Find this place by following the row of Harley-Davidsons along the curb. Popular with both bikers and locals, perhaps the hand-drawn sign in the window best expresses this establishment's laid-back attitude: Help wanted. No wimps. No bozos. Inquire within. The bar area is a deliberate dive, decorated with biker paraphernalia, road signs and a stuffed fish. The dining room is tavern-like, with large tables frequented by families. Barbecue features large on the menu and is reinforced by an admirable listing of sandwiches, burgers, and daily blue plate specials.
Boasting an eclectic schedule of live bands and DJs every night of the week, MJQ lounge and nightclub is a music lover's paradise. Each evening features a different genre, from rock 'n' roll Mondays and hip-hop Thursdays, to reggae and Afro-fusion Fridays. MJQ also has a full bar and plenty of room for the crowds that come for popular acts. This club is a great place to go to check out local talent in the city. Events including pool parties, movie nights and contests.
One of the best local watering holes of Atlanta, Northside Tavern is where the crowd gathers, come evenings. Featuring live bands and jam sessions daily, this venue is a hit amongst those in their 20s and the young at heart. The decor though a little outdated, runs parallel to the music played here, with pictures and articles of former blues legends and artists adorning the walls. The lively ambiance adds that extra zing, making up for what the place lacks in it's interiors. A great line-up of gigs and jam sessions by upcoming bands and established musicians further adds to the popularity quotient.
Relocating from Colorado to Atlanta in 1997, Sweetwater Brewery has brought a western flavor to the burgeoning Georgia microbrewery scene. As many as six different kinds of beer are brewed under the Sweetwater label at any given time, depending on the season and the progress of new recipes. The company's impressive brewing and bottling facility also offers tours. While most people enjoy the interesting and informative tour, the most popular stop is the last, where guests are invited to partake of a sampling of recent batches.
Walk into JavaVino before or after a meal to set the mood with a drink. It offers an extensive list of coffee and wine (yes, you read right!) to choose from. Whether it is a business meetup or just a casual chat with friends, the tranquil atmosphere seems to offer much-needed privacy. They have an interesting breakfast, lunch and dinner menu too, and tea is also served. While here, do take a walk down to the basement to check out the huge and interesting wine cellar. The venue can be booked to host private events as well.
Would you like to start your day with hot waffles sprinkled with spiced honey butter, a strong cup of coffee, and some muffins? If so, this is definitely the place for you. The West Egg Cafe coffeehouse and sandwich shop is a favorite among locals. Known for its delicious breakfast and brunch, it also offers a wide variety of wholesome lunch and dinner options. Sandwiches, salads, soups, brownies, cupcakes and more; it doesn't get any better if you're looking for filling and affordable food. Do not leave without trying their famous Coca-cola cake. The cafe also has a relaxed lounge area with wireless Internet access.
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.
Located in the lively Downtown neighborhood, Sidebar invites patrons to enjoy tantalizing drinks in a boisterous setting. This full of life bar is known for its amazing music, great ambiance, prompt service, and of course, the drinks. Since its inception in August 2003, the bar has been a party hub for the locals and tourists alike. You'll find a lot of students and other professionals coming in here to grab a drink post a hectic day at work. To accompany your tipples, the bar serves a slew of light bites including wings and other snacks, salads, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and delectable entrees. Come in here for a enjoying a good evening without creating a dent in your wallet.
SkyLounge was voted by Forbes Travel Guide as "Five Rooftop Bars to Visit in Atlanta" and by ABC.com as "Top 23 Best Rooftop Lounges in the World". Located on the 11th floor of the Glenn Hotel, the lounge has an eclectic mix of the stunning views of the skyline and glamour of a rooftop lounge. The building itself is marked in the National Register of Historic Places for its contemporary 20th-century design. The lounge is a complete replete of modern Atlanta and its energy. Enjoy signature cocktail - the "Glenntini" amidst the scintillating views.
This Atlanta classic has evolved with Atlanta, and once hosted great African American performers such as Ray Charles, Arethra Franklin and James Brown. Today The Royal Peacock hosts reggae nights and some of the wildest dance nights in town. Apart from musicians setting the stage on fire, DJs also provide the tunes to dance to. Call ahead for further details.
Featuring delicious fare from California and the South, Kahuna is a casual restaurant that features an eclectic menu of burgers, tacos, fajitas and seafood. The chilled cocktails with an added punch enliven the mood. The decor has a beach theme with surfboards and a surfer installation. Students get a special discount on Thursdays.