You've got a great reason to throw a bash but no clue where to bring your posse of partiers. While this is a daunting task, fear not--you've come to the right place. From hosting in cool industrial spaces that feature stiff drinks and ping-pong matches to roof top decks that come with pour-your-own-beer-spouts (Stats, pictured), we've got your guide to throwing a party in Atlanta. Photo credit: Stats
Holiday shopping can quickly turn your jolly Yuletide spirit into a mood that resembles that of the Grinch with a high-anxiety problem. Cool and thoughtful gifts are always the best kind but are rarely discovered during holiday-buying crunch time. And we all know that sinking feeling of ?What the hell am I going to get Bill this year?? To avoid this stomach plunger (and bush-league gift giving), we give you our guide to holiday thoughtfulness.
Old-school like the country store, gourmet mini-markets are the new Whole Foods. From carefully selected wines at Muss and Turners, to super-select breads at the market at Parish (pictured), skip out on that trip to Trader Joe's and give some love to your local tiny grocery.
While there are some discount stores that you might want to avoid (Aldi), you can save big at some of Atlanta's overlooked spots on used goods that are super-affordable and kick-ass. We've got ten stores that guarantee quality finds for your home or wardrobe, whether you're looking for a set of vintage cocktail glasses (try Scarlett Loves Rhettro) or that rare UK version of "Hard Days Night" (check Wax `n? Facts, pictured).
Martinis have traveled a long way from the mod-Bond days of vermouth and anti-stirring. They've morphed from a super-strong manly drink into a kaleidoscope cocktail with a variation to accommodate any kind of palate. From the classic martini in the Highland Tap cellar to a refreshing grapefruit-and-rosewater martini on the patio at Cafe di Sol, here's our call on the best martinis in Atlanta.
Friendly beast aside, sometimes you just need to let loose a little bit. And, when you're looking to blow off some steam, the worst thing you can ask for is a room full of dullards. So put on your party hat, people. From the freak show that is the Clermont Lounge to the tropical popped-collar crowd at Flip Flops, here's our guide for getting wild.
You're looking good, Atlanta. No, really. Who cuts your hair? Who makes your skin look so rosy? Who massages away your tension and keeps you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? In a city known for such accolades as Worst Traffic on the Planet, we could all use a little pamperin, and we want your take. From now until Nov. 10, spend a few minutes nominating spas, salons and other beauty business for our Best of Citysearch polls. To get you started, here are a few of my favorite spots to unplug.
You could spend weeks exploring the popular southern capital with as many identities as it has inhabitants--it's Georgia's most populated and many are transplants from around the country and world. The civil rights movement, Coca-Cola and the Braves all call Atlanta home and feature as top Atlanta sights. Whether you want to eat, drink, dance or just see the city, here are our top 10 Atlanta attractions.
There is no better excuse to totally get wild in Atlanta than Halloween. What's not to love about a night when it's normal to look completely outrageous and/or inappropriately provocative, one where you actually try to get the hell scared out of you and a night that tends to involve open bars. From a haunted corn maze to legendary Atlanta Halloween parties (see Spiralween, pictured), here's our call for the best ways to spend--and prepare for--Halloween 2011 in Atlanta. (Photo: Spiral Entertainment)
We are already pretty big fans of eating, football and good company, so it makes sense that Thanksgiving in Atlanta--a tradition that celebrates all three!--sits at the top of our list. No matter if you're planning on treating your significant other to a fancy meal or looking for a unique side or dessert to bring to the family get-together, check out our calls for Turkey Day dining out and gourmet-to-go for the best Thanksgiving in Atlanta. (Photo: Shutterstock)