Even though I haven’t been to 120 Tavern & Music Hall to see a musical performance, I had an opportunity to have lunch with a regular customer who knew the menu back and forth. When he told me that the food was from their local farm, I was so surprised — we had to Scoop it out!
Obviously they are known for bringing in great musical talent that represents the entire spectrum of genres, but I was shocked to see their other features. They have an outdoor volleyball court and tiki hut, skee ball in addition to pool tables, a separate smoking and non-smoking area (obviously smoke travels, but they do have a filtration system) and a closed off musical venue area (which can also open into the entire restaurant) that is great for private events as well as rocking concerts.
The part that really threw me for a loop is that 120 Tavern owner Sam Ivey and his family have owned Little River Farm since the 1940s, and it is 80-acres of scenic farmland that’s OTP located in the Crabapple area of North Alpharetta. Their beef and pork are free range raised on the farm and then prepared at 120 Tavern (but availability is limited!). I wouldn’t have expected a venue like this to have farm to table menu items.
To start, we tried their award-winning Brunswick stew from a 2013 Great Miller Lite Chili Cookoff. I don’t eat Brunswick stew too often, but I thought it was very tasty.
Then we had their smoked wings with several of their different dipping sauces. I enjoyed the smoked flavor as that isn’t usually how I get my wings, and I liked mixing it up. We also had The Hangover burger, blackened chicken, and we tried their combo rib/brisket platter. In addition, their baked beans, sweet potato fries, and macaroni sides were all delicious.
Yes, it was a big meal and it was all very tasty and satisfying. To top it off, we had Chef George’s homemade peach cobbler! Rumor has it that his weekend biscuits are delicious too.
I am sure the nighttime crowd is different than the lunch time experience we had, but I look forward to going back and getting my groove on to one of the popular bands that they bring to OTP. There aren’t a lot of venues like this one OTP, and it is great to know that the food can be as much a part of the experience as the music. For their music line up, click here.
Located at 1440 Roswell Road in Marietta