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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 reservation needed! Poor Hendrix is first come, first serve.  We do accept limited reservations for larger parties.

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

Crudo of the day-$9

Whipped pork "butter" with pickled apricots and grilled bread- $4

Grilled bread with fresh ricotta, olives, lemon, herbs, & peanuts- $6

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

Chicken liver pâté toasts with peanuts & red wine gastrique- $3

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

Moroccan lamb skewers w/paprika vinaigrette- $6

 

Entrees

French dumplings, roasted mushrooms, butternut squash, & hot honey- $16

Mussels, pepperoni, white beans, & tomatoes with French fries- $16

Roasted chicken leg & crispy fingerling sweet potatoes with herbs, feta, & arugula- $17

Rosemary-garlic crusted pork shoulder, apples, & cabbage with cider-mustard reduction- $17

Grilled cheese sandwich w/tomato jam & fries, salad, or tomato bisque- $10

 

Dessert

Salted brown butter rice crispy treats- $3

Creme Brulee of the day - $5

Dark chocolate, cocoa crumble, & Campari cream- $5

Malted banana ice cream with crispy milk chocolate & peanut butter- $6

BAR menu

SMALL PLATES

House-marinated olives- $3

Warm hummus, za'atar, & raw veggies- $4

Crudo of the day- $9

Chicken liver pâté toasts with peanuts & red wine gastrique- $3

Smoked and fried trout skins w/Japanese rice seasoning (limited availability)- $3

Crispy fingerling sweet potatoes w/feta, herbs, & arugula- $6

Smoked trout, buttermilk ranch, & pickled red onions w/grilled bread- $8

Sweet potato biscuits, sorghum butter, & country ham- $7

Whipped pork "butter" with pickled apricots and grilled bread- $4

Moroccan lamb skewers w/paprika vinaigrette- $6

Chili-rubbed steak OR mushroom skewers- $5

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

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

BAR EATS

Cold udon noodles w/a spicy sesame-peanut dressing, fresh veggies, & chili oil- $5

Chicken Wings, Buffalo, Sticky Sesame, or Garlic Parmesan-$7

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Jam-$6

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

Salmon Tartare with a bag of potato chips-$9

Edamame tossed in sweet & spicy sesame sauce-$4

SWEET EATS

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats-$3

Crème Brûlée of the day- $5

Dark chocolate, cocoa crumble, & Campari cream- $5

Malted banana ice cream w/a crispy milk chocolate & peanut butter bar- $6

Warm

COCKTAILS

 

Sage Elena: Gin, Montenegro Amaro, Vermouth, Lemon, Cider, & Sage Simple

 -$9-

 

El Veranillo: Mezcal, Aveze, Vermouth, Grapefruit, Lime, Demerara, & Cinnamon

 -$10-

 

Dryer's Penance: Dark Rum, Sherry, Lemon, Demerara, Bitters, & Egg White

 -$11-

 

It's Like, Fall: Bourbon, Apple Brandy, Brown Ale, Cinnamon-Allspice Simple, 1821 Ginger Lemon Tincture

-$9-

 

Grandma's Liquor Cabinet: Junipero Gin, Dolin Blanc, Maraschino, Anise, & Sage

 -$12-

 

Et tu, Bruto?: Cognac, St. George Spiced Pear, Bruto Americano, & Simple

 -$13-

 

Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts: High West Double Rye, Hazelnut Liqueur, & Cynar

 -$12-

 

Long's Night Cap: Rye, Amaros, Vermouths, & Bitters

 -$10-

 

PH Manhattan: Virgil Kaine Rye, Punt e Mes, & Bitters

 -$11-

 

 

 

BEER

DRAft

Foothills Torch Pilsner

Well-balanced, clean, & flavorful

16 oz., 5.3%

-$5.50-

 

Mother Earth Dark Cloud Munich Dunkel

Smooth, milk, dark lager with a malty finish

16 oz., 5.1%

-$6.50-

 

Wild Heaven Bestie

Sessionable traditional English pub ale

16 oz., 3.9%

-$6.00-

 

Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA

Fresh hops provide intense citrus and pine aromas

16 oz., 6.8%

-$6.00-

BOTTLES & CANS

Crafty Brews

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

Uinta Free Form Belgium Blonde (GF)...........$6.00

Wild Heaven Invocation........................$6.50

Avery White Rascal Belgium Wit................$5.00

Westbrook Gose................................$5.00

Creature Comforts Athena …............…….…$4.50

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

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale........................$5.00

Sweetwater Goin' Coastal Pineapple IPA........$5.00

Cigar City Jai Alai IPA........................$5.50

Scofflaw Basement IPA..........................$6.50

Southbound Picture of Nectar Imperial IPA.....$6.00

Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale.............$5.00

Cigar City Maduro Brown.......................$5.00

Bell's Best Brown 16oz.......................$6.00

Anchor Porter................................$5.00

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

Founder's Breakfast Stout.....................$8.00

Oskar Blues Ten FIDY Imperial Stout...........$7.50

Man's Best Friend

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

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

Tecate, 16 oz……………………………….....……$3.00

WINE

SPARKLING

Cava Brut, Bodegas Naveran, Catalonia, Spain, 2015 $10/40

Brut Rosé, Méthode Traditionelle, Francois Montand, Jura, France, (NV)- $34

Champagne Brut Réserve, Charles Heidsiek, Champagne, France, 2016- $115

ROSÉ

Rosé, Old Vine, Villa des Anges, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2016- $8/$32

WHITE

“House White” on tap $8/$32

Vinho Verde, Vera, Minho, Portugal, 2016- $8/$32

Verdejo, Isaac Fernandez Seleccion, Rueda Egeo, Castilla y León, Spain, 2015- $36

Melon de Bourgogne, Château L'Oiseliniére de la Ramée, Chéreau Carré, Loire Valley, France, 2015- $42

Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon/Muscadelle, Bourdeaux Blanc Cuvée Héritage, Château le Noble, Bordeaux, France, 2016- $36

Chardonnay/Viognier, Yin-Yang, Spann Vineyards, Sonoma, California, 2014- $60

 

 

RED

House Red on Tap- $8/$32

Tempranillo, Vintage Collection, Sinfonia, Castilla y Leon, Spain, 2015- $36

Pinot Noir, Tyler, Santa Barbera, California, 2014- $72

Cabernet Sauvignon blend, A Proper Claret, Bonny Doon Vineyard, California, 2014- $9/$36

Carignan/Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre, Côtes du Roussillon Rouge, 2012, Walden, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2012- $40

Barbera D'Alba, Mauro Molino, Piedmont, Italy, 2015- $46

Syrah/Carignan, "Sentinelle" Minervois, Château Massiac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2016- $10/$40

Grenache/Syrah, Côtes du Rhône, Domaine du Séminaire, Rhône Valley, France, 2015- $42

Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon, Cuvée Héritage Bordeaux, Château le Noble, Bordeaux, France, 2011- $36

Cabernet Franc, Terrior Único, Zorzal, Mendoza, Argentina, 2015- $48

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: $8 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!