The Mercury is a restaurant and cocktail bar in Ponce City Market that looks like a cross between a set from The Jetsons and Mad Men. This place makes great drinks and it’s worth getting here early to have one before being seated for dinner. The menu is made up of upscale comfort food and includes a few different sandwiches and entrees, but the prime rib dinner - or sandwich - should be your first choice. After dinner, head up to the rooftop for some mini golf and a night cap, or take some extra time at the bar making mental notes of how to make your apartment look more like this place.
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This all-day spot near Ponce City Market is as great for breakfast as it is for an 11:30pm steak and cocktail on their enclosed patio.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Ladybird Grove in the Old Fourth Ward is the perfect outdoor spot for when you want to grab drinks and food somewhere that reminds you of summer camp.
Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
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Leon’s Full Service
Leon’s Full Service is located inside an old Decatur gas station and serves great cocktails, which are what you should focus on.
Watershed in Brookwood Hills is an Atlanta favorite that serves everything from classic fried chicken to a $350 popcorn and champagne combo.
JCT Kitchen & Bar
Go to this Westside staple for the fried chicken, but stay for the cocktails, patio, and burger.
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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.
Nine Mile Station
Nine Mile Station is a rooftop beer and wine garden on top of Ponce City Market where you should go for drinks, bar snacks, and a great view.
When you can’t decide between going out for pasta or a good steak, head to KR SteakBar in Peachtree Hills for both instead.
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