In Piedmont Heights, a mixture of established chain restaurants and local bars make up the slue of options for diners.
In true Atlanta fashion, the Piedmont Heights neighborhood houses
several Southern style BBQ restaurants, including locally owned Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt. You can’t miss this red, white and blue joint in the neighborhood, but this local establishment has more than just pulled pork and beans. Local blues bands play on a regular basis for those looking for some entertainment while they dine, and the eatery stays open late for patrons. However, the most unique item on the menu comes in the form of the restaurant’s Que Wraps. These bite sized appetizers feature slow cooked barbecued pork that is battered, deep fried and ready to eat.
For a Cajun twist on a traditional menu, visit Serpas True Food. Chef Scott Serpas, a New Orleans native who brings the influences of his hometown to all of his dishes, owns this establishment. The restaurant features a massive brunch menu, which is a local favorite among residents, but the real gem of Serpas is the Big Pappa’s Double Beef Patty. Be warned, however, that this item takes so long to cook its only available Tuesday-Thursday.
Residents interested in the area’s nightlife scene will find several local bars, and larger nightclubs can be found throughout the neighborhood. At Smith’s Olde Bar, residents can enjoy late night American pub fare, pools, DJs on the weekends and plenty of beer specials. However, most people visit for the live music, as the bar frequently brings in some of the area’s biggest rock bands.
For a more eclectic and exciting night time experience, visit Burkhart’s Pub, the largest gay bar in the area. With nightly over-the-top shows that feature dancers, extravagant costumes and musical numbers, there is never a shortage on entertainment at this local establishment. Stop by early and check out the bar’s well-known happy hour menu. The bar also offers a collection a neighborhood-famous steaks.