Himitsu by Tom Dixon

Five restaurants and bars worth going out for in Atlanta

Southern US city Atlanta is experiencing a surge in new eateries and bars. Here are five to visit in Georgia's capital, including a snug club by Workstead and Tom Dixon's "raw yet sophisticated" cocktail lounge.

Garden & Gun Club by Workstead
Photograph by Jeff Holt, courtesy of Workstead

Garden & Gun Club

American design studio Workstead has created a cosy venue as part of Garden & Gun Magazine, a publication that focuses on the American South, in Atlanta's The Battery – a new development for the Georgia city's baseball team, the Atlanta Braves.

The restaurant is defined by ink-coloured walls, plaid-like floors, and dark wood panels. High ceilings are accented by a concrete pillar and a brass light fixture custom-made by Workstead.

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Himitsu lounge by Tom Dixon


Tom Dixon crafted an intimate bar in Atlanta with his London firm Design Research Studio, marking the British designer's first hospitality project in America.

The reservation-only cocktail lounge has towering concrete walls, charcoal-coloured seats, and dim interiors overall for an environment that feels "raw yet sophisticated", the studio said.

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Lazy Betty by Praxis3
Photograph by Andrew Thomas Lee

Lazy Betty

Lazy Betty opened its doors last month with industrial, white-washed interiors designed by local studio Praxis3.

Concrete floors, exposed ductwork and brick walls that are painted white fuse together to create an airy restaurant. Other accents are wood chairs, plush booths with teal-coloured backs, and matching accent walls clad in tiles.

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AIX and Tin Tin by AI3
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AIX and Tin Tin

Part restaurant and part wine bar, AIX and Tin Tin were designed by another studio in the city, AI3. The two outposts share the same property in Atlanta's Stockyards in the Westside area.

Both are French-focused and have rustic details that reference Provençal design, as an homage to the head chef's time spent in southern Europe when he was a child.

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Watchman's Seafood & Spirits by Square Feet Studio
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Watchman's Seafood & Spirits

Locally based Square Feet Studio opted for pops of turquoise and lightwood for this seafood restaurant in the city's Krog Street Market. Hanging from the ceilings are potted plants with jute macramé for a nautical touch.

The studio collaborated with the restaurant's four owners to design the space, as well as local furniture studio B10 Union for banquettes, booths, and tabletops.

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