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Things to Do in Buckhead

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If you live in the city of Atlanta, or even if you’re just visiting, you probably know what Buckhead is. But do you know the best things to do in Buckhead?

Buckhead is located just North of the center of Atlanta. This area is one of the most popular and most expensive areas to explore and has over 1500+ retail shops. 

We’re exploring this neighborhood known for some of the best shopping in the city, good food, cool bars, and trendy coffee shops. Read more below!

📍 The Shops at Buckhead Atlanta


Buckhead is truly one of the best places in Atlanta to go shopping. Whether you’re looking to spend your life savings on a luxury bag or browse through the sale section, you are sure to find pretty much every store you desire here. 

There are many shopping centers and malls in this area including Lenox SquarePhipps Plaza, and The Shops at Buckhead.  These malls have stores varying from Hollister and Old Navy to Gucci and Louis Vuitton. 

If you’re on a budget, we would suggest Lenox Square as there are more stores with affordable options. If you want to feel like you’re in Beverly Hills walking on Rodeo Drive, The Shops at Buckhead is your ideal shopping spot! Grab your wallet and your walking shoes and head to Buckhead to get your shop on!

📍 Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

Coffee Shops

Every great neighborhood needs a great coffee shop…or several great coffee shops. Buckhead has just that. If you’re looking for a spot to get away from the office for a while, meet a client, or meet a friend, you are sure to find it here in Buckhead.

We recommend Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, as well as BRASH Coffee Roasters.  Dancing Goats Coffee Bar will never fail you. You can almost always find a seat inside or outside and you will never be disappointed with your coffee. BRASH is a cool spot to grab a quick coffee and photo for your Instagram!

If you’re looking for other great coffee shops around Atlanta, check out our 5 trendy coffee shops in Atlanta blog. 

📍 Velvet Taco


Good food is not hard to find in Buckhead! It doesn’t matter what mood you are in, you will find amazing food everywhere you turn no matter the type of cuisine. Our favorites include Gypsy Kitchen, Henri’s Bakery & DeliChido & Padre’s, and Velvet Taco

We visited Velvet Taco and ordered the hot chicken tacos and a margarita. Both were delicious and you cannot go wrong with any choice you make on the menu. This the perfect place to meet with coworkers post-work hours or for a date night! 

At Henri’s, we split the Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich and it was so good. The PoBo sandwiches at Henri’s are another popular choice on the menu. There are also so many yummy desserts as Henri’s is not only a lunch spot but a great bakery! 

📍 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Dessert Shops

In the mood for a sweet treat? Buckhead will not disappoint. There are so many sweet shops that are to die for. Our personal favorites are Da Vinci’s Donuts and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

If you’re looking for something quick and easy to grab, you’re going to want to head to Da Vinci’s Donuts, located at Lenox Square! Get your shop on and take a few mini donuts home.

If you’re an ice cream lover, you’re going to love Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. You can grab a cone after having a date night at Velvet Tacos! Our personal favorite flavors are the gooey butter cake as well as the brown butter almond brittle. You really cannot go wrong with any of the flavors offered at Jeni’s!

📍 Biltong Bar


Ready to grab a drink? Buckhead has a ton of cool bars, including Biltong Bar.  There are also happy hours at Gypsy Kitchen as well as Chido ey Padre if you’re looking for a deal.

Biltong Bar is a South African gastropub with a huge drink menu including mixed drinks, absinthe cocktails, luxury cocktails, shareable drinks poured tableside, champagne, wine, spirits, and more! There are so many amazing drink options; you are likely to find a drink you love. 

Looking for other spots and events around Atlanta?

We hope you found a cool new spot to check out in Buckhead or a few spots for you to visit next time you’re there! Check out the UNATION app or website for events happening around the city.

Don’t have the UNATION app? Click here to download it to your mobile device so you can find the best things to do in Atlanta with ease.


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Giovanna Bovero

Giovanna Bovero

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

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