Eat and Play in the A: 6 Spots in Eastside Atlanta
Now entering the Eastside, Atlanta’s hip place to be. Prepare for an accessible neighborhood with quirky vibes and variety in its many things to do. No doubt NCAA Final Four visitors and others staying in-town will find their fancy on Atlanta’s Eastside.
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What To Do in Eastside Atlanta
Neighborhood hopping around Atlanta’s Eastside introduces visitors to bohemian shops, Victorian architecture and landmarks-turned-food halls.
Get lost in what may be the largest brick structure in the Southeast while perusing Ponce City Market. With easy access to Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, PCM (as Atlantans call it) is home to local boutiques and an unmatched variety of food. Visitors to PCM find themselves surrounded by historical architecture in one of Atlanta’s newest hot spots.
Little Five Points is Atlanta’s own bohemian paradise. Cool nightlife, unique clothing shops and street art galore make this neighborhood a can’t-miss when visiting the city. You might even recognize Criminal Records from the silver screen.
One of Atlanta’s two Nobel Peace Prize winners and Georgia’s only president provide a dose of history at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Take a look into the life of President Carter, ranging from his humble beginnings in Plains, Ga., to his post-presidential dedication to various charities and causes.
What To Eat in Eastside Atlanta
Ford Fry’s Beetlecat brings fresh oysters and seafood to Atlanta’s Eastside. Try a popcorn shrimp lunch box, a late night clam shack cheeseburger and head around back for a doughnut brunch in The Den.
Argosy in East Atlanta Village transports visitors to what feels like a ship lost at sea. Dozens of beers on tap can be paired with wood-fired pizzas, house-cut French fries or even a schnitzel BLT. Head to the back room for games and cozy seating.
Wander off the beaten path of Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and reward yourself with a cool frozen treat at King of Pops’ walk-up window. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients make up blueberry cobbler, cookies ‘n’ cream, and maple brown sugar flavors, among many others. King of Pops is a local business of which we are very proud.
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