Atlanta >Attractions > Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama St, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030333.751695 -84.389753
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Downtown, Northeast
Worst experience ever! – I went, I saw, and I'm thankful I lived to get home! Underground Atlanta is a HORRIBLE place. I went and took my 16 yr old daughter. Major mistake! The lewd comments made toward my daughter by the trash hanging around there and the thugs hanging around is enough to keep me from EVER going back and will recommend against it to all my friends!
Not Worth The Time – After hearing great things about the Underground, I decided to pay a Friday night visit. I was NOT impressed. First of all, it's in a sketchy area. Second, there is nothing to do after the stores close. The "clubs" if you want to call them that, were not open, and the bars that were, were dirty, dark, and dingy. Not appealing. After walking around on the upper part of the Underground, I realized that the only people on the street were police officers and bums begging for money. A robbery had just occurred right in that area. I did not feel safe AT ALL, and I will never go back. Not a place to go if you are looking for someplace clean and fun.
It is what it is – I think it is still the same as back in the day. Fast food in variety, shoping places, single professionals. By me traveling around the country, I've learned to enjoy myself where ever I am. Regardless of the kids, lack of security, ect.... You have those elements every where. You can still go to the Underground to have fun and shop.
Good for browsing – This is a nice spot to walk around with someone, possibly a date, and just see things and talk about world affairs, politics, the sidewalk vendors hocking wares or the GREAT chili cheese fries at the Johnny Rockets near the music store. This is like a mall, but not, and that's what makes it a chill place.
Sherman! Please Come Back to the ATl, Finish the Job! – Over twenty years ago, when Underground Atlanta, first opened, this place was the bomb! Great Restaurants/Bars/Clubs and unique shopping. Today this is not even a skeleton of the original. Tacky vendor booths, lousy food-court, and out of control teens running everywhere! The Marta station, does nothing to bring quality guests and tourists to this destination. Do yourself a favor and go to Atlantic Station, above the ground, where the air is fresh, and you don't feel like you have to watch your back!
A great visit but control the Kids. – Underground Atlanta, back in the days, was the place to visit. It is now full of shopping stores and restaurants which would be an outstanding place to go if they would just control the kids/childrens. Children under the age of 16 shouldn't be allowed to wonder without parental control. Bring back the nostalgic days when you can walk through listening to the great sounds of music. Many teenagers are very respectful, however, they need a community center to hang out downtown. I love the mix of people & shops Bring back older bands to entertain outside and in. I would love to sit on the steps of the Underground listening to music 'till 12mid having a drink or two. Overall, I enjoy walking the Underground. Parents don't allow your kids to go to Underground without you. Overall, it's a great place!
"NOT THE SAME" – THE UNDERGROUND HAS REALLY GONE DOWN. ITS JUST A PLACE FOR PARENTS TO DROP OF THEIR KIDS TO RUN WILD, BUT I FOR 1 WOULD NOT. IF WANT TO SEE A BUNCH OF PUNK ROCKERS, DOOMS DAY, OR MAYBE A COUPLE OF 'I DONT KNOW WHAT I AMS' TEENS, THEN THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO
Historic site and retail mall by day, nightlife destination after dark. – The Overview
As the site of Atlanta's original downtown, the terminus of its first railroad, the fieriest of its Civil War flames, and the heart of its Victorian recovery, Underground Atlanta has the potential to be a premier historic site, but few tangible reminders of its history are left. The novelty of walking underground on old city streets is its best feature. Underground is also a good place to get your city bearings. The Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau is located here, along with a half-price ticket booth. World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia state capitol, Turner Field, CNN Center, Philips Arena and Centennial Olympic Park are also short walks away.
The street-level vendors create a festive feel with their city memorabilia offerings, and often special events will take over the mall's pleasant outdoor areas. At night, the bars and restaurants at Kenny's Alley stay open until the wee hours.
Must see for visitors – Well worth the trip -- but once is probably enough. Lots of interesting shops, but few selling much more than junk. A few good restaurants. It's just an interesting place to walk around.
pick your day togo just dont go on a wkn – this a place of class and comfort not much fun and play but breath taking views and miles of interesting people and booths in all i would not take kids to it but mature adults with patience and time can enjoy the coca cola musuem for the cheap
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