Category: nightlife - 50 Best Things to Do - Atlanta Magazine

7. Feel the blues at Blind Willie's

Hear legends croon at a local bar

Atlanta’s venerable blues joint is named for one legend (Blind Willie McTell) and is the best place to see another: Francine Reed, whose soulful voice, feisty wisecracks, and dance-inducing songs mesh perfectly with the intimate dive bar’s New Orleans–inspired atmosphere. Read More

14. Embrace Atlanta's 
easy-going style

These places embody the city's unique sense of fashion

Atlanta has a laid-back style; it’s a lot less pretentious than New York or other large cities. One place that really exemplifies that is Morgan Kylee boutique in Buckhead. It’s small, friendly, personal. Read More

22. Drink up at our defining bars

Bring a designated driver and take a tour of the city’s cocktail culture

Start easy with a sherry cobbler—the subtly sweet, low-octane cocktail of the moment—at H. Harper Station, housed in a former train depot in Reynoldstown. Head over to Poncey-Highland to eavesdrop on the journalists and politicos at Manuel’s Tavern and sip a SweetWater 420. Read More

26. Sip a Negroni on a terrace

Or lounge about in a glamorous bar

Okay, so Atlanta’s not Paris, but you can pretend you’re Owen Wilson and travel back to the Jazz Age, when the likes of Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tallulah Bankhead, and Charles Lindbergh mingled at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Read More

28. Get insulted by 
Charlie Brown

As you sip screwdrivers at Blake's on the Park

Former Atlantan RuPaul may 
be our national claim to drag queen fame, but locals give props to his 
compatriot, Charlie Brown—a performer in our gay scene for more than four decades. Read More