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.
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Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge, established in 2013, is located on Ponce de Leon Avenue, across from Mary Mac’s Tea Room.
The venue offers a warm, inviting vibe with a uniquely chic ambiance. You'll feel like a celebrity when you walk in and see the chandeliers, chaise lounges and modern cushioning on the walls and seats.
Boogalou also takes pride in its seafood cuisine — and for good reason.
You have everything you need in one spot in this bar, lounge, and restaurant if you're looking to have an unforgettable celebration. Boogalou offers reservations and private dining for events, gatherings, or a simple girls' 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 Boogalou 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 grenadine, or their Strawberry Mule made with Patron, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, strawberry purée, and ginger beer.
Now, here comes the real banger: FOOD. Boogalou serves the real deal when it comes to seafood. You will find entrées on the menu like lobster tail, crab claws, salmon, and seafood mac 'n' cheese (our stomachs are growling too).
Not a fan of nautical cuisine? There are plenty of other options including quesadillas, chicken sliders, 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 4 p.m. or Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
You can also stop in for happy hour Tuesday to Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. for cocktails and appetizers for less than $7. To keep the party going, Boogalou stays open until 1 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 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. N.E., Atlanta, GA
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.