Midtown Promenade — Photo courtesy of Indie Wire Blog
Sometimes during a rainy day all you want to do is curl up with a good book. However, there are so many fun things to do in Atlanta during a rainy day, you’ll have to put that book aside for later. During a rainy day head to the Midtown Promenade shopping center for a full day of fun. Start with an early lunch at one of the many restaurants that are in the shopping center. Choose from Indian, Thai, Pizza and more.
Once your belly is full, head over Landmark Theatre to catch a flick. One nice thing about this theatre is the many kinds of movies show here. You can catch the newest hottest movie out there, and indie film or that terrific non-fiction piece that is really making an impact around the country.
Next head over to Richard’s Variety store. As the name suggests, there is plenty of variety here. They have lots of items you’ll never need, but never knew you wanted either. Need a bubble machine, crazy wig, or pink elephant watering can? You can find them all here. Grab a basket when you walk in the door, because you’ll be loaded down with quirky gifts and gadgets in no time.
After you’ve shopped your heart out at Richard’s, head on over to The Highlander, a bar that has been featured on the television show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This dive bar has been pleasing patrons for quite some time. Enjoy the tunes on the juke box and head to the game room where you’ll find billiards, pinball, and various arcade games. The bar gets crowded later in the evening and does get quite smokey. So if that bothers you, clear out before the crowds make their way in. If you are fan of beers, they have lots of microbrews available at the Highlander.
To end your rainy day adventure, head to the lovely Apres Diem for dinner. Part restaurant, part bar, part lounge, the place has a European vibe to it. There are plenty of tables both inside and out (come back for outdoor seating when the weather is pleasant). There are also comfy couches for enjoying coffee or wine on a cozy date. Pick a nice glass of wine or share a bottle on the incredible wine list. Start with the hummus or baba ghanoush. Vegetarians will love the dried fruit salad. The salmon pasta dish is the most popular menu item – don’t miss it! Decadent desserts are the perfect finish to your rainy day.