Rebecca Carmen (@rebeccacarmen) shows her love for ATL, shared by @weloveatl
Photo: Courtesy of WeLoveATL
Photo: Courtesy of WeLoveATL

You need to follow these Atlanta Instagram accounts right now

Ever seen a nice sunset over the Atlanta skyline and wondered how it would look with a sweet filter? Thought you hallucinated a tiny door tacked onto a curb but got distracted before you could Google it? Or maybe wanted to get lost in a sea of stylized doughnuts, but didn't know where to start? Been there! And we totally get it; that's why we've rounded up this list of the city's top Instagram accounts. They're cropping, filtering and tilt shifting double-tap-worthy shots from every corner of the city.


@livingwallsatl. Nonprofit Living Walls has been bringing street artists from around the world to Atlanta for years to reinvent blank walls and energize communities. Its Instagram features Living Wall mural highlights, scenes from its annual conference and behind-the-scenes shots of murals in the making.

@tinydoorsatl. An art installation that aims to bring "big wonder to tiny spaces," Tiny Doors ATL's 6-inch, whimsically decorated doors have popped up among tree trunks near the Carter Center, inside local bookstores and along the Beltline. Follow @tinydoorsatl for pictures of tiny little gifts left at its doors and the lowdown about new doors — and their super-secret, super-tiny ribbon cuttings.

@weloveatl. What started as a hashtag to curate images for a local gallery exhibition has grown into a collection of more than 100,000 images celebrating what Atlantans love most about their city. Its founders continue to curate user-submitted posts @weloveatl, but you can browse thousands more through #weloveatl.

Also check out: @whyiloveatl, @blackcattips, @cat_lanta


@thefoxtheatre. Take a backstage tour of the Fabulous Fox Theatre right from the palm of your hand. The historic theater posts pictures of its intricately detailed, meticulously maintained interior and glitzy marquee, as well as restoration efforts and visiting performers.

@atlantahistorycenter. The Atlanta History Center's Instagram account serves up bite-size history lessons through vintage shots from its massive archives — as well as current shots of its historical sites, like the Swan Center. Follow for time-warped pictures of iconic Atlanta landmarks and #wouldagrammed scenes from the past.

@poncecitymarket. Ponce City Market's Instagram chronicles the rebirth of Atlanta City Hall East as one of the city's trendiest, most anticipated mixed-use developments. Its mix of curated photos and Ponce City originals captures newly opened shops, in-progress construction and vibrant scenes from the neighborhood.

Also check out: @tabernacleatl, @oaklandcemetery, @atlantabeltline


@starprovisions. The Insta-home of Anne Quatrano's Star Provisions market and restaurants Bacchanalia, Little Bacch, Floataway Cafe and Dub's is — of course — the ultimate in ATL-centric food porn. As with grocery stores, so with @starprovisions: do not visit hungry.

@sublimedoughnuts. Sublime Doughnuts has been racking up awards and allegiances for years thanks to its ridiculously delicious — and unorthodox — doughnuts (see: the maple bacon cheddar doughnut). Its Instagram shows off fresh creations (a recent post artfully captured "Doritos ice cream"), as well as tried and true favorites.

@eatmespeakme. Chef Jarrett Stieber's Candler Park pop-up Eat Me Speak Me might only be open three nights a week, but his Instagram is 24x7 — and filled with beautifully plated, inventive dishes.

Also check out: @foodiebuddha, @gunshowatl and the chefs featured in the AJC's Instagrams to follow from Atlanta chefs


@mondaynight. See what goes on behind the scenes at a craft brewery with Monday Night Brewing's Instagram. Highlights include intra-brewery shenanigans, tank makeovers, a whole lotta ties and one adorable pup.

@octanecoffee. We're sure you've seen plenty of coffee pictures on Instagram, but none quite as picture perfect as Octane Coffee's, which makes sense. They are the professionals, after all. Octane Coffee doesn't just up the game in coffee photography, though; its Atlanta skyline shots are equally stunning.

@realalesharpton. Atlanta-based beer writer Dennis Byron (or Ale Sharpton, as he's known online) covers the Atlanta beer scene at his blog Cruisin' for a Brewsin', and his Instagram is a collection of his adventures — beer, food, sneakers and all.

Also check out: @sweetwaterbrew, @wreckingbarbrewpub, @chattahoocheecoffee

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