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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Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
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.
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Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards
Twain's in Decatur is like your childhood dream come true with games like foosball, pool, and darts, along with food and booze.
This restaurant and concert hall in Old Fourth Ward is where you head for a night of belting out old-school classics with a group of friends.
Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market is a food hall with over 30 different restaurants, with options ranging from Italian and ramen to Szechuan and Mexican.
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Staplehouse in the Old Fourth Ward is without a doubt the best restaurant in Atlanta.
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.
Head to Golden Eagle in Reynoldstown for classic cocktails and shared plates in a space straight out of the art deco era.
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