Eat and Play in the A: 6 Spots in Eastside Atlanta

Prepare to go off the beaten path, where things get interesting. Welcome to Atlanta's Eastside.
  • Take a walk (or a bike) on the Eastside, y'all. (Melissa McAlpine)
    Take a walk (or a bike) on the Eastside, y'all. (Melissa McAlpine)

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 Super Bowl LIII visitors and others staying in-town will find their fancy in Atlanta's Eastside.

For more inspiration, check out our Eastside neighborhood guide.

What To Do

Neighborhood hopping around Atlanta’s Eastside introduces visitors to bohemian shops, Victorian architecture and factories-turned-food halls.  

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Ponce City Market is known for shopping and dining -- inside and out. 

Get lost in the largest brick structure in the Southeast while perusing Ponce City Market. With easy access to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, local boutiques and an unmatched variety of food, guests of PCM are surrounded by historical architecture of one of Atlanta’s newest hot spots.  

 Little Five Points

Little Five Points is a must-visit for all things funky and artistic. 

Little Five Points is Atlanta’s own bohemian paradise. Cool nightlife spots, 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. 

Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum and Library

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is a chapter of American history. (Kevin Rose, AtlantaPhotos.com)

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, Georgia, to his post-presidential dedication to various charities and causes.  


What To Eat
 

Beetlecat 

Beetlecat is a favorite go-to for seafood lovers.

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.  

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Argosy is serious about high quality beers and entrees. (photo courtesy Argosy)

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.  

Inman Park

The King of Pops is known far and wide for creative – and delicious – frozen treat flavors. 

Wander off the beaten path of Atlanta’s BeltLine Eastside Trail and reward yourself with a cool frozen treat at King of Pops (a local business of which we are very proud) walk-up window vendor. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients make up blueberry cobbler, cookies ‘n’ cream and maple brown sugar flavors, among many others.  

Lindsey Watts is a member of the public relations team at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 

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