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.
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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.
Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead has one of our favorite rooftops in the city, serves affordable tapas, and always feels a little like a party.
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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Head to Golden Eagle in Reynoldstown for classic cocktails and shared plates in a space straight out of the art deco era.
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.
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.
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