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Beer, Ramen & More Beer: The Best Things to Do in Atlanta This October

Published On 09/30/2015 Published On 09/30/2015
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Oct 3 Sat

“Dream” about art Back after a hiatus due to a change in ‘hoods, Flux is now in the O4W and will have local, national, and international (Yoko Ono!) peeps contributing fantastical, imaginative, technological works of art under this year’s “Dream” theme, which shouts out the fact that MLK is from right ‘round here. 

Auburn & Edgewood, between Jackson & Howell

“Dream” about art Auburn & Edgewood, between Jackson & Howell Back after a hiatus due to a change in ‘hoods, Flux is now in the O4W and will have local, national, and international (Yoko Ono!) peeps contributing fantastical, imaginative, technological works of art under this year’s “Dream” theme, which shouts out the fact that MLK is from right ‘round here. 

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Oct 3 Sat

Crash a patio party Drop $50 and enjoy some Midtown patio partying while you can (WINTER IS COMING), as Lure whips up signature dishes like grilled whole branzino, Belgian-style shrimp croquettes, moules frites (mussels with Belgian-style double-fried French fries and mayonnaise), plus nine Belgian beers and lambics. 

Lure

Crash a patio party Lure Drop $50 and enjoy some Midtown patio partying while you can (WINTER IS COMING), as Lure whips up signature dishes like grilled whole branzino, Belgian-style shrimp croquettes, moules frites (mussels with Belgian-style double-fried French fries and mayonnaise), plus nine Belgian beers and lambics. 

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Oct 3 Sat

Celebrate: Second Self Beer Company’s first anniversary Sixteen of SS fans’ favorite beers, from the ATL brewery’s past and present, and including three versions of the chocolate/chilies/cinnamon/cloves/cocoa nibs Mole Porter, will pour in two separate two-hour shifts at the brewery's tasting room for this anniversary celebration, where Pine Street Market’s Chef Rusty Bowers is grilling eats to chase the suds. 

Second Self Beer Company

Celebrate: Second Self Beer Company’s first anniversary Second Self Beer Company Sixteen of SS fans’ favorite beers, from the ATL brewery’s past and present, and including three versions of the chocolate/chilies/cinnamon/cloves/cocoa nibs Mole Porter, will pour in two separate two-hour shifts at the brewery's tasting room for this anniversary celebration, where Pine Street Market’s Chef Rusty Bowers is grilling eats to chase the suds. 

Courtesy of Melissa Libby & Associates

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Oct 3 Sat

Do Oktoberfest This year, Downtown’s super-German beer bastion is serving as the starting point of a new Oktoberfest 5K run, and a 1K lederhosen run for those of us who live truly free (get $5 off registration fee for the race using the code "pretzel") every Saturday in October, all in addition to the usual Oktoberfest shenanigans: beer specials, complimentary keg pours, a live German oompah band playing from 6-9pm, giveaways, pig roasts, and a DJ named “Johnny” closing it out each week. 

Der Biergarten

Do Oktoberfest Der Biergarten This year, Downtown’s super-German beer bastion is serving as the starting point of a new Oktoberfest 5K run, and a 1K lederhosen run for those of us who live truly free (get $5 off registration fee for the race using the code "pretzel") every Saturday in October, all in addition to the usual Oktoberfest shenanigans: beer specials, complimentary keg pours, a live German oompah band playing from 6-9pm, giveaways, pig roasts, and a DJ named “Johnny” closing it out each week. 

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Oct 4 Sun

Eat everything at Decatur Restaurant Week Put your mouth around multi-course meals from some of The Dec’s (and Avondale Estates’) best local lunch, brunch, and dinner destinations, including Cakes & Ale, Chai Pani, Iberian Pig, No. 246, The Pinewood, Twisted Soul Kitchen & Bar, and more. Oh, and for just $15 to $35. Yeah, do this.

Various locations, Decatur

Eat everything at Decatur Restaurant Week Various locations, Decatur Put your mouth around multi-course meals from some of The Dec’s (and Avondale Estates’) best local lunch, brunch, and dinner destinations, including Cakes & Ale, Chai Pani, Iberian Pig, No. 246, The Pinewood, Twisted Soul Kitchen & Bar, and more. Oh, and for just $15 to $35. Yeah, do this.

Courtesy of Sara Hanna

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Oct 9 Fri

Don’t miss Castleberry Spur’s grand opening A vacant Castleberry lot becomes a new outdoor hangout thanks to a partnership between Project for Public Spaces and New Amsterdam Spirits (whose gin and vodka you probably know well), who are doing this in select markets across ‘Merica. Help them kick it off by getting in free, eating free food, hearing live music, and drinking free New Amsterdam cocktails. 

154 Walker St, Castleberry Hill

Don’t miss Castleberry Spur’s grand opening 154 Walker St, Castleberry Hill A vacant Castleberry lot becomes a new outdoor hangout thanks to a partnership between Project for Public Spaces and New Amsterdam Spirits (whose gin and vodka you probably know well), who are doing this in select markets across ‘Merica. Help them kick it off by getting in free, eating free food, hearing live music, and drinking free New Amsterdam cocktails. 

Courtesy of Tuan Huynh

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Oct 14 Wed

Slurp something at Makan’s Fall Ramen Fest All-you-can-slurp ramen from top ATL restos like Kimball House, Twain’s, St. Cecilia, Saltyard, and of course, Farmburger (?... !), is yours for a fee, with proceeds benefitting the Giving Kitchen charity.

Monday Night Brewing

Slurp something at Makan’s Fall Ramen Fest Monday Night Brewing All-you-can-slurp ramen from top ATL restos like Kimball House, Twain’s, St. Cecilia, Saltyard, and of course, Farmburger (?... !), is yours for a fee, with proceeds benefitting the Giving Kitchen charity.

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Oct 18 Sun

Get Down & Dirty (at an) Obstacle Race Call your lunatic endurance race homies and tell them to sign up for a muddy competition that includes a huge jungle gym, crawlable mud pits, a “Colossus” wall climb and slide, balance beams, a military wall climb, Marine hurdles, a monkey cross, sandbag haul, and, among much more, the “Heavy Hoist” -- normally your signature move when trying to stand up after a Sunday spent watching the Falcons.

Georgia International Horse Park

Get Down & Dirty (at an) Obstacle Race Georgia International Horse Park Call your lunatic endurance race homies and tell them to sign up for a muddy competition that includes a huge jungle gym, crawlable mud pits, a “Colossus” wall climb and slide, balance beams, a military wall climb, Marine hurdles, a monkey cross, sandbag haul, and, among much more, the “Heavy Hoist” -- normally your signature move when trying to stand up after a Sunday spent watching the Falcons.

Courtesy of Red Bull Soapbox Atlanta

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Oct 24 Sat

Race in a Red Bull soapbox... or just watch See what ridiculous, bound-to-fail machines local teams have hand-made for this year’s timed racing competition down North Ave. Teams include SweetWater, The Firemen (you’ll never guess what they do for a living), Topgolf Atlanta, Fred’s Meat & Bread of Krog Street Market, and Atlanta rollergirls the “Downhill Devils.” 

North Ave

Race in a Red Bull soapbox... or just watch North Ave See what ridiculous, bound-to-fail machines local teams have hand-made for this year’s timed racing competition down North Ave. Teams include SweetWater, The Firemen (you’ll never guess what they do for a living), Topgolf Atlanta, Fred’s Meat & Bread of Krog Street Market, and Atlanta rollergirls the “Downhill Devils.” 

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Oct 31-Nov 1

Get something handmade at American Field’s pop-up A nation-traveling exhibit of American handcrafted goodies hits the south for the first time to display wares at PCM. Come through for boutique flasks from Blind Pig, shoes by Rancourt & Co., sporty fashions from Boston’s Ball and Buck, and more.

Ponce City Market

Get something handmade at American Field’s pop-up Ponce City Market A nation-traveling exhibit of American handcrafted goodies hits the south for the first time to display wares at PCM. Come through for boutique flasks from Blind Pig, shoes by Rancourt & Co., sporty fashions from Boston’s Ball and Buck, and more.

Courtesy of Zack Arias

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Oct 31 Sat

Hide behind a Masque Hear “anthemic nostalgia” in the form of a Halloween story as local soundcrafters Quiet Hounds offer acoustic fable-telling to a costumed Halloween crowd. Wear something crazy. Your ticket gets you sample plates from PCM’s Brezza Cucina, an Italian concept headlined by celeb chef Jonathan Waxman, and former executive chef of The Optimist, Adam Evans.

Ponce City Market

Hide behind a Masque Ponce City Market Hear “anthemic nostalgia” in the form of a Halloween story as local soundcrafters Quiet Hounds offer acoustic fable-telling to a costumed Halloween crowd. Wear something crazy. Your ticket gets you sample plates from PCM’s Brezza Cucina, an Italian concept headlined by celeb chef Jonathan Waxman, and former executive chef of The Optimist, Adam Evans.

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Oct 31 Sat

Hit the Sci-Fi Film Festival Bring the coolest nerds you know to see film shorts, peep sci-fi-inspired art and prop replicas, and hear sci-fi movie soundtrack music played by a live orchestra. 

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center

Hit the Sci-Fi Film Festival Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center Bring the coolest nerds you know to see film shorts, peep sci-fi-inspired art and prop replicas, and hear sci-fi movie soundtrack music played by a live orchestra. 

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