Bar Mercado Opens Today at Krog Street Market

Bar Mercado, the highly-anticipated new addition to Krog Street Market from Castellucci Hospitality Group, officially opens its doors to the public today!

Inspired by Madrid’s robust food culture, the authentic tapas restaurant and bar will open for dinner service this evening from 5 to 10 p.m., followed by lunch on Saturday, September 23 and brunch on Sunday, September 24. Guests will enjoy the diverse new menu, reminiscent of the flavors and preparations found in Madrid, with ingredient-driven, multi-regional tapas, meats, cheeses and traditional bar bites. Noteworthy offerings include pulpo a la gallega featuring braised octopus, potato, pimento and tomato; coca, or flatbread, topped with chickpea-hearts of palm puree and caña de cabra; pork cheek and golden raisin empanadas, and squid  served with esplette, gremolata and shellfish stock.

Over at the bar, the Spanish-focused wine, cocktail and beer program is sure to impress and complement the deeply authentic cuisine. The opening wine list features 60 labels from across Spain, while the beer and cocktail menu offers a selection of gin and tonics, sangria, kalimotxo, Estrella Damm and cider.


Bar Mercado’s interior and exterior space was designed by Square Feet Studio, an award-winning architecture, planning and design firm based in Atlanta. Dominated by bright colors and bold patterns layered over an existing backdrop of old brick, steel and concrete, Bar Mercado’s design evokes the excitement of a Spanish market.

Bar Mercado is located at 99 Krog Street, Suite V, accessible from the market’s exterior along Krog Street. Reservations are not accepted, but walk-in guests are welcome. For more information, click here or follow the restaurant on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser

WEEK OF SEPT 14 | 2017