Originally a cotton-gin manufacturer, the Goat Farm is a Westside haven for working artists and performance companies, a frequent location for movie shoots (cough cough, Hunger Games, cough cough), and a great live music venue.
Chef Ron Eyester's candor and cheeky antics have bristled the occasional diner but his decision to create a triangle of restaurants near the border of Virginia-Highland and Morningside has endeared him to the community. The empire began with Rosebud, which can always be counted on for chicken liver toast, oysters, and other tasty fare.
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.
This tiny, nontraditional music venue located in, yes, a former neighborhood grocery store curates and hosts intimate performances of independent singer-songwriters. Attendance is limited and RSVPs are required.
The structure at 72 Marietta St. was once home to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In recent years, Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs overhauled the building inside and out. The resulting gallery is home to a variety of rotating exhibitions and performances in the converted lobby area.
Wild Bill’s is a sanctuary for suburban cowpokes in search of line-dancing, fight nights, and concerts from such country and western stars as Pat Green and Miranda Lambert. The staff even takes down the mechanical bull for fight nights, and the venue has hosted concerts by the likes of Foreigner and Skid Row. If you’re nostalgic for the era of stone-washed jeans and ladies with bangs teased to the ceiling, welcome home.
This tiny, tiny space features cutting-edge work by a great mix of young, emerging artists with smaller pieces cleverly stored in old record crates. The exhibition openings — often with live music — are like house parties where only the cool kids show up.