Take a walk on Atlanta's Westside – you'll be glad you did. There's shopping and dining galore on the Westside plus history and heritage just off of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail.
For more inspiration, check out our Westside neighborhood guide, no matter if you're in-town or visiting for the Super Bowl.
What To Do
Trendy shopping abounds in Westside Provisions District. (James Duckworth, AtlantaPhotos.com)
Westside Provisions District is the place to go for boutique shopping or window browsing. Crafted creates a one-stop-shop for handmade goods from local and regional artisans while Little Barn Apothecary provides all the tools for proper pampering with vegan, 100-percent organic skin, hair and bath products.
Rock It Vintage is just example of Atlanta's Westside charm. (Instagram @rockitvintage1)
Further off the beaten path sits Rock It Vintage. Classic band tees, faux furs and even the perfect pair of platform shoes may line the walls of the store with ever-changing inventory and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Westside boasts the home of Monday Night Brewing and The Garage. (photo courtesy Monday Night Brewing)
Experience part of Atlanta’s unofficial ale trail at Monday Night Brewing, an integral part of ATL's craft brewery scene. The brewery’s variety of Scotch ales, IPAs and barrel-aged pours will remind you why weekends are overrated.
What To Eat
West Egg Café is an acclaimed breakfast location -- just see for yourself. (photo courtesy @westeggcafe)
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not do it right? West Egg Café, named one of the 22 best breakfast spots in America by Thrillist, treats guests to BYO (Build Your Own) biscuits, must-try shrimp and grits or a pimento cheese and bacon omelet. Even if you’re not an early riser, you’re in luck – West Egg serves breakfast all day.
Be sure to stop to refuel at JCT. Kitchen & Bar for Southern fare and a drink. (photo courtesy JCT. Kitchen & Bar)
JCT. Kitchen & Bar provides an eclectic atmosphere where diners can catch a glimpse (or hear) the train as it crosses the city or allows for a cozy experience in plush booths. Chow down on the classic fried chicken or try the “grown up” grilled cheese for a twist on a classic. Make sure to grab a handful of lemon heads on your way out the door. Speaking of chicken, there's wings and fried chicken that are must-haves at Paschal's, The Busy Bee Cafe, The Colonnade and more. The Westside might just be the best side.
Authenticity is the name of the game at Antico Pizza Napoletana. (Instagram @gioantico)
An authentic taste of Italy is found at Antico Pizza Napoletana. Wood-fired pies topped with spicy sopressata, fresh bufala mozzarella and plenty of garlic are served on picnic-style tables. Make sure to line up early – when the dough runs out, you’re out of luck.
Lindsey Watts is a member of the public relations team at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.