ATL Area with Friends
Collected by Peter Sands
Atlanta, like its airport, is sprawled and busy—but the city aspires to define its modern story while remaining rooted in its historic past. A fresh attitude celebrates Atlanta's abundant local products in restaurants, cafes, galleries, and boutiques.
121 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
At Atlanta’s World of Coca-Cola, you can taste dozens of Coke flavors from around the world (beware the bitter “Beverly” from Italy) and pose for pictures with the adorable polar bear from the holiday commercials. The perfect...
475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
A critic’s favorite offering specials most evenings, such as Tasting Plate Tuesdays and Comfort Food Sundays, this farm-fresh bistro is a great introduction to Southern-inspired cooking at a reasonable price. Check out the huge global wine...
501 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
From East Point to Decatur, Living Walls urban art can be experienced throughout the Atlanta metro area. Each year since 2010, Living Walls has held an annual "City Speaks" conference that brings local, national, and international artists to the...
659 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
135 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
The African American Panoramic Experience, known as the APEX Museum, is Sweet Auburn's best museum on African American history. It starts with the culture and heritage of Africa without focusing on the topic of slavery, which many other museums...
760 S Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354, USA
Dedicated to crafting creative varieties of sliders, this spot is a dream come true for foodies and burger lovers in the Atlanta area. The retro interior decorations pay homage to the airport nearby, and the easy, to-go size of a slider is perfect...
240 M.L.K. Jr Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
An unassuming white building is consistently named a local favorite for its delicious hummus and gyros as well as the cheap price tag. The eatery also serves favorites like spanakopita and souvlaki. Go on a nice day and sit outside at a picnic...
427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Joystick Gamebar is the ultimate space to have fun with friends. What could be better than drinking and playing nostalgic arcade games like Mortal Kombat? Not only is it a bar with games, it is an incubator to help develop and launch local food...
488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
The massive PBR graffiti on the brick wall of the EARL's parking lot in East Atlanta appropriately marks this live music landmark. Local and national touring bands frequent its stage nearly every night of the week. In addition to the music, the...
242 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Wedged between former cotton mills in the neighborhood of Cabbagetown, Agave is an Atlanta favorite for its eclectic Southwestern cuisine. The posole soup and spicy tequila anejo shrimp with grits put a Southern spin on Southwestern classics. Most...
560 Gresham Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
At 10 p.m., the indoor patio of So Ba Vietnamese restaurant turns into a late-night foodie destination for industry-types in the know. At Octopus Bar, the small-plates, seafood-centric menu changes almost nightly but staples like the Lobster Roll...
1154 Euclid Ave NE A, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Criminal Records is an indie record store staple for the Atlanta music scene. Focusing mainly on music with a wide collection of old and new CDs and vinyl, Criminal also has collections of comics, movies, toys, books, and other trinkets.
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