09 Aug Unforgettable Girls Night Out in Atlanta
Between spa days, happy hour, craft nights, bottomless brunch, seafood dinner and hookah, there are tons of great options for a fun girls’ night out. And throughout Atlanta, there are lots of great Black-owned restaurants, bars, and lounges that offer all of these fun-filled activities.
No matter the activity, there’s fun ahead: a night out on the town with girlfriends is a remedy for many of life’s stressors and always ends in big laughs and favorite memories. Plus, a girls’ night out is a necessity for bonding and friendship growth. It can be hard to think of a fun things to do that aren’t just routine activities, though.
All of the Black-owned restaurants, bars, and dessert shops on this list are great for a girls’ night out any day of the week. Each offers a unique adventure, no matter if an inexpensive activity is the best option or something more fancy is on the agenda. To provide a full experience, there are activities included with each option, too – so there’s more to do than just a meal out or late night drinks with the girls. A nice meal can be paired with a concert, crafts, and more.
Activity: Brunch before Concerts or Sporting events at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
349 Decatur St. SE Unit A1, Atlanta, GA 30312
What says girls’ day more than brunch — not much. Well, ladies who crave a tasty Southern-inspired brunch should head to Breakfast at Barneys, a Black-owned eatery that serves a range of food and drinks all day long — it’s open until 5 p.m.! The beloved shrimp and grits entree makes for a classic meal, while a vegan and veggie-forward toast is a little lighter. Locals love its espresso martini for a little kick and their fresh juices for something healthy. And here’s an insider’s tip for those heading to Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Breakfast at Barney’s is just a 10-minute drive away from the beloved concert and sports venue. So, any girls’ night out group can pop by before or after an event for the restaurant’s Southern-style brunch, a tangy juice, cocktail, or coffee.
Activity: Dinner & Cocktails before a Movie at Regal Hollywood
4300 Buford Hwy NE 201 202, Atlanta, GA 30345
It’s easy to have a good time at Continent Restaurant & Cigar Lounge, an establishment that not only serves excellent Afro-Caribbean Asian fusion food but is also a popular spot for high-quality cigars. In other words, there’s much to do here, making it an ideal place for a girls’ night out, especially if the group has eclectic tastes. Apps include pepper shrimp served in a red curry sauce and spiced lamb chops, with main dishes of jerk-rubbed tomahawk steak and pan-seared salmon. And, since no girls’ night out is complete without a drink, sip the sweet lychee martini, the Hennessy colada, or the continent punch, which comes served in a coconut shell — the perfect beverage to order and show off on Instagram or TikTok. After dinner, check out a chick flick at Regal Hollywood at North I-85, which is only a 10-minute drive away.
Activity: Happy Hour, Live Music, Karaoke, Brunch
5829 Campbellton Rd SW Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30331
The indoor-outdoor Gochaʼs Tapas Bar is a see-and-be-seen type of place. Not only is the food delicious, but it has a range of fun-filled events perfect for a group of friends to check out. From karaoke nights to happy hour to live music to a Wednesday night ladies’ night, there’s always something going on at this Black-owned Atlanta restaurant. It’s got brunch pancakes, seafood, grits, sandwiches, and more, along with creative cocktails, wine, and champagne. But what it’s truly known for is its vast menu of margaritas (from classic margs to the strawberry Hennessy kind) and martinis (like the appletini and lemon drop). Prices vary depending on what’s ordered, but fancier meals like the Cajun lobster shrimp and grits cost about $40, while sandwiches and salads are under $20.
Activity: Ice Cream and a stroll in Grant Park
415 Memorial Dr SE Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30312
There’s something about ice cream that brings friends together; maybe it’s memories of summer or the pure joy evoked with every sweet bite. Either way, ice cream brings friends together, and this is something that Tayler Walker — the owner of Cereal and Cream, a cereal-infused ice cream shop — knows well. Beyond that, the shop itself is joyful; it’s pink, picturesque, and great for a day with friends. Choose from milkshakes, sundaes, or their classic ice cream. Guests can try combos like chocolate ice cream with cinnamon toast crunch or vegan banana pudding ice cream (yes, vegan flavors!) and frosted flakes. The girls can sit in the shop or go for a walk through Grant Park to get some cute selfies and some steps in while indulging in Cereal and Cream’s sweet treats.
5. Parlor Den
Activity: Cocktail Tasting or DJ Night with Craft Cocktails
249-A Peters St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Parlor Den is the late-night spot for the next girls’ night out — it’s a cocktail bar specializing in sophisticated drinks made with fine ingredients, along with a variety of wine, beer, and mocktails. There’s a small food menu, too. Parlor Den is regularly home to DJ nights, dance parties, cocktail tastings, and more, so there’s always something to do at this popular place. The bar’s high-quality beverages are among the best drinks to be found in one of the chicest spots in Atlanta.
Activity: Wine Tasting
32 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA
While some wine bars are known to be pretentious, Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop & Tasting Room is known for being the opposite — friendly, unfussy, and fun. It’s the perfect place to visit for a day full of sipping and chatting with girlfriends while learning about wine from seasoned professionals. Not only does it have a wine bar with a range of options to sip on, but there’s also a range of wine bottles available to purchase and take home, too. Stopping by on a special occasion evening for a themed wine tasting or vinyl night makes for a really special evening with the girls. Prices vary, so there’s something for everyone, no matter the desired wine price point.
7. Politan Row Food Hall
Activity: Game Night or Salsa Dance Class
1197 Peachtree St NE Ste 150, Atlanta, GA 30361
For friends with different tastes in food, Politan Row Food Hall is a great spot to check out, with an assortment of individually owned food stands that serve everything from tacos to barbecue and even a cocktail bar. Plus, there are Black-owned food stands here, too — visit Pretty Little Tacos, Zaddy’s Sammiches, or No Skips Smokehouse to support Black chefs at these restaurants. Beyond grub, this place is home to open mic nights, special tastings, salsa classes, and game nights.
Activity: Karaoke Brunch or Game Night
16 Atlanta St SE, Marietta, GA 30060
There are plenty of reasons to visit Blaqhaus ATL, a Black-owned Southern-inspired restaurant that promises authentic food like catfish and grits, a deep-fried chicken sandwich, fried green tomatoes, and mac and cheese. Visit this great spot for the food and stick around for cocktails, hookah, Sunday karaoke brunch, and weekly game nights. For groups, reservations are suggested. There is even more to do in the area; Marietta Cobb Museum of Art is just down the street — stop by after the meal to take in world-class art.
Activity: Caribbean Brunch and Candle Making at Candle Lit Atlanta
3350 Chamblee Tucker Rd Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30341
Belle & Lily’s Caribbean Brunch House makes for a great girls’ night out anytime, but especially if everyone’s in the mood for Caribbean food. This popular Black-owned eatery is perfect for a meal that gives off island vibes — and what girls’ brunch doesn’t want island vibes? Locals love the mango French toast, the jerk chicken sandwich, and the “fancy omelet,” which comes with crab, brie, and peppers. The restaurant takes online reservations, which is encouraged for groups. For even more fun after brunch, Candle Lit Atlanta, where guests can learn how to make scented candles, is only 20 minutes away.
Activity: Hookah & Cocktails
367 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
There are many Cru Lounge locations throughout the country, so there’s a good chance this hookah bar is somewhere nearby. And it’s so much more than just a hookah bar — it’s also a dance club, bar, and restaurant where staff serves signature cocktails and small bites and brunch to keep diners full while they hang out. The lounge’s thing is hookah, though, which comes in classic flavors like strawberry, vanilla, and coconut, in addition to Cru signature flavors like red gummy bear and spiced chai. Guests should book a reservation for a guaranteed table at this popular Black-owned lounge.
11. The Boujee Southerner
Activity: Vegan Dinner & Selfie Museum
706 Grayson Hwy Suite 300B 209, Lawrenceville, GA 30046
At the Boujee Southerner, they serve Southern-inspired food with a major twist: it’s all vegan. For vegan friends, or even just health-conscious groups, this spot is the answer. They celebrate African American cooking while prioritizing healthy eating for a long life. There’s brunch, lunch, and dinner available, with menu staples like seafood mac and cheese (with vegan shrimp), brunch fried rice, a pulled “pork” sandwich made with jackfruit, and vegan pepper steak and rice. What’s more, the restaurant has an on-site selfie museum, ideal for friends wanting to snap some group selfies. Keep in mind that it’s a popular spot, so making a reservation is always a good idea.