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Old 10-04-2007, 12:38 AM   #26
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

God damn, I ain't been nowhere.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:40 AM   #27
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

For what it's worth, when I have friends in town I take them on the TRIPLE CROWN OF ATLANTA that consists of first, Nothside Tavern, second, the Clermont Lounge, and third MJQ. All three places are top notch but a little divey...meaning no pretensiousness at all.

Of course there are all sorts of treasures in Little Five Points. I love The Vortex! Best burgers ever and you can get tater tots too.

The best place for authentic Italian pasta dishes in town is Pasa Figo. My Italian friends won't eat pasta anywhere else.

More to come as I think of them.

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Old 10-04-2007, 01:38 AM   #28
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

It's amazing how much fun stuff there is to do in Decatur now, and 10 years ago it got mentioned with College Park and East Point.

Willy,

I drove past Northside Tavern a lot when I lived off Defoor, but I never went in. Obviously I will have to change that.

Also, your "TRIPLE CROWN OF ATLANTA" is kinda similar but not really to an event a group I used to do with a group of friends of mine about 6 times a year. Every now and then the stars aligned and you could hit 3 fun/cheap drinking opportunities in 8 hours.

The Triumvirate

1) Sweetwater Brewery Tour - This used to start at 4:20 on Mondays and Thursdays but has since moved to an impossibly late 5:30 start. It cost $6 to get a 16oz glass and 3 tickets for any beer you wanted. Then the fourth beer cost you a $1 tip to the nicest beer girl.

2) Braves Game - Only 7 o'clock or later home games need apply here. $5 walk up tickets and $2/person parking. Not a bad deal, which is important when you're paying $8 a pop for the beers in the stadium.

3) Peachtree Tavern - Bonus points for a Monday because you could then do karaoke, which is a blast here. The requirement here is house shots, which will vary from $2 to $5 a pop depending on the day, bartender, and how much you complain about the ridiculousness of $5 house shots.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:53 AM   #29
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

When I went to Atlanta I ate at Fat Matt's Rib Shack. I highly recommend it.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:55 AM   #30
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Peachtree Tavern[/url] - Bonus points for a Monday because you could then do karaoke, which is a blast here. The requirement here is house shots, which will vary from $2 to $5 a pop depending on the day, bartender, and how much you complain about the ridiculousness of $5 house shots.
I have been wondering where the good karaoke places are. Last time I went was to the Crazy Horse in Cabbagetown (which is no longer around).

I also have never been to Northside Tavern.

This thread delivers.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:06 AM   #31
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Part of me died when they closed the Mellow Mushroom in Roswell. I used to go there every Sunday with lifelong friends for pizza and beer, what a shame, I loved that place.
There's another one on Crossville Road. Probably not as good as the old one, but still f'ing great pizza either way.
There are a billion of them all over Atlanta.

For anyone who wants to venture outside of the city proper, Williamson Brothers BBQ in Marietta is the [censored].

Canoe is a fantastic upscale restaurant that isn't so upscale and so expensive that it will make you feel out of place if you are more of a casual diner.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:19 AM   #32
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Part of me died when they closed the Mellow Mushroom in Roswell. I used to go there every Sunday with lifelong friends for pizza and beer, what a shame, I loved that place.
There's another one on Crossville Road. Probably not as good as the old one, but still f'ing great pizza either way.
There are a billion of them all over Atlanta.

For anyone who wants to venture outside of the city proper, Williamson Brothers BBQ in Marietta is the [censored].

I mentioned the MM on Crossville b/c it's in Roswell.

We could have a whole thread on Atlanta BBQ restaurants. Williamson Bros. I have not heard of. Has anyone been to Swallow at the Hollow or Wyatt's?
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:26 AM   #33
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

My review of Canoe in OOT from about a year ago.

Other fun place to do karaoke is the 10 High club which is right below Dark Horse Tavern in Virginia Highlands. They do a live band karaoke, whose songlist you can find here: http://www.metalsome.net/songs.htm
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:34 AM   #34
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Dinner at Vortex -> concert at variety playhouse.
or if youre more upscale and less of a hipster...
Dinner at Horseradish grill->concert at Chastain Park.

Also enjoy going to Funny farm in Roswell->Startime arcade/minigolf etc. or reverse order more likely. And punchline is pretty well known comedy club.

I really like the newish restaurant(s, its a chain) Seasons 52.

Also, second all the places mentioned.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:10 AM   #35
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I'm actually not such a Vortex fan. They have great decor, but the restaurant really isn't that interesting or good. I feel like it's a goth Applebee's.

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Old 10-04-2007, 09:26 AM   #36
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lol, their burgers are awesome though.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:35 AM   #37
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Yea I actually like Vortex a lot, although I avoid biker night as shown in your pic.

Regarding the Sweetwater reference, they changed the rules b/c they realized people were driving home hammered. It used to be $6 for 6 tickets and a beer glass. Each ticket got you a FULL beer, best deal ever. Now they changed it so each glass has a mark at 6 oz. and they won't fill it up any higher. Still a fun experience though, since Sweetwater is so good.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:36 AM   #38
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Oh man I could eat Swallow in the Hallow for lunch every day! Their portions are huge and the food is great, it's not that expensive but a little more so than most of the chain BBQ places around hear (Famous Dave's, Dreamland etc).

Something a lot of people don't know about the Sweetwater Brewery is that you can rent it out for the evening, set up a live band, and they will provide you with all the beer you can drink for $5 per person. They have a couple staff members that keep the kegs fresh and they set up 3-4 kegs in the back of the warehouse.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:46 AM   #39
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I'm actually not such a Vortex fan. They have great decor, but the restaurant really isn't that interesting or good. I feel like it's a goth Applebee's.


Sam,

How many times have you been there? I'll admit I had an overcooked burger there one time, but that's it. Jean and I eat there on average once per week and you and he have the best taste in food of all the people I know so I'm surprised you do not like it.


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Peachtree tavern is cheap and a fun time. There are also other bars in the same building. Moondogs upstairs is cheap too. I've never been to Ptree Tavern for karaoke though.

For the karaoke fans, the Ten High Club in VA Highlands does live band karaoke a few nights a week. I forget which night, but one night it's live band metal karaoke!
The Clermont Lounge does karaoke on Tuesday nights so those poor 'strippers' have to dance to whatever some lunatic is belting out over on the dance floor

Good thread guys!

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Old 10-04-2007, 10:10 AM   #40
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Nuevo Laredo Cantina (Chattahoochee Ave.) needs to be getting more love. It is the best Mexican food I've had in my ~7 years in Atlanta. They put a really good cheese sauce on their fish tacos.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:36 AM   #41
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

If there's any nature lover's in the area, there's so many great National & State Parks just outside the city. There's also a lot of places on the Chattahoochie River that are great for relaxing in nature on a nice Spring day.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:39 AM   #42
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Even when we lived next to Little5, I probably only went to the Vortex a couple times. If Jean liked it, it has to be worth it. I'll give it another shot. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:41 PM   #43
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

I feel way too suburban or young for you guys. I've never been to any of the places listed other than Braves games.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:23 PM   #44
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I feel sorta useless because the extent of my Atlanta living is 95% Buckhead, which has now evolved into it's own city with new condos being built every day and office buildings popping up everywhere.

As another suggestion for Buford highway, if you like soup than any of the Pho (pronounced fuh) places are great. It's Vietnamese soup, where they throw egg noodles, brisket, and other meats that are almost raw into a boiling bowl of beef broth, and the meat sorta cooks in it as you eat it. And it's a big damn bowl, too, at most places.

The thing is, most Pho places are simply distinguished by a number behind them. My usual spot is Pho 76, located next door to one of my favorite Mexican joints La Kermez.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:40 PM   #45
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Yeah, Buckhead is basically useless now. Pretty much every bar and club closed down except for the Tavern/Moondogs/Hole in the Wall block and Fado, but they're moving soon too. Obviously there are still plenty of good places too eat around there, but meh.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:09 PM   #46
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Nuevo Laredo Cantina (Chattahoochee Ave.) needs to be getting more love. It is the best Mexican food I've had in my ~7 years in Atlanta. They put a really good cheese sauce on their fish tacos.
As a native Texan / Mexpert, I was not impressed with Nuevo Laredo, but I would be willing to give it another shot. TDS on the other hand delivers hard. Kudos to 'T0ne for the shrimp corn chowder recommendation, which is a dish I probably never would have ordered had it been left up to me, but which I now get every time I eat there, which is about three times a week.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:13 PM   #47
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For those of you who've never heard of

Apache Cafe..

Now you have! They host all sorts of awesomeness from rap battles to spoken word and poetry readings. It's a pretty rad place and if you're white you may get the unique experience of being the only white person in a place.

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Old 10-05-2007, 05:15 PM   #48
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Naw man...East Andrews, McDuff's, Churchill's, Pool Hall, and Five Paces are way better IMO than all those dance clubs/college bars that are closing down and are right across the street. The only bar that is closing I will miss is CJ's. Fado will be staying in the same vicinity too. I wouldn't be surprised if few nice bars open up amongst all the other new stores.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:15 AM   #49
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Re: Atlanta: Your favorite things to do or places to go

Geez, sounds like that town has changed a lot since I moved away in 2000.

Anybody know if the Stein Club is still there? I used to live w/in walking distance of it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:05 AM   #50
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Well, I've never heard of it and a quick search + friend inquiry leads me to believe it closed at least 4 years ago. However, google still returns a map location at:

929 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-3707

So who to believe?
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