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A view of Atlanta from the Georgia Terrace. CL File Photo.
A view of Atlanta from the Georgia Terrace. CL File Photo.

Places in Atlanta

Creative Loafing recommends a visit to these fine places for your next visit to or outing in Atlanta.




Best Atlanta Beer/Local Brew
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These are some of the past winners for the Best Local Beer category:

Best Lounge
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The best lounges in Atlanta voted by Creative Loafing's readers and critics.

Best Cocktails
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Distillery
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Nightclub
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Brew Pub
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Beer Selection
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Beer Festival
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Georgia Beer Development
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Craft Beer Store
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Bar with Games
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Best bars in Atlanta for games.

Best Gay Bar
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Best Gay bars in Atlanta.

Best Lesbian Bar
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The best lesbian bars in Atlanta.

Best Neighborhood Bar
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The best neighborhood bars in Atlanta.

Best Dive Bar
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The best dive bars in Atlanta.

Best Hookah Bar
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Best Hookah bars in Atlanta.

Best Hotel Bar
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The best hotel bars in Atlanta.

Best Sports Bar
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The best Sports bars in Atlanta.

Best College Bar
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The best college bars in Atlanta.

Best Tequila Bar
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Bar Food
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Tiki Bar
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Rooftop Bar
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best juice bar
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Wine Bar
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:


Best Tex-Mex
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Bakery
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Chef
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Chinese
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Japanese
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Korean
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Mexican
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Sushi
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Doughnut
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Restaurant
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The best restaurants in Atlanta.

Best New Restaurant
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Overall Restaurant
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Restaurant Design
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best OTP Restaurant
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best food for a cause: Fresh-food-for-everyone advocates
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Food Trend
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Food Truck
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Soul Food
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These are some of the past winners for the Best Soul Food restaurant category:

Best Food Court
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Bar Food
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Restaurant to Bring the Kids
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Farm-To-Table Restaurant
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Under the Radar Restaurant
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Restaurant for a Date Night
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:


Best Local Boutique
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Flea Market
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Farmer's Market
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Art Market
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Local Market
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Place to Buy Organic
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Place to Buy CBD
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Local Craft Market
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Asian Food Market
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Latino Food Market
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Outdoor Farmers Market
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Place to Buy a Starter Home
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Neighborhood to Buy a House Cheap
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Accessories Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Camera Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Garden Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Lingerie Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Wine Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Head Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Barber Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Bike Shop
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The voting for best bike store is pretty conclusive. Outback Bikes in Little Five Points has won most of the years we've been counting these ballots.

Best Skate Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Shopping District
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Gift Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Gamers Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:


Best Gym
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Crossfit
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Massage Therapist
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Yoga Instructor
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Yoga Studio
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Health Food Store
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:


Best Hair Salon
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Natural Hair Salon
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Spa
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Barber Shop
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Makeup Artist
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Nail Salon
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Hair Stylist
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:


Best Museum Exhibition
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Art Exhibit in a Gallery
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The best art exhibit in a gallery in Atlanta.

Best Art Exhibit in a Museum
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Gallery Show/Art Exhibition
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Museum
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Gallery
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Art Exhibit
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Art Exhibit in a Non-Traditional Space
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:


Best Bed & Breakfast
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The best B&B's in the metro Atlanta area.

Best Hotel
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Tourist Trap
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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Breakfast
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Over the years we have awarded Best Breakfast awards including Best Grits, Best Crepes, Pancakes, etc. Below represents the Best of winners for some of the dishes we've covered. See Best Grits, Best Biscuits, Best Brunch and Best 24 Hour Restaurant categories. See Creative Loafing's Where to Eat Breakfast for a more complete summary of breakfast and brunch restaurants.

Photo: Peanut Butter French Toast at Highland Bakery


Best Hotel Bar
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The best hotel bars in Atlanta.

Best Breakfast Dishes
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Over the years we have awarded Best Breakfast Dishes including Best Grits, Best Crepes, Pancakes, etc. Below represents the Best of winners for some of the dishes we've covered. See Best Grits, Best Biscuits, Best Breakfast, Best Brunch and Best 24 Hour Restaurant categories. See Creative Loafing's Where to Eat Breakfast for a more complete summary of breakfast and brunch restaurants.


More places and neighborhood information can be found at CL's City Guide

Marietta Street-Ga Tech

With a beer selection wide enough to please anyone from a keg-standing frat boy to a true connoisseur, 5 Seasons Brewing Company serves up passionately crafted, in-house brews that give you plenty of bang for only a few bucks. 1000 Marietta St. N.W. | more...

Alpharetta

Permanently Closed.



Local brewpub with three locations featuring farm-focused all-American brewery menus.

3655 Old Milton Parkway | more...

Entertainment Business, Art Gallery

No address found | more...

Midtown (neighborhood)

Spring4th Complex, 714 Spring St. N.W. | more...

Home Park

Abattoir was Bacchanalia chef/owner Anne Quatrano's answer to the nose-to-tail cooking trend that swept through Atlanta in the mid-2000s. The core Abattoir experience is felt in its warm, rustic, barn-chic dining room and service that is still casual yet attentive. The menu covers a wide swath of lo... 1170 Howell Mill Road N.W. | more...

Downtown

Upscale after-hours spot in Castleberry hill. 180 B Northside Drive | more...

Buckhead Forest-S Tuxedo Park

A dance club inside a party compound at the heart of Buckhead. The music room offers a selection of Top 40 hits from DJs. Outdoor courtyard downstairs gets packed on weekends and provides ample opportunity for singles to mingle. 56 E. Andrews Drive N.W. | more...

Buckhead Forest-S Tuxedo Park

56 E Andrews Dr, NW | more...