January Streetcar Experience: King Historic District 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.

Image courtesy of Lauren Holley / Graphik Nation

This month, we're highlighting the King Historic District stop, perfect for exploring some of Atlanta's latest hot spots. You can walk to the Atlanta BeltLine, take a photo from the Jackson Street Bridge and visit great local businesses.


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.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day via a variety of observance activities at the King National Historic Site, The King Center, Oakland Cemetery, the Center for Civil and Human Rights and beyond. Consult our event calendar for ideas.

Bring some friends for an ultimate team exercise of riddles, mystery and fun at Room Escape.

Walk to the Eastside Beltline Trail - 1.7 miles away.

Take a selfie on the Jackson Street Bridge, one of Atlanta's most photographed vantage points. It's a half mile walk from the Streetcar stop.


This stop is your destination for true Atlanta history.

Image courtesy of Lauren Holley / Graphik Nation

Visit the major landmarks of the King Historic District - the National Historic Site visitor center and galleries, the "I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden, the Birth Home, Fire Station No. 6, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and The King Center - which are all accessible from this Atlanta Streetcar stop. Explore the very places where King was born, grew up, preached and is buried.


Grab brunch, lunch, dinner or a drink at these local eateries near the King Historic District stop:

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

The Original Jamaican Restaurant: Eats run from Jamaican stew, jerk & curry to goat, fish & tofu at this laid-back corner restaurant.

Juiceez & Etc: An organic juice bar, juicing with a purpose.

Delightful Eatz: An Edgewood destination for great food, drinks and relaxation. 421 Hookah Lounge can also be found at this property.

Georgia Beer Garden: A southern take on a classic beer garden serving beers from the state of Georgia, regional spirits and (coming soon) good food.

Joystick Gamebar: Casual bar boasting arcade games & pinball & dishing up jumbo burgers & reimagined bar bites.

Mother | Restaurant and Bar: This happening, multi-level establishment offers mixed drinks, bar bites, dancing & a patio.

Cafe 458: Sunday brunches from frittata to shrimp & grits, with proceeds supporting programs for the homeless.

Cafe Circa: Chic lounge & restaurant serving Latin & Caribbean fare with a rooftop space for live music.

Edgewood Corner Tavern: Spacious retro spot with pool, darts & shuffleboard dishes up comfort food plus microbrews & wine.

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium: Church-themed bar with picnic-style eats, church-organ karaoke & weekly Ping-Pong tournaments.

Edgewood Pizzeria: Busy bar & eatery for NY-style pies, chicken wings & other finger foods in industrial-chic digs.

The Sound Table: Small plates & cocktails served in an industrial space that morphs into a dance club at night.


Ride the Streetcar to shop local.

Image courtesy of Lady Flashback blog

Traces of Fiji: Purveyors of Brazilian hair extensions.

Your Vitamin Lady Herb Shop: Your go-to for "healthy help."

Martin Luther King Jr. Birth Home Bookstore: Carries books, posters, stamps and other items related to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, and the African American experience from slavery to today. 

Peaceful Clouds: Specializing in Vaporizers, E-juice, Cigars and Hookahs. A clean, classic, chill spot to find what you need.

Sister Louisa's Church MURCH: Shirts, coffee mugs, gifts and other items from the iconic Edgewood bar.

Old 4th Distillery: Atlanta's first craft distillery in the heart of the Old Fourth Ward.

Chrome Yellow Trading Co: Industrial-style locale with a hangout for choice coffee, plus a cool men's & women's apparel shop.