One of the best things about living in Atlanta is its diversity and niche neighborhoods for just about any and all personalities. Virginia Highlands is one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, having transformed throughout the years, it is also one of Atlanta’s more centrally located neighborhoods, not being far from ponce, downtown and midtown. Virginia Highlands, sometimes affectionately described as poncey highlands is home to fan favorite restaurants, bars, and lounges. Let’s take a 360 look at what VH has to offer its residents and tourist!
A local staple in Atlanta, Hotel Clermont had long been reduced to an abandoned building before resurrecting itself in 2018 with a completely revamped look. Located on Ponce de Leon Ave., Hotel Clermont was renovated and tuned into a 94 room boutique hotel that has become one of Atlanta’s hotspots. With a rooftop bar and lounge that provides unobstructed views of the cities skyline, both residents and tourist can enjoy everything HC has to offer.
Known for is tapas style tacos and freshly made cocktails, Bar taco is an amazing restaurant to experience while in the poncey highlands area. Guests can enjoy the seasonal tacos and drinks that the restaurant highlights depending on the season. Currently they are highlighting a #bartacosecret taco which is a baby zucchini taco. Paired with their refreshing margarita, this is bound to be one of your fav spots in VH. You can also see a roundup of best taco places here.
Conveniently located across from Bartaco, Barcelona is home to some of the best charcuterie boards in this neighborhood. This Spanish tapas restaurant also has an extensive wine list and has half off wine bottles on Mondays. Whether looking to unwind after work or have good time with friends on the weekends Barcelona accommodates whatever mood you might be in!
Whether you’re looking to release tension, have fun, or vent, Throw in Inman Park is the perfect spot to do any of those activities. With axe throwing becoming one of the more off beat activities to do this new location is the perfect place to check out what all the hype is about. They not only provide axe throwing as an activity, but also darts, daggers and stars! If this ends being the adrenaline rush and experience you didn’t know you were missing, a membership option is available! Click here to learn more.
Freedom Farmers Market
For those who enjoy a more relaxed that can be family friendly, but also a great solo experience, The Freedom Farmers Market is set up every Saturday at The Carter Center from 8:30 AM- noon. This year round farmers market uses a token system as well as cash for its patrons. With items such as fruits, dairy, honey from local farmers, shoppers know that they are getting some of the healthiest groceries from around Atlanta! Click here to learn more about Freedom Farmers Market.