Ten Atlanta

990 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309


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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Music Midtown

Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA, 30309

Late in the afternoon of Music Midtown’s second and final day in 2012, organizer Peter Conlon cut off ticket sales before, as the AJC reported, “capacity bordered on uncomfortable.”

Website: http://musicmidtown.com

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

466 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30312


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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Eddie Owen Presents 
at Red Clay Theatre

3116 Main Street, Duluth, GA, 30096


In May 2012 the owners of Eddie’s Attic, the Decatur listening room where John Mayer and Sugarland got their starts, fired its founder, Eddie Owen.

Website: http://www.eddieowenpresents.com

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115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 225, Atlanta, GA, 30303

Hosted by Burnaway arts critic Ed Hall, the Eyedrum Writers Exchange forum allows writers to get feedback on works in progress, or share writing that has influenced them.

Website: http://eyedrum.org

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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30312


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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Georgia Ensemble Theatre

950 Forrest Street, Roswell, GA, 30075


After more than twenty seasons, Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) seems to have found the sweet spot between old and new.

Website: http://get.org

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Terminal West

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


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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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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Alliance Theatre

1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA, 30309


Since 2003 the Midtown theater’s Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition has identified some of the freshest young voices in American theater

Website: http://alliancetheatre.org/

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Paper Plane

340 Church Street, Decatur, GA, 30030


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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470 Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30316


A former East Atlanta Village antiques mall now houses the latest haunt for beer lovers.

Website: http://www.argosy-east.com

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Centennial Olympic Park

265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta, GA, 30313


If there is a lasting and tangible remnant of the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, it is Centennial Olympic Park. As grass and trees have filled in over the years, the park has evolved from a pile of commemorative bricks into a restful oasis.

Website: http://centennialpark.com/

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Legoland Discovery Center

3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30326


Phipps Plaza is home to this indoor playground, a creative 35,000-square-foot space—one of only three so far in the U.S.

Website: http://www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/default-locations.aspx

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982 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30316


Since opening in 2004, this inspirational nonprofit committed to advocating for arts, artists, and social change has hosted more than 1,000 music shows and 700-plus classes for artists.

Website: http://www.wonderroot.org/

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Clermont Lounge

789 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30306


The real strength of Atlanta’s oldest strip club is that it rejects all attempts to co-opt the hipster scene.

Website: http://clermontlounge.net/

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309


This urban arcadia has augmented its plant collections with the gorgeous Kendeda Canopy Walk, an edible garden, and outdoor kitchen.

Website: http://atlantabotanicalgarden.org/

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