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Nightlife & Music

Best New Hot Spots In Atlanta

April 28, 2011 7:33 AM

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It seems like every time you turn around, another hip new bar, club or restaurant has just opened its doors. Here are some of the best new choices for a fun night out on the town.

Ziba’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

560 Blvd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 622-4440
www.zibaswinebar.com

This trendy new Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar serves up food that’s just as delicious as it is affordable. Local favorites include citrus-braised baby octopus and tahini ahi tuna served with tabouleh, or you can order lots of small plates from the tapas menu and finish off your meal by requesting a hookah and a fruity tobacco like watermelon, apricot or the popular grape and mint. Looking to meet new friends or expand your group of dining partners? Sign up for the Dinner Party Roulette, a monthly event where four random couples are seated together at one large table.

Buckhead Bottle Bar

268 E. Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 474-9892
www.buckheadbottlebar.com

The fashionable Buckhead area placed another feather in its cap with the opening of the Buckhead Bottle Bar, a swanky new restaurant and cocktail lounge co-owned by Atlanta Hawks player Zaza Pachulia. The vibe here is definitely upscale. The bouncers frown on T-shirts, and the ambiance is so nice that you’d be fine coming here on a first date. Even traditional bar-food favorites seem to be dressed up for a special occasion. Try the lamb burger with goat cheese or the tuna sashimi appetizer.

Prohibition

56 E Andrews Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30305
(678) 244-3612
www.prohibitionatl.com

A fun tribute to the speakeasies of the 1920s, Prohibition is heaven for the scotch-and-cigars crowd. You’ll need to give the secret password at the door to gain entrance, but once inside the atmosphere is warm, jovial and a true throwback to those rowdy, rollicking days gone by. If you think you’ve got the moxie, get yourself all dolled up, grab yourself a glass of giggle water and whoop it up the way Gatsby would have done it.

The Mansion Elan

3595 Clairmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 997-6900
www.themansionelan.com

It’s all about style at the Mansion Elan, one of Atlanta’s newest and hippest nightclubs. Local VIPs like to sit and watch the crowd while sipping expensive champagne, but the dance floor still gets packed with people who would rather groove to the music than just lounge on a comfy couch and nod their head to the beat. Free parking and affordable cover charges help ease a fraction of your monetary pain.

– Ty Treadwell
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