& Trip Ideas

Food & Bar Crawl

Atlanta is home to one of the best food scenes in the nation. Bringing together ethnic favorites and southern-comfort cooking, this city offers a foodie experience unlike any other. And best of all, it's never far from home.

Whether you're here on vacation or call Atlanta home year 'round, eating local is something you simply have to try. To help you get started, we've put together an eight-stop MARTA trip taking you through the culinary heart of Atlanta. Give it a go!

Stop One

Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta

The epitome of Atlanta’s blossoming culinary scene, Empire State South serves up seriously creative Southern bites with an urbanite flair. Visit in the mornings for coffee and pastries, stay through the day for innovative eats from ATL’s best chefs, and cap off the evening with delightfully surprising cocktails.

Near: Midtown Station

Stop Two

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

1238 Dekalb Ave. NE, Atlanta

The Fox brothers got their start serving up amateur BBQ at Smith’s Olde Bar, and it wasn’t long before they realized they had something special. They opened up their iconic Dekalb Ave. location in 2007, and Atlanta has been a happier, tangier, smokier city ever since.

Near: Inman Park Station

Stop Three

Proof & Provision

659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta

This speakeasy-style bar is tucked away under the luxurious Georgian Terrace hotel. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and a rotating menu of handcrafted cocktails and inspired bites. The proof is in the punch (which changes flavors daily).

Near: North Avenue & Civic Center Stations
Stop Four

Wild Heaven Brewery

135 Maple St B, Decatur

Some of the best craft beer in the country is brewed right here in Atlanta. Wild Heaven is just one of the city’s many amazing breweries, offering European brews with an American twist. Dig the laid-back vibes of Decatur and enjoy a brewery tour before kicking back with a cold one.

Near: Avondale Station

Stop Five

The Vortex

878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta

There are many contenders for Atlanta’s best burger joint, but The Vortex truly stands out from the rest. With eclectic decor and a killer menu (Double Coronary Bypass, anyone?), this long-time Atlanta staple never disappoints.

Near: Midtown Station

Stop Six


265 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta

Dine in style atop Atlanta’s historic Hyatt Regency Hotel. This rotating, upscale restaurant offers a 360-degree, panoramic view of downtown Atlanta, complete with chef-inspired Southern fare and handcrafted cocktails to match. The perfect place for a special occasion or romantic night out. (Temporarily Closed)

Near: Peachtree Center and Civic Center Stations

Stop Seven

El Rey Del Taco

5288 Buford Hwy NW, Doraville

Is this the most authentic Mexican food in the city? We’ll let you decide. One thing is for sure: this taqueria brings some of the best Mexican flavors to the infamously delicious, insanely eclectic Buford Highway food scene.

Near: Doraville Station

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