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Coming through to the A.T.L. this summer and looking to hit the spots? This guide offers the ultimate Hotlanta weekend package for a bougie weekend in A. With that being said, heads up that this trip isn’t the super touristy kind of guide. Here we will be wine-ing and dining and dirty wining at Atlanta’s finest.
Disclaimer: if you don’t like to drink, you won’t like this guide.
What neighborhoods to stay in Atlanta?
These three hoods are the best ones to stay in be close to the epicenter of the city.
- Midtown – highly recommend
- Inman Park
Ok, but where should you actually stay in Atlanta for this boujee weekend?
The W in Midtown is a great hotel, walking distance from plenty of the weekend’s activities and has a rooftop pool.
Day 1: Friday Evening: Midtown & West Midtown
Dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar on the West Side
The vibes here make you feel like you’re in Spain–with the Bar’s extensive wine list and wide selection of tapas. Barcelona Wine Bar always has us locals coming back for more. Some of the dishes you can’t miss: Serrano ham bikini, jamón serrano, hanger steak, and bacon-wrapped dates.
Pro Tip: sometimes they have jamón ibérico available on request so make sure to ask if you fancy it. Paired best with red.
After dinner here, walk over to O-Ku Sushi Restaurant across the way to grab a drink on their rooftop and enjoy the skyline views of the city.
Up next is Little Trouble & nextdoor Ormsby’s, walking distance from these restaurants. Little Trouble is a sci-fi inspired bar with an electric feel and creative cocktails. And Ormsbys 20 feet away is a game bar where you can find pool tables, bocce ball, shuffleboard, darts, and the like!
Day 2: Saturday: Midtown & Buckhead
Morning: Grab a couple of bikes in midtown and bike your way to brunch at Two Urban Licks.
You can take the beltline from Piedmont Park, going past Ponce City Market till you arrive at Two Urban Licks.
This day is meant to be purely enjoyed outside! Check out Piedmont Park, Ponce City Market, and Krog Street Market as you bike along the BeltLine. When you’re ready for a break, head to Lady Bird for an afternoon drink.
Catch sunset drinks at the rooftop of Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead. You will want to make a reservations in advance so you can be seated outside.
Walk across the street to…
Dinner at Umi Sushi–the finest sushi restaurant in Atlanta.
Pro tip: don’t miss the yellowtail jalapeño at Umi.
After dinner, head to Himitsu–a high-end speakeasy that’s worth stepping into. You’ll possibly need a code to enter so make sure to make reservations in advance.
If you’re looking to continue the party, here are a few options of things you can do in Buckhead:
- Havana Club – one of my personal favorites because of its multiple music room concepts inclusivity of various music tastes (hip-hop room, latin room, and electronic room)
- Tounge & Groove – if you’re looking to dance to top 40
- Gold Room – on Saturday’s they have electronic DJs and Friday nights are all about Hip Hop. There’s usually always a wait and tickets can get pricey
- Johnny’s Hideaway – an ATL classic. Known as a cougar bar, this place is always throwing it back to some old school jams making for a litty dance floor. End up here for that laaaaate night
- Buckhead bars (The Ivy, Big Sky, etc.) – for a younger, more douchey-vibe kind of night
Day 3: Sunday: W Pool Party
Brunch: The Nook @ Piedmont Park
Although this isn’t a bourgie spot in ATL, you can’t really miss having a fishbowl and some totchos on the Nook’s patio in the summertime. Their Bloody Mary basically comes with a full meal on top of it too if that’s what you’re feelin’.
Spend the day rooftop chillin’ by the pool at the W Midtown!
The W in Midtown hosts pool parties every Sunday during the summer. If you’re not staying at the hotel, you can grab tickets in advance for about $45 for the day. Make sure to get your tickets beforehand as these pool parties do tend to sell out. Sunday is meant to be enjoyed poolside in a cabana!