Atlanta’s hidden hot spots!

The Painted Pin

Painted Pin

Looking for a place to go with friends or need to plan a first date? You can’t go wrong with this new gem hidden off Miami Circle.   Count on excellent service, hot fresh food and a fun crowd of all ages (over 21).  Not only can you hang out at their beautiful bar but you can bowl with a group and kick back on leather couches. If bowling is not your thing don’t worry they also have a ton of other games like indoor boche ball, ski ball and basketball hoops. Now when you think bowling alley, you typically think bar food. You thought wrong, they have everything from fresh tacos, loaded fries (best I have ever had) and even pizza cooked in a real wood oven! Definitely a fun place to experience in the heart of Buckhead!!

Seven Lamps

Seven Lamps

I came here with a friend of mine for drinks on a whim. What a great inviting atmosphere, educated staff and an interesting concoction of drinks. You can’t go wrong with any of them. I am a French fry person so of course I had to try their fries with Duke’s Mayo and Sir Kensington’s ketchup. These thin sliced fry / chip potatoes were amazing. I will definitely be back to enjoy a full dinner with entrees and more fries!! I would recommend this for an intimate date or a just a quiet relaxing place to sip cocktails on a patio.

Pub at Perimeter

Pub

So this place goes against every thing I feel a good restaurant should be. It is attached to a mall, it serves pub food, they wear kilts and it is a chain restaurant. However, it is beautifully constructed, not in Buckhead, and a great hang out spot to catch up with friends and enjoy a nice patio.  The food has been excellent for what it is but don’t expect to be blown away by a culinary masterpiece. 1/2 off bottles of wine every Wednesday and happy hour specials are so worth visiting regularly after work.

Whiskey Blue

Whiskey Blue

Well this was a complete surprise. My friend told me we were going to drink at the top of the W Hotel and I really didn’t know what to expect. It was a beautiful view, the weather was perfect, and the patio inviting. Simple lounge to spend time with friends or even for an intimate first date for drinks. However, be prepared, our tab for 4 beverages (2 outstanding Manhattans and 2 glasses of chardonnay) was $80. Great place to find something different but not exactly a place I would frequent. Definitely a beautiful view and a great place to impress a date!

 

Bar Taco

bar taco

This is the new HOT SPOT in West Midtown. It is the place to be seen!  Make sure you take a selfie and check in here with a few thousand other people! It has only been open since June and has caused quite a buzz. Fast fresh food, friendly service and beachy laid back vibe all add to this relaxing atmosphere. I recommend trying a little bit of everything when it comes to tacos (wild boar was my favorite). Every cocktail is refreshing and the mint gelato was outstanding!  You will leave feeling more trendy then when you walked in!

All of these places are located just minutes from most of Camden’s communities!

 

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