The location will be Manuel’s Tavern and will start at 6 PM Monday, March 26th. The address: 602 N Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta.
Manuel’s is arguably Atlanta’s most famous political tavern hangout and headquarters. Regardless of your political affiliation, Manuel’s is truly an Atlanta institution worthy of your beer money.
A short history of Manuel’s Tavern:
In 1968-69, Paul Hemphill, a popular columnist for The Atlanta Journal, drank at Manuel’s Tavern and wrote columns that made the proprietor into a local folk hero. Mr. Maloof was portrayed as a bartender-philosopher and a talented organizer of political protests. In December 1965, Mr. Maloof had organized 16 other tavern operators to successfully protest a move by the Atlanta Board of Aldermen to raise the Atlanta beer license fee from $144 to $750.
In the 1980s, the sideroom of the tavern served as the home for the theatre company of the Shakespeare Tavern before they moved to their own building in 1990.
Manuel’s Tavern is one of the few really cool things that Republicans are kinda jealous of Democrats for having. In fact…maybe the only thing.
And Charlie would want me to note: We look forward to seeing some of you. Others, not so much.