Extended Layover

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The ATL Airport District is the sweet spot between Downtown Atlanta and the world’s busiest airport. Come and experience the easy, quirky, laid-back side of the A, where the atmosphere is one-of-a-kind—and the hotels cost 30% less.

Extended Layover

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  • If you can only stay for part of the day, experience the Southside beer scene. The highlights are clustered together in one ultra-walkable spot that lets you enjoy responsibly without running up a travel tab.

    Your epic mini-crawl starts and ends right here in Hapeville, where Arches Brewing is brewing. Watch their events calendar or stop in on an off night just to sample delicious, world-class beers on tap and relax in their industrial-style tasting room or kid-and-dog-friendly biergarten.

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    Atlanta’s water is pH neutral, so Arches Master brewer Jamey Adams—who is also a biochemist—manipulates the profiles to create any style of beer from any part of the world. Sours, hefeweizens, and dunkels—oh, my!

    Your inspiring tour at Arches will give you the joyful energy to skip over to the cool female-owned Beer Girl Growlers and Bottleshop around the corner. Choose from their 36 revolving taps and taste beers from breweries all over Georgia and throughout the United States. Cheers to having it all! 

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    Fill a growler or pick out a bottle of wine as a souvenir. The owners are friendly, and their recommendations are on point to provide exactly what you didn’t know you needed. And it is THE place to be on a Friday night—that’s when you’ll find all the locals hanging out on the back patio. Double cheers!

    If you get hungry along the way, stop in at the Hapeville Corner Tavern, a short walk from Beer Girl and a popular local hang-out. Dine on delicious pub fare and wash it down with a cold draft beer—their impressive tap list delivers just about anything you could crave. And despite its super-serious beer selection, this place is all fun and games, so join in some post-food fun with pool, darts, or bocce ball.

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    There’s an inviting walkway behind Corner Tavern where open containers are allowed, and it leads right to the back patio of Beer Girl Growlers and Bottleshop.

    Everything is walking distance in downtown Hapeville, so grub options abound; stop in at Thai Heaven or Island Vibes Grill (they’re literally in between Arches and Beer Girl), or walk right over to Mami’s La Cubana, Fish Bowl Poké, Green Soma Vegan Café
    or Don Chon Mexican Buffet.

    If your departure gets delayed, expand your beer-izons to any of these beloved spots beyond the District:

    MARTA accessible:
    • Monday Night Garage in the West End
    • Three Taverns in Decatur
    • Wild Heaven and The Lost Druid Brewery in Avondale Estates
    Ride-share:
    • Halfway Cooks Beer (6.7 mi, 12 min)
    • Sweetwater Brewing Company in Piedmont Heights (14 mi, 25 min)
    • Monday Night Brewing, Steady Hand Beer Co., Urban Tree Cidery, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Atlanta Brewing Company, and Second Self Beer Company on the Westside (10 mi, 24 min)
    • Orpheus Brewing on the Beltline (17 mi, 30 min)
    • Eventide Brewing in Grant Park
    Rent-a-car:
    • Pontoon Brewing in Sandy Springs
    • Gate City Brewing and Variant in Roswell
    • Reformation Brewery in Woodstock
    • Red Hare Taproom and Ironmonger Brewing in Marietta
    • The Burnt Hickory Brewery and Dry County Brewing Company in Kennesaw
    • Jekyll Brewing in Alpharetta
    • BlueTarp Brewing Co. and Tucker Brewing Company in Tucker
    • Slow Pour Brewing Company in Lawrenceville
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