East Atlanta Village
Welcome to EAV – Atlanta’s hippest hood
If live music and booze is your thing, you’ll feel right at home in East Atlanta Village. Home to some of Atlanta’s most-talked-about music venues, you’re likely to find anything from a top regional act to a surprise show from a national headliner – tucked into a club that holds just a couple hundred people. Walk around EAV and pick your poison at one – or a few – of the many hot spots.
East Atlanta Village is a walkable area of town with unique, edgy character and a thriving independent business sector. Located south of Little Five Points and conveniently accessible to I-20, East Atlanta Village is a neighborhood that has found a quirky, hip and unpretentious balance of urban living.
A few words could sum up East Atlanta Village (EAV) well: locally-owned shops, farmers market, music, and bars!
A few words could sum up East Atlanta Village (EAV) well: locally-owned shops, farmers market, music, and bars! Along Flat Shoals and Glenwood avenues, you’ll find a melting pot of restaurants, pubs, bookshops, artisan cupcake bakeries, LGBTQ-friendly bars, bike shops, clothing stores and more.
If you’re looking for information about Atlanta’s music scene, East Atlanta Village is a great place to put your ear to the ground. Pubs like The Earl and The Basement at the Graveyard attract performances from local, regional, and national bands, and no matter what style of music you’re looking for, someone around the village can recommend good spots to find it.
Community is important to East Atlanta, which is why the neighborhood invests in features like the EAV Farmers Market (every Thursday, April through December) and the music and arts festival called the East Atlanta Strut. It brings people together and creates ties to the neighborhood.East Atlanta Village is definitely worth a visit.
Want to go?
- Location: Three miles east of Peachtree Street down Memorial Drive
- Getting there: Take the MARTA Blue Line or Edgewood/Candler Park Green Line to Inman Park/Reynoldstown exit. From there, it’s a two-mile cab ride to East Atlanta Village.
Did you know…
- If you’re a Madonna fan, check out Mary’s for the Madonna-Rama held every year on Madonna’s birthday, Aug. 16. Fans rock out to her songs all night, and it is quite entertaining because several of the guys show up in costume and sometimes there’s a drag show.
- This area was actually quite central to the Civil War; the Battle of Atlanta was fought in East Atlanta and resulted in 12,000 deaths. Heavy history! Good thing East Atlanta continues to define itself for modern times.
- Have you heard of East Atlanta’s Corndogorama? Keep an eye out for announcements about it!
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