Savvy Decaturites know to buy their tickets online -- early -- for shows at Eddie's Attic just south of the square in downtown Decatur. This is where many local artists including Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, John Mayer, Sugarland, Josh Joplin, Billy Pilgrim, Kristen Hall, Caroline Aiken, Michelle Malone, and Matthew Kahler got their starts before going on to receive national recognition. You may catch a rising star or enjoy a performance by a seasoned veteran musician. You never know who may be in town to make a surprise guest appearance on stage for old time's sake!
Another place to go for live music is Kavarna in Oakhurst Village south of the railroad tracks. Check the music schedule here. Also, visit Java Monkey in the heart of downtown. Here's their line-up.
Before the show gather with friends at local favorite Wahoo Grill on the western edge of town. Or try Twisted Soul, tucked away on E. Howard Street just a short walk from Eddie's Attic. Slip into the cozy confines of Café Alsace for a more intimate setting.
After-party, anyone? Enjoy a cozy table for two at No. 246, high-end comfort cooking at Revival, sip couture cocktails at The Pinewood or munch a midnight snack at Victory Sandwich Bar. Make the scene at Kimball House or The S.O.S Tiki Bar.
Afterward, sample the beer offerings at any of the pubs around the square including the famous Brick Store Pub, Mac Magee, and The Square Pub. Try The Iberian Pig for a romantic setting with Spanish flair.
With 80+ restaurants, pubs, and cafés within its city limits, Decatur has a well-earned reputation as a dining destination. Check out mobile-friendly decaturrestaurant-tour.com for a series of tasty video tours of local restaurants favored by critics as well as Decatur residents. See a complete listing of Decatur’s eateries at here.