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"Special guest will be in the building." This promise appears often on flyers for Room Service Lounge's events, and one look at the club's Twitter feed proves they rarely disappoint. Their high-powered parties attract celebs of all kinds, from rapper Drake Fabulous to actors Boris Kodjoe and Vivica A. Fox to athletes Zack Randolph, Charles Barkley, and Michael Irvin. But even when there isn't a famous name in the house, RSL does plenty to keep their crowds entertained. One night, groups could gather around VIP tables for bottle service as a DJ spins dance music; another night, friends can eat crab legs and fish tacos during Scandal viewing parties. There's also hookah available in regular or fruit-infused flavors any night of the week.

230 18th
Atlanta,
GA
US

Rocky Mountain Pizza is your home away from home. We offer a comfortable atmosphere for you to catch up with friends and watch the game. And with the best beer prices in town, you won;t have to take out a loan to enjoy a night out.

1005 Hemphill Ave NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

Feeling unfulfilled by their respective careers in banking and accounting, Josh Sagarin and Sean Keenan decided to start from scratch and open a restaurant that brought a small taste of the Crescent City's flavors and spirit to the heart of Atlanta. Money was tight as the friends got closer to the opening date in 1996, so they decided to cut some costs by scavenging Josh's parents' attic and collecting stacks upon stacks of old newspapers. Front pages with the best headlines earned frames and spots on the walls, and the rest were used to create a makeshift, newspaper m?ch? covering for the unfinished cement floors.

Things have changed a bit since those days. Front Page News now features two restaurant locations within the Atlanta area, and the newsprint-blanketed floors are a thing of the past. Tired of constantly patching the well trodden spots, Josh and Sean invested in slate floors as soon as possible.

In keeping with the friends' passion for New Orleans cuisine, the menus at Front Page News feature a broad selection of familiar classics, such as jambalaya and gumbo brimming with local Georgia chicken, okra, and peppers. These regional influences are even present on the burgers, which feature grass-fed, wet-aged beef patties topped with everything from grilled andouille sausage to fried green tomatoes and roasted red peppers.

A drink list complete with local beers on tap and potent cocktails is also on-hand to help quench thirsts. Front Page News even earned a spot on CBS Atlanta's 2012 list of the Best Bloody Marys In Atlanta, which praised the restaurant for its spicy renditions of the classic drink. For diners who would prefer to experiment a bit more, the restaurant features a build-your-own-bloody-mary bar during Saturday and Sunday brunch complete with 100 ingredients. Live local bands play every Friday and Saturday night starting at 10 p.m., and customers can join the the free Royalty Rewards Club to receive discounts, bonus points, and gift certificates in the mail.

1104 Crescent Ave. NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

At Big Kahuna, recently named one of the "Best new restaurants of 2013" by Jezebel Magazine, the surf culture of Southern California meets the warm embrace of Southern hospitality. Retro long boards hang from the restaurant's walls, and alfresco dining—with its fresh breezes and sounds of nature—evokes soaking up a sunset from a Malibu beach house. Just as Big Kahuna's ambiance blurs the lines between cultures, so, too, does its menu. Diners can reel in all-natural burgers, steak churrasco, rice bowls with grilled veggies, baja fajitas, and fresh seafood, including ahi tuna, or imbibe beach-inspired cocktails such as surf-tinis and margaritas. Their emphasis on hospitality extends beyond the restaurant, with two hours of validated parking available during lunch and five hours during dinner, allowing guests enough parking time to eat dinner and see a show or game.

303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

GME Sports Lounge and Grill's walls boast more than 40 flat-screen TVs and six projector screens?all of which, of course, ensure fans don't miss a minute of the big game, unlike a toddler who dislikes sports. Patrons can cheer on their favorite team while cheersing over buckets of beer, pitchers of long island ice tea, and rum punches. They can also communally fill their bellies with a number of shareable pub grub platters, including plates piled high with nachos, tater tots, and spicy wings. But those who want a hearty meal all for themselves can dig into cheeseburgers, turkey burgers, and fried fish sandwiches.

899 Martin Luther King Dr
Atlanta,
GA
US

With serious contemporary American small plates and craft cocktails, a white baby grand piano, and decor of rustic wood, leather, and natural stone, it's hard to believe that Aspen Bartini is named after a line in the movie Dumb and Dumber. But owners Troy Legg and John Williams hate to take things too seriously. And according to an article in Modern Luxury's Jezebel magazine, the humor in Aspen Bartini is "just enough to make it charming, never corny."

Aspen Bartini's lighthearted decor blends cozy fireplaces and flickering candles with antlers on the walls. Behind the black-walnut bar, which is made of just one giant tree, girls in black-lace bustiers whip up mountain mai tais and classic sazeracs. And at night, the restaurant crowd filters onto the dance floor to boogie under a disco ball or check the mirrored wall to see if the spies are still following them. Even with all of this, perhaps the most playful piece of decor is a beam at the bar covered in black-and-white photos of the two main characters in Dumb and Dumber, Lloyd and Harry.

102 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta,
GA
US