Twin Smokers Brings BBQ to Downtown Atlanta

With the arrival of Twin Smokers BBQ, there’s now a restaurant for any craving in Downtown Atlanta.

The barbecue and bourbon spot in the Luckie Marietta District is the latest restaurant from Legacy Restaurant Partners, owners of nearby Der Biergarten, Game-X, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria and STATS.

Twin Smokers offers a casual setting that focuses on the food. You place your order at the counter. Tables offer street views or views of the twin smokers – named Elizabeth and Matthew after the owner’s children. While you’re waiting you can check out the “Wood Library,” the restaurant’s collection of Texas mesquite, hickory, white oak and post oak used in the smokers.

Twin Smokers

Daily the chicken, pork and sausages are smoked over hickory and white oak in Elizabeth, and the beef is smoked over Texas mesquite and post oak in Matthew. Using traditional smoking techniques with some modern technology (the smokers have electric thermostats to control the temperature), everything comes out just right.

Twin Smokers wood

The meats come in plates or sandwiches, or in two or three meat combinations. Mix and match southern and Texas styles, and don’t overlook the sausage. Peppery, smoky and spicy, the sausage comes from Patak Meats in Austell, Georgia.

Pork ribs and pulled pork
Pork ribs and pulled pork
Beef sausage and brisket
Beef sausage and brisket

There’s a basket of sauces at each table with a host of styles: South Carolina mustard; North Carolina vinegar; Memphis sweet & tangy; Twin Smokers sweet and southern; Kansas City spiced and sweet; and Texas spicy.

Twin Smokers sauces

Sides come in three sizes, and you’ll want to try several. The mac ‘n cheese is super creamy, and the coleslaw is way better than the afterthought at many barbecue spots. The seasonal sides offer a changing selection of tasty ways to eat your veggies.

Potato salad, mac 'n cheese, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, coleslaw, pickled beets
Potato salad, mac ‘n cheese, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, coleslaw, pickled beets
Collards, pinto beans, burnt ends chili
Collards, pinto beans, burnt ends chili

Local and regional beers come in a coozie, and there’s a full bar menu with bourbon, whiskey and moonshine as the featured spirits. Try the Troy’s Moonshine Sour, made with Troy and Sons Platinum, fresh squeezed lemonade and peach bitters. The Double Trouble, a milkshake made with High Road vanilla ice cream and Bulleit Bourbon, can be enjoyed with or after your meal.

Twin Smokers drinks

Twin Smokers BBQ is open daily for lunch and dinner beginning at 11am. Three hour validated self-parking is offered across the street in the Hilton Garden Inn parking deck. Twin Smokers also offers catering.

Legacy Restaurant Partners owns and manages STATS, Game-X, Glenn’s Kitchen, SkyLounge at the Glenn Hotel, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, Der Biergarten, Ventanas, City View Room and Article 14.

Twin Smokers BBQ, 300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta 30313 (Downtown). 404.698.4707,

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