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Things to do in Midtown Atlanta, Atlanta

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Movie Theater
“This is a good location and they serve beer/wine. Apres Diem is next door and is a good place to have a bite before or after the show. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
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“Established in 1928, this historic fast food joint is a tourist greasy heaven. What makes the Varsity great isn’t necessarily the food. It’s the atmosphere that lets you understand you’re in Atlanta. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“This is a great place for live music with well known artists and dinner. Be sure to call for reservations!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
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“A buzzing dance club set in a renovated opera house, with regular DJs, VIP service & a dress code.”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“One of my favorite beer garden's to relax in. Great views of the Piedmont Park. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Coworking Space
“Under the direction of music director, Robert Spano - since 2001 - the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brings beautiful music to the city throughout the year at the Atlanta Symphony Hall situated at the Woodruff Arts Center.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“Also located in Atlanta’s Midtown Arts District, MODA is the only museum is the Southeast entirely devoted to the celebration and study of all things design. Exhibits showcase how design affects people’s daily lives and feature architectural, industrial, product, furniture, graphics, fashion design and more! Coffee lovers will enjoy the current exhibition “Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso”, closing June 15th 2019. This exhibit showcases the beauty of espresso machine design. See all upcoming exhibits here.”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a museum dedicated to the Atlanta-born author, Margaret Mitchell. Her book "Gone with the Wind" written here and first published in 1936 is still considered as one of the most successful books of all times. It earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1937.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Celebrating over 18 year as one of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, South City Kitchen Midtown specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Combining the energy of Atlanta with the warmth of a Southern home, the restaurant is nestled in an updated, historic bungalow on the city's famous Crescent Avenue. Dine on local Southern favorites such as shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes and banana pudding while enjoying the view of our exhibition kitchen or the city skyline on one of the best patios in the city. This truly is dining the way the new South intended.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Market
“Ponce city market breathes new life into the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co building in Atlanta. It is the epicenter for shopping, dining, and gathering among local residents. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Good coffee, dedicated parking lot…which is important in Atlanta, light snacks.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Looking for a spot to celebrate and dance all night. Blake’s is one of Atlanta’s most famous gay bars and is near other options for the same vibe. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“If you are in Atlanta you must go here! This is one of my top favorite places to be!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Hands down best Cuban sandwich north or Florida. Simple, authentic and straight to the point.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“The PERFECT weekend dim-lit "date night' spot. Super cozy and intimate. Yummy tapas for sharing and usually live music on the weekends ranging from samba to contemporary jazz.”
  • 34 locals recommend