Pineapple Ink Tavern is one of a wave of new local concepts opening in downtown Augusta in the next few months.
Augusta’s newest downtown go-to, Pineapple Ink Tavern, is readying itself for a mid to late January opening.
This modern tavern concept is all in the name. “Pineapple is the Southern symbol of hospitality.” explains chef Brandon Smith. “We want our place to be non-pretentious- everybody’s welcome. We really want to show you that hospitality.”
And the rest of the name? “Ink is my homage to Augusta.” says Brandon, “For me, it’s a very artsy town. I love Augusta and the arts. It’s going to have that art driven vibe and be very modern industrial.”
The space features an oversized bar, and the modern watering hole will feature many hand crafted cocktails, draft bottled and canned micro and craft beers, and a handful of wine choices.
Aside from a focus on modern tavern libations, Pineapple Ink Tavern will have a fun, culinary twist on traditional pub food offering snacks, shareables, sandwiches and a few entree specials. For example, patrons can enjoy “Quacker Jacks” with their cocktail- duck fat caramel popcorn, candied duck bacon and spiced peanuts with a prize.
Pineapple Ink Tavern will feature work from local artists inside the venue including wall murals.
Owner Allan Soto, the founder and CEO of Soto ALG, a health services company here in Augusta, has always wanted to own a restaurant. Soto is excited that Pineapple Ink Tavern is going to playfully and richly add to the downtown Broad Street scene, embracing Augusta’s art community, foodies, and passerby’s with their everybody is welcome hospitality.
The tavern will open mid to late January, Wednesday through Saturday, 11am – 2am and will be open for brunch Sundays 11am to 3pm.
Pineapple Ink Tavern is located at 1002 Broad Street.