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Freaky sh*t in Atlanta

A December 2000 trip to Atlanta by Ramsey

Quote: If you think that the south is low key and easy-going, you haven't been to Atlanta!!

Freaky sh*t in Atlanta

Overview

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Buckhead, Midtown and shopping malls are out of control. We were lucky enough to have connections to get us into some of the clubs - lines were long. We also took in a Versace Fashion Show. Super cool. I have never been around such open people.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

Take a train!! A cab from the airport to the Buckhead area will cost while the train costs only .50 and arrives at each stop every 15 minutes.

Courtyard by Marriott Buckhead

Hotel | "Courtyard Marriott"

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After leaving the Holiday Inn because it was so dirty and reeked of a sour sewer stench, we arrived at the Courtyard Marriott. The ATM in the lobby was really convenient and the hotel bar was cute and comfortable. Our room was large with a view of the city and was in walking distance of many restaurants and bars. Since it snowed (before Feb. for the first time in 25 years - uh, hello??) and there was a tornado warning, we opted to use the hotel''s shuttle - which is as good as a private limo considering that it''s completely free! Rooms were clean and roomservice was good and inexpensive.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2000

Courtyard by Marriott Buckhead
3332 PEACHTREE ROAD NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404-869-0818

Cheesecake Factory

Restaurant

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Although there was an hour wait, you can go upstairs to a table and order and appetizers and drinks up there. It's as good as being seated immediately. The food is well priced and the appetizer portions are huge and very tasty. Dinner was average and again, was very large portions. The service was excellent and the ambiance was comfortable and relaxed. We were too full for desert but the cheesecake menu was unbelievable!! Any kind you could ever dream up was offered. To go is a great idea!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2000

Cheesecake Factory
3024 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
(404) 816-2555

1150

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Attraction

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There was a Versace Fashion Show the night that we went to 1150. Long line outside but we were fortunate to bypass it since we knew people. The club was slow when we got there at 11 but quickly filled up. Lounge style seating around the dancefloor made for some interesting people watching - and talking to new people was not a problem. I have never been approached by so many people ever!! Guys in Atlanta are definately confident and straight forward. The scene is really open though - married couples making out with other people, guys and girls hitting on me, people getting freaky. Definately for the more open-minded. There are a couple of 24 hour clubs in the immediate 1150 area so walking from club ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 20, 2000

Buckhead Bar/Club Scene

Attraction | "30 + bars and clubs"

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There are about 35-45 bars and clubs in the immediate area in Buckhead. We were too hung-over from the night before in the 24 hour clubs and couldn't do the Buckhead scene but it looked awesome!!! Pubs, clubs with Rap artists performing, Country Western places, raves and lounges made for numerous choices in Buckhead. Everything from Plush to ESPN Zone to choose from. Definitely for the college crowd and tourists but from what I have been told, more fun then midtown.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2000

Buckhead Bar/Club Scene
Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia