The Atlanta Thread: Info for Visitors and tips for the locals.
Thought I'd start this thread to share info for fans coming to Atlanta for games, cool places to go in town, places to eat, things to do, etc.
Edited the title so people coming in from out of town would find this thread.
When I overnight in Atlanta for Thrashers games, I typically stay at the Hilton Suites Perimeter Center. Big rooms featuring a huge garden tub, seperate bedroom, and 42 inch plasmas in the living room and bedroom. You can get it for around $50 on Hotwire by using the tools at betterbidding.com
If I'm DJing in Atlanta and want to catch a game as well, I stay at the W Midtown. this used to be the Sheraton Colony Square. Short walk to the Midtown MARTA station, and it's within walking distance of Crescent Ave as well. It's a bit more pricey, but completely s w a n k!
dining...Little Azio Midtown is a favorite of mine. Great food at very affordable prices. Pizza, pasta and salads rule the menu, but they also have wraps and sandwiches.
Last edited by KevFist: 08-16-2010 at 10:41 AM.
Reason: The filter catches the word s w a n k
Eat: Taqueria Del Sol
6 Feet Under
Chick Fil A
Surin of Thailand
Tin Lizzy's Cantina
Mary Mac's Tea Room
Rays on the River/ In the City
pitty pat's porch
Peachtree Tavern(decent, alot of tools from Ga Tech)
Happy Hr at Sweetwater Brewery
Moes N Joes
Fontaine's Oyster House
Bass Pro Shops
Half Moon Outfitters
High Country Outfitters
The Fish Hawk
Lagerquist Gallery(friend's mom owns this, if you are in need of Fine Art)
Brooks Brothers- Downtown
Jos A Bank- Lenox
Southern Proper www.southernproper.com
Last edited by AintLifeGrand: 08-11-2010 at 02:16 PM.
I'm about to commit blasphemy and say that The Varsity is overrated. I know better places for hot dogs and burgers in Atlanta. The Varsity is where you take tourists...... I've lived here my entire life and yeah it was cool when I was growing up to get taken to the Varsity. I eat at the Varsity (or one of the other locations) maybe 2-3 times a year.
Originally Posted by atleternal
Do yourself a favor and visit The Limerick Junction in the Highlands. Best Irish bar in Atlanta whilst they have live music playing.
It's a great bar, but haven't been in years, as I still have flashbacks to St. Patrick's Day 2005 when I got trashed there. If I'm in the Va-Hi area, I typically hit the Hand In Hand.
Varsity JR is always a nice repast after an afternoon on the river. I'm glad more people don't utilize the Chatahooche more; decent trout fishing plus shooting the hooch is an awesome way to spend a weekend afternoon.
It'll be kinda funny to watch as all the threads pop up here. "ATLANTA ATTENDANCE 2k! MAYBE!" Nevermind that the 6-2 Falcons are playing...
im sure it will have a big impact, but i wonder how much lower it can get from 8460 or whatever. hopefully not lower. I know i will be watching the first period and then DVR'ing the rest for after the Falcons game
As far as what to do you'll have to give us a lead on what you're interested in and how long you might be here. Alpharetta is pretty much smack dab in the 'burbs so you might not find much to do up there.
In addition to whats in my other post:
If you're the museum type, there's the High Museum of Art and Fernbank Museum (natural history/IMAX). Both are in the downtown area.
If you're the outdoor type, there's rock climbing at Morgan Falls a few minutes away from Alpharetta.
In Alpharetta, there's Andretti Speed Lab....if you're into really fast go-karts =P.
Dining options in that part of town:
- Stoney River Steak House is decent, albeit loud.
- Greenwood's on Green Street will give you a true southern experience.
- Also on Green Street is Swallow at the Hollow, pretty good BBQ.
I'm sure other folks are more familiar with stuff up that way.
btw, why do other fans feel the need to say they're coming in peace? You guys need some more educatin' about the South.
thinking about coming down to see a rangers game (i think in Jan). my question is about transportation from the airport. is it far outside the city? i usually like to stay center city when i go places so i don't need to rent a car, but if the airport is very far it might be worth it. is there a subway or train that'll go from the aiport to downtown, or a cab fare less than 40 bucks maybe?