VIRGINIA-HIGHLAND & MORNINGSIDE
If you feel like…
Some friendly competition: Trivia at Hand in Hand
On Wednesdays, head to this neighborhood bar for its lively trivia night. Winners score house cash, hot dogs are just $2 and there’s usually a bonus question posted on its Facebook page for an instant team advantage.
752 N. Highland Ave. NE, 30306
Singing metal karaoke: 10 High
It’s no surprise that this karaoke night with a twist has its own set of regulars. If you haven’t already checked it out, come see what all the fuss is about. Head to 10 High below the Dark Horse for karaoke backed by a live band—and have your own personal rock star moment.
816 N. Highland Ave. NE, 30306
Feeling the burn: Pink Barre
Sidle up to the barre at this sunlit studio in the heart of Virginia-Highland. The locally owned space is known for infusing targeted toning movements that are a mix of pilates, ballet, yoga and isometric strengthening (and the merch area’s not bad either).
996 Virginia Avenue, 30306
Catching a sports game: Taco Mac
Taco Mac has become one of the top spots in town for game viewing, and for good reason—it’s got dozens of giant TVs, fresh bar fare and a beer program that’s so high-level it’s been dubbed the Taco Mac “Brewniversity.” Enroll now.
1006 N. Highland Ave. NE, 30306
Flirting: Cacao Atlanta
Head to this unassuming shop nestled in Va-Hi to indulge in luxurious, dark Aztec sipping chocolate, split a bar of ginger pink peppercorn milk chocolate, or try any of the other unique varieties at this local Paris-inspired chocolaterie owned by choco-expert Kristen Hard. As far as ingredients go, it doesn’t get much more high-quality than this— Cacao makes all of their iterations completely from scratch and sources cocoa beans from locales such as Peru and Venezuela. Cacao’s acclaimed treats have been written up by the likes of Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, Travel + Leisure and more. After one decadent bite, it’s easy to see why. Whether you’re looking to impress a new crush or just want an alternative to date night in a dark bar, this cozy, elegant dessert destination has you covered. If you’re not in the mood for a chocolate delight, Cacao also serves up delicious hot or frozen coffee drinks, hand-spun milkshakes with locally made Honeysuckle Gelato, and often a rotating roster of cookies and pastries behind the display glass as well.
1046 N. Highland Ave. NE, 30306
Grabbing a late-night bite: Diesel Filling Station
With themed nights for everyone from card players and gaming nerds to sports fans and trivia buffs, this Va-Hi pub deals in good times and a casual atmosphere ‘til 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays—party on, indeed.
870 N. Highland Ave. NE, 30306