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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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.
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.
Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
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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.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, or it just being Friday, Miler Union is the perfect spot to eat upscale Southern food and drink good wine.
Kimball House in Decatur is a great spot to grab oysters and cocktails, all in a space straight out of _The Great Gatsby_.
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