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Top Choice Jazz in Andersonville & Uptown

Green Mill

The timeless Green Mill earned its notoriety as Al Capone's favorite speakeasy (the tunnels where he hid the booze are still underneath the bar). Sit in one of the curved velvet booths and feel his ghost urging you …
Top Choice European in Andersonville & Uptown

Hopleaf

A cozy, European-like tavern, Hopleaf draws crowds for its Montreal-style smoked brisket, cashew-butter-and-fig-jam sandwich, uber-creamy macaroni and Stilton cheese, and the house-specialty frites (fries) and ale-s…
Top Choice Bar in Andersonville & Uptown

Simon’s

An Andersonville mainstay that's been around since 1934, Simon’s is a dimly lit musicians’ watering hole. The jukebox rocks an eclectic menu ranging from Robert Gordon to Elastica to Television to the Clash. In wint…
Theater in Andersonville & Uptown

Neo-Futurists

The Neo-Futurists are best known for their show The Infinite Wrench, in which the hyper troupe makes a manic attempt to perform 30 original plays in 60 minutes. Admission costs $10 to $15; what you pay within that r…
American in Andersonville & Uptown

Big Jones

Warm, sunny Big Jones puts sustainable 'Southern heirloom cooking' on the menu, mixing dishes from New Orleans, the Carolina Lowcountry and Appalachia. Locals flock in for the seasonal menu that might include chicke…
Breakfast in Andersonville & Uptown

Tiztal Cafe

Everyone from hipsters nursing hangovers to moms nursing babies piles in to family-run Tiztal for brunch. The chorizo scrambles, gravy-slathered biscuits and country-fried steak are house favorites, along with oatme…
Books in Andersonville & Uptown

Women & Children First

A feminist mainstay, this independent bookstore has been around for more than 35 years. Book signings and author events happen most weeks at the welcoming shop, which features fiction and nonfiction by and about wom…
American in Andersonville & Uptown

Hot G Dog

The Garcia brothers (hence the 'G') learned the gourmet sausage trade working at Hot Doug's famed shop. This is the place to bite into, say, a chicken, apple and cranberry hot dog with whiskey cheese and pecans. It'…
Clothing in Andersonville & Uptown

Strange Cargo

This retro store stocks hipster wear, platform shoes, wigs and a mind-blowing array of kitschy T-shirts. Staff will iron on decals of Harry Caray, Mike Ditka, the Hancock Center or other local touchstones, as well a…
Antiques in Andersonville & Uptown

Woolly Mammoth Antiques & Oddities

Woolly Mammoth Antiques & Oddities is part morbid curiosity shop, part art installation. Creepy doll heads, a stuffed wallaby, a jar of old dentures, the record book from an insane asylum – all here, and then so…