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Poor Hendrix is a casual neighborhood bar and restaurant located in the East Lake community of Atlanta. At the bar, we offer small plates of craveable food that pair perfectly with your favorite adult beverage and in the restaurant, you'll find simple, classic dishes that compliment an affordable but thoughtful wine list. 

Come, eat, imbibe, socialize, enjoy.

Our bar and patio are 21+ but the restaurant is all-ages. We do have more of an adult vibe and our dining room is small and intimate so we do not have highchairs or booster seats. We are happy to welcome all of our neighbors to dine with us!

NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED! Poor Hendrix is first come, first serve.  We do NOT accept any reservations on Fridays and Saturdays but may take limited reservations for larger parties on other nights.

RESTAURANT HOURS

SUN-THUR: 5pm - 10pm

FRI-SAT: 5pm - 11pm

CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

 

LOCATION

2371 Hosea Williams Drive

Bldg. 2

Atlanta, Georgia 30317

CONTACT US

poorhendrix@gmail.com

BAR HOURS

SUN-THUR: 4pm - midnight

FRI-SAT: 4pm - 2am

CLOSED WEDNESDAYS

WHat's in a name?

Poor Hendrix was named after our rescue pit-bull.  Hendrix was saved from the euthanasia list at Dekalb Animal Services in 2012 as a skinny, scabby, nearly hairless puppy whose health challenges were just beginning.  Hendrix survived multiple bouts of mange, parvo, a seizure disorder, and countless hospitalizations before finally being diagnosed with immune-mediated polyarthritis.  Thanks to the dedication of Animal Action Rescue and the expertise of top-notch vets around Atlanta, Hendrix is now a happy, healthy dog with a full life ahead of him.  Throughout the years, many people fell in love with and followed the progress of our sweet pup.  Whenever we would give them updates on his most recent health tribulations, their response was invariably, “Aww, poor Hendrix” and the name for our restaurant was born.



Who is Poor Hendrix?

It’s a resilient, loveable dog. It’s a couple with a dream and a lot of determination. It’s a family of dedicated staff that love what they do.  But most importantly, it’s our patrons and neighbors that provide a sense of community every time you walk through our doors.

Poor Hendrix is the fulfillment of a long-time dream of husband and wife owners, Aaron and Jamie Russell.  Aaron and Jamie met when they were just teenagers while Aaron was making pizzas and Jamie was waiting tables at a local Italian restaurant.  Aaron went on to make a career out of his love of cooking, working his way through many of Atlanta’s best restaurants including Nikolai's Roof, Seeger’s, The Dining Room, and Restaurant Eugene.  Aaron made a name for himself as a world-class Pastry Chef, earning 5 James Beard nominations and a Rising Star Chef award.  However, in 2013 after an inspirational trip to Spain and France, the couple decided it was finally time to create a restaurant all their own so they set about the tasks of raising funds, making plans, writing menus and looking for the right location.  When they first saw the space at Hosea & 2nd, they knew it was everything they had been hoping for - a quaint, old building, full of charm, located in a vibrant, diverse, up-and-coming neighborhood they already loved. Their dream of creating an intimate, casual place with simple but fabulous food and plenty of tasty libations became a reality.



 
 
 
 

RESTAURANT menu

Small Plates

House-marinated olives-$3

Speckled butter bean spread w/ crudite-$5

Crispy sweet potatoes w/ feta, herbs, & arugula-$7

Old Bay fried cauliflower w/ chilies & lemon aioli-$6

Local lettuce salad, manchego, peanuts, & pickled green beans-$7

Chicken liver pâté toasts with peanuts & red wine gastrique-$4

Local eggs, deviled & topped w/ pickled red onion & duck prosciutto-$5

Sourdough toast w/ anchovy butter & a soft boiled egg-$8

Chili-rubbed mushroom skewers-$4

Bulgogi-marinated steak skewers-$5

Dry-rubbed shrimp skewers w/Alabama white sauce- $4

Moroccan lamb skewers w/paprika vinaigrette- $6

 

Entrees

White bean hummus w/ mushroom ragu & potato flatbread-$16

Roasted chicken w/ crispy sweet potatoes, garlic spread, & hot honey-$18

Coriander crusted Amberjack w/ cauliflower puree, pearl onions, & brown butter vinaigrette-$22

Grilled, bone-in heritage pork chop w/ flageolet beans, & charred herb vinaigrette-$21

Grilled cheese sandwich w/tomato jam & fries or salad-$11

 

Dessert

Salted brown butter rice crispy treats-$3

Crème Brûlée of the day-$5

Coconut sorbet w/ brown sugar cake & porter syrup-$6

Chocolate-coffee mousse w/ Kahlua whipped cream-$6

BAR menu

Small Plates

House-marinated olives-$3

Speckled butter bean spread w/ crudite-$5

Crispy sweet potatoes w/ feta, herbs, & arugula-$7

Old Bay fried cauliflower w/ chilies & lemon aioli-$6

Local eggs, deviled & topped w/ pickled red onion & duck prosciutto-$5

Sourdough toast w/ anchovy butter & a soft boiled egg-$8

Local lettuce salad, manchego, peanuts, & pickled green beans-$7

Chicken liver pâté toasts with peanuts & red wine gastrique-$4

Chili-rubbed mushroom skewers-$4

Bulgogi-marinated steak skewers-$5

Dry-rubbed shrimp skewers w/Alabama white sauce- $4

Moroccan lamb skewers w/paprika vinaigrette- $6

BAR EATS

Cold noodles w/a spicy sesame-peanut dressing, fresh veggies, & chili oil- $6

Chicken Wings, Buffalo, Sticky Sesame, or Garlic Parmesan-$8

Curried chickpea salad w/ sorghum butter, & country ham-$6

French Fries w/house ranch: half order-$3, full-order- $5

Salmon Tartare with a bag of potato chips-$9

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Jam-$6

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SWEET EATS

Salted brown butter rice crispy treats-$3

Creme Brulee of the day-$5

Coconut sorbet w/ brown sugar cake & porter syrup-$6

Chocolate-coffee mousse w/ Kahlua whipped cream-$6


COCKTAILS

 

PH Fall Punch: Bourbon, Apple Cider, Red Wine, Ginger, & Spices

 -$8-

 

Thyme Cher: Gin, Brandy, Cherry, Thyme, Lemon, & Bitters

 -$11-

Naked Eye: Cachaca, Dark Rum, Amer, Vanilla, Lemon, & Herbsaint

 -$12-

 

The Drix G&T: Old 4th Distillery Gin, House-made Lemongrass Tonic, & Bitters

-$9-

 

Satellite Minds: Dark Rum, Amontillado Sherry, Dry Vermouth, & Aperol

 -$11-

 

Old Fashioned Chick: Rye, Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur, Demerara, & Bitters

-$- 

All Smoke and Mirrors: Blanco Tequila, Mezcal, Citrus & Herbal Liqueurs, Lime, & Thai Basil

 -$12-

 

Day Glow Party: Mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse, Aperol, Blanc Vermouth, & Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

 -$11-

Other Side of Midnight: Woody Creek Rye, Porter Syrup, Cynar, & Bitters

-$12-

 

 

 

BEER

DRAft

Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat

Lively, refreshing, & citrusy

16 oz., 4.4%

-$5.50-

 

Souther Prohibition Altered Beast IPA

Smooth, soft, fruity, & juicy (contains lactose)

16 oz., 6.1%

-$7.50-

 

Eventide The Local E.S.B.

Earthy, floral, biscuity, & pleasantly bitter

16 oz.

-$7.50-

 

Highland Brewing Pilsner

Golden, crisp, & easy drinking

16 oz., 5.5%

-$6.00-

BOTTLES & CANS

Crafty Brews

Treehorn Cider………….. ……… . .…...….….$6.00

Austin Eastciders Pineapple…………...........$6.00

3 Taverns Rapturous Raspberry Sour ...........$6.50

Westbrook Lemon Cucumber Gose . . .........… $6.50

Creature Comforts Athena . . .................$5.00

Atlanta Brewing Homestand Pilsner. ....…….…$6.00

Wild Heaven Bestie Pub Ale. ..................$5.00

Founder’s Solid Gold Lager . . . . .. . . ...$4.50

Brooklyn Lager . . . .. . . . . . . . ........$4.50

New Realm Hazy Like a Fox IPA . . ............$5.50

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale........................$6.50

3 Taverns Night on Ponce IPA . . .............$5.50

Bell’s Two Hearted 16oz........................$6.00

Anderson Valley Chai Solstice.................$5.00

Left Hand Milk Stout . . . ……...............$5.00

Good People Coffee Oatmeal Stout ………. . ….$5.00

Founder’s Porter . . . . . . . . . ...........$5.00

Man's Best Friend

Miller High Life, 16 oz………………….....…..$3.00

Miller Lite, 16 oz…………………….……....….$3.00

Tecate, 16 oz……………………………….....……$3.00

WINE

SPARKLING

Macao Blend, Cava Brut, Biutiful, Isaac Fernandez Seleccion, Catalonia, Spain (NV)- $9/$36

Brut Cremant D’Alsace, Les Natures, Jean-Baptiste Adam, Alsace, France (NV)- $65

ROSÉ

House Rose, France- $8/$32

Barbera Rose, Lavignone, Pico Maccario, Piedmont, Italy 2018- $10/$40

WHITE

House White, Vihno Verde- $8/$32

Gruner Veltliner, Premium, Aichenberg, Niederosterreich, Austria 2017 $8/$32

Chenin Blanc, Vouvray, Chateau De Valmer, Loire, France 2017- $10/$40

Chardonnay, Clos Anais Vineyards, Napa Valley, USA 2016 $11/$44

Verdicchio, Verdicchio Di Matelica, Le Salse, Marche, Italy 2017 $40

Albarino, Nessa, Adegas Gran Vinum S.L., Rias Baixas, Spain 2017 $46

Sauvignon Blanc/Viognier, Little James Basket Press Blanc, Chateau De Saint Cosme, Languedoc, France 2018- $40

 

 

RED

House Red, Carignan- $8/$32

Pinot Noir, Prisma, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2016 $11/$44

Sangiovese/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, Monsalaia, Castellani Touton, Maremma Tuscany, Italy 2011- $10/$40

Pais/Carignan, Aupa Pipeno, Vina Maitia, Chile 2017- $32

Pinot/Gamay/Malbec, Cheverny, Domaine De Montcy, Loire, France 2016- $62

Mancia Guimaro Tinto, Pedro Rodriguez, Riberia Sacra, Spain 2017- $50

Barbera D’Alba, Mauro Molino, Piedmont, Italy 2017- $46

Malbec, MDZ, RJ Vinedos, Mendoza Argentina 2017- $40

Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Rouge, Château la Rame, Bordeaux, France, 2016- $56

Tempranilla, Izadi Rserva, Bodegas Izadi, Rioja, Spain 2014- $54

Syrah/Carignan, “Sentinelle” Minervois, Chateau Massiac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France 2017- $40

Nebbiolo, Langhe, De Forville, Piedmont, Italy 2017- $68

Grenache/Syrah, Cotes Du Rhone, Domaine Du Seminaire, Rhone Valley, France 2016 -$42

News and happenings

Roasted half-chicken with bitter greens, mustard, and pan drippings

Roasted half-chicken with bitter greens, mustard, and pan drippings

 
 

SPECIALS

Monday Night: HALF-PRICED BOTTLES OF WINE in the Dining Room

Monday Night: $9 Wings + Tall Boy

Monday and Tuesday, 5-10 pm: BARFLY Special! We're offering a chef's choice featured entree for our bar patrons.  Follow us on social media to know what delicious dinner we're serving up this week!

Tuesday Night: "Tartare Tuesday" Salmon tartare, a bag of Zapp's chips, & a draft beer for $12!