Formerly across from a housing project, the King Memorial MARTA station has become a center of cool in Atlanta. Not only are there apartments and attractions nearby, you can also walk to hip Edgewood Avenue where you’ll find music clubs, bars, DJs and dancing. With so many options to choose from, you can easily venture to different venues throughout the night.
While the area is much safer than in the past, always use caution when walking at night and walk in groups when possible. You can also take Uber or other car service from the station as an option to get to one of these nightlife spots:
Next to the station is the Village Theatre, an improv comedy club with a bar that serves wine and beer. Turn left on Decatur Street in front of the station. The theatre is in the main level of the Pencil Factory Lofts.
A gastropub with a large beer selection and bocce ball courts, Augustine’s is just over a block from the station. Turn left on Grant Street that runs next to the side of the King Memorial station and walk straight ahead until the road dead ends at the restaurant.
Tin Lizzy’s Cantina
Just down the street from Augustine’s, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina has a rooftop patio if you’re craving tacos and margaritas on a warm day or enjoy live music Thursday-Sunday. Follow the same directions to Augustine’s, but turn left on Memorial Drive and walk about a block.
Republic Social House
The Republic also has a rooftop patio with a bar that overlooks the cemetery. DJs spin on Fridays and Saturdays. It is a couple doors down from Tin Lizzy’s on Memorial Drive, about a 10-minute walk from the King Memorial station.
This cocktail bar is hidden away as a speakeasy should be. Cross over Decatur Street in front of the station and walk up Hilliard Street to Edgewood Avenue and turn left. The bar is below Pizzeria Vesuvius. Walking time is about seven minutes.
Also below Pizzeria Vesuvius is the Music Room, a venue for music and dancing basement-style.
The remaining nightlife spots are all on Edgewood to the east. Cross Decatur Street in front of the station and walk up Hilliard Street to Edgewood Avenue and turn right for:
Harold’s Chicken and Ice Bar
Harold’s is a sports bar that also has karaoke and dance parties. Walking time is about eight minutes from the station.
Noni’s Bar & Deli
Neighboring Harold’s, Noni’s is an Italian restaurant with a quaint courtyard and bar that turns into a dance hot spot on the weekends.
Full of classic arcade games, Joystick is a fun spot for drinks and snacks. For extra entertainment, a “living room” has lounge space and board games.
Mother Bar and Restaurant
Don’t be confused by the name, this nightlife spot has music, karaoke and dance parties.
A bar and restaurant with a rare rooftop patio, Cafe Circa has DJs upstairs during the warmer months. The downstairs restaurant also regularly has live jazz and R&B.
The newest addition on the block, Erosol is in an old building at the corner of Edgewood and Boulevard. Choose from two floors of music and DJs, or check out the open mic night.
Edgewood Corner Tavern
A more classic bar, the Edgewood Corner Tavern has poker, trivia and an upstairs room for billiards and darts.
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room
This theme bar is full of religious icons and references, and is a popular spot for in-town celebrities and ping pong enthusiasts. A limited food menu is available.
A bar, restaurant and dance club with DJs, something is always going on at the Sound Table. Despite being the furthest away, walking time is only about 11 minutes.