every day is a new experience – and flavor.


Alpharetta has quite the blossoming music scene. Cozy up and be entertained in a private acoustic “living room” setting at The Velvet Note. Want an outdoor performance? Catch a show from today’s leading artists at the 12,000-capacity Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy free, live, family-friendly performances at Brooke Street Park’s Summer Concert Series from May to September. Unwind at Avalon Nights Live, featuring free live music in The Plaza every Friday beginning in April and running until October. Kick back and relax with tunes and your own personal picnic at Matilda’s. Enjoy an incredible night of live music at Chukkar Farm with some of the best performing songwriters in the country.


Most of the annual spring and summer festivals in Alpharetta also feature this perfect trio of food, beer and music. Every Thursday evening from April through October lends itself to Alpharetta’s Food Truck Alley. This weekly mini-food jubilee hosts six to eight local food trucks in downtown for a night of high-quality, quick service meals prepared with artisanal flare. Live music and libations are the cherry on top of a fun and food-filled event that is sure to please both your crew and your palate.

The month of May marks the return of the foodie’s go-to festival, Taste of Alpharetta. On May 2, 2019, from 5 pm -10 pm, the annual event will celebrate the city’s vibrant food community through cooking demos, culinary collaborations, and tasting tents galore. Now in its 29th year, the Taste of Alpharetta boasts an unforgettable array of culinary magic throughout the area’s charming downtown while featuring entertainment from local artists and craft brews from home-grown vendors.


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The city’s Brew Moon Fest is a chill way to imbibe while immersing yourselves in the local culture. As the sun goes down on June 1, 2019, the Brew Moon Fest transforms Downtown Alpharetta into a tasty and sudsy street party complete with live music courtesy of local bands. Bust out your best dance moves and buy your tickets now.

Learn more and map out your Alpharetta experience at awesomealpharetta.com.


By Miami Living, Image courtesy of Alpharetta Board of Tourism