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.
Atlanta's avant-garde playhouse enjoys a sterling national and international reputation for the persistent stylistic daring and moral urgency of its work. Its smaller Back Stage space frequently hosts such theater companies as Synchronicity Performance Group.
In the late ’70s, Atlanta almost allowed a telephone company to demolish one of the city's architectural gems -- and a great concert venue. Everybody thinks "Gone with the Wind" premiered here, but that happened at the Loew's Grand down the street, which did get torn down. The Atlanta Preservation Center leads tours three days a week.
Former church turned rock (as well as boxing and comedy) venue has gothic ambiance to spare, and some inviting bar and lounge spaces.
Atlanta's premier art museum features paintings by artists that range from Claude Monet to Howard Finster. The Richard Meier-designed museum recently was expanded with a stunning addition by another famous architect, Renzo Piano. Upcoming exhibitions include Salvador Dali's later works, European design since 1985, and a Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective.
The popular coffee house's glassy storefront is bright and welcoming. Inside, you'll find sustainable, fair-trade coffee, excellent tea selections, OK pastries, and big art
"Mediterranean Southern" restaurant in downtown.
Ecco offers a seasonally inspired European menu. With executive chef Craig Richards, it remains one of city's top restaurants.
Part of the Woodruff Arts Center and located a couple of blocks away, the 14th Street Playhouse contains three performing spaces ranging from midsize to “black box.” The playhouse provides venues for such touring shows as the long-running Menopause The Musical as well as performing space for associate companies such as Art Within.