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.
Vietnamese food is so much more than spring rolls and noodle soup, and Nam Phuoug offers a delicious education for those wanting to delve deeper into this beguiling cuisine. Its pho is some of the metro area's best.
Tucked away in a small shoebox of a shop in Virginia-Highland is Atlanta's own mad master of gelato. With flavors ranging from the pedestrian trifecta of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate to zanier flavors like panna cotta, fig, and even rose (better than it sounds), all the gelatos are smooth, creamy, and delicious.
Located in Krog Street Market, the Cockentrice is the first full-service restaurant from the Spotted Trotter owner chef Kevin Ouzts. Expect plenty of local ingredients and an array of interesting, meat-centric dishes. Highlights include Southern-smashed noisettes and mushroom custard with bone marrow.
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.