This east DeKalb enclave has become something of a post-hipster nesting place — or, as one resident described it, “a punk rock retirement village.” Due to the proximity of the International Rescue Committee, which helps refugees establish stable homes, Clarkston’s also a melting pot of eastern European, African and Middle Eastern communities.
The tiny, shacklike entrance reveals an eclectic and loyal late-night crowd. Music at this underground clubber’s club ranges from hip-hop and Brit-pop to downtempo and rare grooves. The dim basement space feels like the most happenin’ speakeasy in town.
From its obscure location on Chattahoochee, Nuevo Laredo offers home-cooked Mexican food that is as sabroso (delicious) as it is sana (healthy). The food on your plate looks fresh, not as if it's sat under a heat lamp for even a second.
The launch of Gu's Dumplings brings an abbreviated, dumpling-and-street-food-centric version of the former Buford Highway Sichuan restaurant to Inman Park. In addition to the Bistro's signature pork dumplings, Gu's Dumplings will have chicken- and vegetable-filled varieties, too. There will be other Gu's favorites such as Chengdu cold noodles and kung pao lotus root.
Towering over Ponce de Leon Avenue in the 2 million-square-foot former Sears building, this market represents the city’s continual thriving to preserve what’s old yet make it undeniably modern. It’s directly connected to the Beltline, will house top-notch eateries in its food hall — including the coveted H&F Burger — and is home to regular art installations. With all this, no wonder the apartments are some of the most in-demand residences in town.
No sneaker store in town can compete with the 63-year legacy of Walter's Clothing. Being the old man on the block hasn't kept Walter's from staying hip. Try squeezing in on a Saturday and you'll see why. Walls of Adidas, Nike, Fila, Reebok, and Converse have kept customers fresh-to-death for decades. If you can't find your footing here, you're probably lost.
Vietnamese food is so much more than spring rolls and noodle soup, and Nam Phuoug offers a delicious education for those wanting to delve deeper into this beguiling cuisine. Its pho is some of the metro area's best.
This former mill hosts a variety of events, from punk and heavy-metal shows to goth and retro nights. The venue features three music rooms (Heaven, Hell and Purgatory), and the Masquerade Music Park, an outdoor space for music festivals and other events.
Atlanta's premier art museum features paintings by artists who range from Claude Monet to Howard Finster. The Richard Meier-designed museum was expanded with a stunning addition by another famous architect, Renzo Piano.