Atlanta Vinings

Atlanta (Vinings) Neighborhood Guide

By July 6, 2018 No Comments

Steeped in history on a slope above the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Atlanta’s Vinings neighborhood offers Victorian-era and -inspired charm that contrasts with the downtown’s modern skyline. The Hotel Indigo Atlanta-Vinings is located near the town-center-style Vinings Jubilee shopping center, which features red brick sidewalks, period-inspired street lights and a clock tower. Here are some spots in — and around — Vinings to check out during your stay:

Food & Drink

One of the perks of the Hotel Indigo Vinings location is the number of notable bars and restaurants close by. You don’t even have to leave the hotel to enjoy craft cocktails and locally-sourced fare at The Public House at Vinings in the lobby.

Directly across the street from the hotel, 101 Steak provides a modern take on the traditional steakhouse, with an extensive wine list, seafood options and a raw bar. On nearby Cumberland Parkway, South City Kitchen offers upscale Southern cuisine in a comfortable, contemporary setting.

A longtime favorite with an idyllic setting on the river, Canoe specializes in upscale New American cuisine and offers a certain ambience that lends itself to first dates, marriage proposals and anniversary celebrations.

Music

The Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre brings top musical acts to its location adjacent to SunTrust Park (home stadium to the Atlanta Braves) two miles north of the hotel. Steps away in the heart of the Vinings Jubilee complex there’s the Tower Stage, an outdoor venue in the shadow of the clock tower that hosts seasonal concerts and a summer concert series featuring jazz, blues and rock ‘n’roll.

Just two blocks from the hotel is the Old Vinings Inn, which spotlights local singer/songwriters in an intimate upstairs bar area. Housed in a classic Vinings stone and clapboard cottage, the bar/restaurant is a great spot to mingle with locals and listen to indie talent.

Art

Since opening a decade ago, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has become one of the premier arts venue in the Atlanta area. The contemporary wave-like building with a curved glass facade is home to the Atlanta Ballet and the Atlanta Opera, and also programs top-tier comedy shows and Broadway touring productions. Fun fact: The Centre made a cameo in the AMC series, The Walking Dead, standing in as headquarters for the Centers for Disease Control.

Just north in Marietta, the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is housed in a classic white-columned Greek Revival building and focuses solely on American art with an ever-expanding permanent collection and special exhibitions throughout the year.

Design

Vinings retains a distinctly retro architectural flavor. Even new buildings, such as those in the Vinings Jubilee center, are designed to look like historical ones. To fully appreciate the original inspirations for these modern versions, you can visit three gabled, whitewashed Victorian-era beauties — the Pace House, the Old Pavilion and the Yarbrough House — all maintained by the Vinings Historical Preservation Society.

To bring a touch of Vinings to your own home, check out Waiting on Martha and Willow Green, two browse-worthy home and garden boutiques in the Jubilee.