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February Streetcar Experience: Sweet Auburn Market 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 Sweet Auburn Market stop, perfect for diving into Downtown Atlanta’s culinary highlights. Ride the Streetcar to grab lunch, shop, view public art, and enjoy one of Downtown's most historically rich neighborhoods.

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Do

Download the new Atlanta Streetcar mobile ticketing app! It's now available in the Apple Store and on Google Play. Use it to purchase daily, weekly, and monthly passes.

Visit "From Here to There," the new exhibit about gravity, friction and the laws of motion at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Show your Streetcar ticket to receive $3 off the price of admission. This offer is valid Monday - Friday for up to four tickets through March 31.

Stop by the Auburn Avenue Research Library to see "Voice of the World," which features four Gonzalo Borondo works originally created and exhibited on the windows of the historic Atlanta Daily World Building at 145 Auburn Avenue during the 2014 Living Walls Conference, and speaks to the benefit of dialogue between our past and our future.

Party with the Past at The Curb Market on February 9. Starting at 6:30, come grab a bite to eat, a beer to drink, and learn some history about this important piece of our community. Akila from Atlanta Food Walks will give a short presentation on the Market's history, and Jules & the Gents will play some jazz. RSVP here.


Photo courtesy of the Atlanta History Center

Have a Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure on February 25. Don your best mask and parade around the route to 11 of Downtown's best-loved bars, restaurants and attractions. Get tickets here.

Try It Tuesday on February 28. The Streetcar is fare-free on the last Tuesday of the month.

Grab a Relay bike from the Market’s hub. An easy way to get back to your office when your lunch break ends!

Celebrate Black History Month at nearby destinations like the King Site, the Auburn Avenue Research Library and Oakland Cemetery. Participate in the Black History Month Parade on February 25.

See

Disembark at the Sweet Auburn Market stop, where you're steps away from unforgettable public art.

This mural of John Lewis by The Loss Prevention is located at the corner of Jesse Hill Drive and Auburn Avenue. #DefendTheFifth

This mural by Gonzalez Borondo faces the John Lewis mural on the other side of Jesse Hill Drive and Auburn Avenue.

This mural of Evelyn Lowery, also by The Loss Prevention, can be found at the corner of Bell Street and Auburn Avenue. #HERO

Eat

You’re in for a treat. Enjoy the exceptional culinary treats found inside the Curb Market:

  • Afrodish Restaurant: These authentic Caribbean dishes just might transport you to the islands.
  • Arepa Mia: Specializing in hot and fresh Venezuelan empanadas with flaky crusts and hearty fillings that make you want more.
  • Bell Street Burritos: Atlanta's best burrito, made fresh to order.
  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Their fresh ground burgers, house made onion rings, shakes and fries are worth the line.
  • Just Add Honey Tea Company: A sophisticated twist on a Southern tea tradition.
  • Metro Deli Soul Food: Your go-to for an authentic meat and three meal.
  • Panbury’s Double Crust Pies: Home of South African-inspired savory, well-seasoned pies, made fresh-to-order. Fresh soup every day, too. 
  • Sweet Auburn BBQ: Specializing in classic slow smoked meats, award-winning wings, as well as signature sides.
  • Rawesome Juicery: Enjoy cold-pressed juices, smoothies, wraps and more, all made with fresh and rejuvenating ingredients.
  • Three Cities Pizza: Grab a slice (or two) of New York, Chicago, or Detroit style pizza. Each week features a new special.
  • Tilapia Express: If you want delicious and fresh Po’boys, check out Tilapia Express.
  • Miss D’s Pralines: A heavy dose of Southern hospitality (and hugs) comes with Miss D's famous "Triple" popcorn, pralines and candied apples.
  • Sweet Auburn Bakery: Head here for a cup of coffee and a sweet, homemade baked good.
  • Coming in March: Coach Joe's Eatery and Grocery.

You can also grab a bite to eat from nearby options like Wok-N-Roll and Subway.

We recommend stopping into Sweet Auburn Bread Company to say hi to Chef Sonia and take home a slice of her sweet potato cheesecake - "fit for a president."

In the evenings when the market is closed, nightlife abounds at BQE Restaurant and Lounge, Soul Bar at Pals Lounge, Opus Lounge, Sky Bar ATL, Alley Cat Music Club and Hookah Hideaway.

Shop

The Streetcar isn't just for sight-seeing: it's an easy way to run errands, too.

Take home fresh meat and seafood from Atlantic Seafood, Country Meat Market, D & J Meats, and Porky Pig Market.

You’ll find plenty of fresh produce at Country Produce, Curb Produce, Natural Produce, and S & H Produce.

You can also refill prescriptions at Market Pharmacy and peruse the shelves of Sisters Books.

Shop for a new living space at the 200 Edgewood apartment complex - just steps away from GSU and Grady campuses.

In the neighborhood, you can also conduct business and finish errands at Vanity, Express Drugs, Star Time Computers, and First Step Staffing.