When you're dating, you probably find yourself at a loss for interesting places to go.
If you live in or near DeKalb County, the following are five of the best date spots you'll want to help fill the gap:
Starlight Drive-In Theatre
2000 Moreland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-627-5786. http://starlightdrivein.com/.
Snuggle up to your date as you enjoy a movie at one of Georgia's few remaining drive-in theaters. You can choose from four different screens showing different movies, but arrive early to get a good spot. Your ticket is good for two movies at the same screen, so stick around and enjoy a double feature if the date is going well. And you can still enjoy popcorn with your movie, since a concession stand is on-site.
CinéBistro at Town Brookhaven
1004 Town Blvd., Atlanta. 404-333-0740. www.cinebistro.com/brookhaven.
CinéBistro offers two classic date-night staples – dinner and a movie – in one popular spot. In fact, the location was named the best movie theater in Atlanta in a Best of Atlanta poll. From shrimp and grits to steak, you'll be able to choose from many menu items and catch a flick at the same time. If you'd like to eat, plan to arrive 30 minutes before the movie starts.
515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976. www.eddiesattic.com/
No matter what your musical tastes are, Eddie's Attic has probably hosted musicians you'll love to spend an evening listening to. Since 1991, a wide variety of musicians have played at Eddie's Attic, some of whom are native Atlantans, such as the Indigo Girls, and some are up-and-comers who later made it big, such as John Mayer. The venue's interior has an intimate, comfortable feel, and if you'd like to talk a bit more and enjoy some food and drink, head out to the patio.
Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive NE, Atlanta. 678-874-7102. www.fernbank.edu/.
Star-gazing is a time-honored romantic pastime, and Fernbank Science Center makes it easy with the Southeast's largest telescope. The observatory is open to visitors Thursdays and Fridays from 9 p.m. (or when it gets dark) until 10:30 p.m., weather permitting. An astronomer will position the telescope and be on hand to answer questions.
The Iberian Pig
121 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-371-8800. www.theiberianpigatl.com
The hospitable, social atmosphere – and definitely the food – makes The Iberian Pig a great spot to take your date. Cured meats are the star, along with other offerings, such as Spanish cheese, tapas and wines from Spain, Chile and Argentina. Order several tapas dishes to share, and then linger over wine or cocktails.
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