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Best Acoustic Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Eddie's Attic (Featured)
Following a few shaky years of gradually shifting musical focus, EDDIE’S ATTIC returns to form and retains the title as best place to hear acoustic music for the simple fact that the music is the top priority. Any noisy attendees get shushed and glared at, and the sound system is engineeredmore...
Following a few shaky years of gradually shifting musical focus, EDDIE’S ATTIC returns to form and retains the title as best place to hear acoustic music for the simple fact that the music is the top priority. Any noisy attendees get shushed and glared at, and the sound system is engineered to perfection. Featuring a popular array of local and touring acts, as well as the always interesting Open Mike Shootout on Mondays, Eddie’s is an institution in the Decatur scene. Oh, and in case you hadn’t heard, the titular Eddie is back. less...

Best Beer Bar BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Brick Store Pub
Decatur’s Brick Store Pub has long been a favorite haunt for beer lovers, but the local spot stepped it up earlier this year with its BELGIAN BEER BAR. At first glance, the pub may look exactly the same to infrequent visitors, but a walk up the stairs reveals a magical beer enclave to the left.more...

Decatur’s Brick Store Pub has long been a favorite haunt for beer lovers, but the local spot stepped it up earlier this year with its BELGIAN BEER BAR. At first glance, the pub may look exactly the same to infrequent visitors, but a walk up the stairs reveals a magical beer enclave to the left. Decorated with dark woods and dim lights, the Belgian Beer Bar fills up as fast as the clientele scans over the multipage beer menu. Several coolers hold an intimidating number of bottled brews, but the staff knows beer like sommeliers know wine.
125 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-687-0990.

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Best Blues Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Blind Willie's (Featured)
Co-founders Eric King and Roger Gregory built BLIND WILLIE’S in 1986 with the generous help of the local blues music community. King’s background includes an immense knowledge of ’60s folk and acoustic music, and the joint was originally envisioned to host a coffeehouse-typemore...
Co-founders Eric King and Roger Gregory built BLIND WILLIE’S in 1986 with the generous help of the local blues music community. King’s background includes an immense knowledge of ’60s folk and acoustic music, and the joint was originally envisioned to host a coffeehouse-type environment. It’s blossomed into a major destination for local, national and international blues musicians and fans with a full and pleasingly varied schedule of events featuring live music Monday through Saturday. If the house is a-rockin,’ don’t bother knockin,’ just pay the affordable cover and come on in. less...