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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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Bistro Niko is a cozy French spot in Buckhead perfect for a date or small group dinner.
When you want to eat great Thai food in Buckhead, and sit outside while you do it, head to Bangkok Station.
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Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits
Watchman’s in Inman Park feels a little like a beach vacation, with a seafood-heavy menu and a long list of oysters.
Victory Sandwich Bar
Victory Sandwich Bar in Inman Park is a great place to stop right off the BeltLine for a few little sandwiches, whiskey Coke slushies, and ping pong.
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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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