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11 Things You Must Do in Atlanta This February

Published On 01/29/2015 Published On 01/29/2015
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Feb 1 Sun

Big Game Dinner and Tap Takeover Kirkwood’s best new bar teams up with Atlanta’s best new beer to make your last football-viewing experience of the season both filling and thirst-quenching. Six game day inspired courses will be paired with six Second Self beers. Between the game, the commercials, and halftime, you should have no problem getting through the full half-dozen.

Ration and Dram

Big Game Dinner and Tap Takeover Ration and Dram Kirkwood’s best new bar teams up with Atlanta’s best new beer to make your last football-viewing experience of the season both filling and thirst-quenching. Six game day inspired courses will be paired with six Second Self beers. Between the game, the commercials, and halftime, you should have no problem getting through the full half-dozen.

Food 101 | Sandy Springs

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Feb 1 Sun

Barrel Bar Big Game Bash The bar menu is barrels of deliciousness with smoked chicken potato skins, short rib chili, and beer brats with peppers & onions. The 100in screen will keep the game in sight no matter where you’re ordering the $3 draught beers, bottomless mimosas, something from the Bloody Mary bar, half-priced wines, or one of their sweet cocktails from.

Food 101

Barrel Bar Big Game Bash Food 101 The bar menu is barrels of deliciousness with smoked chicken potato skins, short rib chili, and beer brats with peppers & onions. The 100in screen will keep the game in sight no matter where you’re ordering the $3 draught beers, bottomless mimosas, something from the Bloody Mary bar, half-priced wines, or one of their sweet cocktails from.

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Feb 6 Fri

Days of the Dead This huge horror con is always the for best people-watching (and zombie-/ghoul-/deranged maniac-watching). Of course this year is packed with panels, including a Walking Dead sneak peak, and the one, the only, Corey Feldman.

Atlanta Sheraton

Days of the Dead Atlanta Sheraton This huge horror con is always the for best people-watching (and zombie-/ghoul-/deranged maniac-watching). Of course this year is packed with panels, including a Walking Dead sneak peak, and the one, the only, Corey Feldman.

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Feb 13 Fri

Beads & Booze Bar Crawl Six Highland bars are teaming up to let you celebrate Fat Tuesday on a Friday. Rinse off your beads from years past and get ready for a variety of green, purple, and yellow specialty shots at each bar, plus other NOLA-themed food and drink specials.

Various locations

Beads & Booze Bar Crawl Various locations Six Highland bars are teaming up to let you celebrate Fat Tuesday on a Friday. Rinse off your beads from years past and get ready for a variety of green, purple, and yellow specialty shots at each bar, plus other NOLA-themed food and drink specials.

Cupid's Undie Run

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Feb 14 Sat

Cupid’s Undie Run Start at Big Sky, grab a few drinks, and run around Buckhead in your underwear with a few hundred other hotties, then hit the after-party to enjoy your semi-nudity with fellow runners. Oh, and it's all for charity.

Big Sky

Cupid’s Undie Run Big Sky Start at Big Sky, grab a few drinks, and run around Buckhead in your underwear with a few hundred other hotties, then hit the after-party to enjoy your semi-nudity with fellow runners. Oh, and it's all for charity.

The Southern Gentleman

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Feb 14 Sat

Southern Gastropub Dinner This Southern-inspired gastropub is more than just great cocktails. Your food-pairing choices include lobster and grits, black truffle celery soup, flounder, petite filet of beef, chocolate buttermilk cake, and strawberry cheesecake that you, and hopefully your date, will love.

The Southern Gentleman

Southern Gastropub Dinner The Southern Gentleman This Southern-inspired gastropub is more than just great cocktails. Your food-pairing choices include lobster and grits, black truffle celery soup, flounder, petite filet of beef, chocolate buttermilk cake, and strawberry cheesecake that you, and hopefully your date, will love.

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Feb 14 Sat

Red Light, Green Light Party Whiskey Blue’s taking all the guess work out of your romantic selection process. Green means you’re looking for whatever is coming your way, red means you’re already locked up, and yellow means that you’re up for some weirdness. Vodka and Champagne specials, plus party favors, and, of course, a DJ, should make figuring it all out easier.

Whiskey Blue

Red Light, Green Light Party Whiskey Blue Whiskey Blue’s taking all the guess work out of your romantic selection process. Green means you’re looking for whatever is coming your way, red means you’re already locked up, and yellow means that you’re up for some weirdness. Vodka and Champagne specials, plus party favors, and, of course, a DJ, should make figuring it all out easier.

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Feb 17 Tue

Fat Tuesday Edgewood’s Corner Tavern is turning into the "French Quarter Tavern” for one night. They'll be pouring hurricanes, Sazeracs, and Pimm’s Cups, plus they'll be serving shrimp po’ boys, shrimp and andouille jalapeño cheese grits, and a fiery gumbo to help complete the transformation.    

Edgewood’s Corner Tavern

Fat Tuesday Edgewood’s Corner Tavern Edgewood’s Corner Tavern is turning into the "French Quarter Tavern” for one night. They'll be pouring hurricanes, Sazeracs, and Pimm’s Cups, plus they'll be serving shrimp po’ boys, shrimp and andouille jalapeño cheese grits, and a fiery gumbo to help complete the transformation.    

MAUREEN O'MARA

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Feb 21 Sat

Rollergirls Season Launch Atlanta's most bruising women on wheels are kicking off their season in style at the Yaarab Shrine Temple on Ponce. Food trucks'll pack the courtyard, and it’s always BYOB. So grab a cooler, a taco, and watch a bunch of chicks knock the hell out of each other as their battle cries echo off the tall temple walls.

Yaarab Shrine Center

Rollergirls Season Launch Yaarab Shrine Center Atlanta's most bruising women on wheels are kicking off their season in style at the Yaarab Shrine Temple on Ponce. Food trucks'll pack the courtyard, and it’s always BYOB. So grab a cooler, a taco, and watch a bunch of chicks knock the hell out of each other as their battle cries echo off the tall temple walls.

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Feb 27 Fri

Uncorked Atlanta Get your fill of local craft beers and sample some wine with class at the Westside Cultural Arts Center, where you can satisfy your artistic and culinary palates with light bites and the latest gallery installations, or if you want to make it a late-night, stick around as the bar opens up and a DJ gets going.

Westside Cultural Arts Center

Uncorked Atlanta Westside Cultural Arts Center Get your fill of local craft beers and sample some wine with class at the Westside Cultural Arts Center, where you can satisfy your artistic and culinary palates with light bites and the latest gallery installations, or if you want to make it a late-night, stick around as the bar opens up and a DJ gets going.

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Feb 28 Sat

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival Atlantic Station is hosting a festival dedicated to three of the best things in the world; peruse the massive tents filled with 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and smoked meats of all varieties (especially pork)!

Atlantic Station

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival Atlantic Station Atlantic Station is hosting a festival dedicated to three of the best things in the world; peruse the massive tents filled with 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and smoked meats of all varieties (especially pork)!