15. Blind Willie’s

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Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

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The late-night denizens of Virginia-Highland (college kids in oxford shirts, midnight joggers, Audi drivers) would be unfamiliar to this place’s namesake. But the spirit of Blind Willie McTell remains alive and well behind these brick walls, where blues musicians—many of them deep into old age—find appreciative and knowledgeable audiences night after night. Get there early for a table. 828 North Highland Avenue, 404-873-2583, blindwilliesblues.com

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