Where to Eat & Drink Around Atlanta Show Venues

Atlanta is a huge draw for big names in entertainment and for sporting events. Last year the tours for Taylor Swift and Beyoncé were in Atlanta for several days. Check out the hottest concerts coming to Atlanta in 2024. In addition to music, there are comedy shows, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet, theater and other forms of performing arts on stage all across Atlanta. Here’s where to eat and drink around show venues in Atlanta.  


Feast on farm-to-table fare at Le Bon Nosh. (Photo courtesy of Le Bon Nosh)

Located in the neighborhood it’s named after, Buckhead Theatre is an intimate venue that showcases comedy, music and theater. If the weather is nice, eat and socialize at one of these rooftop bars and restaurants in Buckhead before your show. Or, get some shopping done and dine at one of the restaurants in Buckhead Village District. Here are a few restaurants near Buckhead Theatre.


Treat yourself to dessert at Capolinea, located at Signia by Hilton Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Signia by Hilton Atlanta)

In downtown Atlanta you will find smaller show venues such as The Masquerade, Rialto Center for the Arts and Tabernacle, as well as large venues Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena. There are more than 300 restaurants Downtown so you’re sure to find something for every set of taste buds in your party. Let the gram eat first at one of these Instagram-worthy restaurants. Here are a few more options for where to eat near show venues in downtown Atlanta:


You’ll feel like you’re on vacation with oysters on the menu at BeetleCat. (Photo courtesy of BeetleCat)

Tap into your alternative, artsy side with a visit to Atlanta’s Eastside. See live indie music, try your hand at trivia or see a film. Show venues on the Eastside include Horizon Theatre, Plaza Theatre, The Eastern and Variety Playhouse. Here are some of the best restaurants near show venues on the Eastside.


Enjoy the taste of local ingredients in southern European-inspired dishes at Lila Lyla. (Photo courtesy of Lila Lyla)

Midtown Atlanta is the heart of the arts and it’s here that you’ll find Woodruff Arts Center, home to the High Museum of Art, Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Hall. If you’re in the area to catch an exhibit, see a play or hear the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, grab a bite to eat or get drinks nearby at The Shane Hotel home to Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails and a separate bar called Aveline. Also nearby in Midtown:

You may be in Midtown to see a concert at or a show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. There are so many Midtown restaurants to choose from; here are a few of our favorites.

American fare with a unique selection of cocktails are on the menu at 5Church Midtown. (Photo courtesy of 5Church)

Metro Atlanta

Just 5 miles north of Buckhead is Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, where you might see a theater performance or enjoy a concert. The Battery Atlanta is just a couple miles north of there, and this is where you’ll find Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in addition to shopping and many options to eat, drink and socialize. Also located near these metro Atlanta show venues is C. Ellet’s Steakhouse for — you guessed it — steak. But that’s not all that is offered. Also on the dinner menu is butter-poached lobster, grilled Faroe Island salmon and Creole chicken BLT, to name a few. Visit the website for full dinner and brunch menus.

Nam Phuong is just one delicious stop on Buford Highway.

30 miles north of downtown Atlanta in Gwinnett County, you’ll find Gas South Arena. Before your concert or event, we recommend a trip down Buford Highway, home to more than 1,000 immigrant-owned businesses, including restaurants, shops, farmers markets and more. Dine on dishes with flavors from around the world. Flavors range from Vietnamese pho and Korean barbecue to Mexican taquerias and Ethiopian injera.

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Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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