"Midtown" Midtown Tip by goingsolo

Midtown, Atlanta: 8 reviews and 5 photos

  Atlanta
by goingsolo
 
 

Its probably no surprise that Midtown is the middle part of the city- about halfway between downtown and the northern perimeter. Midtown is also more laid back than downtown or Buckhead, although it does have a nightlife scene of its own.

Crescent Street is a popular destination in Midtown. Anyone out for a pub crawl in Midtown would want to head here (or simply go over to Virginia Highlands, which is about 5 minutes away). Here are a couple of suggestions:

1150 - A nightclub frequented by the younger crowd. We didn't go in but from what we saw, and heard, this looked like the college age place to be. If you like loud music and long lines, give this one a shot.

Front Page News : This is a great all around place to go for food, drinks and live music. The downstairs area has a outdoor restaurant and indoor bar and the live music is played upstairs. The crowd is older than what you'll find in most places. Given that this is Atlanta, its still pretty young, but you'll actually find people in their 30's here. Its a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the bartenders are great band was as well.

Cosmopolitan Lounge : This place is advertised as being more upscale,but, other than charging a cover and attracting a crowd of people who think of themselves as upscale, its still a pretty casual place.

Shout: Shout is a new bar located on 14th Street near Colony Square. Its owners also own Twist, which is located in Buckhead. The place gets pretty crowded since its new and everyone wants to check it out, but I've heard mixed reviews.

Dress Code: In Atlanta, the general rule of thumb is that you can go anywhere in jeans.

Directions: Take hwy 75 north to the 10th street/14th street exit. Crescent Street is located a couple of blocks east of the highway, and the places I mentioned above are located between 10th and 14th streets.
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  • Updated Mar 21, 2005
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