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Omnivore - Up or Down cocktail pop-up opens tonight at Last Word

Up or Down cocktail pop-up in Old Fourth Ward begins tonight


Up or Down, the underground private party that launched last year at Candler park’s Gato takes over Last Word beginning tonight. The cocktail pop-up replaces Andy Tran’s Ramen Crush.

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Headed up by cocktail guru Tim Faulkner, Up or Down  features drinks as well small plates of "simple food" from Angus Brown and Nhan Le. Brown and Le recently shuttered Lusca and have a small seafood restaurant, Ama, and coffee shop, 8 Arm, in the works.

The Up or Down concept is most fun to play and drink with the dealer’s choice sheet of cheeky checkboxes used to compose your cocktail. Check off a spirit or even draw your spirit animal and barmen concoct from this. Clever checkboxes are switched out frequently. There is also a menu of featured cocktails for the unadventurous. With Faulkner's near encyclopedic knowledge of liquor, go for the surprise.

Up or Down runs today (April7) though the month of April from 6 P.M. to 2 A.M. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Last word is located in Old Fourth Ward at 701-5 Highland Ave. N.E. 404-343-1294. www.lastwordatl.com .