Toby Keith could have been singing about the Whistlepost Tavern when he penned the song "I Love This Bar."
This neighborhood establishment - named for the post where passing trains are required to blow their horn - combines a down-home atmosphere, laid back clientele, excellent food and a connoisseur's selection of beers and liquors. Live music on weekends and zany traditions, such as toasting trains as they go by, also make this a spot for night life as well.
Owners Linda and Wayne Moulton opened the Whistlepost five years ago in a former feed and seed warehouse building in Olde Town Conyers.
Opening a bar or tavern had been Wayne Moulton's dream, said his wife, Linda. She had previously been the owner of Tattersall's Book Store for 25 years before selling the business and seeing it move to Porterdale a couple of years ago.
"At the time, I was going to retire, and he did this, so here I am," she said. "It's done well." Son Chris is also involved in running the bar as the general manager.
The Whistlepost kitchen offers the full gamut, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The menu ranges from hearty bar fare like Colossal Nachos and burgers to hummus, crab cakes, fried pickles, and 23 new wraps.
In response to the economic hard times, the tavern even created the "Brother Can You Spare A Dime" menu, full of hearty, cheap eats.
The bar has more than 10 beers on tap and also features a special scotch cabinet filled with aged, high end scotches such as Glen Fiddich andGlen Livet. For the adventurous, it also serves absinthe.
"We try to have everything anybody could want," said Linda.
The Whistlepost Tavern is located at 935 Railroad Street NW, Conyers. You can contact them at 770-785-5008 www.whistleposttavern.com.