Microwave’s Favorite ATL Spots


We got the chance to ask our hometown heroes, Microwave, their favorite spots in Atlanta before their show in Heaven on Saturday, April 22. Stop by Microwave’s Atlanta staples any time you’re in the city:

  1. Sombrero’s in Hapeville

Sombrero’s is a family-owned cantina serving Hapeville delicious and affordable Mexican food. It’s only a 5-minute drive from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, so it’s the perfect pitstop on your way into the city. Whether you need a quick drink or want to have family dinner, Sombrero’s has you covered. 

  1. Monday Night Garage

Monday Night Garage is located in the historic West End neighborhood of Atlanta, just a few steps off the BeltLine. They specialize in barrel-aging and brewing sours for Atlanta and beyond. You can find fan favorites in many local bar draft taps, but why not take in the full experience of drinking on-site near the orchards and cellars? Their kitchen serves handcrafted pizza to pair with your favorite brew. Make Monday Night Garage your next spot to catch up with your friends! 

  1. Little Tart

Little Tart Bakeshop has three main locations: Grant Park, Krog Street Market, and Summerhill in Atlanta. The “French-ish” bakery and cafe makes all of its pastries and baked goods in-house. Decide between drinking Counter Culture coffee from their full espresso bar or enjoying a local beer or wine at the alcohol bar. Visit the OG location in Grant Park to finish up some work on your computer and soak in the sun coming in from the large loft-style windows and hanging plants overhead. 

  1. Flatiron Bar

This isn’t your typical watering hole. Located on the corner of Glenwood and Flat Shoals in East Atlanta Village, Flatiron serves up brunch, lunch, and dinner in addition to your drink(s) of choice. Their daily food specials are always a wild card – from Korean bulgogi and rice, to naan falafel tacos, to hot fried chicken and waffle sandwiches…or the classics: chicken tenders and tots. If you’re more interested in the drinking scene, check out the not-so-secret bar upstairs, Trophy Room. Both bars are 21+ establishments. 

  1. MJQ

MJQ is an underground dive dance club currently located off Ponce de Leon Avenue, relocating to Underground Atlanta downtown by late 2023. This dance club is for the ones who love to party to DJ-driven beats. They pride themselves on being an inclusive space that shows love to local ATL artists and DJs. 2023 is your last chance to party at the Ponce location before they close their doors for good and re-open in Underground. MJQ Concourse is a 21+ establishment. 

  1. 529

If you love East Atlanta Village, then 529 is probably a staple in your rotation of places to go to on your next night out. Drink and listen to music at their tight-knit venue with your friends any night of the week. The venue is located right across the street from Flatiron, so you can grab a bite before the show starts! 529 is an 18+ establishment. 

  1. The Earl

The Earl is another staple venue in East Atlanta Village. Not only does this venue hold larger shows than others in the neighborhood, they also have a wonderful kitchen staff whipping up delicious food for those who just want to grab something to eat. This all-in-one venue and restaurant is another must-visit while hanging out in the unique graffiti-covered neighborhood of EAV. The Earl is a 21+ establishment. 

  1. The Masquerade


Don’t miss Microwave’s hometown show on Saturday (4/22) in Heaven!

Written by Ciara Ford