TAP: Atlanta, Georgia
TAP, a gastropub, has been continuously recognized as one Atlanta, Georgia’s best “standout restaurants for seasonally-driven, innovative comfort food.” Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, TAP takes its name from their “extensive international beer list and innovative barrel wine program, making TAP "a convivial place to have a pint” night after night or 'kick it' on their spacious, year-round, dog friendly patio with your best furry pal. In addition, TAP’s “relaxing, jovial outdoor patio retreat in the midst of a metropolitan mecca” is also available for party bookings. TAP proudly serves dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday through Friday, and a tempting weekend brunch.
Since 2007, Executive Chef Adrian Villarreal, "first inspired in his family’s kitchen in Mexico and later educated at a top culinary school in Paris", has been a member of TAP’s exceptional staff, and became their Executive Chef in 2008. Chef Villarreal moved to Atlanta in 2002 with his wife, Marcela, and son, Alek. TAP is part of Concentrics Restaurants.
The Concierge Questionnaire: Adrian Villarreal, Executive Chef
What is your favorite word to describe Atlanta? Heart.
What word best reflects the people of Atlanta? Hospitable.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Atlanta?
The Woodruff Art Center.
“The Woodruff Arts Center, the most dynamic center for the visual and performing arts in the South, includes the Alliance Theatre, High Museum of Art, Young Audiences, 14th Street Playhouse and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.”
The Woodruff Art Center: 1280 Peachtree Street NE
Please visit The Woodruff Art Center for current exhibition information, event and music calendars and much more!
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Atlanta?
Running around the city streets, or trails around the Chattahoochee River.
Please visit Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area for directions, seasonal hours, trail maps and much more!
What is your favorite indoor activity in Atlanta?
Visiting the Aquarium with my son.
Georgia Aquarium: 225 Baker Street NW
Regular Hours: Sunday-Friday, 10am-5pm and Saturday, 9am-6pm
What is your favorite sound or noise in Atlanta? Busy dining rooms.
What is your favorite smell or taste in Atlanta?
The smell of fresh outdoor markets in warm months, indoors markets for cold ones. I particularly like the green market on Piedmont Park on Saturdays, and Buford farmer's market for colder times.
Piedmont Park’s Green Market:
Piedmont Park’s 12th Street entrance gate
Hours: May 1st -December 11th, Saturday 9am-1pm
Buford Highway Framers Market:
5600 Buford Highway
Retail Hours: 8am–10pm
What drink best reflects Atlanta?
Sweet tea; spiked or plain.
Sweet tea is iced tea that has sugar, or another sweetener, added prior to the beverage cooling.
What song or type of music best reflects Atlanta?
The music genre hip-hop, defined by DJs, beatboxing, rapping, sampling, and scratching, has a sub-genre called Atlanta hip-hop. In the mid-1990s, Atlanta hip-hop launched the careers of such artists, as: Ludacris, Lil Jon and TLC.
If Heaven were Atlanta, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome, what you’ve been looking for is right here, come on in.
TAP: Atlanta, Georgia • 1180 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia • Phone: 404-347-2220