Sips in the City - Enjoy Summer Specials in the Downtown Dining District

June 29,2011

After the recent success of Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week, Central Atlanta Progress continues to highlight the City’s best restaurants during Sips in the City, a summer promotion that encourages patrons to experience Downtown Atlanta on ice! Throughout the heated months of July and August, featured restaurants in the Downtown Dining District offer refreshing signature cocktails, hip happy hours and deals that you won’t want to miss. Downtown Dining District is the premiere dining destination for Metro Atlanta with more than 300 diverse dining and nighttime options, so whether you’re looking for a weekend wind down or a delicious night on the town, you’re guaranteed to find it Downtown.                                                                                                                                             

“Downtown Atlanta has emerged as a hot spot for dining and nightlife,” said Wilma Sothern, Vice President of Marketing for Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. “The Downtown Dining District showcases the many attractive dining offers and options patrons now have to indulge in while exploring the city with something for every budget, every night.”                                                                           

Below is a preview of just a few of the deals and steals you can expect:

ATLANTA GRILL (Ritz-Carlton Atlanta) – Snow Cone Cocktails served daily on the veranda all summer in three flavors: Watermelon with Bacardi melon and tequila; Passion fruit with Leblon Cachaca; and Blackberry with blackberry puree moonshine.

AZIO DOWNTOWN – Enjoy one of five tasty Johnny Love Martinis served in a classic 10oz martini glass for only $6 during Martini Madness every Tuesday and Thursday.

BLT STEAK – BLT Steak offers $5 drinks and $5 small plates at the bar during its “5 @ 5” Happy Hour every night from 5-7pm.

MAX LAGER’S – Watch the ball game and toast to the home team with seven new cocktails! The Braves’ Drink Specials are: Victory Toast, the Game Day Bloody Mary, the Spicy Gonzalez, Homerun Heyward Punch, Extra Inning Juicy Fruit Martini, the Take Me Out to the Ball Game, and Bobby’s Hard Lemonade. Drink prices range between $8 -$10 and are offered throughout the baseball season.

NO MAS! CANTINA – Have a taste for Mexican food? Love tacos? Come join No Mas! Cantina for $2 Taco Tuesdays. No Mas! Cantina also offers an extensive wine list, drink specials, and tequilas.

THE SUN DIAL RESTAURANT, BAR & VIEW – Experience Atlanta’s only tri-level revolving restaurant with a one of a kind 360 degree view of the Atlanta skyline. Take in the spectacular view and sophisticated atmosphere in the upscale restaurant, rotating cocktail lounge or the view level with a Sun Dial daily martini for $10.

Central Atlanta Progress encourages patrons to be responsible and not drink and drive.SafeRide America offers professional teams of two drivers to drive you and your car home. After a night on the town enjoying all the steals and deals Downtown Dining District has to offer, sit back and relax as a driver takes you home in the comfort of your own car. This service typically costs the same or less than a taxi, and you have your car home with you.

With so much to do and see, make the evening in Downtown Atlanta extra special with a stay at the W Atlanta Downtown. A special Downtown Dining District Sip and Stay rate is available of $149 per night. For more information, visit www.watlantadowntown.comor call 1-888-627-8187 to make your reservation.

For a full list of the Downtown Dining District participants and a brief description of each, visit

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