It’s no surprise that the changes in the American manufacturing industry have rendered some buildings obsolete. That’s what happened with the historic Sears, Roebuck & Co. building in Atlanta. The building was reopened in 2014 and now features a Central Food Hall, a number of hot shops like Anthropologie and J Crew, and a fantastic rooftop bar. Here are our top spots to stop by.
Itching to get that perfect Instagram photo? Then spend $10 taking the elevator up to the Skyline Park where you’ll find unparalleled views of ATL. Additionally, you can get a crash course in the history of the building from the elevator attendants. Once the elevator doors open, you’ll find games fit for adults and kids alike, plus a beer garden and a bar. Whether you’re looking for a fun date-night spot, going out with friends or showing out-of-towners around Atlanta, Skyline Park is a must-see in the impressive Ponce City Market. See what fun is to be had at Skyline Park here.
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12 Cocktail Bar
Dubbed Atlanta’s “most influential cocktail bar,” 12 Cocktail Bar features a rotating menu of hard-to-find ingredients and is located in the tower of the Ponce City Market. This sophisticated bar has a strict dress code, and you’ll need to take the elevator up to it. But the fantastic service offered by the 12 barmen makes it perfect for a special occasion. Make a reservation and learn more about 12 Cocktail Bar here.
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9 Mile Station
Located on the same floor as , Skyline Park, you’ll find 9 Mile Station to be quite an “elevated” beer garden and restaurant. This chic establishment has a menu packed with delicious dishes like pork belly, red prawn, and cauliflower bisque. At night you can cuddle up next to a fireplace and enjoy the city-light views, and on weekends stop by for brunch and a different take on the same landscape. Learn more about 9 Mile Station here.
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Batter Cookie Dough Counter
Think you can find better batter than at Batter Cookie Dough? Think again. This edible cookie dough counter is Atlanta’s first and offers delicious safe-to-eat dough in a variety of flavors like s’mores, brookie (brownie meets cookie), salted caramel, and bourbon brown sugar. Activate your sweet tooth by learning more about Batter here.
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When in the south, you’d be silly to not indulge in some deep-fried chicken. And James Beard Award-winning chef Linton Hopkins is serving up some of the best fried chicken in the city at Hop’s. Plus, how can you pass on a restaurant that’s coined the term sophistichicken. See Hop’s entire menu here.
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One fantastic thing about Atlanta is the huge variety of food you can find within the city. And Bottiwalle is no exception to that, so stop by for fantastic Indian street food. From sandwiches to grilled meats and salads, you’ll find delicious food as bright as the colorful walls surrounding this hip spot. Stop in and try their lamb burger and chicken tikka roll. Stalk the menu at Botiwalla here.
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Griddle me this…. Why is it so hard to get up in the morning? We’re not quite sure, but that’s why we love Pancake Social. You’ll find them slinging delicious breakfast favorites all day long. From their big pecan praline stack to lemon ricotta pancakes, you’ll find a menu chock full of delicious breakfast favorites. Polish it off with a bloody mary and your day is off to a great start (no matter what time you rolled in at). Check out all Pancake Social has to offer here.
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Got a first date you want to impress? Looking for a chic way to kick off a GNO (girl’s night out)? Stop by Miso Ko, a hip sushi bar located inside Ponce City Market and enjoy sashimi, nigiri, hand rolls, and makimono, all made with fresh ingredients. Check out everything Miso Ko has to offer here.
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