Missing drinking your favorite beer at Atlanta’s beloved Manuel’s Tavern? It may not be long before you can sit down in the watering hole’s booths again.
Writing on Facebook, Brian Maloof, owner and son of the bar’s founder, Manuel Maloof, said that the opening was getting closer every day.
“Construction is on schedule and should be completed by July 22 or 23. We should open shortly thereafter,” Maloof wrote.
The bar closed Dec. 27, 2015, for renovations and upgrades. At the time, Maloof promised that the bar would keep it’s atmosphere and character, and said most of the changes wouldn’t be that noticeable for visitors outside of improvements to the bathrooms and slightly larger doors.
According to the Saporta Report’s Maria Saporta, who recently visited the bar with a group of regulars, there are a few changes – mostly keeping all the floors level, adding more windows and removing a back room. For those worried about Manuel’s roof chickens, they’ll be back, Saporta wrote.
Plans are being made for the bar to be open in time to celebrate its 60th anniversary on Aug. 6.