Almost unbelievably, Avalon’s liberal-with-a-capital-L open container policy lets you roam the entire property with a boozy drink in hand. How about cruising through the racks at Lou & Grey with a fruity margarita from The El Felix? Or maybe you’d like to sip an earthy Barolo from Crú Food & Wine Bar while window-shopping at Arhaus? For something stiffer, swing by the service window at Oak Steakhouse for a twist on a Manhattan made with chocolate bitters and vermouth cherries. 2200 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta, experienceavalon.com
This article originally appeared in our November 2015 issue.