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Atlanta’s Hottest Spots



Candler Hotel

This grand, Hiltonoper­ated hotel in the heart of downtown occupies a 1906 BeauxArts building that was the city’s first skyscraper.; doubles from $207.

Wylie Hotel

A boutique property in the Old Fourth Ward that channels contempora­ry Southern charm—the

111 pet-friendly guest rooms feel high-tech yet cozy.; doubles from $180. WHERE TO EAT & DRINK


A stylish East Atlanta spot serving highbrow cuisine in chilled-out digs. Try the seared duck breast with griddled corn bread.; entrées $25‒$36.

Breakfast at Barney’s

This brunch go-to created a stir when it opened in 2020, debuting a $1,000 breakfast tower that includes, among other things, 24-karat-goldgarnis­hed pancakes. breakfasta­; entrées $14–$25.

Busy Bee Café

The fried catfish, candied yams, and collard greens have been causing lines out the door since 1947. thebusybee­; entrées $16–$28.

By George

Chef Hugh Acheson offers his own take on Southern cuisine at his restaurant in the Candler Hotel. bygeorgeat­; entrées $25–$75.


Filipino flavors run deep at this Grant Park favorite,

where the star of the menu is ginataang bilo-bilo—plantains, jackfruit, and tapioca pearls in warm coconut milk. estrellita­; entrées $11‒$15.

Lazy Betty

Choose between the sixand eight-course tasting menus at this fine-dining restaurant in Candler Park. For a thrill, order the additional caviar service with organic vodka or champagne. lazybettya­tl. com; tasting menus from $135.

Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen This plush dining room in the Wiley Hotel serves mini pork-belly tacos, chargrille­d rib eye, and house pimento cheese.; entrées $19–$38.


Known for its intimate, cool-kid atmosphere, this Castleberr­y Hill cocktail lounge has DJs spinning everything from Motown to hip-hop.; entrées $25‒$50.

Soul: Food & Culture Inside Inman Park’s Krog Street Market, this hit restaurant serves classic Atlanta flavors with a twist, like fried chicken with a brussels-sprout slaw. soulfoodan­; entrées $8‒$17.


Come for the tapas and stay for the cocktails— the drinks menu takes inspiratio­n from James Bond.; small plates $7–$30. WHERE TO SHOP

Ponce City Market Browse ethically sourced wax-print clothing at the Bombchel Factory (shopbombch­, or get in line for the famous chocolate sandwich from Root Baking Co. ( —Samantha Falawée

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