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Newtown Dream Dog Park

3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA, 30022

Fortunately for Johns Creek’s four-legged residents, there’s the Newtown Dream Dog Park, opened in 2011 after a local won the first Beneful Dream Dog Park contest.

Website: http://johnscreekga.gov/home.aspx

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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30312

404-688-2107

Oakland was a nineteenth-century hot spot; couples cruised the grounds in spiffy carriages and families picnicked near their forebears’ final resting places.

Website: http://www.oaklandcemetery.com

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Old Fourth Ward

Edgewood Avenue at Boulevard*, Atlanta, GA, 30312

The Old Fourth Ward’s mix of new hot spots and classic hangouts make for good music, good times, and good food.

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Paper Plane

340 Church Street, Decatur, GA, 30030

404-377-9308

The tiny, retro spot pairs sophisticated mixology with a sly menu of ambitious small plates.

Website: http://www.the-paper-plane.com/

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Plaza Theatre

1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306

404-873-1939

The Plaza’s fortunes have risen and fallen over the decades, and this year marked another rebirth for the 1939 movie house.

Website: http://plazaatlanta.com/

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Poem 88

1100 Howell Mill Road, Suite A04, Atlanta, GA, 30318

While many still think of the contemporary art gallery as a place to view new work and sip free wine, Poem 88 has moved beyond such a limited interpretation to embrace a variety of creatively augmented events.

Website: http://poem88.net/

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Reign Nightclub and Vanquish

1021 and 1029 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-898-1704

Michael Gidewon, the man behind Vision, opened up Reign and Vanquish, side by side. The Peachtree complex has marble floors, strobe lights, and VIP areas everywhere.

Website: http://reignatlanta.com/

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Rotknee Presents

437 Moreland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307

404-934-6598

At Little Five’s Star Community Bar, some of Atlanta’s best comics use the open mic to hone their chops.

Website: http://starbaratlanta.com/

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Serenbe Playhouse

9110 Selborne Lane, Suite 210, Chattahoochee Hills, GA, 30268

770-463-1110

Executive and artistic director Brian Clowdus deftly taps the theater’s bucolic Chattahoochee Hills landscape to dreamy effect.

Website: http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/

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Shout

1197 Peachtree Street, Colony Square, Atlanta, GA, 30361

404-846-2000

There is nothing quiet about this genre-defying blockbuster, the sister restaurant of Twist.

Website: http://heretoserverestaurants.com

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Shucks

705 Town Brookhaven, Atlanta, GA, 30319

404-846-1777

Most customers come here to slurp a dozen raw oysters, sourced from the Gulf and both coasts, and follow with a thick grilled cheese sandwich in a dozen variations.

Website: http://h2sr.com/shucks

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Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping-Pong Emporium

466 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30312

404-522-8275

Wednesday-night Church Organ Karaoke is your chance to partake in some not-so-sacramental wine (or beer or booze) and sing as loudly as you want.

Website: http://www.sisterlouisaschurch.com

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Stats

300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA, 30313

404-885-1472

This futuristic sports bar has more than seventy flat-screen TVs throughout three levels of a gorgeous building within walking distance of the Dome and Phillips Arena.

Website: http://statsatl.com

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Stem Wine Bar

1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, 30068

678-214-6888

Doug Turbush, along with chef de cuisine Brendan Keenan and manager/sommelier Jason Raymond, has done it again with this sophisticated wine bar.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/StemWineBar

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Stone Mountain Park

1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083

770-498-5690

The verdant vista from atop Stone Mountain (just a 1.3-mile climb) enables hikers to forget the crazy traffic bustling under the treetops.

Website: http://www.stonemountainpark.com

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SweetWater Brewing Company

195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30324

404-691-2537

This local brewery has single-handedly put the Southeast on the map for beer lovers.

Website: http://www.sweetwaterbrew.com

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Ten Atlanta

990 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309

404-347-3360

A restaurant by day and a nightclub after—you guessed it—ten. Ten offers everything from poker on Monday to a DJ on the weekend, Falcons tailgating, and a patio-packing Sunday cocktail social.

Website: http://tenatlanta.com/index.html

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Terminal West

887 West Marietta Street, Studio C, Atlanta, GA, 30318

404-876-5566

Westside’s King Plow complex once housed a foundry and shipped farm implements all over the United States and Latin America.

Website: http://www.terminalwestatl.com/

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