East Atlanta Village offers visitors a unique and eclectic range of local retail stores, music venues, pubs and restaurants, all within walking distance. Located in East DeKalb County, the Village is a great place to pick up some clothing, music, books, art, and accessories.
Surrounding the Village is an array of stately Victorian homes and bungalows. The Washington Post calls East Atlanta Village the “best kept secret in Atlanta.” Come spend the day and you’ll want to come back each time you visit the Atlanta area.
Centered around the historic intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood Ave, you’ll find a unique blend of retail shops, bars and restaurants with a distinct “hip” flavor that The New York Times says is ”reaching the crest in what has been a steadily rising wave of cool.”
Here is just a sampling of some of the local businesses. For a more comprehensive listing, click here.
The Washington Post calls East Atlanta Village the “Best Kept Secret in Atlanta.”
Ikandie is a women’s boutique that carries contemporary couture and accessories. Traders Neighborhood Store specializes in furniture, accessories, bath products, bar ware, and candles.
Earthshaking Music has been redefining their neighborhood music store since 1994, when they began with a small line of exotic percussion instruments. They now also offer the best in mainstream musical gear from guitars to drum sets, melodicas to fuzz pedals, lessons and more.
Bound To Be Read Books features good quality used and new books and also carry a limited selection of rare and collectible books, used audio books and new and used music CD’s at affordable prices. Rockstar Gold sells and trades utopian artifacts, rock & roll memorabilia and autographed memorabilia.
For nightlife, East Atlanta Village offers live music almost every night of the week. Music venues like the Earl also offer great pub food and feature national touring acts.
Every year, East Atlanta Village celebrates with their annual festival, the East Atlanta Strut. They close off the streets for a parade, artists’ market, children’s events, live bands, food and fun. The Strut benefits local charities.
Directions to East Atlanta Village:
East Atlanta Village is located about a mile directly south of Little 5 Points on Moreland Avenue, or about 3 miles east of downtown on I-20. Zoo Atlanta and Grant Park are just minutes away.
· From north of downtown Atlanta: Take I-85 or I-75 south to downtown Atlanta. Then take I-20 east to Exit 60A, Moreland Ave (South). Turn left on Flat Shoals, Metropolitan, or Glenwood.
· From south of downtown Atlanta: Take I-85 or I-75 north to downtown Atlanta. Then take I-20 east to Exit 60A, Moreland Ave (South). Turn left on Flat Shoals, Metropolitan, or Glenwood.
· From west of downtown Atlanta: Take I-20 east to Exit 60A, Moreland Ave (South). Turn left on Flat Shoals, Metropolitan, or Glenwood.
· From east of downtown Atlanta: Take I-20 east to Exit 60, Moreland Ave (South). Turn left on Flat Shoals, Metropolitan, or Glenwood.
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