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29 Spots to Celebrate Your Birthday in Atlanta

 

Whether you’re more into a low-key get-together or want to go all out with glitz and glam, we’ve got you covered for any and every type of birthday celebration you’d like to have in Atlanta. Keep reading for our recommendations on how to have a bougie, boozy, sporty, or laid-back birthday celebration!

Tiny Lou’s – Blondie Pastry | Jewelry by Solomon Brothers

For a bougie birthday in Atlanta:  

1. Splurge on sushi and drinks on the rooftop of O-Ku. O-Ku serves up truly delicious drinks and authentic Japanese fare right in the heart of West Midtown. Their Lychee Caipirnha  is a delicious mix of cahaca, lime, and lychee and if you’re truly looking to splurge, go for their O-Ku Omakase, a chef’s tasting that will leave you speechless. 

2. Enjoy top-notch Greek food at Kyma. Go Mediterranean at Kyma in Buckhead and enjoy the freshest of seafood on their newly renovated patio that feels just like Santorini. Be sure to save room for dessert–their banana kataifi is to die for! If you’re looking to enjoy drinks afterwards, try Latin bar Habitat to be transported to Tulum, The Blind Pig for all the speakeasy vibes, or Saint Julep for rooftop views. 

3. Sip on cocktails and enjoy the desserts at Bar Margot. Nestled in the Four Seasons in Midtown, Bar Margot’s cocktails and desserts are the perfect birthday treat! Their Biscoff cream pie will surely impress both your eyes and your tastebuds! 

4. Dine at Char then barcrawl through Inman Park. Char’s open-air seating and delicious Korean and Asian fusion fare would be the perfect start to an evening out in Inman Park. Make the sangria at Barcelona your next stop! 

5. Have a world-class steak at Kevin Rathbun Steak. Head to the O4W to try out one of Chef Kevin Rathbun’s amazing dishes, like his 22oz bone-in ribeye and the Elk Chop. Have a nightcap at cocktail bar Little Spirit afterwards or stop in for sangria at Barcelona. 

6. Enjoy pastries and French American fare at Tiny Lou’s. Have a birthday to remember at Tiny Lou’s in the Hotel Clermont. The rich and decadent chocolate Royale pastry is a must-try! Then head to the rooftop for a after dinner cocktail. The view is fantastic, and you can enjoy a warm, hot toddie in the fall or a refreshing frosé in the summer. 

7. Catch some fresh fish at Drift Fish House and Oyster Bar. Head to Marietta and peruse offerings like the lobster rolls and crab cakes from Drift’s chef-driven and sustainable menu.

8. See why Marcel is consistently rated a top Atlanta steakhouse. This West Midtown spot is pricier than most places and the perfect birthday splurge.  The lobster risotto is heaven in your mouth and the baked Alaska is a true showstopper. Warm up your dinner with a few drinks at neighboring Little Trouble first. 

9. Enjoy a chef’s tasting menu at one of Atlanta’s premier restaurants. Atlanta is a food town, and there are some renowned chefs who are just doing incredible things in the kitchen. The chef’s tasting menu experience at places like Bacchanalia, Lazy Betty, Sushi Hayakawa, Gunshow, and the Alden will beyond impress you.  

10. Enjoy dinner and drinks in an extravagant botanical atrium. The Garden Room is all types of gorgeous, filled with vibrant florals and greenery to make your dining experience just that more special. Have dinner here or just come for cocktails to soak in the beauty. 

Terrapin Taproom Braves Game
Terrapin Taproom – Brisket Sandwich | Photo: terrapintaproom.com

For a sporty birthday in Atlanta: 

11. Go to an Atlanta United game. Catch an Atlanta United game in the Mercedes Benz stadium with your best pals. Don’t miss out on the amazing fare that the stadium has to offer, including Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ, Delia’s Sausage, Farm Burger, and more! Or stop by neighboring Dat Fire Jerk Chicken of your way in for the best jerk chicken of your life. 

12. Show off your competitive side at Topgolf, Puttshack, Punch Bowl Social, or The Painted Duck. Get a group of friends together and enjoy a round of mini golf or bowling at Atlanta’s various food + games spots.   

13. Cheer on the Braves at Truist Park. Nothing’s more Atlanta than the Braves. Be sure to also grab a few drinks at Sports & Social at the Battery afterwards or a brisket sandwich from Terrapin Taproom!  

14. Go climbing at Stone Summit Atlanta. Get a group of friends together and try out rockclimbing! Head to nearby Food Terminal after you send it and chow down on some amazing Asian fare.

Best End Brewery - Exterior | Photo: Facebook/bestendbrewing
Best End Brewery – Exterior | Photo: Facebook/bestendbrewing

For a boozy birthday in Atlanta

15. Have a few beers at Sweetwater Taproom. Brewed in Atlanta, Sweetwater Brewery’s heady beers have made them an ATL favorite. Their kitchen is also serving phenomenal gastropub fare.

16. Get a lapdance at the Clermont Lounge. No photos, only good times allowed. A dive bar and Atlanta’s oldest operating strip club, the Clermont Lounge is famous for its talent. We recommend starting at the Local or MJQ and ending your night with a dance with Blondie.

17. Go for an electro brunch at Loca Luna. Day parties are the best parties. Enjoy some good eats and some great beats at Loca Luna’s electrobrunch.

18. Have a rip-roaring rockin’ time at a drag show at Lips AtlantaThe athleticism and entertainment factor of these dancers is just incredible. Bring cash to tip the dancers! Go for brunch or dinner. 

19. Day drink on a West End brewery and Beltline crawl. When the weather is nice, hopping from brewery to brewery on the West End portion of the Beltline is really just the perfect way to spend your day. Hop from Best End to Wild Heaven to Monday Night Garage and just have a great time exploring! 

20. Have an unforgettable evening in Edgewood. Get sluttified at Slutty Vegan first with their Fussy Hussy burger then sin a little, or a lot, at Church (it’s a bar). Nights out in Edgewood are almost always a blast. 

21. Get awesome seafood AND brews at new spot Hippin’ Hops. Hippin’ Hops Brewery is the first Black-owned brewery to hit the Atlanta scene, and they’re setting themselves apart with a menu that’s quite unlike other breweries that’s seafood first. Oysters, po boys, and lobster rolls take center stage and we’re obsessed.  

22. Dance your heart out at The Basement in East Atlanta. All the fun themed nights at The Basement, from the “I Miss the Old Kanye” nights to ’90s and ’00s nights make this place just the best. Vaccine proof required!  

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party | Photo: drbombays.com
Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party – Interior | Photo: drbombays.com

For a low-key birthday in Atlanta:                            

23. Play pool and relax at neighborhood dive Chairs. Chairs is what we wish every neighborhood bar was like–chill vibes, a cool group of people, good food, fun games to play, and Drag Bingo on Mondays. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a low-key night with friends. 

24. Share some queso and margaritas at Taqueria Del Sol. Get a group of friends and enjoy a round of margaritas at Taqueria Del Sol. The Poblano Corn Chowder is always a crowd pleaser. 

25. Feed your inner bookworm at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party. Enjoy a delicious and super cute high tea at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party in the Little Five Points/Candler Park area. You can also peruse their collection of vintage books–each purchase benefits a girl’s school in India! 

26. Walk the Beltline and grab a drink at Ladybird. Their backyard-esque patio is the perfect place to spend your evening. The Old Fashioned is our favorite drink at Ladybird, and their burger also can’t be missed. 

27. Get some grub and great beers at Porter Beer Bar. This gastropub boasts 800 beers and phenomenal food. Don’t miss their salt & vinegar popcorn! 

28. Play some trivia and indulge in some sour beers at Orpheus. Having a game of trivia with your closest friends and having some of the best brews in town would be the perfect way to spend your birthday. It’s also pup-friendly! 

29. Have a picnic at Piedmont Park. Pick up some Publix fried chicken or a few pub subs and enjoy al-fresco dining with your closest friends in one of the most iconic spots in the city. Park Tavern is always nearby too if you need to re-up on refreshments. 

Use our map below to find a birthday spot near you!

Bar Margot
O-Ku
Kyma
Char
Rathbun's
Tiny Lou's
Drift Fish House and Oyster Bar
Atlanta United Game at Mercedes Benz Stadium
Topgolf
Braves Game at Suntrust Park
Stone Summit Atlanta and Food Terminal
Sweetwater Taproom
Dark Horse Tavern
Clermont Lounge
Chiringa
Loca Luna
Two Urban Licks
Hotel Clermont Rooftop
Taqueria Del Sol
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party
Ladybird
Porter Beer Bar
Monday Night Brewing
Bar Margot

 

Nestled in the Four Seasons in Midtown, Bar Margot’s cocktails and desserts are the perfect birthday treat! Their Biscoff cream pie will surely impress both your eyes and your tastebuds!

O-Ku

 

O-Ku serves up truly delicious drinks and authentic Japanese fare right in the heart of West Midtown. Their Lychee Caipirnha  is a delicious mix of cahaca, lime, and lychee and if you’re truly looking to splurge, go for their O-Ku Omakase, a chef’s tasting that will leave you speechless. 

Kyma

 

Go Mediterranean at Kyma and enjoy the freshest of seafood. Be sure to save room for dessert–their banana kataifi is to die for!

Char

 

Char’s open-air seating and delicious Korean and Asian fusion fare would be the perfect start to an evening out in Inman Park. Make the sangria at Barcelona your next stop!

Rathbun's

 

Head to the O4W to try out one of Chef Kevin Rathbun’s amazing dishes, like his 22oz bone-in ribeye and the Elk Chop.

Tiny Lou's

 

Have a birthday to remember at Tiny Lou’s in the Hotel Clermont. The rich and decadent chocolate Royale pastry is a must-try!

 

Drift Fish House and Oyster Bar

 

Head to Marietta and peruse offerings like the lobster rolls and crab cakes from Drift’s chef-driven and sustainable menu.

Atlanta United Game at Mercedes Benz Stadium

 

Catch an Atlanta United game in the new Mercedes Benz stadium. Don’t miss out on the amazing fare that the stadium has to offer, including Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ, Delia’s Sausage, Farm Burger, and more!

 

Topgolf

 

Get a group of friends together and enjoy a round at TopGolf, which is always a great time! Be sure to try their wings. 

Braves Game at Suntrust Park

 

Nothing’s more Atlanta than the Braves. Be sure to also grab a few drinks at Sports & Social at the Battery afterwards!  

Stone Summit Atlanta and Food Terminal

 

Get a group of friends together and try out rockclimbing! Head to nearby Food Terminal after you send it and chow down on some amazing Asian fare.

Sweetwater Taproom

 

Brewed in Atlanta, Sweetwater Brewery’s heady beers have made them an ATL favorite. They also have just opened a kitchen and are now serving phenomenal gastropub fare. We recommend their gouda mac & cheese!  

Dark Horse Tavern

 

Hard-rock, live-band karaoke happening most nights at this Virginia-Highland dive bar.  

Clermont Lounge

 

No photos, only good times allowed. A dive bar and Atlanta’s oldest operating strip club, the Clermont Lounge is famous for its talent. We recommend starting at the Local or MJQ and ending your night with a dance with Blondie.

Chiringa

 

You can find plenty of drinks under $10 and enjoy some fresh Baja Tacos at this Alpharetta spot. Their patio is always a great time.

Loca Luna

 

Day parties are the best parties. Enjoy some good eats and some great beats at Loca Luna’s electrobrunch.

Two Urban Licks

 

Located right along the Beltline, TWO Urban Licks promises you phenomenally cooked meats and a great time!

Hotel Clermont Rooftop

 

The view is incredible, and you can enjoy a warm, hot toddie in the fall or a refreshing frosé in the summer. 

Taqueria Del Sol

 

Get a group of friends and enjoy a round of margaritas at Taqueria Del Sol. The Poblano Corn Chowder can’t be missed! 

Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

 

Enjoy a delicious and super cute high tea at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party in the Little Five Points/Candler Park area. You can also peruse their collection of vintage books–each purchase benefits a girl’s school in India! 

Ladybird

 

Their patio is the perfect place to spend your evening. The Old Fashioned is our favorite drink at Ladybird, and their burger also can’t be missed. 

Porter Beer Bar

 

This gastropub boasts 800 beers and phenomenal food. Don’t miss their salt & vinegar popcorn! 

Monday Night Brewing

 

Monday Night Brewing serves up beer that’s perfect for weeknights–great ales full of flavor that go great with dinner.  Locations in West Midtown and on the Westside.

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