Neighborhood gem: Battle & Brew
With six different gaming systems, this bar is the stuff of teenage dreams.
Nonintimidating spin studio: Vibe Ride
Maybe you avoid indoor cycling classes like the plague, worried you’ll be shown up and shamed by a judgmental squad of Spandex-clad spin addicts.
Leaps and bounds: Atlanta Parkour
Leaping, climbing, bounding, bouncing, flipping—you can do all of that in a parkour class.
Microblading: Brow You Doin’
Carey Housen launched Brow You Doin’, her microblading business, out of Only You Tattoo in 2016, inspired in part by her struggles with alopecia.
Boxing for beginners: Vesta Movement
You can’t help but feel tough when your hands are wrapped and slipped into boxing gloves.
Barbecue: B’s Cracklin’
This Atlanta location of pitmaster Bryan Furman’s barbecue joint—the original is in Savannah—couldn’t have been more warmly embraced by Riverside, a neighborhood in need of choice dining options.
Caretaker: Steve Palmer
There are many heroes in our local food community, but this shout-out goes to the Indigo Road Restaurant Group’s Steve Palmer, who brought a chapter of his organization Ben’s Friends here in April.
Korean fried chicken: Thank U Chicken
Enter Thank U Chicken and you feel as if you’ve been teleported to Seoul, where frying chicken is almost a sport.
Dance fitness: Vixen Workout at Atlanta Dance & Music Academy
Part of a nationwide hip-hop cardio program inspired by music video choreography, these classes are accessible for even the clumsiest among us.
Health food: Upbeet
Erik Maier’s simultaneously sleek and bubbly fast-casual restaurant relies on organic ingredients and a crew of high-spirited bowl-builders.