A Decatur fixture since 1993, this is more than your average coffee shop. While the bar sells wine and beer along with coffee drinks and the pastry case turns out truly great sandwiches, twentysomethings and hipsters flock for the daily live music and poetry readings in the bohemian atmosphere.
Feeling the need to escape to a tropical island? Trader Vic's is the next best thing with its intensely topical decor of palm fronds, tiki poles, and Polynesian long boats. Starters like the flower-shaped crab Rangoon and the butterfly shrimp flattened into rings tease the eyes as well as the tongue. The cocktails continue the experience with snazzy garnishes and specialized glasses. Head to the lounge for more intimate dining.
Located under the El Azteca on Ponce, the sleek lounge, decorated mostly in red, draws a young, hip crowd.
Hipster hangout with live jazz, full menu and outdoor deck. DJs in the basement feature hip-hop, funk, Brit pop and disco.
The city's top high-end strip club houses a full-service restaurant and cigar lounge.
With strippers on tap, the name speaks for itself.
Neighborhood bar/restaurant popular with hipsters, with barbecue, trivia, and a Monday-night party, Never Leave Ponce, featuring top-billed local DJs.
It's rare for a place to be so hip and so comfortable. This one has an industrial vibe, a cool-but-not-too-cool staff, locally produced art on the walls, pastries and cookies from Alon's and, of course, well-crafted coffee drinks and high-quality teas. Of particular note: Octane's French press coffees and award-winning baristas.
The bohemian living room serves as the city's center of bluegrass and traditional country. The venue hosts a variety of other musical performers as well, plus diverse events, from burlesque shows to open mic nights. Food and drink available.
A diverse venue for creative arts programming.
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.
The literally underground club features plenty of figuratively underground punk, electro, and hip-hop acts. Although connected to MJQ Concourse, it has a separate entrance. Earplugs suggested.
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.
Downtown lounge with live music, DJs, food and drink.