Amid our our city's speakeasy, back-to-basics cocktail obsession, it's not tough to find a truly proper drink in Atlanta--one you?d be proud to deliver to both your grandfather and a young mustachioed dude in suspenders. From gin martinis at Highland Tap to scotch at Bone's (pictured), here's where to sip Atlanta's best classic cocktails. (Photo: Courtesy of Bone's)
With the spectacular addition of Hector Santiago's Super Pan (pictured), Atlanta has seen a boost in the gourmet sandwich department--logically leading to an obsession in the Citysearch Atlanta office. Not forgetting those restaurants such as Star Provisions, which inspired the whole sandwich movement, we honor the best gourmet sandwiches in Atlanta.
Maybe you aren't the high-level exec that does multimillion-dollar deals on cocktails napkins in stuffy steak joints, but it's always good to know where our city's mad men seal the business deal. From traditional (and expected) powerhouses like Bones, to trendy-chic showstoppers like MF Buckhead, we've got your guide to Atlanta power dining.
Ah, a night out with the guys in Atlanta. You and your buddies are all modern, sophisticated individuals, connoisseurs of the fine food, art and culture. But, with no womenfolk around, the ravenous, overly competitive Neanderthal side comes out, eager to tear flesh, guzzle booze and satisfy inner urges. Here's a list of the best places for men to be men and enjoy a guys night out in Atlanta--leaving out only strip clubs--both for good taste and because you already know where those are.
Among other strange titles, Atlanta has the dubious distinction of being the restaurant chain capital of the world ? seeing as Chick-Fil-A, Waffle House and Moe's are all headquartered here. (Lucky us.) So, it's not a major shock that getting real-deal global eats can be a bit of a challenge. Never fear, our editor has been on an ethnic binge of late and carved out the best choices, from banh mi off Buford to disco-dancing Italian joints. Curious diners, read on!
You've seen the type. The PBR-swilling, Wayfarer-sporting, cute, indie-rock-show-attending youngsters. Perhaps you've had an eye on these folks but have no clue on where to find them. From bars to bookstores, we have your hipster stalker guide right here. So go pick up a memoir, a Shins album and cheap American beer and get your studying underway.
Not that we're encouraging you to sneak into hotel pools, but we find the hotel pool experience to be far superior to that of a public pool. Complimentary chilled fruit, towels you don't have to bring or take home, the obvious lack of annoying crowds--this is the way pools were meant to be enjoyed. So no matter if you're an out-of-towner on business or an undercover, pool-hopping dynamo, here's our take on Atlanta's best hotel pools.
More than just the intersection of North Highland and Virginia Avenues, Virginia Highland has evolved over the years to become one of the most charming and happening neighborhoods in the city. Upscale restaurants, popular watering holes and trendy boutiques now take up most of the commercial landscape while old historic homes and apartments hold its residents. The increase in popularity makes it all the more important to know local knowledge. Read on! (photo credit: Highland Tap)
Atlanta doesn't have a Chinatown or Little Italy like NY or San Francisco, but we do have an ethnic Mecca just above the perimeter known as Buford Highway. This oft-avoided strip is not nearly as dicey as we snooty ITPers think; some of our city's culinary jewels make up this string of awesome real-deal ethnic eateries. From Atlanta's best sushi to late-night taco stands, we've outlined the best of Buford Highway.
We love the nightlife. And we know you do too. That's why we've launched our new Best of Citysearch campaign to find out where your favorite places are for after-hours fun. Know of the absolute best bloody mary in town? Coolest hotel bar? Happy hour haunt you just can't live without? Just go to that business listing on our site, click on the "Nominate for Best of Citysearch" tab and vote! To get you in the spirit, here are a few of my personal favorites ...