Rachael Roberts

Rachael Roberts is a bartender and artist from Birmingham, Alabama. She returned to Birmingham in 2012 after receiving a B.S. in Art & Environmental Studies from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. As a supporter of arts and community driven efforts, Roberts has served as the president of the Girls Rock! Birmingham Board of Directors from 2016-2018. Girls Rock! is a non-profit that seeks to empower women and girls through musical collaboration and education. Roberts began her Birmingham career in hospitality at Little Savannah, before working at The Collins Bar, which is listed among the World’s Best Bars. There she met Feizal Valli, her now husband and business partner, with whom she opened The Atomic Lounge in February of 2017 in Birmingham. Rachael Roberts was also a presenter at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival in 2017. The Atomic Lounge was a James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for Outstanding Bar Program in 2018.