Fun Places in Atlanta for a Night Out with Friends


Fall in Atlanta ushers in a sense of urgency to get out and enjoy time with friends before the busy holiday season. A short period between the sweltering heat of summer and the cold of winter, it’s the perfect season to get out with friends and explore the city. The places to go are so plentiful you can make a night out of almost anything: From catching a favorite band at a mid-sized venue to exploring the city from atop a giant ferris wheel to wrapping up the night at a local liquor bar, Atlanta has something for every age and interest. 


Fun Places in Atlanta for a Night Out with Friends


Here’s our list of seven fun places in Atlanta for spending a night out with friends. 


Catch a show at City Winery


Sip wine, dine and immerse yourself in a live performance at City Winery. Located inside Ponce City Market at 650 North Avenue, City Winery has adapted their space to allow for socially-distanced concerts. Reserve tickets in advance and enjoy the perfect start to a night on the town.


Experience the arts at The High Museum


The High Museum of Art in midtown is perhaps Atlanta’s most revered art museum. With over 15,000 works of art, it’s a trove of photographs, paintings, sculptures and other treasures. Timed tours give patrons a chance to view both the permanent collection and special exhibitions at the museum, located at 1280 Peachtree Street NE. 


Shop, play and eat at Atlantic Station


A shopping center, workplace and living space, Atlantic Station lies just outside of midtown Atlanta but is one of the most fun places for a night out with friends. Atlantic Station drives a lot of the nightlife with its restaurants and outdoor programs on the green. Friday night improv and a regular maker’s market make the versatile attraction a staple in any fun night out with friends. To get to Atlantic Station, type 1371 Market Street into your GPS. 


Enjoy the outdoors at Atlanta Botanical Garden


Be in nature in the middle of a bustling city with a night out at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. In addition to seasonal themed displays, the Atlanta Botanical Garden offers everything from after-hours drinks to exercise classes to gardening and cooking classes. Located at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, the garden is an “urban oasis” in midtown, with 30 acres of outdoor gardens. 


View the city from above at SkyView


A relatively new Atlanta attraction, SkyView Atlanta offers a birds-eye-view of downtown Atlanta. Located at 168 Luckie Street NW, the giant ferris wheel is nearly 20 stories tall and overlooks Centennial Park. You can also check out the nearby Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola while you’re there.


Top it off with a drink at Foxtrot Liquor Bar


End the night right at Foxtrot Liquor Bar, located in the heart of midtown Atlanta at 45 13th Street NE. As fall approaches, weather cools, and people seek refuge indoors, Foxtrot is the perfect location to get cozy with a cocktail and relax. Part intimate cocktail lounge, part neighborhood bar, Foxtrot serves up cocktails, beer and wine along with tasty snacks to share. This liquor bar is the perfect ending to a fun night out of sightseeing, shopping and dining with friends. Find out what’s new on the menu, call Foxtrot Bar today. 404-856-4266


Frequently Asked Questions About Foxtrot Liquor Bar

What can I do in Atlanta on Saturday night? 

From clubs to concert venues to diners and dive bars, Atlanta has a boisterous nightlife 365 days a year. For a fun place to enjoy cocktails with friends, Foxtrot Liquor Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday and is open 5 p.m. to late except for Fridays, when it opens at 4 p.m.

Where should I go in Atlanta for nightlife? 

There’s no better place to hang out during a weekend than midtown Atlanta, so book your stay within walking distance of its attractions, restaurants and bars. Nightlife in midtown marches to the beat of its own drum, like Foxtrot Liquor Bar, a neighborhood bar with a cocktail lounge-feel.