The ATL is jam-packed with quirky eateries and eccentric watering holes. From crafty cocktails full of peculiar ingredients to lifelike robotic waiters, there are plenty of bars and restaurants offering something a little bit different in the city. These unique dining experiences in Atlanta prove anything is possible. Inspire your creativity by checking out these wondrous food and drink spots that provide a great evening of fun, and are causing quite the buzz around Atlanta.
The Garden Room has breathtaking floral displays decorating this gorgeous bar and restaurant. The smell of flowers alone is worth the visit. Get lost in this aromatic wonderland while enjoying the delicious entrées. We hear their cocktail menu is an absolute must. Locals are loving the ‘Peechy Keen’ cocktail – a heavenly concoction of Marker’s Mark whisky, Demerara syrup, bitters, peach extract, lemon and a hint of mint. This place is one of the many romantic restaurants that are perfect for a date night in Atlanta.
📍88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
2. Dinner Detective
We love a murder mystery, and Dinner Detective is an experience unlike any other. An incredible murder mystery show that’s paired with a three-course plated dinner, you don’t want to miss this experience. Enjoy a tossed garden salad as your starter and then choose between a herb roasted breast of chicken, Atlantic seared salmon and vegetarian pasta primavera for the main course. While using your expert detective skills to solve the case, you can chomp down on a delicious dessert and top up on iced tea throughout the evening.
📍6345 Powers Ferry Rd NW NE, Atlanta, GA 30339
3. Imperial Fez
If you’re into delicious flavors from Africa then Imperial Fez is for you. On top of that, the entertainment is a dazzling spectacle! Belly dancers will come out to perform their intricate routines as you enjoy tasty Moroccan food including delicious harrira soup and mouthwatering tajine. This experience is certainly one that’s you don’t want to miss. They even have a tasting menu special, where you can actually learn some moves from some of the pros.
📍4790 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Ste 204 Ste 204, Berkeley Lake, GA 30071
Puttshack Atlanta is situated in The Interlock, at 1085 Howell Mill Road. The new space measures at 25,000 square feet with four tech-driven, “highly-competitive” mini-golf courses, powered by Trackaball technology. Enjoy a pre-game snack or post-game meal thanks to their extensive food menu. From wood fried thai octopus to Korean BBQ bao buns, this place has everything, and their selection of cocktails may even help your swing!
📍1115 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318
Eatavision Studios host this magical event every month, making your food and film fantasies come true. Enjoy an outdoor screening of an iconic movie while enjoying food from or inspired by the film. We’re talking cookies and marshmallows while watching the Christmas classic Elf and succulent Colombian street food while Disney’s Encanto plays on the big screen. Transporting Atlanta to the most delicious scenes from your favorite food-forward movies, prepare for a one-of-a-kind experience that’s a treat for all the senses.
📍1051 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
6. Bar Vegan
Atlanta’s favorite plant-based babes ‘Slutty Vegan’, are gracing us with a brand new bar in Ponce City Market. Premiering their ‘bar theatre’ concept, expect some stunts and tricks when they prepare your poison of choice at Bar Vegan. They’ve also teamed up with Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks to provide Atlanta with unbelievable plant-based cheesesteaks. Whether you’re a vegan or not, you’re sure to love their fabulous signature cocktails such as their Strawberry Bourbon Smash packed with strawberry syrup and bourbon.
📍675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Suite N-215, Atlanta, GA 30308
Silverspot is the new, luxury dine-in movie theatre in Atlanta. Atlanta has more than enough cinemas, but this one is pretty special. The 50,000 square-foot, two-story theatre has ten auditoriums featuring 588 fully reclining seats. They also have state-of-the-art cinema equipment to provide the most vivid colors, and perfect sound. Enjoy their extensive menu of food and drink, taking dinner and a movie to the next level!
📍960 Battery Ave SE Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30339
We’re not called Secret Atlanta for nothing. Red Phone Booth is Atlanta’s best kept secret. Try to find out the current code and head to the British telephone box to transport back to the Prohibition period. There’s an extensive cocktail and cigar collection on offer, making it one of the best speakeasies in the city. Their ‘Never Say No’ cocktail is a scotch-based drink and features Cynar and Carpano Antica for a smooth, slightly herbal cocktail. When it comes to food, their pastas are one in a million, and the nonna’s spaghetti and meatballs and veal bolognese are standouts on the menu.
📍17 Andrew Young International Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Lucian Books & Wine serves up their thoughtful selection of tasty bites and dishes surrounded by beautiful books. Their delicious whipped ricotta with marinated tomato and focaccia is particularly memorable. And of course, the extensive wine list combined with the knowledgeable staff makes this new Buckhead beauty perfect for all ATL wine-lovers, and all ATL bookworms.
📍3005 Peachtree Rd Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30305
This may seem like your average Italian restaurant but you’re wrong. Grana hosts unforgettable pasta-making parties monthly, and they’re not to be missed. The experience includes a delicious three-course meal, crafty cocktails and a pasta-making class with Executive Chef Pat Pascarella. Whether you’re a past connoisseur or have never cooked in your life, these pasta classes are perfect for anyone looking to learn how to cook Italian crowd pleasers and have some fun in the process.
📍1835 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
My Parents’ Basement is a wholesome place where fellow nerds gather to drink, read comics, grub on nostalgic bites and empty their pocket change into old gaming machines. The bar’s first iteration began as a pop-up by a group of friends, but has become a permanent fixture in Atlanta. Sip on craft beer and indulge in classic bar food including succulent burgers, tasty sandwiches and salty nachos topped with cheese, jalapenos, lettuce and salsa.
📍22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
A beautiful church-themed dive bar serving picnic-style eats, with organ karaoke & weekly Ping-Pong tournaments. Hot dogs, potato salads, slices of pizza and more are up for grabs here, and you’re guaranteed to fall in love with Sister Louisa’s. The fabled story of Sister Louisa’s Church traces back to 1978, to a convent near Baron Rouge, Lousiana. It was there that disgraced nun, Sister Louisa, fell in love with the convent’s janitor, Lamar Thibideau. Lore has it that “Luscious” Lamar uncovers various items of discard to Sister Louisa, who transforms them into works of art. And this place is a work of art.
📍466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
13. The Select
For the ultimate date night in Atlanta, you’ve got to check out The Select. The beautiful eatery is inspired by Paris’ famed Le Select, the chic 1920s brasserie known for being a free-spirited meeting place where artists and literary figures would bump heads. Enter The Select during one of their Happy Hours, Ladies Nights or Whiskey Wednesdays, and the excitement of the Roaring 20’s is back in full force! What’s more, with so much flavor, their magnificent entrées including grilled pork chop and umami salmon are definitely worth the pretty high price tag.
📍6405 Blue Stone Rd Suite 200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328