East Atlanta and its surrounding neighborhoods have become one of the most beloved sectors of the ATL, thanks to the East Atlanta Village and the district’s many other quirks. Here’s some of Atlanta’s favorite things to do in the area, including shopping, dining, and entertainment! There’s the iconic farmers market, renowned street art, the ‘best bagels’ in A-Town, plus so much more! Keep on scrolling for some East ATL inspiration.
1. Get those essential groceries at the enchanting East Atlanta Village Farmers Market
As one of Atlanta’s favorite farmers’ markets, East Atlanta Village’s offering is is one of oldest farmers’ markets in the city, featuring organic produce, artesian products, and more. Their mini-market takes place on Thursdays from 4:30-7pm, on Jan. 26 through March 23, and then the full size market takes place March 30 through Nov 16, from 4-8pm. Click here for a full round-up of ATL farmers’ markets.
2. Check out all the incredible street art on offer around East Atlanta
Known as one of Atlanta’s bohemian neighborhoods, this theory transcends into its street art, beautifully scattered around the district. We reccoment checking out streetartmap.org to take advantage of all this incredible free art to witness, not only around East Atlanta, but the entire city.
3. Visit Grant Park and the historic neighborhood surrounding it
One of East Atlanta’s most renowned neighborhoods is Grant Park, known for its striking Victorian architecture that’s perfect to explore during a brisk walk. Don’t miss our recent round-up of things to do in and around Grant Park, from the best places to eat and drink, to knock-out attractions.
4. Go completely wild on a day out at Zoo Atlanta
Speaking of knock-out Grant Park attractions, it doesn’t get better than Zoo Atlanta. Come face-to-face with fascinating wildlife and an extensive selection of species, from lions and tigers, to elephants and panda bears. Click here to get your tickets to Zoo Atlanta.
5. Enjoy a delicious bagel from the legendary Emerald City Bagels
If you’re searching to find your favorite bagels in the A-Town, then look no further than East Atlanta’s Emerald City Bagels. The mission of this adored ATL eatery was to bring that classic NYC staple to the ATL, and they didn’t disappoint. Make sure to stop by the next time you’re in the neighborhood.
6. Stop by Hodgepodge Coffeehouse for a hot (or cold) beverage
Hodgepodge Coffeehouse is one of the many awesome Black-owned businesses in Atlanta. They have an incredible selection of hot and cold drinks on offer, with excellent seasonal specials for your perusal. Click here to view the full round-up of Atlanta’s favorite coffeehouses.
7. Chill out at the gorgeous Brownwood Park
Even though the gorgeous Grant Park has solidified itself as its own neighborhood, you shouldn’t sleep on the other green spaces on offer in East Atlanta. We recommend having a picnic or enjoying on of the trails at Brownwood Park.
8. Have some drinks and bar bites at Banshee
We’re always in the mood to head to Banshee, one of the many spectacular restaurants and bars in the East Atlanta neighborhood. Most visitors end up a sucker for their Pepperoni butter served with bread on the side, as well as their top-notch cocktail selection.
9. Have the best night out at East Atlanta’s favorite gay bar Mary’s
From dancing the night away, drink specials, drag nights, and so much more, Mary’s is an unforgettable party in the heart of East Atlanta Village. Click here for a full round-up of dragtastic spaces in and around the ATL.
10. Enjoy pub grub and beers at East Atlanta’s The Midway Pub
Boasting an unbeatable outdoor patio, The Midway Pub is a great place to relax and unwind with friends, enjoy some sports, and indulge in their extensive selection of drinks and food options. The vibes and no-nonsense attitude make this an adored hangout spot in East ATL.