EXPERIENCE ATLANTA

Atlanta answers to many terms of endearment – ATL, Hot-lanta, The Big Peach, and The Empire of the South, to list a few – but by any name, the city is just as sweet.

As proud residents of this diverse, historic, electric, and eclectic town, we’re happy to share our best recommendations on how to make the most of your time in our town.

Let the experience experts be your guide…

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BLAIR

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, 14-YEAR ATLANTAN

THE BEEHIVE 
This is a great spot if you’re looking to pick up some fun souvenirs from Atlanta’s best makers. Whether you’re looking for screen-printed posters, t-shirts, soap, leather goods, jewelry, candles, or food, it’s a great place for local, modern, handmade finds.

PIJIU BELLY
Asian-fusion food done up in true Southern style. Their Korean-Chinese-inspired food is off the charts — especially the Pork Belly Yakitori and the Loaded Wonton Nachos. Seriously…get the nachos!

WOOFS ON PIEDMONT
If there’s such a thing as a quintessential gay sports bar, this is it. Woofs has a great neighborhood vibe and would be the perfect place to watch the Big Game. Good people, great bar food, and the drinks flow freely.

COLLEEN

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, 38-YEAR ATLANTAN

THE BRICK STORE
Head to Decatur and get cozy in the Belgian Room. This spot could not be any more of a pub — and be prepared as it’s a challenge to find a beer that is not high gravity.

SOUTH PEACHTREE CREEK TRAIL AT MASON MILL PARK
When you want to stay within the city limits but still feel like you’re wrapped up in nature, take it to South Peachtree Creek Trail, and leave behind the people that get dressed up too fancy to take a walk on The Beltline.

NORTHSIDE TAVERN
If you can handle the smoke, and you can stay out late, and you’re down with dingy, come on down to Northside Tavern for jazz and blues music that it too good to be undiscovered. 

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JACK

MOTION GRAPHIC ARTIST, 46-YEAR ATLANTAN

A CAPPELLA BOOKS
This charming Little Five Points spot is a highlight of Atlanta’s amazing bookstore culture. It’s a joyful place to browse that boasts a well-curated selection of beautiful and topical titles.

OXFORD COMICS & GAMES
A direct descendent of the late, great, best bookstore in Atlanta history, this Piedmont Road outpost carries not only an astonishing array of new and classic comics but also a nerd-melting panoply of collectibles and toys. To top it off, the DVD section will make any anime fan’s eyes bug out and turn into cartoon hearts.

LULLWATER PRESERVE
For a sylvan break from the city bustle, head over to this scenic and serene park, located surprisingly — almost secretly — by the campus of Emory University. It offers waterfalls, hanging footbridges, and amazing sights such as the ruins of a century-old powerhouse. 

BROOKE

DESIGNER, 5-YEAR ATLANTAN

CALLIE’S HOT LITTLE BISCUITS
I grew up with my grandmother making homemade biscuits from scratch, so to say I’m bougie about my biscuits is an understatement. Callie comes through with her homemade, made-from-scratch biscuits that are so flaky, even my grandmother would approve.

EDDIE’S ATTIC
If you’re into live music, Eddie’s Attic is one of the best listening rooms in Atlanta, and they always have some of the best underground talent on the schedule.

CRIMINAL RECORDS
Probably one of the oldest and still one of the coolest record shops in Atlanta. The vibe is amazing, and they have one of the best record collections to choose from. They also have a collection of comics to browse through when you get through all of the records.

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STEPHANIE

SENIOR PRODUCER, 27-YEAR ATLANTAN

TAQUERIA ACAPULCO 
This spot is the very definition of hole in the wall, in the best possible way! Great tacos, plus a BYOB patio that’s perfect on a nice evening.

SCOFFLAW BREWING 
This rapidly rising, IPA-forward brewery is a great gathering place for a few pints with friends.

KUDZU ANTIQUE + MODERN MARKET 
Looking for a fun afternoon of shopping for one-of-a kind finds? Look no further. It’s perfect. 

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STEVE

PRESIDENT + CEO, 20-YEAR ATLANTAN 

THE BELTLINE
Walk the Inman Beltline and dine around at Krog St Market, get a beer at Ladybird Grove, and top it off with dessert at the Parish Neighborhood Café. Then continue north to Piedmont Park to digest it all. 

KROG STREET MARKET | LADYBIRD | PARISH ATL | PIEDMONT PARK

STAR PROVISIONS
Drive to Ellsworth Industrial Blvd, and eat lunch at Star Provisions. Order the Raclette Sandwich. 

ONE FLEW SOUTH
On your way in or out of town, One Flew South is a great restaurant in Terminal E at the airport.

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MICHELLE

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, 25-YEAR ATLANTAN

SMOKE RING
You must pre-game before the Big Game, and the best frozen Moscow Mule in town is served here, just steps from the stadium. You can always pair your drinks with a little Southern BBQ. 

BUSY BEE CAFÉ 
Located minutes from the stadium in historic Vine City, the Busy Bee has been feeding Atlanta natives and visiting luminaries alike since 1947. They proudly serve true Southern cuisine: ham hocks, candied yams, ox tail, and the fan favorite, dish fried chicken.

REVERY VR BAR
An Atlanta exclusive and its best new spot. Enjoy some of the city’s finest cocktails while playing virtual reality games with friends. 

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ALIX

DESIGNER, 25-YEAR ATLANTAN 

FLYING BISCUIT
With so many locations to choose from, the Midtown location at 10th and Piedmont is my favorite. It has the great food that made it famous, with bonus Piedmont Park people-watching.

DANCING GOATS
The outdoor patio at the Ponce City Market location has great rocking chairs and delicious coffee.

TIPPLE & ROSE TEA PARLOR & APOTHECARY
This charming little spot is perfect for when you crave a “coffee shop” experience in a cute neighborhood, but you’re not in the mood for coffee.