When you’re cruising for a night out but don’t want to go all the way into the big city, Dunwoody’s got you covered! This small city, 10 miles outside of Atlanta, is known for its restaurant offerings. You’ll find unique drinks and an unbeatable atmosphere at spots ranging from cozy to chic:

Where to snag a meal and an activity in Dunwoody

At Eclipse di Luna, prime entertainment’s on order right alongside Bacardi mojitos and white peach sangria. Drop in, and you’ll likely find a live Latin band or a flamenco guitarist playing. Learn something new with the free weekly salsa lessons. And with a tapas menu that includes fondiodo con camarones (shrimp and bacon oozing with a Tetilla cheese spread atop warm bread) and tacos de chamorro (pork shank braised in tomatillo chipotle), you won’t leave hungry!


Ladies Toasting At Eclipse Di Luna 2

Travel back in time at the King George Tavern, with its antique stained glass and medieval crests. Spend the evening watching a game at the bar or settle into a private booth with a date or family. Either way, bring a hearty appetite so you can start off with some Brunswick stew or mozzarella sticks, followed by bangers and mash or cottage pie, accompanied by wine (red or white) or draft beer.


A large bourbon selection and unique burgers set the HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern apart. Start with edamame hummus and sourdough toast, and if the wings or blackened salmon aren’t for you, the American burger or the Kentucky burger just might be. Enjoy live music, trivia and special food and drink deals on select nights.


Experience Bankok’s Yaowarat neighborhood through the singular spice and tang of Yao Atlanta’s dishes. From the chicken satay starter (served with peanut sauce and cucumber relish) to the roasted duck noodles (roasted duck, quail egg and choy cilantro over egg noodles) to the crab fried rice (crab, jasmine rice, green onions and egg under a crab meat omelet), you’ll find something to satisfy your appetite.

Yao Drink and Appetizer, Asian Restaurant

And back on the tavern kick, visit England — if only for the night — at the Dunwoody Tavern. This is one of the oldest pubs in metro Atlanta, and its cozy feel — aided by a double-sided fireplace — has made it iconic. A close relation to the King George in that they’re owned by the same group, this pub-style restaurant offers virtually the same menu. So, use this opportunity to experience the items you didn’t try at King George: the spicy patty melt or cottage pie. You’ll find 20 British and European beers, too!


Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Made-from-scratch ice cream makes Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams scoop shop a must. Flavor names inspired by history, pop culture and art lend whimsy to this buttercream-bodied ice cream. Choices range from adventurous (everything bagel) to classically sweet (brambleberry crisp). Find frozen yogurt, dairy-free and gluten-free options, too, for your sugar, waffle or cake cone.


Men Eating Ice Cream and Laughing at Jeni's

Where to sit and sip in Dunwoody

Dunwoody’s bars and taprooms are perfect for winding down a night or spending a whole evening.


Ascend to the Perimeter Center skyline and enjoy the celestial ambiance that only a rooftop hangout perched among the stars can offer. Located at the pinnacle of the AC Hotel by Marriott, Bar Peri promises a change of pace from the city’s nearby bustle. Enjoy cocktail accompaniments and small plates — chilled shrimp or a charcuterie board — alongside a drink menu with creations like Spellbound (empress gin, lime, soda, pear) and Tempted Tea (lemonade vodka and sweet tea vodka), along with red and white wines and beer.


Bar Peri

Or unwind at Bar{n} Booze{n} Bites, a rustic craft beer, wine and whiskey bar. Sit at the indoor/outdoor bar, a community table or on the patio, and nibble on pigs in a blanket from the snack menu. Or go all out with a cheese and meat board! Wash it all down with an ATL Sour (ASW Fiddler Bourbon, simple syrup, lemon, egg white).


Stop in for a two- or four-pint glass growler — or a 32-ounce bottle — at Moondog Growlers, a low-key spot for craft beer. They’ll even fill the growler you bring. Before you go, browse the tap list for pale ales like Trillium’s Pocket Pidgeon and lagers like New Realm’s Blackberry Smoke. Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy live music or trivia on select nights!


You’ll hardly know where to start at The Brass Tap, a craft beer bar with more than 150 beers from around the world at your fingertips! Alongside the Bold Rock Carolina Apple (a cider) and the Bearded Iris Chasing Rainbows (a hazy IPA), you’ll find plenty of entertainment options with dueling pianos, DJs and trivia on select nights. While you’re at it, tuck into the steak nachos, buffalo cauliflower and panchos.


Brass Tap Beer 

So, wherever your palate leads you now, you’ve got a roadmap of Dunwoody’s finest food and drink establishments. Enjoy!

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