If you love music and food, you will be hard pressed to find a better hangout than Venkman's. The restaurant serves flavorsome American meals and hosts myriad live musical performances in an eclectic ambiance. Celebrated solo artists and bands add to the starry line up throughout the year. As for food, you can choose from an array of light bites, salads, sandwiches, burgers and other mains. Along with these delicious preparations, they also serve craft cocktails and beers. Hosting weekly themed nights, Venkman's is a staple of the neighborhood for all the right reasons.
The luck of the Irish comes to Atlanta. Swig a pint of ale and scarf a plate of Shepherd's Pie in the cozy, authentic surroundings. The angus beef with mashed potatoes and peas will warm your belly and your soul. While weekdays at the Meehan's is lively with unlimited food, screening of sports matches and band performances, this friendly place doesn't cease to lure guests with its popular brunch fare on the weekend. The tavern also provides catering and banquet room services. See website for menu, events, and other locations.
Set in an eclectic space with neon lighting and shipping container walls, Little Trouble is a science-fiction-inspired cocktail lounge. The bar menu includes a variety of handcrafted drinks along with the usual beers and wines. The Champs Elysees and Rosalita are particularly delightful. They also serve numerous Asian snacks in case you get hungry. Try the Dumplings, Blistered Shishitos, or the Cold or Hot Ramen. The best time to visit this lively bar is during happy hours when patrons can enjoy inexpensive drinks.
Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand is located in a renovated industrial space and is renowned for its 'Slinger,' an artisan sausage made from natural chicken and spices without any preservatives. The brainchild of Flying Biscuit Cafe owner Delia Champion and her friend Molly Gunn, the food here is organic and yummy. Though the eatery is small, it is always brimming with patrons no matter what the time is. Delia's also has treats for vegans and vegetarians who can relish on delish sliders. Dig into their hearty breakfast dishes before heading for work.
Fellini's Pizza is arguably Buckhead’s favorite pizza joint. Great taste, hearty portions and attentive service can be credited to patrons revisiting this place over the decades. Select from delicious renditions of the Italian classic like pepperoni, ham and pineapple, spinach and mushroom. Or enjoy their signature pizza topped with everything from meatballs, sausages, peppers, olives and cheese. Open as late as 2a, Fellini's is your best bet for those midnight pizza cravings.
Giving a flavor of Spain in the Inman neighborhood is Barcelona Atlanta, a wine bar and tapas restaurant. The delish menu is a creative spin-off of the chef's interpretation on traditional dishes, yet it carries a unique flavor that is delightful. The impressive wine selection comprises of all kinds of Spanish wines from reds to desserts. The exposed bricks, communal tables and fireplace gives it a very earthy look that is very appealing. There are small tables as well for a more intimate gathering. You can choose to dine at their lovely curved patio for an alfresco dining experience. Visit Barcelona for a memorable time with friends and family.
Anatolia Cafe and Hookah Lounge is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar located on Peachtree Street. It offers classic Mediterranean delights of wraps, kebobs, soups and salads with influences from Turkish flavors. You can accompany your meal with an international selection of draught beer, wines and other spirits. Hookah smokers can indulge in wide variety of shisha flavors. The cafe has been named as 'Best Hookah Bar' in 2014 by Creative Loafing.
With two private dining rooms, an outdoor veranda and a draped "cheater's booth" for ultimate privacy, your dining options are plentiful in this elegant, intimate setting. The grand bar is open late for quiet drinks and good conversation. No Southern menu would be complete without fried green tomatoes, a regional delicacy done to perfection at Atlanta Grill. Other winners include the crab cakes in southern flair, yellow grouper and garlic mashed potatoes. From 2:30p-5:30p, only appetizers are served, as the restaurant prepares for the dinner hour during this time. Full bar service.
An establishment where you can indulge your love for Southern cuisine and music simultaneously, Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint was established for one reason which is to have fun. This restaurant was made to be a place where people could be raucous and just let their hair down, and that is exactly what it has managed to achieve. This is a restaurant that is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch; some of its most popular offerings include the Smoked Sliced Beef Brisket and the St. Louis Pork Rib Rack. The wooden dance floor comes in handy should the live music make you want to shake a leg, and there is a private room with great views of the stage, meant for special events. Reservations are recommended, not mandatory.
Located a short distance from major city attractions, this downtown public house is popular among locals and tourists alike. Select from an impressive list of beer and spirits that match unrivaled pub grub. Executive chef Jordan Wakefield’s Southern upbringing reflects in the food menu that includes sweet potato pancakes and shepherd's pie. With entertaining live music on Saturdays, Meehan's is a great place to make a pit stop during your sightseeing excursions.
Whether Elvis gyrates or Madonna vamps on the screen overhead, the overwhelming musical theme at the popular Hard Rock Cafe - Atlanta is balanced by an interesting and filling mix of menu items. With choices ranging from large-portion nachos to Southern servings of pot roast surrounded by garlic mashed potatoes, you won't leave hungry. The wait staff, disguised in 1950s-style garb, bring a sense of fun to every table. Watch closely as you peruse the gift shop on your way out: you just might see an actual celebrity.
Metro Cafe Diner is your quintessential American eatery. A popular breakfast destination among locals and visitors to Atlanta, the establishment prides itself on an array of egg and omlette renditions. Choose from classics like Egg Benedict and Italian Fritatta, served with fries, or opt for inventive Country Griddle, layered with scrambled eggs, sausages, cheese, vegetables and gravies. Try your waffles with ham and bacon, while those with the proverbial sweet tooth will appreciate them in combination with ice-cream and berries. In addition, savor appetizers and platters like nachos and chicken wings with local drafts and foreign brews, liqueurs and spirits. The interiors are punctuated with glamorous accents and appealing neon lighting to give it an upscale appeal.