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May Streetcar Experience: Auburn at Piedmont Stop

Each month, we hop off the Streetcar and explore the surrounding area by foot to give you a current listing of what’s happening at our spotlighted stop.

This month, we're highlighting the Auburn at Piedmont stop, which drops you off in both Georgia State's campus at the historic Sweet Auburn district. Ride the Streetcar to grab lunch, stroll around the surrounding neighborhood, and enjoy its history and culture.

Don't forget that, if commuting to Downtown Atlanta, the Streetcar often affords great last-mile connectivity. The Peachtree Center stop along the route is also your MARTA connection point.

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DO

Check out the beautiful and newly-renovated Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, where in addition to collections and archives you'll find galleries and a robust calendar of free public programs

Spend time at the APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum exploring African American history.

Stroll down Auburn Avenue and take in the plethora of historic sites in the Sweet Auburn historic district.

Pay a visit to the Ancestral Totem sculpture by Ayokunle Odeleye in John Calhoun Park.

Events

Ride the Streetcar to these events across Downtown. View the complete Downtown Atlanta event calendar here.

Every Wednesday - Hump Day Party at Atlanta Candy Bar, ft. BOGO infused gummy bears and jello shots from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. >>

May 2 - Jazz for Kids Jazz Jam at the Rialto >>

May 3 - Wine Down Wednesday at East Coast Wings (recurs every Wednesday) >>

May 4 - The Consumer Show at Switchyards >>

May 5-7 - Shaky Beats Music Festival at COP >>

May 9 - Safety Circus at the Children's Musuem >>

May 11 - Peachtree Center Green Market (recurs every Thursday) >>

May 12-13 - Grad Splash Bash at Georgia Aquarium >>

May 12-14 - Shaky Knees Music Festival at COP >>

May 14 - Mother's Day Brunch at the Ellis Hotel >>

May 15 - Freedom Over Me at CCHR >>

May 18 - Korn at the Tabernacle >>

May 20 - Fire in the Fourth Festival >>

May 23 - Business Bites at Peachtree Center >>

May 25-28 - MomoCon at the GWCC >>

May 30 - Fare Free Day on the Atlanta Streetcar!

SEE

Admire the Royal Peacock’s cheerful orange front façade and the vibrant community mural on the side of the building.

Stand at the corner of Auburn and Jesse Hill to regard the stature and history of Big Bethel AME Church and the immense, powerful mural of John Lewis.

Take a snapshot of the Historic Atlanta Life Insurance Building, a structure built in the late 19th century that housed the insurance company of Alonzo Herndon, a former slave turned entrepreneur.

Are you a prospective Georgia State University student? Visit the Welcome Center at Centennial Hall. Are you an alum? Pop into the Alumni Center along Piedmont Avenue.

Take a tour of City Walk to view available properties. Amenities include a rooftop tennis court, a 24-hour fitness center, pet-friendly living and a fantastic in-town location.

EAT

Slice Piedmont: Come here for a slice, a pint, and some fun. This Slice location has ample indoor and outdoor seating, and you’ll find TV screens and corn hole on the street side patio. Hip Hop Trivia takes place every Wednesday, 8:00-10:00 p.m. Bring your best!

Condesa Auburn: Catch a break or get caffeinated for a busy day at this café, housed in the Historic Daily World Building. Friendly staff will help you decide on a menu that includes pour overs, teas, Liege waffles and even bagel pizzas.

Soul Bar at Pal’s Lounge: Enjoy bar fare with a soul food twist, drinks, atmosphere and weekly DJ events. This is sure to spice up your nightlife.

Walk up to 75 Piedmont for lunch at Kenley’s Catering and Restaurant. Don’t forget to view the photograph exhibit that celebrates historic Sweet Auburn in the lobby.

Cool off with a fresh and Atlanta-made juice from Arden’s Garden.

Feast on traditional island fare (including curry and oxtail) at Mangos Caribbean.

Savor drinks and shrimp ‘n grits at Sweet Auburn Seafood.

Enjoy music, martinis and margaritas at M. Bar at the Royal Peacock, a historic performance venue that has featured the likes of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin and now operates as a lively reggae nightclub.

Pop into Pizza Hut and Moe’s for some fast-casual dining.

Savor traditional Southern fare at Sisters Real Southern Cooking, based in Savannah, home of award-winning chicken and peach cobbler.

For dessert, try the Atlanta Candy Bar, where you can treat your sweet tooth to an extensive menu that includes liquor-infused goodies.

SHOP

Shop at The House of Fleur Fleur boutique and Sweet Auburn Grocery.

Visit the 71 Barber’s Institute or Formulas Hair and Beauty bar to refresh your spring look.

Patronize other businesses along Auburn Avenue, including Auburn Dental Care, Georgia Insurance Brokerage and Home Realty Home and Condo Sales. Don’t forget about the gas station up Piedmont Avenue—gas stations are scarce in the heart of the city!

Use our interactive map to explore the Auburn at Piedmont stop highlights >>

View our interactive map of the entire Atlanta Streetcar route >>