Grant Central's second outfit, with an emphasis on pizzas (no pastas or specials here).
Walk into this epitome of a neighborhood joint and grab a table anywhere. The toppings are the standard pepperoni-mushroom-olives assortment, but what you really want here is a piping hot, plain cheese pizza. Out it comes on the classic silver metal tray. The crust is a little chewy, and the sauce and cheese marry in a gooey, zesty bite.
A diverse venue for creative arts programming.
Along with the usual amps, mixers, and DJ turntables, this offbeat music shop carries a range of exotic drums and world-music instruments.
East Atlanta staple for local and up-and-coming rock bands, as well as nationally established indie acts, and grub for the hipster-PBR set. Sundays also feature a hangover-friendly live music set from 1-4 p.m.
"A one-of-a-kind bohemian bistro nestled in historic Cabbage Town."
Once a grocery store for cotton mill workers in the historic Cabbagetown neighborhood, 97 Estoria is a restaurant and "hangout for all adults" known for its quirky vibe and vegetarian-friendly menu. The laid-back, smoky bar scene is its main draw, bringing in a host of scruffy regulars.
In the central East Atlanta spot formerly occupied by retro soul bar the Village, you'll find 529 — a tiny, smoky space that oozes cool. Despite being the size of a Manhattan apartment, there's a closed-circuit TV above the bar on which you can watch the band playing on the stage behind you.
A tattoo parlor in East Atlanta Village. Located above the Flatiron Bar.
Located in the basement of the eclectic Highland Inn, the Ballroom Lounge is hands-down the best new hangout in the area, complete with psychedelic dance parties every other Saturday and a regular rotation of worth-your-time bands. The venue has also begun hosting literary readings, author parties, and other bookish events.