One time you hired a Journey cover band to follow your friend around all night singing “Don’t Stop Believing” every time someone bought them a shot. Instead of losing another friend this year, spend a night at Venkman’s. This restaurant and concert hall in Old Fourth Ward is owned by members of Yacht Rock Revue, a local ’70s and ’80s soft rock cover band. So order a pastrami sandwich or pulled pork tacos, before giving your full attention to belting out the lyrics to those Steely Dan, Toto, and Doobie Brothers songs.
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Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Ladybird Grove in the Old Fourth Ward is the perfect outdoor spot for when you want to grab drinks and food somewhere that reminds you of summer camp.
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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Bacchanalia in West Midtown is a seasonal, farm-to-table spot that’s great for client dinners or a big night out.
Seven Lamps might be technically in the Lenox Mall, but it’s worth braving traffic for the small plates and wine.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
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