Get Lunch at the Varsity
For more than ninety years the Varsity has been serving up chili dogs and F.O.s (that’s a frosted orange) to downtown Atlanta. Get a behind-the-counter look at the classic Southern drive-in here.
Have a Cocktail on the Roof
Since the 1920s, this five-story brick building on Ponce de Leon Avenue has housed apartments, a motor lodge, and a seedy-yet-beloved strip club, but it’s the most recent renovation that has everyone taking notice. The new Hotel Clermont is stylishly welcoming visitors and locals alike. Head to the roof for a cocktail (and killer view), but don’t miss Tiny Lou’s, the French Bistro, inside.
Try an Award-Winning Whiskey
Tour Atlanta’s ASW Distillery to taste for yourself why its Duality Double Malt is helping put this distillery on the map. It’s open for tours Thursday-Saturday.
Walk Off Those Meals
Yes, there is more to do in Atlanta than eat and drink. “New York has the High Line. We have the BeltLine,” says Alton Brown. “It’s the walking path of Atlanta, and it’s lovely to watch all the art installations that are going up around it.” Looking for more art? The High Museum of Art is always spotlighting some of the best photography and art from around the South (and the world), including their current exhibition of Alabama-born William Christenberry’s photography (through April 14, 2019).
You can visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights for free now through February 28, 2019, thanks to a sponsorship from the Coca-Cola Foundation. And this upcoming “Big Game Saturday” (February 2) the center will have extended hours (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.).