If you’re still unsure what to do after weighing all the other birthday options on this list, just say “f*ck it” and go bowling. And while you might associate bowling alley food with the uncomfortable one-two punch of eating chicken fingers followed by jamming your greasy fingers into a bowling ball, the Painted Pin is a little different. Between turns and Lebowski quotes, you’ll relax on couches and eat soy ginger-glazed edamame, tuna poke wontons, and wood-fired pizzas. The Moscow Mule slushies go down quick though, so maybe just take it easy like The Dude and order a White Russian.
Where we've featured it
More spots in BuckheadSee more
With floor to ceiling windows and a menu of mostly Italian dishes, St. Cecilia in Buckhead is where you should bring a client or your parents.
Saltyard in Buckhead is a great group spot, with a menu of unique small plates and larger dishes designed for sharing.
Eclipse di Luna
Eclipse di Luna is a tapas spot in Buckhead with live music and free salsa lessons on Thursdays.
More Bar Food spotsSee more
Hampton & Hudson
Hampton + Hudson in Inman Park is an all-day spot with great brunch food and plenty of TVs to watch whatever game you can’t stream at home.
Tin Tin, from the same team as AIX next door, is a casual bar and you could come for a glass of wine and small plates or a cocktail and full meal.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more