Breaking free from the chains of opening at 5:00pm on the weekends, we are have tunneled our way into the sunlight. Joystick Gamebar is now open from noon – 2:30am on Saturdays and from noon – midnight on Sundays. To celebrate our new daytime freedom and the onset of springtime in Atlanta, we are releasing our Spring 2014 cocktail menu. This new drink menu is for the Edgewood animal confined in all of us. Check out the full menu below.
These new hours and drinks are also coinciding with the build-up to Illegal Food and Joystick's one year anniversary together. So we are doing something a bit unusual: letting someone else cook.
This Saturday April 19th from noon until 2:30am (Yes, AM.) Joystick Gamebar is hosting Doggy Dogg for a special pop-up.
Being eternally grateful for all the help we received when starting, Joystick is committed to helping other local small businesses when possible. We have previously hosted several successful pop-ups before offering up their kitchen as an incubator for Illegal Food last April. Over the past year, Illegal Food has been able to build up a great menu and a great following. And now the two companies want to give our customers a special treat.
Joystick and Illegal Food sought out Doggy Dogg for their shared belief that quality is important but pretension is not. Like Joystick is updating the classic arcade with a killer bar program in a casual setting and Illegal Food is making burgers their own, Doggy Dogg focuses on classing up the classic hot dog cart. They use locally sourced and locally prepared ingredients as well as their wickedly good taste buds and imagination for their dogs. Menu highlights include the Lil' Kim (small smoked pork dogg, vegan friendly kimchi and classic yellow mustard), the Italian Greyhound (small smoked pork dogg, basil pesto, poppy candy and fructose free ketchup), and Big Smokey (big smoked beef dogg, pimento cheese, pork belly bits and caramelized onion mustard).
Spring 2014 Cocktail Menu
Peruvian pisco supports the ripe flavors of papaya, pineapple, and habanero peppers in this spicy, fruity, tropical celebration of warmer weather.
This apple brandy based sipper starts off sweet with hints of orange but slowly evolves into a complex flavor profile that highlights the more bitter notes of Cynar, an Italian artichoke amaro.
Chartreuse Is The New Black
This smooth, approachable cocktail is the love child of Jamaican rum and alpine Chartreuse. It is a daiquiri with a dark side.
One must always have a bit of a bite to them when joining the ladies for afternoon tea, and so too does this bergamot tea cocktail that gets its spike from brandy and two kinds of vermouth.
Cowboys and Indians
Having survived for over a year and a half on our cocktail list, this combination of house chai soda and WhipperSnapper whiskey is a thing of beauty.
Held over from our previous menu, this creamy, sweet twist on a classic milk punch was too refreshing to get rid of. With a rum base, it features Kysha Cyrus’s homemade almond milk and pineapple-fennel syrup.