Old Fourth Ward: Local Favorites and Top Hot Spots

Old Fourth Ward: Local Favorites and Top Hot Spots

Old Fourth Ward, an intown Atlanta neighborhood on the Eastside, is best known for its industrial-style bars and restaurants, unique shops and trendy retail opportunities. Empire Communities, developer of 4Forty4 in Old Fourth Ward, a townhome community priced from the low $400,000s, recently composed a list of several must-see places in the trendy area:

Krog Street Market – 99 Krog St. NE

Right along the Atlanta BeltLine located on Krog Street and Lake Avenue is Krog Street Market. This trendy meeting place offers plenty for locals to explore, including southern-style restaurants, a west coast-style market and several retail opportunities. One-of-a-kind restaurants like Superica, a popular Tex-Mex restaurant, offer more than just delicious food. At this local hot spot, enjoy live music while bingeing on chips, salsa and queso! With a modern industrial feel, Krog Street Market boasts stunning design elements, including exposed brick, steel trusses, high ceilings, clerestory glass windows and more. The entire space is open and bright due to ample natural lighting flooding in throughout the day.

To learn more about Krog Street Market, including its many retail and dining options, visit krogstreetmarket.com.

Highland Bakery – 655 Highland Ave. NE

Highland Bakery got its start over 100 years ago as a wholesale bakery in 1910. This local favorite offers plenty of tasty breakfast options, including its famous peanut butter French toast and crab cakes benedict. Luckily, Highland Bakery is also open for lunch, offering delicious albacore tuna salad, corned beef and more. Don’t forget to leave without grabbing a coffee and a few pastries to go!

To see a full menu and list of Highland Bakery’s hours, visit www.highlandbakery.com.

Jack’s Pizza and Wings – 676 Highland Ave.

Jack’s Pizza and Wings on Highland Avenue offers a unique exterior design, displaying walls of local graffiti and artwork. This highly-recognizable pizza and wing joint serves up some of the best game-time food in the Old Fourth Ward.

To see a full menu and start planning your next dinner, visit jacksatlanta.com.

Staplehouse – 541 Edgewood Ave. SE

Located on Edgewood Avenue, Staplehouse offers classic American cuisine with a twist. One of the best restaurants in the area, Staplehouse boasts an extensive menu, featuring large plates, charcuterie options, delectable sweets and more. The restaurant’s original owner Ryan Hidinger recently passed away, but his legacy lives on through his wife Jen, who donates a portion of the restaurant proceeds to Giving Kitchen, a local non-profit.

To learn more about Staplehouse, its philanthropic efforts and see a full menu, visit www.staplehouse.com.

Old Fourth Distillery – 487 Edgewood Ave.

Old Fourth Distillery is known throughout the city for its signature brands of bourbon, vodka and gin. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, owners Craig and Jeff Moore altered their business, turning to producing hand sanitizer for frontline workers instead. For anyone looking to sample their famous liquors, Old Fourth Distillery is still offering its original lineup for sale.

To learn more about Old Fourth Distillery and to see fun cocktail recipes to try out at home, visit  o4d.com.

Modern Mystic – 675 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Modern Mystic is a unique shop in Old Fourth Ward that is warm and inviting. Flooded with natural lighting, this open space offers ritual tools, including crystals, candles, tarot cards, apothecary items and more. Each item for sale at Modern Mystic was handcrafted by female artists and creators. In addition, owner Kelley Knight also offers palm, tarot and psychic readings, as well as spiritual sessions.

For more information about Modern Mystic and its services, visit modernmysticshop.com.

Old Fourth Ward Edgewood Bar District

Once a part of the neglected and forgotten section of Old Fourth Ward, the Edgewood Bar District is now located in one of the trendiest and most popular areas of town. This bar and restaurant district is home to several local favorites, including Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, Circa, Noni’s, Sound Table and more. Sound Table was recently recognized as one of the top 50 bars in the United States by Food & Wine Magazine.

Old Fourth Ward is a favorite Atlanta neighborhood destination for anyone looking to try delicious chef-inspired food, shop the latest trends at locally-owned boutiques, experience one-of-a-kind atmospheres at hip bars and so much more.

For more information on calling this popular neighborhood home at Empire Communities’ 4Forty4 community, or to schedule your appointment to tour the community model home, visit the sales center Ponce City Market or call 770-637-4268.

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