ABOUT CASTLEBERRY HILL
Castleberry Hill has always been an Atlanta neighborhood with a rich dichotomy toeing the line between an arts district and an invigorating nightlife destination. It’s like the Amsterdam of ATL. It is a hip, walkable sector of Downtown Atlanta blanketed with art galleries, bars, and restaurants that have turned old shops from ATL’s past into an inspired community with a story to tell. Take a journey into the neighborhood phoenix that is Castleberry Hill.
The amount of flavor packed into the streets of Castleberry Hill will take you around the globe. For sandwiches that walk a fine line between brilliant and baller, Elliot Street Pub is your spot. No Mas Cantina is like a trip to Mexican hacienda full of vibrant colors, decor, and lip-smacking margaritas and tacos. Jet set into Japanese cuisine with meticulously prepared sushi rolls and Asian-inspired burgers at Bottle Rocket. A trip to Italy with a side of hip-hop you say? Spin is your go-to with cheesy pizzas and DJs spinning the tunes. Old Lady Gang and Paschal’s drive soulful Southern eats with Smoke Ring delivering on solid, belly-rubbing barbecue. Match Bamboo Lounge sets your tiki cocktail dreams on fire with Art Cafe Ethiopian Kitchen bringing global cuisine in an authentic, worldly atmosphere. Cap it all off with a sweet, ice-cold treat at McCoughtry’s Ice Cream.
LIVING IN CASTLEBERRY HILL
Castleberry Hill is an area with a collaborative effort to foster creativity through the arts. It is best known for its monthly Art Stroll, which is a creative outlet for established and up-and-coming artists whose works can be seen at the Marcia Wood Gallery or Besharat Museum Gallery.
This is a community of creative residents, whose talents have led to the redevelopment of an almost derelict part of Atlanta. Today, you’ll find a variety of unique dining options, from soul food to Latin American cuisine, and a host of trendy bar lounges.
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THINGS TO DO IN CASTLEBERRY HILL
Larmarrous Shirley, who resides in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood, is a freelance creative director, co-publisher of Slo Mo Magazine, deejay and producer/co-host of Mo Audio on ablradio.com.
Castleberry Hill is near the Georgia Dome, adjacent to and southwest of Atlanta’s central business district. It is a federally recognized historic district since 1985 and became a city of Atlanta Landmark District in 2006. Since 2000, the area has experienced an influx of residents and new businesses. Composed predominantly of Walker, Nelson and Peters streets, it is home to a growing number of small art galleries, restaurants and loft residences.