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Downtown Atlanta

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Area Guide
Downtown Atlanta

Castleberry Hill

Castleberry Hill, Atlanta, GA, USA

“I am actually a fan of taking a walk in the castleberry hill area/art district. There are some quaint alley’s and other dog walkers that you’ll run into on an early morning or afternoon stroll. Yes, there are parks in the city you can exercise in, but it’s nothing like taking the time to familiarize yourself with the area and art directly around me.” – A$H

Muss & Turner’s

1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE suite 309, Smyrna, GA 30080, USA

“There’s a restaurant called Muss and Turners that has a really cool speakeasy. Not everyone knows about it, but it’s great for private meetings and date nights.”- A$H

Bon Ton

674 Myrtle St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

” I love their char broiled oysters and sea food boil. The atmosphere is so chic and cozy. Artistic and kind of a hidden gem. Great date night for a significant other or even catching up with friends.” – A$H

The Lucky Exchange

212 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

“I always find really unique pieces there and the people there are so kind and helpful.” – A$H


529 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

” I love the energy and how intimate a show can feel there. It’s also fun to sit out on the patio in between sets and catch up with friends and meet new people.”- Nadia Marie

Highland Row Antiques

628 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA

“Highland Row Antiques always has the most amazing finds and things to look at. It’s hands down my favorite place to walk around and browse. They recently added an upstairs so it’s now three stories of endless vintage clothes, unique furniture pieces and knick knacks.” – Nadia Marie

Sweet Hut

935 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

“… probably the only place you can find dairy-free bubble tea and their pastries are to die for.” – Nadia Marie

The High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

“The High Museum is a must, but the muralists in Atlanta are really fantastic too. You can walk around in most neighborhoods and see some incredible art on the sides of buildings. There’s an organization called Living Walls that I’m a big fan of that puts artists together with different projects around the city that are always cool to check out.”  – Bathe Alone

“The High Museum is our favorite museum & they’re for tourists” -Edgewood Heavy

“They are always bringing interesting exhibits to the city.” -Curated By Boregard.

“The High Museum is my favorite museum, for sure. I love that they have affordable memberships, cool exhibits and artists talks, and work closely with local artists and communities to ensure diverse representation.” – Sa-Roc

“I had an opportunity to perform there once. It’s so stunningly beautiful and always host to such innovative art collections.” – A$H

Netherworld Haunted House

1313 Netherworld Way, Stone Mountain, GA 30087, USA

“Netherworld Haunted House is probably my favorite event every year. They do insane haunted houses and scary events. Anything horror is totally up my alley!” – Bathe Alone

Decatur, Georgia

Decatur, GA 30030, USA
“I spend the most time in Decatur, the area close to the studio I work out of called Standard Electric Recorders Co. But we usually eat lunch in Avondale, or hang out in East ATL after practice — which is where all the great indie rock venues are in town.” – Bathe Alone

529 Bar

529 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“529 has always been my favorite. A lot of phenomenal local acts play there — plus the venue has great sound and treats the bands super well.” – Bathe Alone

Victory Sandwich Bar

340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

“Victory Sandwich Bar is a go-to for us. They have a bunch of small sandwiches and sliders. The Han Cholo is a killer vegan chorizo sandwich that I always get.” – Bathe Alone

Wuxtry Records

2096 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033, USA

“There’s lots of great record stores in ATL — but I always end up finding the best little gems at Wuxtry Records, and this antique store called Mother Lode.” – Bathe Alone

Music Go Round

3675 Satellite Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096, USA

“Music Go Round in Duluth is where I’ve gotten a lot of synths lately. I get way too excited about a $50 keyboard that looks like a toy or looks like it isn’t meant for professional sounding music. Don’t get me wrong, I’d die to have a super cool iconic 80’s synth, but there’s almost a part of me that loves the challenge of taking something so small, cheap, and probably meant as a learning keyboard for kids, and transforming it into a lush soundscape or the heart of an anthemic chorus.” – Bathe Alone

Escape Room

900 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA

“Escape Rooms are always a fun activity with my friends where I live. I’m debatably very bad at them but my husband is great at them and we’ve never not finished a room.” – Bathe Alone

Grimes Bridge Park

Roswell, GA 30075, USA

“I’ve been getting back into playing tennis, so that’s where I get the most sun these days. Grimes Bridge Park has some nice courts!” – Bathe Alone

Wheelhouse Pub

1479 Scott Blvd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

“…when I’m in the city for practice or studio sessions we all go to Wheelhouse Pub. They have some amazing options for vegetarians, like their cauliflower tacos.” – Bathe Alone

Doll’s Head Trail

1305 S River Industrial Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, USA

“Doll’s Head Trail is a little sanctuary just east of East Atlanta Village. There is art all along the trail made out of the trash that falls down from the train tracks. You cannot bring your own art in— just repurpose the trash that is there. It is enchantingly creepy and a nice way to “get out of the city” whilst still being in the city.” -Lunar Vacation

Emerald City Bagels

1257a Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“Emerald City Bagels has the best bagels. Especially if you are hungover. I always get a rosemary sea salt bagel with toasted almond fig cream cheese.” -Lunar Vacation

Criminal Records

1154 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

“Criminal Records baby! I am definitely biased because I used to work there, but it is objectively the best. All of the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to help everyone, and their inventory is huge. There is no stereotypical record-store-snobbery, just a lotta kind folks that love music.”

-Lunar Vacation


142 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“Parkgrounds! It’s been around forever and doubles as a dog park, so its kind of like free pet therapy with really great coffee. There is a giant tree that provides shade for the whole yard. It is the go-to spot. I always get an oat milk latte.” -Lunar Vacation

97 Estoria

727 Wylie St SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“97 Estoria is the perfect place to chill under some string lights outside. I’ve been drinking a lot of water, but if I’m feelin wild I’ll get a Stella. Grace swears by their tots.” -Lunar Vacation

Criminal Records

1154 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

“They’ve got the biggest collection of new stock in the city and probably the best collection of new genres, too. Hip hop, indie rock, blues, and the classics. Their used collection is great, too. Plus, they host in store performances from touring and local bands if you catch the right day. It’s an Atlanta staple.”

-Small Reactions

Atlanta Civil Rights Museum

100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

“Atlanta is the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Take a trip to the Atlanta Civil Rights Museum to tap into that collective history; you’ll leave a changed person. The museum is excellent.”

-Small Reactions


488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“It’s a dive bar, so you’ll get everything you want out of a hip local joint, but the food and drinks are outstanding. And the staff are all gems. They’re known for their Jameson pours, but I prefer a good rum and coke. We’ve got to keep it local, right?”

-Small Reactions

Doll’s Head Trail at Constitution Lakes Park

1305 S River Industrial Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, USA

“Doll’s Head Trail at Constitution Lakes park is maybe one of the stranger things in the city. But it also feel’s very “Atlanta” to us. The whole thing is exactly as it sounds. More strange than ethereal, but a little of both. You’ll have the Constitution Lakes cleanse your pallet after if you need it.·

-Small Reactions

Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill

216 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

“Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill on Ponce de Leon Ave. They have a the perfect Cuban sandwich. Then, you can go to get a Hot Glazed Krispy Kreme donut right down the road after. It’s maybe the most Atlanta thing you can do.”

-Small Reactions

Ebrik Coffee Room

141 Mangum St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

“Ebrik Coffee Room has the tastiest coffee in town. We spent a lot of time there when we went to Georgia State. Their Americano is perfect, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.”

-Small Reactions

Eclipse di Luna

764 Miami Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA

“Eclipse di Luna is an awesome, unique spot for tapas and live music. Sip on a mojito and go ahead and cop two orders of Calamari. You’ll thank us later.”

-Edgewood Heavy

Eddie’s Attic

515 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

“Eddie’s Attic is a great place to get to know the musician you’re listening to.”

-Edgewood Heavy

Java Saga

3781 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30340, USA

“Java Saga offers the best Taiwanese coffee and chicken sandwiches. Order an ‘Italian Jet Fuel’ to get your day started with a boom”

-Edgewood Heavy

Morgan Falls

400 Morgan Falls Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, USA

“Morgan Falls is the best place in Atlanta to go kayaking, canoeing, tubing, or to catch some sunshine. The water is calm and the scenery is so beautiful you’ll forget your in the city.”

-Edgewood Heavy

Smith’s Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA

“Our local hangout is Smith’s Olde Bar. It’s a legendary local venue, and the original home of Edgewood Heavy. We started our band during the pandemic and that was the first venue we played. We typically drink Casa Migos tequila.”

-Edgewood Heavy

Ginya Izakaya

1700, 6 Northside Dr NW Ste A-5,A, Atlanta, GA 30318

“Ginya Izakaya is a cozy welcoming Japanese Pub with great beer and a huge variety of dishes. Something for everyone. It’s our Cheer’s.”
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Brash Coffee

1168 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

“Brash Coffee in Westside Provisions is housed in a renovated shipping container and serves up house roasted coffee. Our keyboardist likes to order a small latte because it’s the perfect balance of milk and espresso.”
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Streets Alive

Atlanta, GA, USA

“We often participate in Streets Alive, a city wide bike ride where they block off a bunch of streets to let a huge amount of people walk around and cyclist ride about. There are vendors and special tents to stop at on the route!”
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The Bakery Atlanta

825 Warner St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

“The Bakery has galleries, classes, installations as well as hosting local music from time to time. ”
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Old 4th Ward Park

Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, GA, USA

“Old 4th Ward park has beautiful landscaping and it’s not as busy as other big parks like Piedmont Park.”
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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

“How could you come to ATL and not pay respects to this man, his life, and everything he and those around him did for billions of people around the world.”

-Neighbor Lady

East Atlanta Village

East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“Our favorite neighborhood to hang in is EAV for their shows.”

-Neighbor Lady

The Earl

488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“The Earl is more or less the stalwart club for the ATL scene. Everyone plays here.”

-Neighbor Lady

Miller Union

999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

“For upscale new American food, head over to Miller Union.”

-Neighbor Lady

Wax n Facts

432 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

“Wax n Facts is our favorite record store in one of our favorite neighborhoods, Little 5 Points.”

-Edgewood Heavy

“We’re gonna have to say our favorite record store is Wax n Facts in Little 5. This is conveniently only a few doors down from the close second, Criminal Records, so just check them both out.”

-Neighbor Lady

Megan Huntz’s Boutique

626 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA

“Megan Huntz has a lovely boutique on Highland (and everything is made in Atlanta).”

-Neighbor Lady

Chrome Yellow Trading Co.

501 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

“For pour overs or espresso based drinks I enjoy Chrome Yellow. In non-covid times, it’s perfect for meeting up with friends or a chill solo morning.”

-Neighbor Lady

Piedmont Park

1320 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA

“Visit the Botanical Gardens in Piedmont Park, especially the terrarium buildings where there are rooms called ‘the rainforest’ or ‘the orchid room’.”

-Neighbor Lady

Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

“Our favorite bar and restaurant is Kimball House – New Tokyo. KH is a not only a Decatur staple but also a world class bar and restaurant. We like the New Tokyo as a menu constant but you’re not going to get a bad drink. “

– Neighbor Lady

The Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

“Our favorite museum is The Center for Puppetry Arts is hands down the coolest museum in the city. It includes so many incredible pieces from Jim Henson studios, among others.”


Brownwood Park

607 Brownwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

” The best kept secret in ATL is Brownwood Park is a small green space near EAV that you’d never expect to feel like a hidden jungle within a city. It’s one of my favorite places to take a walk.”

Aisle 5

1123 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

“For live music, we stan Aisle 5. We’ve done so many shows there. We love the whole team. Great sound, excellent lights, good vibes all around. We also love Terminal West for bigger shows.”