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Midtown’s Midwinter Sparkle

Jan 13, 2022

Friends who went to school in the northeast told us they referred to January and February as “the Dark Ages,” because the short days and long nights make the start of the second semester seem to last forever. That came up because the contrast with life in Atlanta could not be more striking. You might say that the growing season here is 12 months long, not only economically, but socially, too. What we get in exchange for these short days is some glittering nights. This fact is especially evident around the condos in Midtown Atlanta.

A lot of people feel better about their nightlife these days when they can enjoy it with sensible health precautions, and outdoor seating is one way to help that along. The luxury condos in Atlanta, Georgia are blessed with some great places to spend a sparkling evening without being cooped up indoors, and here’s another way that Atlanta’s gentle winter weather comes in handy, too.

Up on the Roof

It’s not just a great song, it’s a great idea. And a great place to start – or to complete the evening – is connected right here to the midtown Atlanta condos for sale at 40 West 12. On the 9th floor Sky Terrace of the Epicurean Atlanta Autograph Collection Hotel, the acre-wide, open-air, open invitation to the Aerial Kitchen & Bar beckons. Expertly crafted cocktails accompany an array of nibbles and snacks, small plates and salads, that feature fresh ingredients sources from here in the region. And the view. Oh, the view.

 The High Note Rooftop Bar puts it right there in the name. Even the location – between the AC Hotel and the Moxy Atlanta Midtown – is a hint that this place knows what’s going on. The appetizers at the High Note are comfortingly familiar, but the cocktail menu offers some challenges to step out a bit. Concoctions with names such as Unhinged, Whiskey Business, Tie One On, and Lucid Dreaming are a clear indication that relaxing here with friends is likely to turn out better than business-as-usual.

With a keen sense of the ironic in their name, Virtue, the bar upstairs from 5 Church, styles itself as “The Sexiest Rooftop Bar in Midtown.” Need we say more? Some choose Virtue as the place to meet up before dinner downstairs at 5 Church. Others make it their spot for enjoying after-dinner drinks with a view. Still others count Virtue as a destination all its own, for any part of a glittering evening, and they note that the Virtue menu is different entirely from the one offered at 5 Church. Over and above, you might say.

Just an Evening by the Fire

The Establishment, in Colony Square, presents both indoor out outdoor seating, shares the same address as the Virtue, and yet offers more of a fireside vibe, with rustic references and historic atmosphere. The small plates offered at The Establishment are perfect accompaniments for socializing, and yet the menu can get as serious as you like, with favorites ranging from skirt steak or skillet-seared salmon, to burgers, grinders, and even a double-decker grilled cheese.

The roll-up windows of McCray’s Midtown Tavern offer their faithful patrons the options of indoor or outdoor atmosphere, without surrendering the comforts of a classic local bar. Many residents of the Midtown Atlanta condos for sale decide to make McCray’s their “local,” and even one visit makes it easy to see why. This place is designed, built, and run by people who know what it’s like to love their local bar, and they’ve put all they learned into the experience you can look forward to here.

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