Northside Tavern has been around since 1972, which makes it a classic by default, and it hasn’t changed much over the years, which is why we like it. It’s the definition of a dive bar, with cheap beers and strong well drinks, but it’s also maybe the only place on the Westside with live music seven nights a week.
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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.
Le Fat is a Vietnamese bistro in West Midtown that serves all of the classics, along with a few French and Chinese dishes.
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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.
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.
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MJQ Concourse in Old Fourth Ward is a no frills, cash only place to dance. Head there late, and in clothing you don’t care about.
Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead has one of our favorite rooftops in the city, serves affordable tapas, and always feels a little like a party.
Two Urban Licks
Two Urban Licks in Old Fourth Ward has a tower of wine barrels that they serve from on tap and great small plates, so come with a date or a group.
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