16 places around Atlanta to cure your Monday blues


16 places around Atlanta to cure your Monday blues

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Courtesy of Lesli Peterson

Every week begins the same way: with a Monday. Stop your complaining; now there's a reason to celebrate. Here are 16 Atlanta restaurants that feel your Monday blues and offer deals on booze, music and laughs to ease you into the workweek. You'll be shouting TGIM in no time!

Colletta (Alpharetta) Throughout the summer on the first Monday of each month, join The Punchline for lots of laughs with live comedy acts in Avalon's Palmer Plaza. With Oak Steakhouse, Colletta offers $5 beer and wine, as well as select complimentary appetizers. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Doraku Sushi (Buckhead) Every Monday, experience Doraku with a 5-course meal available all day. Tataki, Eggplant Miso, Firecracker Shrimp, Chicken Teriyaki and Brownie Tempura, all for $25.

Hard Rock Café (Downtown) Put a jump in your step on Mondays with dinner and a show during Hard Rock's "Showcase of the Mondays" free live music series. Unwind in the Velvet Underground with local and regional musicians offering tunes for various musical tastes. Relax with a drink from the bar, or feast from the restaurant's full menu.

10 Degrees South and Yebo (Buckhead) Enjoy half-priced bottles of South African wine every Monday night at both 10 Degrees South and Yebo, and explore the exotic, vibrant tastes fresh from South African vineyards. In addition to wine specials, 10 Degrees South serves a three-course, prix-fixe dinner menu for $35.

F&B Atlanta (Buckhead) All day, every Monday, savor half-priced cocktails, beer and glasses of wine at the bar. Choose from the French bistro's curated wine selection and hand-crafted cocktail menu or select beers on tap and bottled.

Saltyard (Buckhead) Every Monday Saltyard offers an antidote to the Monday blues with Date Night. Guests may enjoy a four-course dinner for only $25 that includes some of the restaurant's most-loved dishes like Chocolate Nemesis Cake or Crispy Brussels, $20 wine bottles and $5 Kir Royales! The first Monday of each month also features a live flamenco player.

Rosebud (Morningside) To complement their popular weekend brunch, Rosebud also serves its brunch menu on Monday nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. As part of the special, they offer a $10 bottle of Champagne and carafe of OJ.

Second Self Beer Company (Logan Circle) On the last Monday of every month, the new Westside brewery hosts comedy nights with Atlanta's favorite local comedians in their Tasting Room. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m.

Ration and Dram (Edgewood) Every Monday Ration & Dram offers Blue Point oysters on the half shell served with horseradish and house cocktail sauce for $1 an oyster. Also, Mondays are restaurant service industry night. The doors are open 10 p.m.-1 a.m. so restaurant friends can decompress after a long day of work. Each week they offer special cocktail and late night menus.

King + Duke (Buckhead) Chow down on complimentary hush puppies from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Order a cocktail or glass of wine, and get a plate of 'pups served with house made sweet chili jam and aioli. "They're a version of our normal menu offering," Executive Chef EJ Hodgkinson said. "Hot, tasty and awesome." That's a good way to end the Monday workday.

Braves Grill (Downtown) Monday through Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Braves Grill offers $4 draft beers and $5 wines by the glass.

Sugo (John's Creek) Enjoy $7 whiskey cocktails every Monday night at Sugo.

Bourbon Bar (Buckhead) Bourbon Bar's taps feature four brews, tasting flights and ham bar pairings during Monday Night Brewing Tap Takeover. Featured beers rotate, so every Monday offers a different taste from a local brewery, including limited-time small batch beers.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue (VaHi) Happy hipster hour offers half-priced wings, draft beers and cocktails each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bellwoods Social House (Westside) Buy one appetizer, get one half-price from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Taco Happy Hour also runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. , when you can enjoy $2 miniature pork, chicken or veggie tacos.

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