Think of Vinings and swanky suburban real estate or high-end townhomes will probably come to mind or perhaps glimpses of the river from that bridge that brings you to the doors of Canoe restaurant. Situated on a ridge high above the Chattahoochee, Vinings’ reputation as an upscale shopping and dining destination remains untarnished. A few miles northwest just outside the Perimeter, Smyrna has grown into its own notable destination, thanks in part to newer home developments and increased options for dining and shopping.
Wild Bill’s is a sanctuary for suburban cowpokes in search of line-dancing, fight nights, and concerts from such country and western stars as Pat Green and Miranda Lambert. The staff even takes down the mechanical bull for fight nights, and the venue has hosted concerts by the likes of Foreigner and Skid Row. If you’re nostalgic for the era of stone-washed jeans and ladies with bangs teased to the ceiling, welcome home.
Part boutique and part consignment shop, Alexis' three locations offer deals on flats, pumps, boots, kitten heels, and stilettos, including Prada, Jimmy Choo, and Michael Kors — at a minimum 25 percent markdown.
The Arena at Gwinnett Center stands at the heart of an 80-acre lakefront campus designed to host various events such as concerts, performances, meetings, trade shows, conventions, and more. The 13,000-seat arena has featured everything from NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, to performances by Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Bublé, and others.
Eclectic venue for hip-hop, spoken-word poetry, and up-and-coming soul artists. Home to Wednesday night jam sessions featuring a live band and open mic for vocalists to join in. Street parking available.
A staple for dudes that wake up at noon and people with juror stickers on their shirts eating solo, the options are nearly endless to create gut-busting bean-based beauties. Get something jerk style and wash it down with a pitcher of one of the many different types of margaritas.
Housed in a 100-year-old church building, this antique store specializes in old enamel and neon signs, as well as unique store displays. It also maintains a prop rental business for Georgia's film industry.
Historic 13-acre facility, former home of the Bona Allen Shoe and Horse Collar Factory. Built at the turn of the century, these buildings are fully restored and listed on the Historic Register. The Tannery Row Artist Colony was formed with a multitude of paintings, pottery, figurative sculptures, mixed media, and wrought iron sculptures.