Little Five Points Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 404 548 6788(Tourist Information)
Located east of downtown Atlanta, the district of Little Five Points traces its history to the early 20th Century when it served as a commercial hub for the city. While it's no longer known for its commercial activities, neighborhood is home to an intriguing and unique array independent establishments that have helped shape the area's reputation as a bohemian hotspot. From independent bookstores and coffee shops to galleries and theaters, the district offers quite a lot for the culturally-inclined.
The Five Spot functions as both an eatery and a night spot for live performances. On the menu are healthy sandwiches, like the Smoke Screen with turkey, bacon, avocado, pepper-jack and mustard on sourdough. The Five Spot isn't limited to just music, as there's spoken word performances and artist's works up on the walls. There's usually no admission, so you can go watch a band for free if you like.
A Civil War landmark as well as an expansive verdant oasis, Candler Park offers tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields and an outdoor pool. Perhaps the park's most unique feature is its nine-hole golf course that winds its scenic way through one of the east side's most pleasant residential neighborhoods. Often crowded, Candler Park is not the ideal place for a quiet jog, but sports are always being played and everyone is welcome.
585 Candler Park Drive Candler Park Atlanta, GA 30307 +1 404 371 1260
Located in Candler Park, right in the heart of Atlanta, this golf course boasts a beautiful settings, with a layout that is great for rounds of golf in the afternoon. Perfect for an amateur of the sport, it is a short nine-hole course that can be repeated for a par of 64. This course hosts several local tournaments and activities throughout the year. There is also a clubhouse with a snackbar on site.
Dating back to 1900, this house was designed by famed architect Willis F. Denny for Victor Kriegshaber, the founder of several Atlanta companies and one of the city's most prominent philanthropists. The elaborately detailed exterior is fashioned in the Beaux Arts Classical Revival style and is crowned by a small portico supported by Ionic columns. Upon construction, the verdant grounds featured enormous oak trees and rolling greens, although today the neighborhood is much more urbanized. The Victor H. Kriegshaber House is home to the Wrecking Bar Brewpub.
Variety Playhouse features live music seven nights a week, although the musical genre on any given night is anybody's guess. Alternative rock groups, jazz artists and folk singers are regularly showcased, with the club's bookings featuring upstart regional bands and big national names in about equal number. High-profile guests have included piano-based pop groups too. Renowned names like Natasha Bedingfield, Jakob Dylan, Alejandro Escovedo, Carrie Rodriguez and others have graced this stage with their lively performances. A full bar with an enviable selection of local microbrews is also on hand.
Located in the trendy Little Five Points neighborhood is Donna Van Gogh's Artists' Market, a quirky art gallery. Featuring a collection of over 100 local artists, you will find unique pieces of fine art, jewelry, pottery, glass and more that are beautiful. This funky gallery is a must visit to check out these local master works.
From live concerts to plays and other cultural events, this Wolf Creek Amphitheater offers an eclectic program of performing arts. The fantastic outdoor facility is managed by the county government, and has a seating capacity of 5200. With ample parking space and other facilities like a green room, rehearsal rooms and a Sky box, Wolf Creek Amphitheater is capable of hosting big ticket events.Besides this, the venue is also available for private functions. Check website for more.
915 New Hope Road Atlanta, GA 30331 +1 404 613 3220
Southwest Arts Center was established by the Fulton County in 2001 to provide quality arts education. Besides arts instruction, the 42000 square feet (3901.9 square meter) facility is also a vibrant hub of cultural activity hosting a diverse program of theater, concerts and other performing arts. There is also a purpose-built space for hosting art exhibitions. Check website for more.
205 Emerson Avenue South East Atlanta, GA 30316 +1 404 546 6788(City Park Council)/+1 4048090604
Nestled amidst the residential locale of East Atlanta, the Brownwood Park is a well-maintained city park. The park is spread across 12 acres (4.9 hectares) and easily accessible through Pendleton and Emerson Avenue. It comprises of tennis courts along the Pendleton Street, which serves as a playing field for kids, whereas, the other part of the park is ideal for family picnic and outings. Besides this, the park is host to concerts and festivals like the East Atlanta Beer Festival and Brownwood Park Bike Rally where people from across the city participate in these events. Call ahead to know more.
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