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The Royal Peacock is one of Atlanta’s last remaining third places

The music venue, now a reggae nightclub, is one of Atlanta's few continuously dedicated places for Black music and social gatherings. The venue has managed to outlive Jim Crow segregation, the highway invasion of Auburn Avenue, and ’90s-era Olympification.
Is a craft beer-pocalypse coming for Atlanta?

Is a craft beer-pocalypse coming for Atlanta?

Craft beer hit its gold rush era in the 2010s, with new taphouses opening around the country faster than you could say Hefeweizen. “The theory used to be: build craft beer, and they will come,” says Sam Kazmer of Elsewhere Brewing. “And it is just not that anymore.”
The mocktail gets its moment

The mocktail gets its moment

When I first got sober a decade ago, there weren’t many alternatives to liquor, beer, or wine in restaurants and bars. In recent years, however, there’s been a flourishing of "zero-proof" craftsmanship. Here are a few highlights from Atlanta’s burgeoning zero-proof scene, where you can explore this brave and inclusive new world.

After two years, the Porter Beer Bar finally reopens

On May 10, new owner Manny Maloof and chef E.J. Hodgkinson relaunched the Porter, which had been closed since July 2022, with a new menu, 18 additional beer taps, and a renovated interior.
The Indie Craft Experience returns with a new owner and holiday markets

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 16-22

Shop at the Indie Craft Experience Summer Market, catch live music at Virginia-Highland Porchfest, and more fun things to do this week.

Essential Southern beach trips

There are a few things you can always count on if you travel along the Southern coast. Pillowy mounds of soft, fine sand. Warm, sunny days punctuated by kaleidoscopic sunsets. Tents and umbrellas bearing the mascots of college football teams. Local shrimp and oysters fried to greasy perfection. These eight classic destinations tick all those boxes and more.

Strangers in Paradise, from the Ladybird team, transports guests to the beachside resorts of the late ‘80s

With the BeltLine running right behind it, Michael Lennox knew the concept would need to appeal to a daytime crowd, as well as evening. Called Strangers in Paradise, it transports guests back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, taking them to a resort bar, perhaps somewhere in South Florida. “We thought it’d be fun to play around with the resort drink universe, where people are trying to escape their day-to-day lives. These are juice-forward, colorful drinks,” he says.
A love letter to WREK

A love letter to WREK

You can learn a lot from local radio. Wherever I travel, I make a point of listening to nearby stations; when I relocated to Atlanta, it was the radio that taught me about my new city. One afternoon, escaping Buckhead in bumper-to-bumper traffic and fed up with Top 40 radio (How many personal-injury lawyers are out there, really? I wondered), I turned the dial and discovered my favorite gem of them all: WREK (91.1), Georgia Tech’s student-run radio station.

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Atlanta’s Silent Book Club chapter brings together readers, accountability, and camaraderie

Atlanta’s Silent Book Club chapter brings together readers, accountability, and camaraderie

If you’ve walked through Bold Monk Brewing, Ladybird, or other Atlanta hotspots recently, you might have noticed something unusual: a group of people independently reading in collective silence. Stumbling upon a Silent Book Club event might seem unnerving without context, but the meetup is an increasingly popular way for people to read, socialize, and explore Atlanta.
The innovative way the Georgia Aquarium manages millions of gallons of tank water

The innovative way the Georgia Aquarium manages millions of gallons of tank water

With around 500 species living in 60 different habitats, the Georgia Aquarium the biggest aquarium in the United States and the fourth largest in the world. Keeping the aquarium’s creatures healthy and happy is John Masson’s primary job responsibility, along with hundreds of other animal care specialists, from veterinarians to microbiologists. And because all those creatures are aquatic, whether partially or completely, a big part of Masson’s job involves water—a lot of water.
Shaky Knees 2024

Photos: A sunny—then soggy—but always electric Shaky Knees Festival lights up Atlanta

The thunderstorms that threatened all weekend finally forced their way through on Sunday afternoon, day three of Shaky Knees music festival, which was back...
Floridaman, Breaker Breaker’s irreverent brother, debuts in May

Floridaman, Breaker Breaker’s irreverent brother, debuts in May

With a tongue-in-cheek name, Floridaman is a dive bar set atop BeltLine seafood shack Breaker Breaker. Set to open this month, the adults-only spot features a relaxed vibe with low-brow beach drinks and a limited food menu. “It’s meant to be more chill, but very irreverent,” says general manager Hannah Keller. “It’s a hangout spot.”

Newly renovated, Mary Mac’s Tea Room reopens after a two-month hiatus

Quintessential Southern restaurant Mary Mac’s Tea Room is back open after part of its roof collapsed during a rainstorm in March.
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Review: Breaker Breaker turns the BeltLine into a boardwalk

What I especially love about Breaker Breaker—besides the fried-fish platters with thick tartar sauce, the fun sandwiches, and the cocktails—is the location. Unlike most of the places constructed closer to Krog Street, there is nothing conventional about the architecture. It consists of linear-stacked concrete blocks, with a huge metal roof original to Stein Steel floating on top.
Photos: Neil Young and Crazy Horse perform at Ameris Bank Ampitheatre

Photos: Neil Young and Crazy Horse perform at Ameris Bank Ampitheatre

Neil Young and Crazy Horse stopped in Alpharetta on Tuesday evening as part of their Love Earth Tour. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.

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Photos: Bad Bunny performs at State Farm Arena

Bad Bunny played to a sold-out crowd at State Farm Arena on the first night of his two-night run in Atlanta. Here, check out the scenes photographer Perry Julien captured at the show.

Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2024: Meet the winner and finalists

Launched in 2014 by Judson Mitcham in collaboration with the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Georgia Poet Laureate's Prize is an annual program designed to encourage works by teen writers. Read the works of the 2024 winner and finalists.

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The mocktail gets its moment

When I first got sober a decade ago, there weren’t many alternatives to liquor, beer, or wine in restaurants and bars. In recent years, however, there’s been a flourishing of "zero-proof" craftsmanship. Here are a few highlights from Atlanta’s burgeoning zero-proof scene, where you can explore this brave and inclusive new world.

After two years, the Porter Beer Bar finally reopens

On May 10, new owner Manny Maloof and chef E.J. Hodgkinson relaunched the Porter, which had been closed since July 2022, with a new menu, 18 additional beer taps, and a renovated interior.

Strangers in Paradise, from the Ladybird team, transports guests to the beachside resorts of the late ‘80s

With the BeltLine running right behind it, Michael Lennox knew the concept would need to appeal to a daytime crowd, as well as evening. Called Strangers in Paradise, it transports guests back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, taking them to a resort bar, perhaps somewhere in South Florida. “We thought it’d be fun to play around with the resort drink universe, where people are trying to escape their day-to-day lives. These are juice-forward, colorful drinks,” he says.

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Homebuilder John Wieland created a contemporary art museum as a gift to Atlanta—and it’s free

The 20,000 homes John Wieland has built in neighborhoods all over Atlanta will always be his legacy to the city, but now he has something more personal for us all. Wieland’s private collection of art is now on display at his art museum, the Warehouse, which opened to the public on April 13. The facility will continue with monthly open houses—free with an advance reservation—on the second Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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