Ask the Expert
Get the inside scoop from Mandarin Oriental concierge Janice Dempsey.
Concierge, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta —KRISTINA DREW
Q: Where do you send guests who are looking for a way to keep cool?
A: Six Flags White Water is the best place to cool off with slides, rides, and other aquatic activities. Callaway Gardens is a short drive south and has water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, zip lining, and hiking. Or you could spend the day at the
Georgia Aquarium and swim with the whale sharks!
Q: Where's the best place to get a frozen margarita in town?
A: Always great is Red Phone Booth— a prohibition experience located downtown—for a craft margarita. Try Bartaco for their Skinny margarita, as well as Agave and No Mas! Cantina.
Q: Where would you send a guest looking to enjoy some Atlanta nightlife?
A: Atlanta is never lacking for fun and energetic nightlife. The sexy Regent Cocktail
Club at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta offers rooftop views, live music, and a lively crowd. Of course, Johnny's Hideaway seems to be where everyone ends up.
Q: Where can a family on the go have a quick lunch?
A: Certainly South City Kitchen Buckhead for great food, service, and a super patio with misters in the summer. Downtown, try Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken at Peachtree Center Mall. In Midtown, an old favorite is Einstein's on Juniper Street.