Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just for the Fellas! Sports bars with Style and Swag

Sport Bars

Barley's Sports and Billards Lounge**
Neighborhood: Downtown
338 Peachtree Street
Atlanta GA 30308
(404) 522-7177

The Ultimate Bar and Grill**
Neighborhood: Camp Creek
3515 Camp Creek ParkwaySuites
East Point, Georgia 30344
Ok..i know i said this post is for the fellas..but trust me guys..you are going to want me to do this.....listen up girls..where do you get flat screens, cold beer, good food and some of the finest professional chocolate men that the ATL has to offer? you got it..It ain't called the Ultimate for nothing..so swagger in..in your best laid back but sassy gear..sidle up to the bar...order a cold one for yourself and eye that cutie down the bar..flash that "i'm a Southern Sweet Sassy gal" smile and it's sure to be an interesting evening :-) have fun..and invite your girl to the engagement party :-)

Famous Pub & Sports Palace
2947 N Druid Hills Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 633-3555

The Brick Store Pub
Neighborhood: Downtown Decatur
125 E Court Square Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0990

Neighborhood: Buckhead3400 Around Lenox Rd NEAtlanta, GA 30326
(404) 760-8873

Neighborhood: Downtown300 Marietta St Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 885-1472

FOX Sports Grill
Neighborhood: Atlantic Station261 19th St Atlantic Station Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 207-1369

Flame Sports Bar
2671 Centerville Hwy Suite 180
Snellville, GA 30078

Cigar Bars

Beluga Martini and Cigar Bar
Neighborhood: Buckhead 3115 Piedmont Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 869-1090

Neighborhood: West Paces Ferry/Northside 56 East Andrews Dr Atlanta, GA 30305
(Inside the basement of Stout in Andrews Square Mall)

The Leaf 931 Monroe Dr, Ste 206C; Midtown; 855.484.LEAF

Highland Cigar Co.
Neighborhood: Inman Park 245 N HighlandAtlanta, GA 30307
(404) 477-2415

**ATLBROWNGIRL seal of approval - this place is hot!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Southern Charm

I live on the NE side..love it! so traveling "down south" as we call it in the ATL is a treat..love that whole southern corridor...Fayetteville..Old Natty...College Park..Virginia Avenue...Hapeville..Morrow...it's all a stone gas for me and my crew...So just for my loyal readers and as a shout out to my folks in the Dirty Dirty here are my top spots for kicking it all points past Downtown:

Places worth the Drive to hangout for a day:

Palmetto - the houses in this little oasis of serenity are positively breathtaking..from the urban chi-chi lofts, Greencraft expansive homes, brownstones... to old fashioned mansions..this planned community is definitely worth taking a drive for...make sure you get good directions though, as it is off the beaten path but definitely worth the trip..esp if the Serenbe farmhouse is open for you to stop by and take a sip and sample some of their straight from their own farm to table concept

Newnan - one of my top faves down south for shopping..all the chain dept stores are represented including expansive reps of

TJ Maxx
Old Navy

AND a brand new mall..check out the strip mall on the opposite side of the highway near Walmart..it has a host of your fave chain restaurants which make Newnan a fun spot to kick it for a day

Fayetteville-one word..the Fayetteville Pavilion..it is shopping nirvana!

Old National Highway- Ok..i know what you are thinking..it is quite urban..and an adventure for the typical suburbanite..but Old Natty as the natives call it is coming up! down by the New Walmart they are freshening up this tried and true route...and don't miss Grown Folks and the Crowe's Nest for some real grown folk partying..and closer to 285 if you have a spirit of adventure the Discount Mall can reveal some heart stopping discounts...when you need something to chow down on...love Blue Crabs to go (Hey Ms. Linda!), there is a wing place in the parking lot of Throwbacks.. and that leads me to my other fave which is a stone's throw away:

Historic College Park on Main Street-The Feed Store..The Brake Pad..Noodle..The Pecan
Stop by! then roll on to:

Hapeville - Chic Fil-A Dwarf House..Jamaica Cove...Maritza and Franks...Buttersweet Bakery
And go see the renovation down to the old Ford factory..It's now lofts and brownstones!

Virginia Ave -Spondivits...Grecian Gyro...Michon's...Barbecue Kitchen..Simon's steak and Seafood

Downtown East Point- Q's restaurant...Thumbs Up Diner...E'Vans Bake Shop