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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/29/23

Get ready for a festive celebration as the ultimate pop-up holiday bar, opens its doors in Underground Atlanta on December 1st. This is the only place in the city where you can see three Christmas experiences at once—ideal for a fun date night, corporate party or group outings complete with non-stop holiday fun.

Mrs. Claus: A Holiday Bar

This winter wonderland promises an enchanting experience with 17 fully decorated Christmas trees, a full-sized sleigh for capturing the perfect holiday photo with your bestie, and a fully immersive Winter Wonderland walkthrough featuring icicles, snow, and lights. The centerpiece of Mrs. Claus is the stunning all-black monochromatic tree, framed perfectly with a hanging four-foot fully illuminated star that immediately captures the eye. The ceiling is a work of art, made to look like a multicolored bow with fabric draped down to each section, creating a mesmerizing visual experience. 

North Hole Mini Golf

For a unique twist on the holiday, check out North Hole: a hole in one mini golf. Say goodbye to the endless waits, as each hole is par one. Enjoy this marvelous Christmas-themed experience with candy canes, polar bears, and reindeer. 

Big XMAS: A Really Big Christmas

Step into the larger-than-life celebration at Big XMAS, your super-sized Christmas dance party. Marvel at hanging ornaments, giant inflatables and a towering 20-foot Christmas tree. Climb into the 10-foot-tall Santa Chair that seats three and spin while enjoying the in-house snow machine that will make you feel like a toy come to life. 

This holiday pop-up offers a curated drink menu with specialty drinks, including a Rumchata Iced Coffee and Mistletoe Martini. Sip on your cocktails served by a team of bartenders dressed in sexy Santa outfits, adding a slightly naughty take on Christmas. With its captivating decorations and festive atmosphere, Mrs. Claus is set to become the most Instagram-friendly Christmas bar in Atlanta.

Indulge in holiday cheer, purchase tickets to each section individually or opt for a group ticket for the ultimate Christmas adventure. With DJs, parties, and special events, this holiday pop up experience keeps the festivities going all night long. 

Event Details

  • Location: 50 Upper Alabama Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Pricing ranges from $10 – $35.
  • Operating hours are Friday to Sunday, 8 PM – Late.
  • Corporate parties, special events, and group outings are welcomed—contact us via by email to plan your unforgettable celebration.

For updates, ticket information, and more details, please visit Eventbrite or follow on social media:


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/17/23

Popular Indian Eatery Gets into the Holiday Spirit in a Most Creative and Delicious Way

Atlantic Station and Buckhead 2-5pm


NaanStop locations at Atlantic Station and in Buckhead invite guests to a jolly Holiday Cookie-Decorating Party on Sunday, Dec. 17. From 2-5 p.m., the popular Indian restaurant will provide complimentary chai-spiced sugar cookies, frosting, sprinkles and sparkles. All guests need to bring is their artistic skills and to be prepared to have some fun.

After creating a masterpiece, participants can cozy up with a classic or bourbon-spiked masala chai near the fire pit or under the patio heaters. NaanStop’s full menu of authentic Indian cuisine—including naanwiches, rice bowls and fresh salads—also will be available.

At Atlantic Station, guests can take advantage of free two-hour parking in the parking deck and are advised to park near elevator #5 and follow the signs by Publix.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/12/23

Guests Will Experience the Holiday spirit with Instagram-worthy drinks, Twinkling Lights and Merriment Galore

Buckhead’s cheeriest pop-up The Blind Elf makes its magical return on Friday, Nov. 10. Once again, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar temporarily transforms into a festive gathering spot brimming with loads of merriment throughout the holidays.

Guests enter a wonderland of over-the-top décor and twinkling lights to discover a variety of warm and chilly holiday-themed drinks, candy cane shots, beer, wine, and bubbles to ensure a spirited mood.

The Blind Elf, located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta, is open at 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through Thursday, Nov. 24 and seven days a week starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25-Friday, Dec. 30. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/23

Midtown Hotspot Gets in the Holiday Spirit with Festive Cocktails, Décor and Music

November 17 – December 29

Those looking for holiday cheer can head to Virtue, the bar and lounge atop 5Church Midtown, for the return of its festive Rooftop Holiday Bar. Starting Nov. 17 and continuing through Dec. 29, the popular rooftop destination is transforming its space into a holly jolly wonderland.

In addition to festive décor, twinkly lights, and unobstructed views of Midtown, guests will enjoy a menu of holiday-inspired foods such as the s’mores board—a shareable and interactive dessert spread that includes house-made graham crackers, house-made marshmallows, pumpkin cheesecake bites, caramel popcorn, hot chocolate bomb cookie, and a rich hot fudge for your dipping pleasure.

A few standout selections from then holiday-inspired cocktail menu are:

  • Candy Cane Lane: Ketel One vodka, Baileys, créme de menthe, and Rich demerara
  • Gingerbread Old Fashion: Bulleit bourbon, gingerbread spice, and Angostura bitters
  • Christmas Mule: Tito’s vodka, lime juice, cranberry, rosemary, and ginger beer
  • Christmas Mimosa: Pama Pomegranate liqueur, cranberry, and Champagne
  • Santa’s Espresso Martini: Kettle One vodka, Bailey’s strawberry, Kahlúa Mocha, mint, and espresso

The Rooftop Holiday Bar will be open seven days a week starting at 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for those 21 years old and over with no cover charge. On Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, the bar will be open for drinks only.

Feature photo by Brandon Amato


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/23


Festive, Whimsical Bar will Feature an Explosion of Tinsel & Twinkling Lights, Holiday Cocktails & Small Bites, Photo Moments & Themed Nights

Plus, Entertainment Destination to Host a New Year’s Eve Hollywood Nights-themed Celebration

Live! at The Battery – the entertainment destination located in the heart of The Battery Atlanta – announces the return of its second annual holiday pop-up bar Tinsel Tavern! Guests are invited to step into the magical fun throughout the merriest time of year and experience an explosion of tinsel and twinkling lights, holiday-inspired cocktails and small bites, and photo moments. The whimsical experience will be open daily Thursday, November 30 through Saturday, December 23. Hours will be 4pm-midnight Sunday through Thursday and 4pm until close on Friday and Saturday (excluding select days for private events).

Throughout the season, Tinsel Tavern will host festive, themed nights including a Holiday Karaoke Party on December 2 from 8pm–midnight (free), an Ugly Sweater Party on December 16 from 9pm–1am ($5 per person) and a Dancing Elves Silent Disco on December 23 from 9pm–1am ($5 per headset). Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, the staff will lead a flash sing-along to a favorite holiday song, and every Thursday, guests can join holiday line dancing at PBR Atlanta. People will be able to make reservations here beginning November 9 or can walk in for drinks and socializing. Those interested in hosting a private event at Tinsel Tavern can email events@liveatthebatteryatlanta.com.

Sweet and savory holiday bites from Executive Chef Brian Cosio include:

  • Pigs in a Blanket with honey mustard
  • Cocktail Meatballs with beef, Italian sausage & creamy herb cream sauce
  • Roasted Turkey Poutine with fries, sage gravy & mozzarella
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip with tortilla chips, crudité & blue cheese
  • Braised Pork Sliders with brussels sprout slaw, dinner roll & apple butter
  • Snickerdoodle Sandwich with cream cheese, salted caramel & Grand Marnier 
  • Maple Bacon Churros

In the spirit of the season, Tinsel Tavern is also partnering with the National Fighting Championship (NFC) to host a Toys 4 Tots toy drive on December 8. Donations can be dropped off at Sports and Social starting at 6pm.

To ring in 2023, the entertainment hub is rolling out the red carpet and flashing lights with a Hollywood Nights-themed New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests can be the star of the party with exclusive access to all the venues. Ticket packages include entertainment with live music, unforgettable photo-op moments and a midnight champagne toast featuring the Times Square Ball Drop on Sport & Social’s 32-foot LED screen! Tickets are now available here


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/26/23

Guests will Experience the Thrills of Ski Resort Vibes, Seasonal Cocktails, and Mountaintop Fare on the Rooftop Starting Nov. 8

Atlanta doesn’t see much snow, but HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern will soon usher in ski chalet vibes upstairs at its Halcyon location. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Ski Chalet Pop-Up Bar will immerse guests in a winter ski resort atmosphere, serving seasonal cocktails and mountaintop fare all winter long.

HOBNOB is recreating one of the most enjoyable parts of a ski vacation: the après ski experience, where guests wind down after a day on the slopes with cocktails and comforting snacks. At HOBNOB Halcyon, guests probably did not have a hard day of skiing, but they can escape to the comfort of HOBNOB’s Ski Chalet with a satisfying beverage, a cozy atmosphere with a roaring fire and some of the best après ski fare east of the Rockies. 

HOBNOB’s Ski Chalet drinks will come with a side of seasonal comfort, perfect for whatever terrain guests have covered that day. Specialty cocktails include classics like peppermint mocha martinis, RumChata hot cocoas, and Bulleit bourbon hot toddies. Guests can linger over their cozy cocktails and nibble at seasonal mountaintop fare that includes tableside campfire s’mores and homemade classic poutine.

Live entertainment will complement the snowy space every Friday and Saturday. The Ski Chalet Pop-Up Bar will be located at HOBNOB Halcyon’s High-Up Bar on the second floor. All the best features of the winter season will be alive and well and celebrated in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  

HOBNOB Halcyon is open for lunch and dinner and weekend brunch and offers a late-night bar and live music on the weekends. Kitchen hours are Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Check HOBNOB’s website for more special events.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/23

Underground Atlanta Welcomes “Haunted Underground: A Bar Experience” The Spectacular New Interactive Halloween and Horror-Themed Scare Bar

Get ready to embrace the spine-tingling chills of the Halloween season like never before! Underground Atlanta is thrilled to announce the grand opening of a one-of-a-kind, immersive Halloween and horror-themed scare bar, designed by a talented film crew currently sidelined due to a strike. Uniting their creative prowess, Haunted Underground promises to bring a truly chilling experience to Atlanta.

Spectacular Features

1. Film Crew’s Haunting Expertise: The creators behind this sinister masterpiece are industry professionals who have worked on some of the most iconic films. Now, they’re channeling their cinematic talents into crafting an unforgettable, immersive experience at Haunted Underground.

2. Eight Unique Areas: Brace yourself for an array of chilling environments, each with its own terrifying theme that will transport you into a world of horror and leave you breathless.

3. Specialty Cocktails: This 21+ experience encourages guests to sip on devilishly delicious specialty cocktails expertly crafted to complement the eerie atmosphere. These concoctions are designed to add an extra layer of thrill to your night.

4. DJ-Infused Dance Floor: Dance the night away on a spacious dance floor where top DJs will spin spine-tingling beats, keeping the party going until the early hours.

5. Interactive Horror: Expect the unexpected as you interact with live actors who are sure to send shivers down your spine. Engage in heart-pounding scenarios and escape from the clutches of terrifying creatures.

Lead designer, Ron Hammond, explained, “We wanted to create a space that incorporated every type of horror film genre from the widely known to the cult classics. The Red Room or “Blood Lounge” was greatly inspired by the 2018 film Suspiria, a remake of the 1977 Italian supernatural horror film of the same title. The high ceilings, eerie etched glass art ladies (that only the sharpest eyes will catch) and sprawling wooden beams give just a hint of the space’s history while still keeping attendees engaged with all of the eye popping scary décor. The main dance floor space was a continual evolving target and in the end is your Twisted Metal, Killer Clowns from outer space and where Stephen King’s IT fantasy comes to life under 20-feet of black light spider web. If it’s an all-night mesmerizing dance party with your friends, or a lounge vibe so unique you look like you’re on the set of next season’s American Horror Story, there’s a space for everyone.”

Whether you’re a horror enthusiast or simply looking for a unique Halloween experience, this scare bar promises to deliver an unforgettable night of frights and delights. Come dressed in your spookiest attire, as costumes are encouraged for a surprise! This is the perfect opportunity to unleash your inner ghoul or monster.

“My partner, Vishal Sharma, and myself are very excited to be investing in Underground Atlanta to create multiple ventures in both restaurants and nightlife. We decided to start with a unique concept that will change every four to six weeks so that it is constantly engaging the audience. The Halloween experience bar will eventually shift into a Holiday experience bar and our team will continually be adapting to stay fresh,” said co-owner of Haunted Underground Eyal Reisin. 

Don’t miss your chance to experience the horrors of this spine-chilling scare bar designed by the very artists who bring nightmares to life on the big screen. Underground Atlanta welcomes you to a Halloween season like no other.

Reisin is also the managing partner of several of Georgia’s hotspots including Ember Lounge, Churchill’s British Pub, City Bar, Bar South, Veranda and Koo Koo Room, as well as being an investor of Nowak’s, Establishment and Supply & Demand. 

Event Details

  • Location: 76 Wall St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (located at the top of the Peachtree Fountain Plaza)
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Thursdays – Saturdays starting at 8:00 pm 
    • Sundays starting at 6:00 pm
    • Tuesday, October 31st starting at 6:00 pm

For updates, ticket information, and more details, please visit Eventbrite 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/23

Forsyth County’s mixed-use village invites the community to play, shop, dine and experience what’s new

Things are getting spooky at Halcyon with a host of fall and Halloween-themed events throughout October! With live music on Village Green every weekend, the annual Witches Night Out benefitting All For One Foundation, Halcyon Kids Club and trick-or-treating at Halcyon, the fall season has finally arrived. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy throughout October at Halcyon.

The full October events schedule is outlined below:

Cars and Coffee Hosted by Mercedes-Benz Club of America

Saturday, October 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join the Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta and Fuel Coffee for a beautiful morning sipping on specialty coffee drinks, viewing Mercedes-Benz vehicles from a variety of years in the private lot next to Fuel and mingling with friends and other members of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta will be offering special discounts off merchandise for all Mercedes-Benz Club of America members. This event is open to all Mercedes-Benz owners. For more information or to register, visit the event page.

Yappy Hour

Thursday, October 12 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Bring your furry friend and join Halcyon on Village Green for Yappy Hour on Thursdays of each month! Enjoy delicious treats, doggy booze and adorable, adoptable pups from Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters. For more information, visit the Halcyon website.

Pumpkin Painting Party at Tutu School

Saturday, October 14 from 3:30 – 6:15 p.m.

Join Tutu School for an exciting afternoon of painting the prettiest little pumpkins! Each ticket purchase of $20 includes one mini pumpkin to paint, painting supplies and face painting. When purchasing your ticket, make sure to select one of the available time slots; 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Witches Night Out benefiting All For One Foundation

Thursday, October 19 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Ladies, grab your broomsticks and fly over to Halcyon for a spooky evening full of cocktails, food and dancing! Don’t be a scaredy cat and enjoy adult trick-or-treating throughout the property. Other activities include dancing to upbeat tunes spun by DJ Ed on Village Green, live music and dancing at Eclipse di Luna, a DJ spinning tunes at HOBNOB, a costume contest with prizes for best group and individual costumes and Halloween cocktails at select Halcyon restaurants. In addition, ladies can build their own wicked bouquet with Gussied Up Flower Truck, make fall-themed crafts with Board & Brush inside Fuel Coffee and enjoy special discounts at Halcyon’s retailers. Tickets are $15 with all proceeds directly benefiting One For All Foundation, an international and local charity dedicated to changing the lives of children to help them thrive by improving social conditions, educational opportunities and healthcare availability. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Monster Mash at Cherry Street Brewpub

Friday, October 27 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

It’s a graveyard smash; it’s the Monster Mash at Cherry Street Brewpub! All monsters, ghouls and goblins are gathering for the ultimate costume party where you can dance the night away to spooky tunes spun by a DJ, sip on Halloween-themed cocktails and enter a costume contest to win prizes for the creepiest, jaw-dropping costumes. This event is for ages 21 and up only. For more information, visit the Halcyon event page.

Halloween at Halcyon

Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Grab your crew and join Halcyon for the annual trick-or-treating extravaganza! The little ones can trick-or-treat at more than 30 participating Halcyon tenants, meet adorable farm animals, snap pictures of their costumes at several photo opportunities, meet Barbie and Spiderman, enjoy facepainting and balloon twisting, meet adoptable pups from FurKids and groove to tunes spun by DJ Galaxy Music and Arts on Village Green. All ticket proceeds will directly benefit Bald Ridge Lodge and their ongoing efforts to provide a safe haven and counseling in a therapeutic environment for young boys who are in need of protection, direction and supervision, in a matter that nurtures the child and strengthens family relationships. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Groovin’ on the Green

Fridays and Saturdays in October from 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the weekend with dancing and singing along to live musical performances on Village Green. Enjoy local musicians across a variety of genres playing top hits. Guests can treat themselves to a craft brew and groove to live music all around the village! Halcyon has an open container policy, however, outside food and beverages are prohibited. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Halcyon Kids Club

Wednesdays in October from 10 a.m. – noon

Preschoolers are invited to play and make new friends each week at the free Halcyon Kids Club! The little ones can engage in a rotating menu of activities ranging from arts and crafts, dance, animal encounters, storytime, puppet shows, music and so much more. Themes and activities vary weekly and will be announced on Halcyon’s Facebook page and Instagram stories. A parent or guardian is required to stay with each child during the duration of the event. Afterward, enjoy lunch or a sweet treat at one of Halcyon’s kid-friendly restaurants. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/2/23

The annual Ladies Night Out event returns benefitting All For One Foundation

Thursday, October 19th

Ladies, hop on your broomsticks and soar over to Halcyon for a haunting night of food, drinks, dancing and a scary good time at Witches Night Out, benefitting All For One Foundation.

Don’t let fear hold you back—embrace the spooky fun! Enjoy an adult trick-or-treating adventure at Halcyon and a variety of activities, including dancing to DJ Ed’s lively beats in the Village Green, live music and dancing at Eclipse di Luna, a DJ spinning tunes at HOBNOB, a thrilling costume contest with prizes for the best group and individual costumes and Halloween-themed cocktails at select Halcyon restaurants. For an extra touch of wickedness, ladies can craft their own bouquet with Gussied Up Flower Truck, create fall-themed crafts with Board & Brush at Fuel Coffee and take advantage of special discounts at Halcyon’s retailers. Purchase a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win a VIP experience for you and three of your witches to enjoy a Halloween-themed VIP table on Village Green, a bottle of wine from Rise & Wine and a charcuterie box from Il Bottegone. Ticket holders will receive a voucher for a complimentary facial courtesy of Clean Your Dirty Face

All ticket and raffle ticket proceeds will directly benefit All For One Foundation. Since its founding in 2002, All For One Foundation has been dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families through collaborative global partnerships helping underserved populations by improving social conditions, educational opportunities and healthcare availability. 

This event is rain or shine. Free parking is available in the parking deck and neighbors are encouraged to use rideshare apps. To purchase tickets, visit here. For full event details, please visit the Facebook event page. For the latest information on Halcyon, upcoming events and a roster of retailers and restaurants, visit www.visithalcyon.com or follow @VisitHalcyon on Instagram and Facebook


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/2/23


Hosted by Renowned, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Anne Quatrano of W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, Bacchanalia, & Star Provisions 

Celebrating Rising Chefs in Atlanta

Friends and guests will celebrate Atlanta’s rising chefs and engage all five senses to raise funds for the James Beard Foundation®, when Sunday Supper South returns to Ponce City Market on Sunday, October 15. This year’s event will be hosted again by James Beard Award-winner Anne Quatrano, beloved Atlanta chef and owner of Bacchanalia, Star Provisions Market & Cafe, and W.H. Stiles Fish Camp. Tickets are now available here.

The chef lineup, below, will spotlight up-and-coming local chefs influencing the region’s ever-evolving dining scene, and their unique creations will reflect the best of the city’s cuisine in a collective harvest feast.

Festivities will begin at 5:30pm with a cocktail reception at Ponce City Market’s new residential building Signal House. The cocktail hour will highlight the beverage side of Atlanta’s dining experience with drinks from local industry vets and passed hors d’oeuvres. Following, guests will gather around festive tables at The Shed, Ponce City Market’s open-air gathering space alongside the Atlanta BeltLine, to enjoy an elevated, family-style, farm-to-table dinner showcasing the latest and greatest of Atlanta’s creative talents. Chefs will prepare seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms through Retaaza on Big Green Egg, the event’s official grilling partner and sponsor. Retaaza is a Georgia-based social enterprise that is on a mission to make local food more accessible and affordable by directly supporting communities’ farmers through food rescue and more, reconnecting the state’s consumers to their food, and feeding families struggling with food insecurity.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the James Beard Foundation, which celebrates and supports the people behind America’s food culture, while pushing for new standards in the restaurant industry to create a future where all have the opportunity to thrive. Through the mantra of Good Food for Good®, the organization is committed to providing chefs and other leaders in the food community with the support, tools, and resources they need to make our food culture more sustainable, equitable, and delicious for everyone.

This is the seventh year that Sunday Supper South will take place at Ponce City Market. Since first opening in 2015, Ponce City Market has been credited as a catalyst for revitalizing Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. It has become a must-visit place on travelers’ Atlanta bucket lists, a beacon in Atlanta’s skyline, and a destination for locals to gather, shop, eat, work, and live.