It’s an exciting time to be in Smyrna. This April the Braves will go up to bat in their new home, Suntrust Park. A mere 4 miles down the street sits the recently opened Creatwood Tavern bringing its own form of excitement—the sports bar has the honor of being Smyrna’s only rooftop bar. There’s much more to this place than just a snazzy rooftop, though.
The offspring of the team behind Whitehall Tavern, Creatwood resides in the brand new mixed-use development Shops at Belmont at the intersection of Atlanta and Windy Hill Roads. Although it might seem like a neighborhood restaurant, Creatwood strives to be a destination spot for everyone in Smyrna.
“We have over 50 televisions, so we’re a sports destination,” co-owner Bret Bauer says.
Don’t let the sports vibe fool you, though. Creatwood is super welcoming of children and families.
“We’re a family friendly neighborhood tavern with upscale tavern food,” Bauer says.
Creatwood prides itself on having close ties with the community, particularly with Smyrna’s youth. In the restaurant there are games for the kids to play along with a kids menu—your little one will love the grilled cheese on brioche—and they sponsor local schools like Nickajack Elementary and Campbell High schools.
“We all come from a bar background and the community is looking for a home base,” says Bauer of why they value giving back to the community.
Bauer and the Creatwood team are eagerly anticipating the start of the Braves’ season. Besides welcoming guests for pre-game dinners and drinks, the tavern will offer a shuttle that runs from the restaurant to the stadium.
To whet your appetite for a Braves win—hopefully— order a beer off of their menu with 60 different sudsy choices—many from local breweries. Quell those hunger pains with a salmon BLT sandwich made with freshly ground salmon every day and served on H&F bread. Cocktails are also available including a creative take on the Moscow Mule.