Atlanta Girls Weekend
I have been all about the “weekend” getaways this year- this one happened to fall on an actual weekend, yay vacation days!
We planned this trip right after our girls retreat in June, so I’ve been in anxious anticipation to reunite with all of my girlfriends for months! Our biggest reason to choose Atlanta was because Midland had a concert in town, and it was a perfect excuse to get away, listen to some awesome live music, and just have a fun weekend!
We rented a VRBO for the weekend for the 10 of us- this seemed to be the best option so we could all hangout together in one big house vs. several hotel rooms- https://www.vrbo.com/4814783ha
Midland played at Variety Playhouse and we got Meet & Great passes, because that’s really the only way to do a concert! Check out the cute shirts we had made for the show (cheesy, but they loved it!)
Where we went for Food/Drinks-
Hampton + Hudson- This was a good happy hour spot that was close to our house and close to the concert venue. They had a menu with craft beers and cocktails and some good food. It was a little on the quiet side when we got there, but quickly filled up and had a great vibe!
Bar Taco- Always a favorite, whether it’s in Nashville or Atlanta! They have the best tacos and cocktails, just don’t forget they only accept cards, no cash!
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall - This was the best brunch spot, with awesome Bloody Mary’s and avocado toast! The location was great because it was right off of the Beltline Trail, so we were able to walk off the calories and hangover’s down to Ponce City Market afterwards.
First Watch- I try to avoid chain restaurants as much as possible, but sometimes it’s hard, and First Watch is actually a good breakfast spot! The only downside was that were was no mimosas or alcohol, but we were hiking afterwards so we didn’t mind!
Ponce City Market- This reminded me of Chelsea Market in New York! It’s a really trendy food hall with shops and
Gypsy Kitchen- This is actually located in BuckHead, but highly recommend for drinks!
Taco Cowboy- Another good taco spot in the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood, with good tacos and drinks!
Moe’s & Joe’s- I mean, where can you honestly go that serves Pabst Blue Ribbon by the pitcher? haha, not my drink of choice but it was a fun spot to get the night started after Dinner! They have a jukebox, and if you saw my instagram stories- this is the spot one of our friends got dared to dance on the bar!
Must go to places in Atlanta-
Johnny’s Hideaway- so this is an Atlanta staple and was recommended to us several times as a place that we had to go to for the experience. This is not a best kept secret by any means, because there was definitely a line to get in the door that almost wrapped around the building, but totally worth going to as an end cap. They play great music and it’s a fun vibe, but you will definitely leave smelling like an ash tray and may or may not get hit on by some seniors.
Hotel Clermont/Clermont Lounge- This is another spot that was highly recommended to us, which we were a little skeptical about, just like Johnny’s. The hotel was recently renovated and reopened after being shut down for nearly a decade, and it was happening on a Saturday night! It had upscale vibes and we were unsure on whether we were going to be able to get up on the Rooftop based on how popular this place has become since reopening, but after a short wait we made it upstairs! The Rooftop bar has some awesome view of the Atlanta skyline, and even though it was cold outside, they had a covered portion around the bar with lounge areas and heaters in the areas that were open air. There’s a famous strip club in the basement (Clermont Lounge), and even though that’s not my jam, all of the talk about this spot had me so curious to see for myself. It’s not what you would expect whatsoever, and you may or may not see a famous person in this legendary spot.
Eastside Palisades- If you’re into outdoorsy things, and even if you’re not…I highly recommend packing some tennis shoes and workout close and going for a hike here! It is located in Sandy Springs, GA, which isn’t far at all, and not a hard hike. We were able to see the Chattahoochee River, which I’ve definitely heard of per Alan Jackson, and we even saw a bamboo forrest! Such an instagram worthy spot!
This was one of the funnest weekends with the girls, as always, and we are already planning our next girls trip…up next, Charleston!