East Paces Tavern (formerly Abbadabba’s) to reopen as Aspen Bartini

By on November 6, 2012
Aspen Bartini Atlanta - Photo courtesy of Aspen Bartini

New Buckhead ‘social club’ promises to be ‘where beautiful women flock like the salmon of Capistrano.’

Aspen Bartini, a “sophisticated upscale bar,” is opening in Buckhead.

It will replace the now-shuttered East Paces Tavern, a short lived restaurant concept that originally took Abbadabba’s place late last year.

Although information on Aspen is scarce online, What Now Atlanta did stumble across this description in a post on the bar’s Facebook page:

“…Aspen Bartini is a sophisticated upscale bar located in the heart of Buckhead. This sexy, sleek, and sensational piano bar will draw you in for some fun.

Mixed, on the rocks or neat we have affordable premium wine, spirits, beer and signature drinks.

Aspen is the premiere destination for great fun and social gatherings.

Attracting a diverse clientèle, Aspen Bartini is an ideal place to have dinner, grab a cocktail after work, or dance late into the night.

Where beautiful women flock like the salmon of Capistrano.”

Aspen Bartini is slated to open on Nov., 15.

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About Caleb J. Spivak

CJS is the Founder of What Now Atlanta. He was recently featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch in 2012," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA was named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine.


  1. AJ

    November 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I don’t care if it’s a quote from Dumb & Dumber, it is idiotic to compare women flocking to salmon flocking. And how many 21-25 year old women have even seen Dumb & Dumber?

  2. Urbanist

    November 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Leave it to Buckhead to open a new place and plug it with a poor attempt at comedy. Oh, but wait, it’s a “sophisticated” & “upscale” bar in Buckhead – which means it will be populated by a bunch of guys in khakis and polos, croakied sunglasses around their necks, perhaps with an ill-fitted sportcoat if they really want to jazz it up, who are accompanied by well dressed women with more substance in their heels than in their heads.

  3. James

    November 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    For those keeping track at home, please add “Comedy” to the neverending list of Urbanist’s areas of expertise…

  4. Down There

    November 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Well, in Urbanist’s defense, people do dress much nicer at the mall where he hangs out.
    And, there is a strict dress code over at Atlantic Station, where he lives the urban-dweller-dream.

  5. Old South

    November 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    “sophisticated upscale bar”

    This place must be right next to my “executive” home.. Wait, nah, this is Atlanta. It’s Dolla’ tree that’s next to my world-class 40k condo.

  6. Greg

    November 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    “upscale” = ghetto

  7. Urbanist

    November 8, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Truth hurts…

  8. Brad

    November 9, 2012 at 10:08 am

    We’ve watched this renovation as we eat lunch at the always-crowded Blue Moon pizza across the street. I hope anybody that opens a bar or restaurant in this neighborhood will steal from Blue Moon’s playbook: good food and good service. It doesn’t seem to matter that the interior is garish or the location is less-than-ideal or the concept is played out as long as the experience is consistently solid.

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