There's always lots going on in the Ponce City area, especially since the cool renovation and upgrades of Ponce City Market in 2014. In fact, there's so much to do that some of the best gems in the area can get overlooked. If you're looking for some out-of-the-ordinary and guaranteed fun, you have to make this Atlanta lounge with swing chairs part of the agenda on your next night out on the town.
Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge, established in 2013, is located on Ponce de Leon Avenue, across from Mary Mac’s Tea Room. The goal at Boogalou is to create a warm, inviting vibe with a uniquely chic ambience. You'll feel like a celebrity when you walk in and see the chandeliers, chaise lounges, and modern cushioning on the walls and seats. Bougaloo also takes pride in their seafood cuisine, and for good reason.
You have everything you need in one spot in this three-fold bar, lounge and restaurant if you are looking to have an unforgettable celebration. Bougaloo offers reservations and private dining for events, gatherings or a simple girl's night out. You can submit table reservations online and check out their party packages while you're at it.
The bar is the center of attention of Bougaloo because, not only do they have amazing craft cocktails, they also have swings for chairs.
You can catch some major chill vacay vibes while swinging away with their Coconut Sunrise made with coconut tequila, OJ and triple sec, or their Strawberry Mule made with Patron, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, strawberry purée and ginger beer. Tropical drinks are warranted in almost any situation, so celebrate them at this Atlanta rum and tiki fest this month while summer is still here.
Now, here comes the real banger: FOOD. Bougaloo serves the real deal when it comes to seafood. You will find entrées on the menu like lobster tail, crab claws, shrimp and grits, and seafood mac and cheese (our stomachs are growling too).
Not a fan of nautical cuisine? There are plenty of other options including quesadillas, chicken & waffles and Beyond Burgers for the vegheads. And for the brunch-lovers (AKA everyone), you can brunch it up on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You can also stop in for happy hour Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers for only $3-$5. To keep the party going, Boogalou stays open until 1 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. You can also enjoy things like egg rolls and wings on their late night menu. There's something for everyone and every occasion, so add this to your list for the next time you're ready to party.
Boogalou Restaurant Lounge
Address: 239 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308
Why you should go: Whether you are looking for brunch, a chill vibe with swing chairs, a good dinner with drinks, or a full-on party, you can find it all at Boogalou.