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Buckhead, once known as Buckhead Village, is becoming a true district of Atlanta with massive construction projects. It has a skyline of high-rise apartments, condominiums, and office buildings, but despite the closure of numerous nightclubs, it is still the district of Atlanta most famous for nightlife.

UnderstandEdit

Construction projects are creating an upscale shopping area similar to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. In 2008, two new skyscrapers were completed to reach new heights: 3344 Peachtree and the Mansion on Peachtree.

Get inEdit

Map of Atlanta/Buckhead

By carEdit

Georgia State Highway 400 runs directly through Buckhead.

By busEdit

MARTA has two main bus lines which run along Peachtree Street, #23 and #110. However there are plenty of other routes that serve the area.

By trainEdit

Buckhead can also be accessed by the MARTA rail's North-South Line at the Buckhead Station (N7), the Northeast-South Line at Lenox (NE7), and Lindbergh Center Station (N6) by either of the fore-mentioned lines. Amtrak's Crescent Line stops at the Atlanta Peachtree Station.

 
3344 Peachtree in Buckhead

SeeEdit

  • 1 Sovereign. Also known as 3344 Peachtree, a mixed-used development. Completed in 2008, this 50 story structure of post-modern architecture is the tallest building in the Buckhead Skyline.    
  • 2 Atlanta History Center. This attraction features 32 acres of gardens, wildlife trails and woodland areas. The complex includes the 1840s Tullie Smith Farm, a fully restored 1928 Swan House mansion and Swan Coach House Restaurant. The Atlanta History Center's Buckhead campus expanded by 27,000 ft² (2,500 m2) including a 20,000 square-foot wing dedicated to memorializing the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. It also has the largest private collection of Civil War memorabilia in the nation.    
  • 3 Governor's Mansion. House where the governor resides. Tours available.    

DoEdit

BuyEdit

Buckhead has plenty of shopping options with its Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza malls.

  • 1 Lenox Square Mall (across from Phipps Plaza). Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Macy's, this mall is a popular mall for chain-store shopping in Atlanta. Stores include upscale Hermes, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and David Yurman, mid-high range stores like Kate Spade, Coach and Polo, mid-range stores like Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, J. Crew, Abercrombie, Aldo and Urban Outfitters, and a few mid-low range stores such as the Gap. Also has a large Apple store.    
  • Strip mall (next to the Lenox Square Mall). A strip of stores which includes a number of boutiques including Blue Gene's.
  • 2 Phipps Plaza Mall. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Belk, this upscale mall has higher-end chain stores such as Barney's Co-op, Intermix, Versace, Armani, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany's, including the only Jeffrey store outside of New York, as well as an AMC movie theater.    

EatEdit

BudgetEdit

  • Anis Cafe and Bistro, 2974 Grandview Ave. Extremely romantic and charming authentically French bistro-cafe tucked away in an old house near Pharr Road.
  • Buckhead Diner, 3073 Piedmont Road, +1 404 262-3336. Popular faux-diner with black tie waiters serving up heaping portions of greasy upscale "diner" food.
  • Eclipse di Luna, 764 Miami Circle. Vibrant and extremely fun tapas restaurant and bar hidden away in the antique district of Buckhead serving up pitchers of Sangria and Mojitos with its tasty small plates. Has live music on weekends.
  • Hong Kong Harbour, 2184 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE. Popular Chinese restaurant with a friendly family atmosphere and authentic food.

Mid-rangeEdit

  • Seasons 52. Health-conscious gourmet restaurant and wine bar where each entree is under 475 calories.
  • Bone's, 3130 Piedmont Ave. A traditional steakhouse in every sense, this Atlanta power-dining institution has been around since 1979. Ranked as one of the high-rated steak houses across the board, Bone's was the highest-rated steakhouse in the nation by Zagat in 2006.
  • Fogo De Chao. A Brazilian churrascaria for those looking for a less-unique but still meat-filled dining experience. Gauchos carrying spools of meat cut slices at the table.
  • R. Thomas Deluxe Grille, +1 404 872-2942. 24 hours daily. With its trademark windmills, bells, birds, lush plants, and Peachtree St. location, it is hard to miss this fixture of the Atlanta dining scene. This is probably the only restaurant in town where a vegan and a burger lover can eat together and both be happy. Favorites include the grilled-not-fried wings, the French toast, and all the smoothies. Not only are a range of healthy food and drink available — including vegetarian and vegan, macrobiotic, gluten free, and raw food items — but R. Thomas is open 24 hours a day and is a great, healthy late night place to eat (and breakfast is served at all hours). $11-19.
  • Restaurant Eugene, 2277 Peachtree Rd (at the Aramore condos), +1 404 355-0321. M-Th 5:30PM-10PM, F Sa 5:30PM-11PM, Su 5:30PM-10PM. Chef Linton Hopkins and his wife Gina run this small, family-style restaurant that features a menu sprinkled with staple Southern ingredients. The restaurant has been ranked among Atlanta’s Top 10 by Atlanta Magazine, Atlantacuisine.com and Atlanta Business Chronicle. $22-32.

SplurgeEdit

  • Craft, 3376 Peachtree (inside The Mansion on Peachtree), +1 404 995-7580, . New York chef Tom Colicchio (most famous for his role as head judge on Bravo’s Top Chef) chose Atlanta as the third location for his award-winning restaurant Craft. $28-48.
  • The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton. Nationally-recognized French restaurant run by Chef Arnaud Berthelier that offers both a la carte and prix fixe options is one of the best known in Atlanta and has received the Mobil Five Star award.

DrinkEdit

  Note: Parts of the bar scene on Peachtree Street (formerly Buckhead Village) have been torn down for redevelopment (the future Buckhead Atlanta), so be careful as your destination may end up being a pile of dirt. Call ahead to make sure that the bar still exists. The majority of the existing bars and clubs in Buckhead are near Peachtree and Piedmont, Andrews Drive, or Lindbergh Center.

BarsEdit

  • Blackbear Tavern. A friendly, casual bar in South Buckhead that has a full menu, wine tastings, live music, trivia nights and plays host to various dart leagues.
  • Churchills Buckhead. A British-style neighborhood pub that attracts both the after-work crowd and the nighttime party crowd and features pool tables and dart boards.
  • East Andrews Neighborhood Bar. Has a semi-sports bar, semi-casual café appeal with great blue plate specials.
  • Fado Irish Pub. Some of the best Irish fare in town with eclectic Irish memorabilia on the walls.
  • Five Paces Inn. Opened in 1955 and attracts those from the local business crowd to unwind.
  • Hole in the Wall, 3177 Peachtree Rd NW. Former teeny-boppers and current college Greeks down drafts and Jägerbombs at this wild party bar.
  • The Mansion Bar (located at the Mansion on Peachtree). a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Moondogs. Next to Hole in the Wall and has a similar atmosphere.
  • MF Room. Same owners as the MF Sushibar in Midtown, created a private lounge available by reservations.
  • Peachtree Tavern. Also next to Hole in the Wall and Moondogs. Live rock bands.
  • Pool Hall. One of Buckhead's best and oldest bars known to many as the best dive in town.
  • Sambuca Restaurant. Jazz, blues, and other live musicians. They also offer an upscale bar scene and a great menu featuring pastas, seafood and salads.
  • Sanctuary. A Latin music dance club with plush couches great for people-watching and dance instruction included with cover on Friday nights and the first and third Sundays of very month.
  • Sweetwater Brewery, 195 Ottley Drive, +1 404 691-2537. W–F 5:30-7:30PM, Sa Su 2:30–4:30PM. Brews locally.    
  • Tavern at Phipps, 3500 Peachtree Road. Has great martinis and outdoor music set in a casual atmosphere.
  • Treehouse Pub. Known for its tropical feel, Miami style and great people-watching on its patio.
  • Wet Willies. popular bar in Miami Beach and known for frozen drinks now has a location at Lindbergh Center.
  • Whiskey Blue (at the top of the W Buckhead).

ClubsEdit

  • Gold Room. Upscale multi-level club in Lindbergh Center.
  • Havana Club. Popular Latin/Salsa club in its new location on Piedmont.
  • Jungle, 2115 Faulkner Rd NE (off Cheshire Bridge Rd. First warehouse on the right; from Faulkner turn right in to the first parking lot, then right again to circle the building), +1 404-844-8800. Gay bar with strong drinks and very popular for their hot, sweaty dance parties. Also hosts smaller events such as the alternative drag show "The Other Show" (every Friday 9:30PM), featuring queens doing off-beat and unusual costumes and numbers. Enjoy some of the excellent food during the show — the burgers and sandwiches are very good, although you may decide the sides like mac & cheese or tater tots are even better. Cover $10 (18–20 year-olds $5) most events; Saturdays $20 for cover + unlimited drink voucher.
  • Mood Lounge. Chic lounge with a sexy vibe.
  • Tongue and Groove. A popular name for Atlanta nightlife, is now located in Lindbergh Center.

SleepEdit

BudgetEdit

  • 1 Holiday Inn Express Buckhead, 800 Sidney Marcus Blvd NE, +1 404 949-4000. A surprisingly nice location for a budget hotel and tucked away from the main traffic, this Buckhead hotel is within easy driving distance of all intown attractions.

Mid-rangeEdit

SplurgeEdit

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Stay safeEdit

In the early 2000s, Buckhead was experiencing a rising crime rate, with even a few homicides. However, the crime rate started dropping when the bars and clubs started closing an hour earlier, and surveillance cameras were installed and more police officers started patrolling the area. More recently, the property which was once a popular gathering spot for party goers, has been purchased to be transformed into an upscale shopping neighborhood. This is an effort to keep the potential trouble makers away, as local residents have been complaining about noise, crime, and generally rowdy behavior linked to partying and excessive alcohol.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Buckhead
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