Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta's ArtBar Grand Opening

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta Holds ArtBar Grand Opening, Unveils Fall Menus & Music Schedule   DULUTH, GA – September 30, 2015 – Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta held the Grand Opening of its gastro pub, ArtBar, on Thursday, September 24, and unveiled its fall specialty food and drink menu and live music schedule. The fall menu includes two different styles of pumpkin beer, seasonal cocktails and several new seasonal menu items. The grand opening also featured an outdoor smoker with Chef Rocco’s famous ribs and grand prize giveaways.   When dining at ArtBar this fall, guests will get to taste Sonesta’s Food is Art experience, highlighted by Chef Rocco and his team’s new seasonal menu which includes a Wild Mushroom Ravioli entrée, covered in truffle brown butter, a Blue Crab Dip, featuring blue crabs caught off the Gulf Coast, and a Golden Beet Salad, topped with baby arugula, candied walnuts, goat cheese, dried figs and balsamic vinegar reduction.   Additionally, this fall ArtBar will feature two pumpkin beers: Pumking, brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Co., and McKenzie’s Pumpkin Jack Hard Cider. Along with its new seasonal selections, ArtBar features more than 20 additional beer offerings, including 12 draught beers, many locally brewed options, and craft specialty beers ranging from Sweet Water and Rebel IPA to Fat Tire and Guinness. In addition to the extensive beer selection, cocktails are available, as well as an extensive bourbon menu and wine list. For a complete menu, visit   The gastro pub has booked musicians Chris Roberts and Zaib Khan to headline the fall entertainment series. Roberts, whose style ranges from Johnny Cash to Cee-Lo and everything in-between, is scheduled to play on September 26 and October 10. Khan, an R&B and soul singer, will play October 3.  Every Wednesday night, ArtBar hosts Wine Down Wednesday, where guests enjoy live music by the Billy Vann Band, wine specials, and light appetizer pairings.   “We are excited about the new fall menu items, especially after receiving great reviews from our guests at Thursday night’s opening,” said David Kohlasch, general manager at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta. “Since it’s opening, the ArtBar has proved to be a popular place for our guests and locals to relax and enjoy a diverse drink selection, a top-tier dinner menu and live entertainment. With its Food is Art theme and locally sourced ingredients, ArtBar offers a more modern restaurant feel than traditional hotel dining options.”   ArtBar offers guests an artistic ambiance inside with an outdoor patio perfect for enjoying al fresco dining. To further the Food is Art theme, the gastro pub has partnered with Kudzu Art Zone, to feature a rotating art installation. Kudzu Art Zone is a local organization of volunteer artists whose focus is the support and advancement of local art and artists throughout the community.   ArtBar is open seven days a week, from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Monday thru Saturday, and from 4 p.m. to midnight, every Sunday. Food is served until midnight daily. For individual or group reservations or additional information, or call 770-935-3893.   Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located at 1775 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth, GA. For more information on Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, visit

Located in Duluth, GA, in the greater Atlanta community, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is in the heart of Gwinnett County. This recently updated 17-story hotel is the largest in the county and its 426 guest rooms include 15 suites and the preferred level floor. The hotel features 18 function rooms offering more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the hotel’s 8,000 square foot Georgia Ballroom accommodates up to 1,000 guests, the largest in the area. In addition, the hotel offers ArtBar, a gastro pub ideal for cocktails and dinner, Grapevine Restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch, and a private dining room for small groups and intimate special events, plus an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool* (the whirlpool is currently out of service due to renovation) health club, sundeck and free parking. Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located near major entertainment venues including the Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the Gwinnett Arena), the Performing Arts Centre and the AAA Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field. Other attractions like Lake Lanier, World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and the CNN Center are located nearby. Local shopping options include Gwinnett Place Mall, Sugarloaf Mills Mall and the Mall of Georgia.

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