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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Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead has one of our favorite rooftops in the city, serves affordable tapas, and always feels a little like a party.
Haven Restaurant & Bar
Next time you’re in Brookhaven, head to Haven for a Southern-inspired brunch or dinner.
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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.
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.
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.
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