Jun 24, 2021 - Food and Drink

Atlanta-favorite Bocado is now open in South End

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Atlanta’s Bocado is opening its third location in Charlotte this Friday, June 25, at Atherton Mill.

What to expect: The 2,700-square-foot restaurant and bar will transform the Big Ben Pub space with modern updates that give it a moody lounge vibe in the evening.

  • The Southern menu will include dishes like the double stack burger, pasta carbonara, roasted chicken with stone-ground grits, and deviled eggs.
  • From the bar, expect classic cocktails as well as a selection of wine and local beers.
  • Hours: Bocado will be open for brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night.
  • Location: 2000 South Blvd. Ste. 150

The big picture: Bocado will be one more draw for the Atherton development, which now has 30 tenants open, including trendy retailers like Free People, Madewell, and Barry’s Bootcamp. [Go deeper]

  • It’s also a big deal that Bocado chose Charlotte as its second location after 12 years in Atlanta, underscoring what a hot area South End is for investors.

Location: 2000 South Blvd., Ste. 530.

Hours: 3:30pm-midnight on Monday-Saturday and 3:30-10pm on Sunday.

What happens to Big Ben? The beloved British pub, a second home for soccer fans, has moved to Elizabeth and will reopen soon.

The outdoor patio overlooks the light rail.
Photo: Courtesy Bocado
Bocado’s watermelon salad. Photo: Courtesy Bocado
Photo: Courtesy Bocado
bocado shrimp and grits
Shrimp and grits from Bocado in Atlanta. Photo: Courtesy Bocado.

Editor’s note: This article was last updated on June 25, 2021 to include the latest on Bocado’s opening.

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