ATLANTA, GA — Cold Beer, a cocktail lounge and beer garden from celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie, is set to open next year along the Atlanta Beltline in the Old Fourth Ward.

Gillespie, who first made a name for himself on "Top Chef" and has since delighted local diners with spots like Gunshow in Atlanta and Revival in Decatur, said on Facebook that Cold Beer should be open by early next year.

It will feature cocktails from Mercedes O’Brien, currently the cocktail conductor at Gunshow, and have two large patios and a rooftop deck, Gillespie said.

"Should be one hell of a good time!!" wrote Gillespie. "I will update on our progress and how close I am to losing my sanity as we go along. As always, thank you all for your support and words of encouragement. They mean a lot!!!"

Eater Atlanta reports that Cold Beer will be joined by burger chain Shake Shack and a wine and coffee bar called Hazel Jane’s in a 28,000-square-foot retail development between Edgewood and DeKalb avenues. The complex, called Edge, also will include 350 apartments and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2019, the site reports.

Photo courtesy Chef Kevin Gillespie

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