Male Hot Spots: Eat. Drink. Throw Axes. 10

Three Places to Check Out with the Guys

Ladies may coo over cutesy coffeehouses, but men couldn’t care less. When catching up with the guys, where do dudes go? Hardware stores, barbershops and gyms are ideal for small talk, but bro dates often end up happening at home in front of the TV or in man caves and garages. Midtown men frequent these manly hot spots for a chance to tap into their inner lumberjack, laugh off a work week and toast the weekend.


Yard House

261 19th St. NW, #1100, Atlanta, GA 30363

Atlantic Station’s Yard House has men covered. While sweethearts shop, guys can trade the husband chair for a bar stool and the beats of classic rock.

The selection of 130 draft beer taps will not result in buyer’s remorse. In addition to the expansive beer menu curated especially for this location, the Chalkboard Series offers a rotating selection of the most unique and complex beers from local, domestic and imported brewers. Qualities are limited for these featured brews, so when they’re out, they’re out!

Love Yard House? Check out their new spot at The Battery Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Braves.


The Vortex

878 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Midtown’s Vortex may be missing a giant skull for an entrance, but the bar is just as much a landmark in our city. It’s basically brunch for bros. The Peachtree Street spot is known for good burgers and beer, as well as belly laughs.

The Laughing Skull Lounge Comedy Club is located deep inside The Vortex. The progressive comedy lounge has an intimate setting, as it is the smallest full-time comedy venue in the world. Laugh until your sides split or you get sick off a Coronary Bypass Burger, whichever comes first.


Bad Axe

1356 English St., Suite C, Atlanta, GA 30318

Joining a men’s bowling league is so yesterday. Today, men in Midtown join the World Axe Throwing League to blow off steam and chest bump a bull’s-eye. What is jokingly referred to as “millennial bowling,” the sport of urban ax throwing started their first season in 2017 and has grown to include 30 affiliated companies, such as Bad Axe Throwing in Westside. The WATL will be starting the summer league on July 16.