In a city as large as Atlanta, there are always events and occasions worth attending. Want to have some fun? Here's how to do that, on this and every Monday:
$2 breakfast at IKEA
If you like your Swedish meatballs with a side of savings, IKEA offers a $2 breakfast on Monday mornings. You can also get this deal on Tuesday-Friday, but Monday is when we’re hurting from the weekend. While a no-cost Swedish cafeteria breakfast served up by a furniture-in-a-box warehouse should, by most rational measure, sound like a one-way ticket to the Lockig, the Atlantic Station icon delivers a decent morning meal that will fill you up without sending you into a personal Game of Thrones mid-commute. The cafeteria opens at 9:30 a.m., and breakfast ends at 11 a.m.
IKEA, Atlantic Station
441 16th St. NW
Monday Night Brewing Tour
There is very clearly no better day in which to tour the popular brewery. While there are other nights to visit, the novelty of happy hour at Monday Night on Monday night clearly wins.
Tours are free and beer is available in the taproom. There’s no schedule for the tours, which are announced 5 minutes before they start. On your birthday you can get a free pint.
Monday Night Brewing
Original westside: 670 Trabert Ave. NW (Open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Garage: 933 Lee St, Atlanta (Open to the public 7 days)
Ping-Pong at Church
If competitive paddle sport is your thing, it's time you went to Church. The weekly ping-pong tournament at the world's best-themed bar, more formally known as Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium, is perhaps the most rousing weekly table tennis event in Atlanta. The tournament begins at 9 p.m. every Monday night.
466 Edgewood Ave. SE
Fun fact: The polka-dot marker from the collective memory of all kindergarten graduates is in fact officially a "bingo dauber." At The Highlander, the dauber makes its grand return as the popular event attracts those interested in combining childhood nostalgia with the adult realities of drinking alone on a Monday at Bingo. Like most bingo-friendly establishments, Pabst Blue Ribbon is available at a discounted price to help serious players get the most from their experience. Though the bingo begins at 9:30 every Monday, the PBR's are $2 all day.
931 Monroe Drive NE
Magic City Mondays
The undisputed heavyweight champion of Monday night entertainment in Atlanta is most certainly Magic City Mondays. While in most cases, cultural norms dictate strip club avoidance so early in the week, Magic City Mondays are worthy of exemption. There is perhaps no event in Atlanta more impactful to its respective industry than Magic City Mondays are to hip-hop. Tastemakers, rising stars and icons share in the show with the DJ. The club is open from 3 p.m. until 3 a.m.
241 Forsyth St. SW
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