by Britt M. on
Continental is our go-to lunch place during the work week when we want to treat ourselves. The lunch menu has a decent variety and is very reasonably priced. As an aspiring vegetarian, I love getting the Big Daddy Mack (their play on a Big Mac). It's a veggie burger with soy cheese, that literally tastes exactly like it's fast food counter-part. In the summer, the 3rd floor roof deck is a great time during Center City Sips.
by R P. on
So this place gets 5 stars, because it drastically surpassed my expectations. First: The music. I hate going to bars (that is bars not clubs) that has the music blaring so loud I feel like I'm in a nightclub instead of a bar. I feel like if your are going to act like a club, then be one. If you are going to be a bar, be one. Bars are about conversation, and candlebar is definitely a place to have a great conversation. Drinks: The best way to start a conversation is over a good drink, and candlebar delivers! The price seemed a little steep for the location, until I saw what I was getting. For $7.00 of my hard earned money I was given a drink that was was well mixed, and was much more liquor than mixer. I found myself ordering several more, and encouraging everyone to do the same. Ambiance: If candlebar was lacking anything, it might be in this category, but that is only if you prefer your gaybar to have that asian influence clean line look. If you don't mind your bar being a bar, then candlebar won't ruffle your feathers. The bar features a long bar with a long range of barstools, a pool table, and a few booths. I have to say it was a little annoying having to get out of peoples way while waiting for a drink, but it invited conversation and mingling. So in a way it's slightly cramped quarters could be seen as socially inviting. Experience: What I have to say is that Candlebar is the first gay bar where I felt like staying more than an hour. I didn't feel rushed, I didn't feel ignored, I just felt welcome and intoxicated. The people who frequent the bar range from 20-40. This means that you've got a lot of different people to talk to. The nice thing is...people in Candlebar are not afraid of talking to you. In fact even my shy self found myself talking with strangers and making new friends.
by Kieth Oare on
An Atlanta institution, The Varsity has been serving customers there since 1928. In 1950, they had 100 carhops in 1950 who greeted folks with their famous "What'll ya have?" Originally set up with nearby Georgia Tech students in mind, they still greet you that way. The chili cheeseburger, hotdogs, fries and onion rings all greasily hit the spot. It's probably best to stick to the dogs though. The homemade ice cream was a highlight for me. The Varsity seems like a good place to bring out of town guests, or for a cheap quick snack before or after the game.