Built in 1915, Fire Station No.16, served the Bellwood neighborhood in northwest Atlanta until 1963 when it was converted to offices. Recognized by the Georgia Historical Society, the two-story brick landmark at 822 Marietta St., is now in the area now known as the Marietta Street Artery, near Georgia Tech. Directly on multiple bus routes, it is a short walk from GT campus or Midtown, a quick Uber from North Avenue Transit Station, or free parking is available in back.
The renovation process took “an extensive amount of care in maintaining the integrity of the original building while modernizing it with today’s conveniences” including a parking lot and street parking in back. The building perfectly exemplifies the 4 Rivers mission of taking the time to do things the right way.
Atlanta BBQ has a long history itself of combining new and old flavors with techniques of cultures from around the world making it the home to experimentation and innovation, a crossroads of moving flavors and the most meaningful of traditions.
As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution describes it, Founder/CEO, John Rivers’, has “been a frequent visitor to the city, offering attendees at the annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival a taste of his eclectic approach to regionally influenced barbecue.”
His commitment to bold flavor twists and creative ingredient combinations has garnered numerous accolades for the 4R signature style of barbeque, including being recognized as one of “The South’s Best BBQ Joints” by Southern Living.
Himself a Jacksonville native, Georgia has never been far from home for Pitmaster John Rivers. He’d like to personally welcome you to the first 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Georgia.
See what others have had to say about our 4 Rivers Smokehouse Atlanta.
“O my goodness this place is so good!!”
“Hands down some of the best barbecue in the city of and metro Atlanta.”
“One of my favorite bbq places in Atlanta.”
“Food is delicious and the service is outstanding..”
“Best BBQ in Orlando, now in the atl”
“Their BBQ is amazing, they have creative sandwiches, and their sides are TO DIE FOR. “
“Amazing food and atmosphere! The barbecue and sides are all delicious.”
“This might be the best BBQ in Atlanta. Fan forever.”
“Moved quick to the top of my favorites list shortly after opening.”
“Best ever brisket you can get. I really have not found a better tasting one. “
“Excellent food!!!! Best BBQ I’ve ever had.”
“It’s amazing, the food is great, the people that work there even nicer.”
“Pro Tip: the upstairs patio is surreal. “
“Food is amazing! My favorite BBQ by far! “
“ I have gone to every “must go” BBQ joint in Atlanta and I have not found a place quite as good.”