The picturesque road, which winds past parks, golf courses and small commercial nodes, has served as an address for mayors, ambassadors, bankers, businessmen and prominent church leaders. Although surrounded by middle-class and affluent neighborhoods, Cascade still has yet to see an influx of retail development, although local institutions like the Beautiful Restaurant and Life's Essentials Market continue to thrive.
The tiny, shacklike entrance reveals an eclectic and loyal late-night crowd. Music at this underground clubber’s club ranges from hip-hop and Brit-pop to downtempo and rare grooves. The dim basement space feels like the most happenin’ speakeasy in town.
One of the city's largest greenspaces, Brookhaven Park is popular with dog lovers. It's central to the neighborhood and within walking distance of a number of important locations, including Oglethorpe University, the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe MARTA station, and Town Brookhaven, the neighborhood's behemoth mixed-use centerpiece.
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.
From its obscure location on Chattahoochee, Nuevo Laredo offers home-cooked Mexican food that is as sabroso (delicious) as it is sana (healthy). The food on your plate looks fresh, not as if it's sat under a heat lamp for even a second.
The 1840 home of President Theodore Roosevelt's mother, Mittie Bulloch, serves as cultural center with photographs and documents from the Bulloch and Roosevelt families, a Civil War room, history room, and gardens.
Cheap beer, pool tables, and fried food are the pillars of this dingy Midtown strip mall dive. Conveniently located next to Landmark Midtown, this is the perfect place to throw back a few after catching a flick on a Friday night.
Formerly known as Union EAV, this East Atlanta spot hosts local and regional indie-rock bands, live hip-hop, and dance music nights. Budget-conscious imbibers will want to take note that Monday nights feature cheap drink specials and 99-cent entry.
The home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus tales, has recently undergone a revival shepherded by a descendant of the post-Civil War Atlanta writer. Sessions by master storytellers are the central attraction at the beautiful Victorian house.