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Our Favorite Things to Do in Old Fourth Ward

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If you live in Atlanta, you know that Old Fourth Ward is one of the most popular areas to visit in the city. From Krog Street to the BeltLine to Ponce City Market, there is so much to see, do, and eat in this beautiful area in Atlanta.

If you’re a local or you’re just visiting, Old Fourth Ward should be at the top of your list for places to explore here in Atlanta. Here are some things to do in Old Fourth Ward!

Old Fourth Ward

Old Fourth Ward is on the northeast side of Atlanta and is very central to the city. This is guaranteed to only be a short ride if you live ITP.  Home to some of the best restaurants, bars, and entertainment in the city, it’s an iconic part of Atlanta! Whether you’re a foodie, lover of the arts, or you just want to grab a few sick photos in the area, you have to check out Old Fourth Ward.

Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market is an Atlanta favorite, and for a good reason! You can’t visit ATL without making a stop here and if you’re a local, you have been here at least once or twice in the past few months.

This is a staple spot in Atlanta and it could not, not be mentioned. There are so many shops, restaurants, dessert spots, and bars to mention here. We want to share a few of our favorite places at Ponce!

Food

If you want options for food, Ponce City has them all. Whether you’re craving some bomb Italian cuisine, delicious Indian food, or some classic chicken tenders, this market has it all.

With a similar design to Krog Street Market, you simply order your food and grab a table if you’re looking for quick dining options. They have Italian restaurants, Latin-Inspired fare, Indian food, Mexican cuisine, and more. 

If you want more of a sit-down experience, you should check out Bellina Alimentara , our personal favorite restaurant at Ponce. Featuring incredible Italian dishes and delicious drinks, it’s a great choice if you’re looking for something a little more formal. For a full list of restaurants offered at Ponce City Market, click here!

Drinks

There are a few different places within Ponce to grab a really yummy drink! One of our personal favorites is Biltong Bar. You can even grab a drink to go and continue exploring the market. If you’re a beer lover, check out The Tap on Ponce

City Winery is also a cool spot to grab a drink that has actually hosted a few big events in Atlanta including the annual Atlanta Winter Wine Festival. If you want more of a fun drink option, check out King of Pop‘s fun drink menu featuring delicious popsicles.

Lastly, be sure to make a trip up to the top of Ponce City Market for 9 Mile Station, a rooftop bar with stunning views of the city.

Dessert

If you have a sweet tooth, Ponce City is a good place to be! There are a few different really yummy dessert spots including our personal favorite, Five Daughters Bakery. With specialty, 100 layer donuts, this spot is one that will never disappoint. We love the Purist donut the most, but every donut is sure to be delicious.

Batter Cookie Dough is a fun spot to check out for all you cookie dough lovers. There are tons of toppings you can add to make your cookie dough that much more yummy. Honeysuckle Gelato is also great if you’re a lover of gelato!

Ponce City Roof

One really unique thing that Ponce City Market has is an awesome Rooftop! There is fun for the whole family and it has bomb views of the city. This is a must if you’re looking for fun things to do in Old Fourth Ward.

Grab a ticket at the glass ticket booth in the courtyard and head up! Admission is only $10 for adults and unlimited gameplay. Grab a golf club to play mini-golf and have the most fun checking out the rest of the midway games. 

There are special events hosted here all the time, so be sure to check out our website for any and all events happening in Atlanta, including ones hosted at Ponce City Roof. 

Atlanta BeltLine - Eastside Trail

Another great destination in Old Fourth Ward is the Atlanta BeltLine. The BeltLine stretches all the way around the center of Atlanta, but for now, we’re going to be focusing on the Eastside Trail and specifically the part of the beltline that is closest to Ponce City Market.

The great thing about the BeltLine is that you can rent a scooter, ride your bike, or walk/run to your destination. The Eastside Trail has a few different really cool bars and restaurants that you have to check out. Here are a few of our favorites!

Food

If you’re looking to get a bite to eat with a view, any of the restaurants on the Eastside Trail BeltLine will not disappoint.

One of our favorite food spots just off the beltline is Buena Vida Tapas & Sol! The tapas here are incredible, and every single one will leave you speechless. You have to try the fried chicken tapas!

Estrella is definitely another favorite on the Beltline and it has stunning skyline views, not to mention amazing Mexican cuisine. 

Drinks

The Atlanta BeltLine – Eastside Trail also has tons of places to grab a drink, including a few fun rooftop bars. We personally love New Realm Brewing and think it’s a great spot for you to hit up. They have tons of seating inside and out and have loads of drink options.

If you’re looking for more of a chill experience, you can also grab some delicious cocktails from Estrella as well as Bully Boy.

More Things to Do in Atlanta

We hope you found something to do after reading our guide to things to do in Old Fourth Ward!

Be sure to check out our other guides on areas around the city, including BuckheadAtlantic Station, and West Midtown!

Also, don’t forget to check out our app  to find events happening around ATL.

Giovanna Bovero

Giovanna Bovero

Giovanna is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Atlanta City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Atlanta area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAtlanta on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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