Craft beer aficionados will have a new spot to enjoy a cold one when Pontoon Brewery opens its doors in Sandy Springs over Labor Day weekend and becomes the city’s first microbrewery. The Atlanta-based brewing company will offer tours, tastings, growler and crowler (32-ounce to-go cans) sales, tailgates, trolley rides and more. “We’re excited to bring the first microbrewery there,” says CEO and co-founder Sean O’Keefe. “It’ll be a great place for happy hour, events and fun beer.”

Pontoon Brewery
8601 Dunwoody Place
Sandy Springs 30350


A pair of new high-intensity workouts is heating up the fitness scene at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The first, developed by two Australian athletes, is F45 Training. Its dynamic, 45-minute classes combine strength training, cardio and functional movements. With two trainers providing instruction, modifications and motivation, the workout is accessible to folks at all fitness levels—as long as you’re willing to work up a serious sweat. Opening this fall is the first Georgia location of Barry’s Bootcamp, an international fitness concept that alternates between heart-pumping cardio intervals on treadmills and weightlifting. Featuring expert trainers and energizing music, this science-backed workout is designed to quickly— and safely—change your body.

F45 Training and Barry’s Bootcamp
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta
3035 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta 30306


Wedding planning is stressful. One new retail concept helps take the guesswork out of at least one big step: choosing bridesmaids’ dresses. When a bride-to-be chooses to shop with Weddington Way, which just opened an Atlanta location inside the Banana Republic store at Lenox Square, she can go online to pick dress styles from an array of options, confer with professional stylists and invite her bridesmaids to comment and choose their favorites in a virtual showroom. Next, they can try them on in-person at the Weddington Way retail store. And all of the on-trend dresses are priced below $200.

Weddington Way
Banana Republic Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road
Atlanta 30326