Atlanta Restaurant Scene

4 places for music and meals in metro Atlanta

Sometimes, you want to eat and party like it’s 1999.

For times like that, swing by the following four restaurants, which offer delectable dishes plus DJs, live bands or dance lessons. Whether you shake your groove thang or learn some new sultry moves (belly dancing, anyone?), your appetite for food and fun will be satisfied.

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Eclipse di Luna: This lively tapas and cocktails restaurant hosts a Latin band every Friday and Saturday at its Buckhead location. To pump up the jam, a DJ mixes things up at 11 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month. The Dunwoody location features a DJ spinning a myriad of melodies every Thursday night. Note: You may be inspired to do a two-step because of the wallet friendly prices: most food items are under $10.

Buckhead: 764 Miami Cir. N.E., Atlanta. 404-846-0449.

Dunwoody: 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta.

Coco Cabana: If you’re counting calories, this restaurant in Tucker is the perfect place for food, fitness and fun—in the form of fancy footwork. With a menu that includes fried cassava, mofongo and media noche (a smoked ham, roast pork, cheese and pickle sandwich), guests can partake in free salsa lessons from 7-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The DJ will spin the tunes that may help keep you satiated and in shape.

4073 Lavista Road, Tucker. 770-723-0331.

Venkman’s: Hearty fried chicken and gluten-free options. Check. Cocktails galore. Yes. Music every night the venue is open? Absolutely. At this venue, comfort food is paired with an eclectic live music lineup including bluegrass, soul, salsa, swing and more. Feast your eyes on the performance listings by clicking here.

740 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E., Atlanta. 470-225-6162.

Café Istanbul Atlanta: This Decatur restaurant’s Turkish/Greek/Persian menu features everything from meat pies and falafels to rainbow trout, salmon and octopus casseroles. At 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, things sizzle when the belly dancer body rolls in. Diners can join in and practice their sultry moves too—or just eat, watch and show off later at home.

1850 Lawrenceville Hwy., Decatur. 404-320-0054.

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