Paper Crane Lounge is hidden on the second floor of Staplehouse and feels a bit like a super villain’s lair. Instead of a swivel chair and a large ominous button, though, you’ll find high-end cocktails and a very short menu of upscale bar food - which means you can get a taste of Staplehouse without spending a whole paycheck. There’s a rotating list of ambiguously named drinks, like the Disco Nap and Masterpiece Theatre with descriptions such as “breezy,” “graceful,” and “intuitive,” instead of a list of ingredients. But just like the drinks downstairs, all of them are excellent.
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Root Baking Co
Located on the quieter 2nd floor of Ponce City Market, Root Baking Co is a great place for a sandwich or salad.
Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
Sister Louisa’s is a quirky and fun dive bar with ping pong tables, religious decor, and cheap drinks.
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Brick Store Pub
Brick Store Pub in Downtown Decatur is a beer lover’s spot, with a long list of regional and international beers, and no TVs.
The Clermont Lounge is part bar, part dance hall, and part strip club, and an absolutely essential Atlanta experience.
Ormsby’s in West Midtown is a great spot for groups, with two floors, wine and beer, and games like bocce and darts.
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Going to Gunshow is kind of like having dinner at your coolest coworker’s house: It’s loud, fun, and you never quite know what they’re going to serve.
With an experimental menu and an upscale space, Banshee is one of East Atlanta’s best new restaurants, and where you should be eating.
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