Here at Taproom we love gathering people together. If you have an idea for an event you'd like to see us host, please let us know!
Every Monday night, 6-10pm is $4 Draft Night!
We're partnering with the PTA from the local elementary school, Fred A. Toomer Elementary (FATE), to do a Valentine's craft event for kids. Come purchase and enjoy drinks and cookies while FATE PTA provides supplies and instructions for making valentines. Taproom will be donating 25% of all sales from those hours to FATE PTA.
Join us for our regular Coffee Brewing 101 class! We walk through basic coffee brewing techniques and focusing on manual brew methods. Come with any questions you may have about coffee brewing, specific brew methods or techniques, or just questions about the world of coffee in general.
Chad will be leading us in a demonstration and tasting that will include brewing on a Kalita Wave.
Pop over to the Facebook event page, say you're coming, and comment with a question you'd like to see answered during the class.
FREE to attend, and you get to drink any sample coffee brews! Attendees will receive a discount on beans and brewing equipment.
Our Friday ceramic crafting times with Atlanta Clay Works are now a regular monthly event! Join us this month as we make valentine-inspired tiles.
Open to adults and children!
$15/person, all supplies provided.
Pieces will be fired and available for pickup within 2 weeks at the Atlanta Clay Works studio near Taproom.
Around this time every year we invite all the kids of the neighborhood out for an afternoon of holiday cookie decorating. We'll provide cookies, frosting and sprinkles, and of course we'll even take care of the clean up. Bring those kiddos and enjoy some coffee (or beer or wine) while they participate in some free fun!
Latte art competition! Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm, pouring starts at 7pm. $5 to compete, winner gets the pot of money and additional prizes.
Emory University's Goizueta Business School will be here, sharing with local coffee professionals about their social enterprise work through their Transparent Trade and Grounds for Empowerment programs.
Build a [ceramic] snowman while you sip on coffee or beer!
Atlanta Clay Works is in the neighborhood right around the corner from Taproom. Their pottery experts will be here to guide you through the process of making your own unique ceramic snowman. Participants are provided with materials and instruction to create one snowman each.
$15 per person. Your snowman will be ready for pick up about 2 weeks later at Atlanta Clay Works.
Sign up required on the Atlanta Clay Works website: https://www.atlclayworks.org/classes
For local barista/coffee industry comunity.
From CoffeeATL organizer Sara Frinak:
It's the end of the year, and we want to hear from you! Meet us next week at Taproom Coffee to discuss coffee events in our city. What did you like? What did you hate? What do you want to see in the coming year? If you are interested in hearing more or getting involved, here's your chance! We greatly appreciate any feedback you can provide to make sure we are supporting the coffee community in our area.
Join us for a POETRY SALON—a reading of new work by the supremely talented Georgia State Ph.D. and MFA students: Judith Carson, Caitlin Creson, Caroline Crew, Taylor D’Amico, Greg Emilio, Mac Gay, Jessica Lindberg, Josh Martin, Zach (Sugar) Matteson, Anna Sandy, Mike Saye, Marissa Stevens, and Jess Williard.
Georgia Gives Day is a state-wide celebration supporting non-profit work in the State of Georgia. Every year we partner with the local organization Friends of Refugees to bring awareness to their work with resettled refugees in the Atlanta area, and to help raise funds that help empower UN war refugees.
Taproom will be donating 10% of all sales from November 28th to the work of Friends of Refugees. In the evening from 6-9pm, we will gather to celebrate GA Gives Day and Friends of Refugees, with live music and updates from organization representatives.
We're teaming up with local photographer Jonathan Wade to offer a FREE Halloween photo booth for all you local trick-or-treaters! After you (and/or any little people you're accompanying) don your Halloween costumes, stop by Taproom real quick to get your picture taken - and for some liquid refreshment - before you hit the streets of Kirkwood for all that candy!
Photos will be available online after Halloween. Get more details when you come to the photo booth!
We now offer hard apple cider from Urban Tree Cidery, Atlanta's first craft cider brand. To celebrate, we're having a night of everything APPLES! We'll play the game Apples to Apples, eat apple desserts, and drink apple cider - the hard stuff for the adults, and non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider for the kiddos.
The desserts and games and sparkling apple cider are FREE - just purchase your own hard cider or any other beer or coffee drinks at the bar. We'll have Urban Tree swag for you to take home too!
Get your candy fix before Halloween! The last time we ran this blind taste challenge, we did a full 50-flavor Jelly Belly spread. Everyone got a sugar rush, and a 13-year-old girl won the challenge by correctly guessing 30 out of 50 flavors.
This time we're slimming it down a bit and sticking with a 20-flavor challenge. Taste blind and guess the flavors. Person with the most correct (in the fastest time, if there's a tie) goes home with a fresh box of Jelly Bellys!
FREE to attend, but RSVP on the Facebook event page so we know how many people to plan for.
Make "pinch pot" pumpkins at Taproom with expert tutelage from neighboring Kirkwood business ATL Clay Works. Participants will pinch their petite pumpkin pots and purchase pints to pair perfectly with pottery partying. ATL Clay Works will fire the pots at their store down the street, and will have the masterpieces ready for pickup hopefully by Halloween. Pumpkin beer on draft that night!
Supplies limited! $15/person, and includes the small pumpkin pot and guided lesson on how to pinch like a pro. Book online here: https://www.atlclayworks.org/book-online
Learn how to leverage design thinking by doing design thinking. Hosted by The O’Briant Group and the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Discover people-centered design through collaborating on a real challenge that faces Taproom Coffee in Kirkwood: how might we inspire greater connections between Taproom patrons? During these three hours you will learn about design thinking, make an impact alongside a local Atlanta entrepreneur, and have fun.
Limited seats for this FREE event. Reserve your spot here.
From Girls & Guitars:
Girls & Guitars brings you a special Atlanta edition of our show featuring inspirational acoustic soul artists Kyla Simone, Ra-chelle, Alexa Vaughn, Pearl, Roz, and spoken word artist Chiereme Fortune. The stage will be lit all night with our special guest host Erica Cumbo. This event is free for all to attend yet we hope that you come with a willingness to give a donation of any size to Convoy of Hope who is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that has helped more than 80 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger. They are in the field responding to needs of Harvey and Irma victims and we aim to collectively support their efforts through this event. We look forward to seeing you at the show and remember to RSVP as space is limited and we definitely want you to be able to attend!You're invited to experience Girls & Guitars Official inspirational acoustic soul showcase on Saturday, September 30th at 7pm at the Mosaic Worship Center. Join singer-songwriter guitarists Ra-chelle, Kyla Simone, & Alexa Vaughn, plus powerful spoken word artist Chiereme Fortune for a night that will leave you inspired to dive boldly into your God given purpose. From heavy hitting, honest lyrics, to uniquely textured vocals, and a message intended to empower the broken, Girls & Guitars is an event worth attending. Tickets are now available! Space is limited so get your tickets today!
Make sure to RSVP on the Girls & Guitars website if you want to attend.
Clue Town Books are a series of ready-to-solve scavenger hunts located in walkable areas of Atlanta, Georgia. Hunters use landmarks to solve puzzles. The solutions to the puzzles reveal how to get to the next checkpoint.
From Jay Carlson, founder of Clue Town:
"It's hard for me to believe but Clue Town is five years old! Come celebrate the occasion with me at Taproom Coffee on September 25th, 7-9PM. Free cake! $4 draft beer specials! Clue Town giveaways! High-fives! Down-lows! Too slows! -- Thank you, everyone, for your amazing support."
Vist the Facebook event page here and say you're coming!
You've had a cappuccino poured by Chelsea Hamilton at Taproom, but have you listened to her music?? Chelsea and her husband Jacob are the music duo "Wendlo", and they're doing an EP release show at our shop! Join us for a night of music, coffee, beer, and even a guest performance by former-Taproom-barista Freddy Castro!
Beer Class is back, and in a big way! Goose Island is busy celebrating their Migration Week all over the world. They're landing in Atlanta at Taproom for one night, giving us a chance to talk through and taste their hugely-popular Bourbon County Stout! We also have the unique opportunity to pair freshly-pulled espresso shots in a side-by-side tasting and on-site blending with Bourbon County Stout.
Tasting is complimentary, and the bar will be open to purchase additional beer or coffee beverages.
Event admission free, with online reservation. 21+, please bring a valid ID. We're shutting down regular service for this event, but spots are limited!
We will meet at Taproom at 8:00 am for coffee and walk from there. Upon our return will fill out a checklist of birds identified, discuss findings and make plans for future Bird Strolls.
Come discover more about the birds of Kirkwood by participating in a leisurely Saturday morning Stroll around the parks and tree-lined streets of Kirkwood.
The stroll will last about two hours and cover approximately 2+ miles of gentle terrain. All levels of birders are welcome and this is a great way to meet people who share your interest in birds and nature.
Please bring your own binoculars and wear comfortable shoes.
Birding Focus: We'll be looking for summer and permanent residents and will likely identify from 20-30 different species of birds during our stroll. A checklist of the birds identified during our Bird Stroll will be provided to those participants that request it. If it’s raining the morning of this event we will still meet at Taproom for Q&A, coffee, and socializing.
Bird Stroll Leader: David Kuechenmeister – Atlanta Audubon Society
Sip some amazing Taproom coffee and learn tips from Atlanta artist Brooke Powell on how to make watercolor painting less intimidating. Your ticket purchase includes a Taproom beverage of your choosing and watercolor paper, paint, palette and brush that you get to take home with you! Bring your questions, bring your frustrations, or come just to be creative and share a love of painting.
Purchase tickets online: https://brookepowellart.xorbia.com/watercolor-workshop/xt/?referral=xt-buy-tix
We have an annual tradition of celebrating our anniversary with a Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament! This year it's our 3rd anniversary, so we'll carry out the "3" theme in a few areas:
- Prizes for top 3 tournament champions
- $3 Beer specials
- 3 Taverns beers on draft
Tournament sign-ups open at 6:30pm, and we start throwing down at 7:00. First 48 people get a spot. $5 buy-in gets you some swag, a shot at the prizes, and one coffee or beer beverage.
No cover charge. Featuring special guest Slow Parade.
Trent Rice releases Beautiful on April 7th, 2017 in association with the Cottage Recording Co. The full length album was produced by Luciano Giarrano and Trent Rice at The Cottage in Atlanta, Ga. Beautiful is one of the last recording projects to come out of The Cottage studios, a buried treasure of a dream that was a major fixture in the Atlanta music scene. The album was sonically sutured by Giarrano who was responsible for its mixing & mastering. Rice performed vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, bass, keys, piano, harmonica, and glockenspiel while also calling to the aid of Luciano Giarrano on keys, drums, bass, alternate percussion and members of Sydney Eloise and The Palms (Sydney Eloise, Damon Moon, and Chandler Galloway) for backing croons and swoons.
Beautiful rings the doorbell of modernity while at the same time evoking conversations between early garage-grunge ethos, pre-electric Dylan and outtakes from the White Album. Rice largely performed the album live, preferring to track the bulk of his lead vocals and the sandpaper jangle of his six string shooter on single, full takes. “It’s OK” was in fact recorded on an iphone in Rice’s kitchen while you can hear the pitter patter of his young daughter in the background.
The album is an earnest statement all on its own though the songs themselves maintain self identity amidst the diametric condition of the space age primate. Each one has been crafted by the watermarks of Rice’s memories and present moments as a father, a husband, a musician, a surgeon, and a human on an empathic conquest to explore the heart. The cultivation of Rice’s native frequencies and melodic labors of love create an electrifying earprint that is truly, ‘Beautiful.’
-Benjamin J. Davidow
Official website: trentrice.com