After being entirely destroyed in the American Civil War, Atlanta literally rose from the ashes to become the unofficial capital of the “New South.” Now the 9th largest metropolitan area in the US, the city is a thriving economic and cultural hub.

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Curated By Local Artists

artist guide
Atlanta, Georgia
Gringo Star
  Meet Gringo Star , an indie rock band who have been making a dent in the ATL music scene and beyond for the last 10+ years. They’ve put out 6 amazing albums, one EP,...
artist guide
Atlanta, Georgia
Big Boi
  Big Boi made his proper introduction as a solo artist in 2010 with Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. A modern classic, it captured #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and landed on Pitchfork's "100 Best...
artist guide
Atlanta, Georgia
LÁNRE
Lánre (born Olánrewaju Keyede, December 16, 1992) began his music career at age 10 in his hometown of Plainfield, New Jersey where he attended a school for music and was classically trained in vocal performance....
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Atlanta, Georgia
MICROWAVE
Blending elements of hardcore, emo, and indie rock in a melodic cocktail unmatched by scene contemporaries, Atlanta four-piece Microwave balances frankness with a penchant for wit, allowing personal confessions to make a striking impact. While...

Atlanta, Georgia

Area Guide of Things to do

outdoors
Kennesaw Mountain

“Kennesaw Mountain is a just a short drive from downtown and has a lot of great trails, and usually pretty lightly travelled.”

-Curated by Gringo Star

Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia 30060, USA
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shopping
Wax ‘N’ Facts

“Wax’N’Facts is right in the middle of little five points, which is kinda the best neighborhood here, and has tons of local and rare stuff. They support the local scene very much and are great to deal with.”

-Curated by Gringo Star

432 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
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The Variety Playhouse

“The Variety Playhouse has amazing sound and lights, and some of the friendliest folks working and running it than anywhere.”

-Curated by Gringo Star

1099 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
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food
Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant

“Jalisco’s is the greatest Mexican food in town. Best salsa. Best everything. I get the #4”

-Curated by Gringo Star

2907 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
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coffee
Perc Coffee

“Perc is the best coffee spot. I always get a shot in the dark iced.”

-Curated by Gringo Star

2380 Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA
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landmark
OutKast Mural

“My favorite local staple is the OutKast Mural in Little Five Points”

-Curated by Big Boi

453 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
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museum
The Fernbank Museum

“My favorite Atlanta museum is The Fernbank Museum”
-Curated by Big Boi

 

“The Fernbank Science Center and Obervatory is a personal favorite place to see the latest activity in the cosmos. Also cool exhibits on regional/ Georgia wildlife and history.”
-Curated by Gringo Star

 

The Fernbank Museum
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food
Spondivits

“Spondivits has the best seafood!”

-Curated by Big Boi

1219 Virginia Ave, East Point, GA 30344, USA
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outdoors
Piedmont Park

“This park has beautiful scenery and several trials”

– Curated by Big Boi

400 Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
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museum
TRAP MUSIC MUSEUM

“The Trap Music Museum in West Atlanta, is one of the coolest places in the city to visit! It was created by T.I. himself, and it’s a great place to learn about Atlanta’s music history and how the trap music that started here has influenced the music industry to this day.”

– Curated By Lánre

630 Travis St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
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venue
TABERNACLE

I love seeing shows at the Tabernacle in Downtown Atlanta. I’ve seen everything from Dave Chappelle to EDM shows there, and each time was a unique experience. There’s something so unique about the old school theatre architecture that makes you feel like you’re a part of whatever show/performance you’re there for. I highly recommend going to a show here!
– Curated By Lánre

 

“Tabernacle is my favorite local venue – you can get up close and personal there.”
-Curated by Big Boi

152 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
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shopping
FANTASYLAND RECORDS

I have to admit, I’m very new to record buying. The first record store I went to start my collection was Fantasyland Records in Buckhead. They have a huge collection of every genre you can think of, and the owners were really helpful for a newbie to record collecting! It’s also been in Atlanta since 1976 which is really cool.
– Curated By Lánre

360 Pharr Rd NE b, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
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food
BOTANICO

My current favorite restaurant is Botanico in Buckhead. It’s an authentic Mexican restaurant that has an amazing view of the city, and is a great place to go for happy hour drinks. They also have live DJs on the weekends which is a huge plus. My favorite dish has to be their beef bone marrow taco, get that with their ‘Mezcal Mule’ and thank me later!
– Curated By Lárne

312 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
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bar
VICTORY SANDWICH BAR

My favorite local bar has to be Victory Sandwich Bar off of the beltline and my favorite drink is their Jack and Coke slushie! Slushies were my favorite drinks as a child, so it brings me back to that with this tasty adult version.
– Curated By Lánre

913 Bernina Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
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bar
THE EARL

Our favorite restaurant is definitely The Earl. Boiled Peanuts. They’re delicious. The burgers and sammies are also delicious.
– Curated By Microwave

488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA
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bar
HAMMER’S GOODTIME EMPORIUM

Anything with Silver Tequila at Hammer’s Good Time Emporium. They have a beach sand volleyball court and a sick patio and it’s right next to the runway at the airport so you can check out all the cool planes. It’s also mad cheap and the food is delicious.”
– Curated By Microwave

898 Virginia Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354, USA
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food
TOM, DICK, & HANK

“Best local restaurant for me, home grown by a really good friend of mine, is TDH (which is an abbreviation for Tom, Dick, and Hank and his actual name is Hank). I order the Dry Rub Wings (6-piece), the fish, they have fried Whiting… you can get Whiting nuggets or a sandwich. I also love their sausage,and  hotdogs. Their Mac N’ Cheese is to die for. Just good food all around, definitely give it a try!”
– Curated By  CeeLo Green

191 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
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theater
FOX THEATER

“The Fox Theater is an iconic venue. We’ve performed there numerous times over the years and I also had the unique pleasure of seeing Prince perform his last show there. And for that reason, it has an even deeper sentimental value”. 
– Curated By CeeLo Green

Fox Theater Historic District, Atlanta, GA, USA
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shopping
MODA404

“There are a few great boutiques in Atlanta. A good friend of mine named Quazi owns a really nice one called Moda404. If you’re looking for really exclusive finds, international fashions, this would be a great place to check out
– Curated By CeeLo Green

3145 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
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bar
TACO MAC

My favorite place to grab drinks is Taco Mac – a larger franchise that’s really spacious and great for sports fans and enthusiasts. The service is great, food is fast, and you are surrounded by televisions with sports events. It’s a dizzying and effective way of entertaining people all at once! They are beer connoisseurs and have almost every kind of beer you can think of.
– Curated By CeeLo Green

3101 Cobb Pkwy SE Ste 210, Atlanta, GA 30339, USA
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shopping
CRIMINAL RECORDS

“Our favorite record shop is Criminal Records in Little Five Points; the vibe is relaxed and the records are diverse.”
– Curated By Larkin Poe


Criminal Records. We’ve performed there a few times and they’ve always been kind to us.”
Curated By Microwave

 

“My favorite local record store in Atlanta is definitely Criminal Records in Little Five Points. They have been a pillar in the community for so long.”
– Curated by Ceelo Green

“Criminal Records is my favorite local record store”
– Curated by Big Boi
1154 Euclid Ave NE A, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
coffee
AURORA COFFEE
For all your caffeine needs, hit up Aurora Coffee in Little Five Points; they make a mean almond milk latte.

– Curated By Larkin Poe


“Aurora in Little 5 Points is our favorite coffee shop. Even if you just get a regular cup of coffee, it’s real good.”
– Curated By Microwave
468 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
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coffee
MARY MAC’S TEA HOUSE

“Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Order the tomato pie and prepare to have your mind blown. The tea room originally opened in 1945 and has been open continuously for the intervening 70 years!”

– Curated By Larkin Poe
224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
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shopping
RAG-O-RAMA

Our favorite boutique is Rag-O-Rama in Little Five Points; if you’re a little left-of-center with your styling, or looking to support sustainable fashion, you can always find something zany and cool at Rag-O-Rama!”

– Curated By Larkin Poe

 

“Rag-O-Rama is one of our favorite shops and has lots of cool things.”

– Curated By Microwave

6500 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA
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bar
SISTER LOUISA’S CHURCH OF THE LIVING ROOM AND PING PONG EMPORIUM

Our favorite local bar is Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. The vibe is holy — television and smoking aren’t allowed, but ping pong, karaoke, tarot readings, and fine libations are the coin of the land. Roll up and prepare for a good time.

– Curated By Larkin Poe

466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
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