Paper Crane Lounge is hidden on the second floor of Staplehouse and feels a bit like a super villain’s lair. Instead of a swivel chair and a large ominous button, though, you’ll find high-end cocktails and a very short menu of upscale bar food - which means you can get a taste of Staplehouse without spending a whole paycheck. There’s a rotating list of ambiguously named drinks, like the Disco Nap and Masterpiece Theatre with descriptions such as “breezy,” “graceful,” and “intuitive,” instead of a list of ingredients. But just like the drinks downstairs, all of them are excellent.
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Bilton Bar in Old Fourth Ward serves some of the best cocktails in the city along with unique South African snacks like beef jerky and hand pies.
Tiny Lou’s is a French restaurant in the Clermont Hotel in Old Fourth Ward, and where you should bring a date or an out-of-towner for a nice dinner.
Root Baking Co
Located on the quieter 2nd floor of Ponce City Market, Root Baking Co is a great place for a sandwich or salad.
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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.
Brick Store Pub
Brick Store Pub in Downtown Decatur is a beer lover’s spot, with a long list of regional and international beers, and no TVs.
Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social is where you got after a Braves game when you want to eat, drink, bowl, sing karaoke, or play arcade games.
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Going to Gunshow is kind of like having dinner at your coolest coworker’s house: It’s loud, fun, and you never quite know what they’re going to serve.
With an experimental menu and an upscale space, Banshee is one of East Atlanta’s best new restaurants, and where you should be eating.
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