Dec 18, 2023 - News

Scott Crawford takes over Atlantic Lounge with new bar concept

Crawford Hospitality's Beverage director Jordan Joseph (pictured) will design the bar's cocktail menu. Photo: Jessica Crawford

One of Raleigh's favorite underground bars will soon be run by one of its favorite chefs.

Driving the news: Acclaimed chef Scott Crawford said Friday he is taking over the members-only Atlantic Lounge in the Oakwood neighborhood and turning it into a new concept called Sous Terre.

  • Sous terre is French for underground. The bar is located in the basement of Crawford's French restaurant Jolie.

Details: Crawford takes over the Atlantic Lounge's lease on Jan. 1 and will redesign it before opening Sous Terre.

  • Crawford Hospitality's beverage director Jordan Joseph will design the bar's cocktail menu.
  • Current Atlantic Lounge members and guests of Crawford & Son and Jolie will have access to the bar, which is under 1,000 square feet and can seat 35 people.

What's next: The Atlantic Lounge's owner, Jason Howard, said in a statement that he is turning over the bar to focus on expanding his taco concept Lil Hombre to Raleigh and Wake Forest.

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