Le Fat is a Vietnamese bistro in West Midtown that serves all of the classics, along with a few French and Chinese dishes.
Written bySarah Bailey
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.
Written byNeal Cohen
Atkins Park in Virginia Highlands is one of the oldest bars in Atlanta, and it’s great for a beer and a burger.
Usually when food and airplanes mix you’re left disappointed, but Downwind is right next to the Dekalb Airport and serves great pub classics.
The rooftop at Six Feet Under in West Midtown is one of the best places to eat some seafood and drink a few beers.
Little Five Points
We’d go to The Porter just for the Belgian fries, but they also have a long list of beers and lots of great vegetarian options too.
One Eared Stag in Inman Park has a menu of interesting small plates and entrees, and a Monday family-style fried chicken dinner.
Brick Store Pub in Downtown Decatur is a beer lover’s spot, with a long list of regional and international beers, and no TVs.
Lloyd’s in Inman Park is like a 1980s fever dream of a restaurant - with its wood paneled walls, booths, and menu of old school staples.
Buteco in Grant Park is an all day spot where you could come for coffee, lunch, drinks on a date, or a late night samba dance party.
With it’s massive red-eyed skull above the entry, The Vortex is a bar and grill in in Little Five Points that’s open late and not hard to find.
Old Fourth Ward
Miso Ko is a small sushi spot in Ponce City Market, with a long menu of fresh fish for dinner and grab-and-go options perfect for lunch.
Ormsby’s in West Midtown is a great spot for groups, with two floors, wine and beer, and games like bocce and darts.
Head to Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points for a huge selection of beers on tap along with elevated bar food in a nice space.
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.
Fred’s Meat & Bread in Krog Street Market predictably makes sandwiches, but with some cool combinations and an amazing burger.
From the patio to the margaritas and tacos, Red Pepper Taqueria in Buckhead is where you should bring a group and spend a night.
East Atlanta Village
When you want a low-key spot for drinks, surprisingly good bar food, and games, head to Midway Pub in East Atlanta Village.
Mezcalitos is a great Mexican spot in Grant Park with a dog-friendly patio and more tequila and mezcal than you could try in a lifetime.
When you need something healthy to balance out how you usually eat, head to Recess in Krog St. Market and grab a grain bowl to go or sit at the bar.