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Thursday, August 21, 2014

May we present ... CL's new Atlanta City Guide

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Today, we launch the Atlanta City Guide, a project roughly nine months in the making. The name is pretty self-explanatory — the Atlanta City Guide is an insider's guide to the city. But it's more than just some top 10 list (although it does include those). The Atlanta City Guide contains information on more than 1,000 locations in more than 40 ITP and OTP neighborhoods via streamlined new web and mobile sites. The Atlanta City Guide can also be found in print as a condensed annual edition in select locations around town, at visitor's centers at state lines, and as an e-publication on the Atlanta City Guide site.

We wanted to create a resource that would be equally useful to locals, visitors, and new residents, so the Atlanta City Guide contains everything from major attractions and annual events to interesting new restaurants and under-the-radar neighborhood hangouts. We'll regularly publish See & Do lists (gotta get in on that Internet list game) as well as Q&As with locals to help you find new places to try. I've lived in the city for eight years and I'm the editor of Creative Loafing and I regularly draw blanks on where to go for dinner or drinks. The Atlanta City Guide will help me be less flaky. It can do that for you too.

Cityguideatlanta.com is organized to make it easy for you to find what you're looking for, even if you don't know what that is yet. Save your favorite locations and make custom lists of different places that you want to visit. The beautiful photography for each location allows you to glimpse a spot before dropping by. My favorite part of the project is probably the new mobile site. It's good looking and easy to use — something that's important to me because I use my phone constantly, as I'm sure many of you do too.

We're celebrating Atlanta City Guide's launch this weekend with a pub crawl in East Atlanta Village. Stops include Flatiron, Midway Pub, Octopus Bar (opening early just for us), the Glenwood, Tomatillos, and the Graveyard Tavern. $10 ticket price gets you cheap drinks (as in $1 or $2 drinks) and the chance to win free tickets to Music Midtown, TomorrowWorld, Braves games, and more, including VIP tickets to ONE Music Fest. The pub crawl wristband also gets you free entry into Graveyard for the HXV BDAY party.

Hope to see you there!

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