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East Atlanta is a vibrant, eclectic, and economically/racially diverse district of Atlanta. It includes the growing communities of Inman Park, the popular dining and nightlife neighborhoods of Little Five Points, Virginia-Highland, and Poncey-Highland. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and one of the top U.S. research universities, Emory University, are located in this area.


Part of this district extends into DeKalb County, including the neighborhoods of Druid Hills, East Lake, Candler Park, Edgewood, Kirkwood, and East Atlanta. This article is not to be confused with the neighborhood of the same name. That neighborhood is referred to as East Atlanta Village.

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MARTA Rail East-West Line stops in King Memorial (E2), Inman Park/Reynoldstown (E3), Edgewood/Candler Park Station (E4), and East Lake Station (E5). Interstate 20 is also close. If arriving from I-75 or I-85, take the Freedom Parkway exit for a direct connection to the heart of the East side.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Little Five Points, [1].  edit Alternative shopping district with record stores, restaurants, tattoo parlors, and bars.
  • Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, [2].  edit A former railroad track that has been converted into a pedestrian-friendly walking/biking trail.
  • East Atlanta Village, [3].  edit A historic commercial district with music venues, bars, and restaurants.
  • The Carter Center.  edit
  • Inman Park Village/Historic District, [4].  edit
  • Cabbagetown Historic District, [5].  edit
  • Ponce City Market, [6]. Adaptive reuse of a historic Sears Warehouse/Distribution Center. Ponce City Market contains a large food hall with many restaurant choices, retail stores, apartments, and office space. It has a direct connection to the BeltLine Eastside trail.  edit
  • Krog Street Market, [7]. Another adaptive reuse of a 1920s warehouse, Krog Street Market has a collection of retail stores, restaurants, and food stalls.  edit
  • Krog Street Tunnel. An open canvas for Atlanta's talented street artists. Inside the tunnel you'll find photo/video shoots, as well as active street art projects at all hours of the day.  edit

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Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Thumbs Up Diner, 573 Edgewood Ave, SE, +1 404 223-0690, [8]. Known for its great breakfast options, the line is often out the door. Check the house rules before going!  edit
  • Carroll Street Cafe, 208 Carroll St SE, [9]. Relaxed neighborhood hangout that's great for coffee, brunch, dinner, and cocktails. $$.  edit
  • Victory Sandwich Bar, [10]. Casual sandwiches, jack & coke slushies, and a ping-pong table.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Pure [15] - Same name as the popular Vegas club, Briarcliff area.
  • Velvet Room [16] - Formerly located in Midtown, now located at the Northeastern edge of Atlanta.
  • Joe's Coffee [17] - Easily the comfiest coffeehouse in Atlanta, it sports a mix of hipster and modern decor, free internet, and late hours. If you want a quieter place for a intimate conversation or some great me-time to read your favorite book, come here.
  • Argosy, 470 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30316, (404) 577-0407, [11]. A top-notch Gastropub in the tradition of The Porter or Brick Store Pub. Often featuring Tap takeovers and special events. A can't miss stop for visiting beer-snobs  edit
  • 97 Estoria, 97 Estoria St SE, [12]. Dive bar with cheap beer and tasty sandwiches/quesadillas. Open late.  edit
  • The Porter, 1156 Euclid Ave NE, [13]. Hip beer bar in the heart of Little Five Points. One of the biggest beer selections in Atlanta.  edit
  • Bookhouse Pub, [14]. Relaxed pub with a Twin Peaks theme, located off the Atlanta Beltline.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Avenue, +1 404 371-0204, Hotel with suites and a conference center; has an indoor pool; one block from Decatur Square and near MARTA's Decatur Station.

Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road NE, +1 404 712-6000, Atlanta hotel and conference center; has 2 on-site restaurants; indoor pool; located near the Georgia Aquarium, CDC, and Emory University.

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