Johnny’s Hideaway is somewhere you keep meaning to go to, but haven’t yet because, well, it’s in Buckhead. It’s far, and also has the kind of bar-scene reputation that might scare you away if you didn’t rush during college. Luckily, the bar leans more alumni reunion than frat party, with nightly live music and plenty of people looking to dance, which makes it a good option for a birthday or girls’ night out.
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South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
Bistro Niko is a cozy French spot in Buckhead perfect for a date or small group dinner.
Chai Yo is an upscale Thai restaurant in Buckhead that’s perfect for a well-planned anniversary dinner, or an impromptu weeknight out.
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Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
Bacchanalia in West Midtown is a seasonal, farm-to-table spot that’s great for client dinners or a big night out.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
There are a lot of restaurants serving Southern food in Atlanta, but no place is more classic than Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Midtown.
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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.
MJQ Concourse in Old Fourth Ward is a no frills, cash only place to dance. Head there late, and in clothing you don’t care about.
Lloyd’s Restaurant and Lounge
Lloyd’s in Inman Park is like a 1980s fever dream of a restaurant - with its wood paneled walls, booths, and menu of old school staples.
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