December Streetcar Experience: Dobbs Plaza Stop

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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.

Photo courtesy of Lauren Holley / GraphikNation

This month, we're highlighting the Dobbs Plaza stop, located in the the Sweet Auburn Historic District and just steps from the Old Fourth Ward. This is your destination for authentic Atlanta history and some of Downtown's freshest dining and nightlife.

The Dobbs Plaza stop is also home to the Streetcar Vehicle Maintenance Facility.


Who was John Wesley Dobbs? Learn about "the unofficial mayor of Auburn Avenue" and one of Atlanta's most venerated civil rights and political leaders here.

Photo courtesy of Wally Gobetz via flickr Creative Commons

When you disembark at the Dobbs Plaza stop, be sure to stop by the iconic John Wesley Dobbs Plaza that features the "Through His Eyes" memorial, which was commissioned and installed for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Learn more.

You're also steps from other Sweet Auburn landmarks: the SCLC National Office and SCLC Women Training Center, housed in the former Prince Hall Grand Lodge and Tabor Building.

Atlanta Streetcar Holiday Treasures

Whether you’re looking for a great deal on a staycation or a discount at one of your favorite restaurants, your valid Streetcar ticket gets you discounts and deals at participating businesses along the Atlanta Streetcar route during the month of December. Check out these great deals!

Don't forget to send us your best #StreetcarSelfie to win gift cards all month!

Discover Near Dobbs

We've previously highlighted the King Historic Site, Sweet Auburn Market, Auburn at Piedmont and Edgewood at Hilliard stops. This month, we'll focus on new businesses that have since opened in the Edgewood, O4W and Sweet Auburn neighborhoods.

Photo of Georgia Beer Garden courtesy of Andrew Alonso via the AJC

Soul Bar at Pals Lounge, for soul food and stylish night life programming.

Room Escape Atlanta, where you'll have to put your heads together to make your escape.

Three Cities Pizza at the Curb Market, for New York, Chicago and Detroit style pizza. Stay tuned for details about City Provisions ft. Coach Joe's Eatery, coming soon!

bqe Restaurant and Lounge, for contemporary Southern fare served in a chic interior.

Georgia Beer Garden, where all beers on tap originate from - you guessed it - Georgia.

Cafe + Velo, a cafe that caters to cyclists and serves Octane coffee and buttery cranwiches. You can rent bikes here, too.

Sister Louisa's Church MURCH, the retail companion to Edgewood's iconic bar.

Harolds Chicken n Icebar is not new to the neighborhood, but as a recipient of a facade improvement grant, its revamped exterior is! 

Did you know that the Railroad Model Club of Atlanta's Great Southern Lines is one of Edgewood Avenue's best kept secrets? Read about this amazing model train layout as covered in Atlanta Magazine, then visit it for yourself.

Coming Soon to Edgewood Avenue: Hungry Ghost, brought to you by the folks behind Poor Calvin's Absolute Fusion, plans to serve late night Asian street food.

Holiday Events

This is also a perfect time of year to ride the Streetcar to some of Downtown's most exciting holiday programming and events. See our event calendar for full details.

Try It Tuesday: Don't forget that you can ride the Streetcar fare-free on Tuesday, December 27.

Peachtree Center stop:

It's a Wonderful Murder! at Agatha's A Taste of Mystery

Peachtree Center's Sounds of the Seasons

Peachtree Center's Holiday Green Market

Luckie at Cone stop:

Gala Holiday Concert, Great Russian Nutcracker, and Celtic Christmas at the Rialto

Woodruff Park or Park Place stop:

Enjoy the holiday lights and light tree in the park.

Centennial Olympic Park stop:

Chinese Lantern Festival + Ice Rink & Holiday in Lights at Centennial Olympic Park

The Festival of Trees at the Embassy Suites by Hilton

Holiday Programming at Centennial Park District Attractions: Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, World of Coca-Cola, Children's Museum 

Gaming with Santa at Game-X

Nikolaustag at Der Biergarten


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