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Downtown Atlanta

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Downtown Atlanta

Criminal Records

1154 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

“They’ve got the biggest collection of new stock in the city and probably the best collection of new genres, too. Hip hop, indie rock, blues, and the classics. Their used collection is great, too. Plus, they host in store performances from touring and local bands if you catch the right day. It’s an Atlanta staple.”

-Small Reactions

Atlanta Civil Rights Museum

100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

“Atlanta is the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. Take a trip to the Atlanta Civil Rights Museum to tap into that collective history; you’ll leave a changed person. The museum is excellent.”

-Small Reactions


488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“It’s a dive bar, so you’ll get everything you want out of a hip local joint, but the food and drinks are outstanding. And the staff are all gems. They’re known for their Jameson pours, but I prefer a good rum and coke. We’ve got to keep it local, right?”

-Small Reactions

Doll’s Head Trail at Constitution Lakes Park

1305 S River Industrial Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30315, USA

“Doll’s Head Trail at Constitution Lakes park is maybe one of the stranger things in the city. But it also feel’s very “Atlanta” to us. The whole thing is exactly as it sounds. More strange than ethereal, but a little of both. You’ll have the Constitution Lakes cleanse your pallet after if you need it.·

-Small Reactions

Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill

216 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

“Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill on Ponce de Leon Ave. They have a the perfect Cuban sandwich. Then, you can go to get a Hot Glazed Krispy Kreme donut right down the road after. It’s maybe the most Atlanta thing you can do.”

-Small Reactions

Ebrik Coffee Room

141 Mangum St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

“Ebrik Coffee Room has the tastiest coffee in town. We spent a lot of time there when we went to Georgia State. Their Americano is perfect, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.”

-Small Reactions

Eclipse di Luna

764 Miami Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA

“Eclipse di Luna is an awesome, unique spot for tapas and live music. Sip on a mojito and go ahead and cop two orders of Calamari. You’ll thank us later.”

-Edgewood Heavy

Eddie’s Attic

515 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

“Eddie’s Attic is a great place to get to know the musician you’re listening to.”

-Edgewood Heavy

Java Saga

3781 Presidential Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30340, USA

“Java Saga offers the best Taiwanese coffee and chicken sandwiches. Order an ‘Italian Jet Fuel’ to get your day started with a boom”

-Edgewood Heavy

Morgan Falls

400 Morgan Falls Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, USA

“Morgan Falls is the best place in Atlanta to go kayaking, canoeing, tubing, or to catch some sunshine. The water is calm and the scenery is so beautiful you’ll forget your in the city.”

-Edgewood Heavy

Smith’s Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA

“Our local hangout is Smith’s Olde Bar. It’s a legendary local venue, and the original home of Edgewood Heavy. We started our band during the pandemic and that was the first venue we played. We typically drink Casa Migos tequila.”

-Edgewood Heavy

Rock It Vintage

999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

“Rock-it Vintage has a well curated selection and reasonable prices! Also in a great walking location with restaurants and bars all around.”
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Drunken Unicorn

736 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA

“Drunken Unicorn is a place where new bands make their start alongside the well established bands that are likely to tour here. It’s near Ponce City Market and has all ages shows as well as a separate bar for 21+.”
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Ginya Izakaya

1700, 6 Northside Dr NW Ste A-5,A, Atlanta, GA 30318

“Ginya Izakaya is a cozy welcoming Japanese Pub with great beer and a huge variety of dishes. Something for everyone. It’s our Cheer’s.”
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Brash Coffee

1168 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

“Brash Coffee in Westside Provisions is housed in a renovated shipping container and serves up house roasted coffee. Our keyboardist likes to order a small latte because it’s the perfect balance of milk and espresso.”
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Streets Alive

Atlanta, GA, USA

“We often participate in Streets Alive, a city wide bike ride where they block off a bunch of streets to let a huge amount of people walk around and cyclist ride about. There are vendors and special tents to stop at on the route!”
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The Bakery Atlanta

825 Warner St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

“The Bakery has galleries, classes, installations as well as hosting local music from time to time. ”
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Old 4th Ward Park

Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, GA, USA

“Old 4th Ward park has beautiful landscaping and it’s not as busy as other big parks like Piedmont Park.”
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Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

“How could you come to ATL and not pay respects to this man, his life, and everything he and those around him did for billions of people around the world.”

-Neighbor Lady

Mammal Gallery

89 Broad St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

“Unfortunately almost all the underground art spaces have succumbed to the pandemic so it may be a while before that scene is back on its feet. However one of our favorites is The Mammal Gallery.”

-Neighbor Lady

East Atlanta Village

East Atlanta Village, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“Our favorite neighborhood to hang in is EAV for their shows.”

-Neighbor Lady

The Earl

488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“The Earl is more or less the stalwart club for the ATL scene. Everyone plays here.”

-Neighbor Lady

Miller Union

999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

“For upscale new American food, head over to Miller Union.”

-Neighbor Lady

Wax n Facts

432 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

“Wax n Facts is our favorite record store in one of our favorite neighborhoods, Little 5 Points.”

-Edgewood Heavy

“We’re gonna have to say our favorite record store is Wax n Facts in Little 5. This is conveniently only a few doors down from the close second, Criminal Records, so just check them both out.”

-Neighbor Lady

Megan Huntz’s Boutique

626 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA

“Megan Huntz has a lovely boutique on Highland (and everything is made in Atlanta).”

-Neighbor Lady

Chrome Yellow Trading Co.

501 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

“For pour overs or espresso based drinks I enjoy Chrome Yellow. In non-covid times, it’s perfect for meeting up with friends or a chill solo morning.”

-Neighbor Lady

Piedmont Park

1320 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA

“Visit the Botanical Gardens in Piedmont Park, especially the terrarium buildings where there are rooms called ‘the rainforest’ or ‘the orchid room’.”

-Neighbor Lady

Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

“Our favorite bar and restaurant is Kimball House – New Tokyo. KH is a not only a Decatur staple but also a world class bar and restaurant. We like the New Tokyo as a menu constant but you’re not going to get a bad drink. “

– Neighbor Lady

The Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

“Our favorite museum is The Center for Puppetry Arts is hands down the coolest museum in the city. It includes so many incredible pieces from Jim Henson studios, among others.”

Brownwood Park

607 Brownwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

” The best kept secret in ATL is Brownwood Park is a small green space near EAV that you’d never expect to feel like a hidden jungle within a city. It’s one of my favorite places to take a walk.”

Aisle 5

1123 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

“For live music, we stan Aisle 5. We’ve done so many shows there. We love the whole team. Great sound, excellent lights, good vibes all around. We also love Terminal West for bigger shows.”

Arepa Mia

10 N Clarendon Ave suite a, Avondale Estates, GA 30002, USA

“Our favorite place to grab a bite to eat is Arepa Mia. I miss it so much. We live in Brooklyn now, but I still dream about their guava & cream cheese breakfast empanadas. Everything there is fantastic. And it’s all gluten free!”


Psycho Sisters

428 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA

“Our favorite boutique is Psycho Sisters in Little 5 Points. The whole L5P area is great for vintage or consignment shopping!”


HodgePodge Coffee

720 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“Our favorite place to grab a cup of coffee is HodgePodge on Moreland Ave. We always get cold brew with almond milk and a blueberry muffin or a chicken patty. The owner Krystal & whole team are so wonderful!”

Starlight Drive In

2000 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“Our favorite activity is grabbing to go food & seeing a double feature at Starlight Drive In on Moreland. The best way to see a movie!”

Sweetwater Creek State Park

1750 Mt Vernon Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122, USA

“We love hiking and swimming at Sweetwater Creek State Park. It’s huge and beautiful. A great place for introspection or to hang with friends & pups!”

Gaja Korean Bar

491 Flat Shoals Ave SE A, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA

“Our favorite local bar is Gaja Korean Bar in EAV. Great ambiance & there’s usually someone spinning vinyl.”

“Gaja Korean Bar in EAV has great soju based drinks and great korean food to compliment them.”
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Tassilis Raw Reality

1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

“Tassili’s Raw Reality in the West End is one those places where if you know, you KNOW. It’s a vegan and mostly raw food restaurant that got famous from their HUGE and delicious kale wraps stuffed to brim with veggies and couscous. The Punany wrap is legendary, beloved by meat and plant based eaters alike, and the lines going out the door are a pretty good indicator of how much of a staple this restaurant is to local foodies.”

– Sa-Roc

ONE Musicfest

Atlanta, GA, USA

“The One Music Festival is something I look forward to every year. Dope music, dope vendors, and a really dope vibe.”

– Sa-Roc

Sanktuari of Self

568 Poole Pl SW unit a, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

“Sanktuari of Self. It’s a spiritual wellness boutique where I go to grab everything from crystals and sage sticks to delicious locally made teas. The space is absolutely beautiful and the staff is always so warm and welcoming.”

– Sa-Roc


152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

“My favorite venue is the Definitely the Tabernacle. It’s an old church in downtown Atlanta that was converted into a music venue. It has stained glass windows, murals on the ceiling, and artistic detailing in every inch of the space. I’ve seen some incredible shows there, but the most memorable was probably Dave Chappelle when he filmed his Netflix special, Sticks and Stones, and D’angelo’s Black Messiah tour.”

– Sa-Roc

Herban Fix

565 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

“My favorite restaurant right now would have to be Herban Fix. They have really delicious Pan Asian style vegan cuisine. Everything I’ve ordered from the menu is bomb but one of my favorite dishes is the pom pom mushroom steak(made out of mushrooms, of course)!”

– Sa-Roc

Spiller Park Coffee

Toco Hill Shopping Center, 2929 North Druid Hills Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA

“I love to go to Spiller Park Coffee in Ponce City Market. They have the most delicious mocha I’ve ever tasted. It’s always perfectly sweetened and goes really well with this amazing sourdough toast they make that’s slathered with fresh apple butter and local cashew butter.”

– Sa-Roc

Cascade Family Skating

3335 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30331, USA

“Whenever I have friends or family in town, we go to Cascade Family Skating. Roller skating culture is still alive and well in Atlanta and their adult skate nights are soooo fun. You can catch skating crews doing dope routines, see couples gliding on the floor in their matching outfits, and even take a break to learn some choreography in the middle of the rink. The music is always really good, especially on Wednesday nights when they play 90s Hiphop and R&B.”

– Sa-Roc

Arden’s Garden

985 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

“The only bars I drink at are juice bars and my favorite one is Arden’s Garden in East Point. I always get the spinach slam, which is a smoothie with a yummy blend of spinach(duh), mango, and pineapple juice. Super addictive.”

–  Sa-Roc

September Gray Fine Art Gallery

75 Bennett St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

“September Gray Fine Art has the most beautiful paintings and they’re very inclusive with the artists whose pieces they show.” – girlpuppy

Terminal West

887 West Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

“My favorite local venue is Terminal West. I’ve seen all of my favorite bands there and I love the size and vibe of the venue.” – girlpuppy

Slutty Vegan

1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

“I order the one night stand with skinny dippers on the side. This is the best local restaurant because it’s vegan food but you wouldn’t even know it, and it’s a black owned business.” – girlpuppy

Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

“Oakland Cemetery is my favorite place to enjoy nature because of how beautiful and different everything is there, and it’s a nice walk with not too many hills or anything.” – girlpuppy

High Museum

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA

“The High Museum is our favorite museum & they’re for tourists”

-Edgewood Heavy

“They are always bringing interesting exhibits to the city.”

-Curated By Boregard.

“The High Museum is my favorite museum, for sure. I love that they have affordable memberships, cool exhibits and artists talks, and work closely with local artists and communities to ensure diverse representation.”
– Sa-Roc