If a dive bar, a dance hall, and a strip club had a baby, it would be the Clermont Lounge. This local landmark opened more than 50 years ago and it’s one of the first places anyone will mention when you ask what you have to do or see while you’re in Atlanta. The music is loud, the floor is dirty, and the beer is cold, and while some of the dancers are tattooed from head to toe, others are old enough to be your grandma and will show you some creative ways to crush a beer can. It’s an experience no matter when you go, just make sure to bring some cash because, unsurprisingly, they don’t take credit cards.
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Majestic Diner is exactly what you picture when you think of a classic diner, from the menu to neon sign to the fact that they’re open 24 hours a day.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
There are lots of biscuits in Atlanta, but Callie’s in the Highlands has some of our favorites, with 7 different flavors and sandwich options.
Murphy’s in the Virginia Highlands has a long, varied menu and is your answer when your group can’t decide where to go.
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The Rooftop at Hotel Clermont
When you want a drink on a rooftop with one of the best views of the city, head to the rooftop of the Clermont Hotel.
The Vortex Bar & Grill
With it’s massive red-eyed skull above the entry, The Vortex is a bar and grill in in Little Five Points that’s open late and not hard to find.
Located above Staplehouse, Paper Crane Lounge in Old Fourth Ward is a small bar serving a short menu and great cocktails.
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