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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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