Explore Atlanta’s historic Castleberry Hill neighborhood
Castleberry Hill is a neighborhood located in downtown Atlanta. It is immediately south of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, east of the Atlanta University Center (where Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University are located), southeast of Vine City, and southwest of Centennial Olympic Park and Five Points.
How do you get to Castleberry Hill?
Castleberry Hill is accessible by car and MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) rail and bus lines.
By car: If you are taking surface streets, Castleberry Hill can be found right off of Northside Drive from the north and Metropolitan Parkway from the south. Castleberry Hill is also located north of I-20.
By MARTA Rail: MARTA rail lines will get you to Castleberry Hill, with some walking. If you exit Garnett Station from the Red/Gold Lines, walk around 11 minutes to get to Castleberry Hill. Exiting from Vine City Station or the GWCC/CNN Stations from the Blue/Green Lines will get you to Castleberry Hill roughly within 15 minutes by foot, and the same goes for exiting directly from Five Points Station.
By MARTA Bus: Buses 3, 94 and 813 serve Castleberry Hill.
Where can I eat and drink in Castleberry Hill?
As the name would suggest, Atlantucky Brewing is inspired by the best of Atlanta and Kentucky and is one of the city’s few Black-owned breweries. Sit back, relax and enjoy house beers on tap such as ATLKY Mud (imperial stout) and Ale Ale Cool J (double IPA).
Location: Castleberry Hill - 170 Northside Dr SW; Website: atlantucky.com
Black Coffee ATL
This Castleberry Hill coffee shop serves up “coffee with a shot of culture.” Black Coffee ATL has seasonal rotating menus, and the current Winter Menu offers drinks such as Saltbae Latte, Lavender & Chill Latte, Suit & Tie Macchiato and Portuguese in Love Latte. They also serve breakfast sandwiches including a Bodega Sammich, Green Toast and salmon with cream cheese on an everything bagel (called “You Fancy Huh?”).
Location: Castleberry Hill - 131 Walker St SW; Website: blackcoffeeatl.com; Contact: 404-565-1397
Hailing originally from Brooklyn, this tea shop in Castleberry Hill brews black, green, white, oolong, herbal and various other teas, as well as select coffees. They also serve vegan waffles and English muffin breakfast sandwiches all day, as well as bagels, croissants, muffins and other pastries.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 329 Nelson St SW; Website: brooklyntea.com; Contact: 404-963-1897
CRU Hookah Lounge
This bar serves a variety of small plates and drinks, as well as hookah. Hookah flavors include the House Mix, Cru Mix, Cru Premium and Super Premium.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 301 Peters St SW; Website: crulounge.com; Contact: 404-927-3927
Dat Fire Jerk Chicken
Enjoy authentic tastes of the Caribbean at Dat Fire Jerk Chicken, owned by chef Jay John. Exquisite jerk spices and seasonings at all spice levels can be found at this informal joint on Northside Drive that serves up jerk chicken, jerk pork and more.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 226 Northside Dr SW; Website: datfirejerkchicken.com; Contact: 404-254-4494
Escobar Restaurant and Tapas
Escobar is owned by Tauheed Epps (also known as 2Chainz) and serves twists on Southern favorites such as lobster tail and grits, crab cake hash, and chicken and red velvet waffles. The restaurant also serves a variety of signature drinks and hookah flavors.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 327 Peters St SW; Website: escobaratlanta.com; Contact: 404-941-7907
This Castleberry Hill fine dining establishment serves “Southern cuisine at its finest,” including ponzu-glazed Scottish salmon, lamb chops, and seafood pasta. If you’d like to indulge, try out their deep-dish macaroni and cheese and truffle fries. Fellaship.ATL also serves cigars and cocktails, and hosts special events such as Fellaship Friday and Jazz & Juice Brunch.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 110 Centennial Olympic Park Dr; Website: fellashipatl.com; Contact: 404-254-4970
If you’re looking for authentic American cuisine in a casual setting, Frost Bistro has you covered. This restaurant owned by Love and Hip Hop’s Rasheeda Frost and Kirk Frost offers tasty appetizers, entrees, drinks and dessert.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 281 Peters St SW; Website: frostbistro.com; Contact: 404-963-5495
Match Bar + Oven
Polynesian vibes, tiki-inspired drinks, hookah, food and more can be found at Match Bar + Oven. Get ready to be wowed by their flaming cocktails and great views of the Atlanta skyline.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 199 Walker St SW; Website: matchloungeatl.com; Contact: 404-228-1078
No Mas! Cantina & ADios Cafe
Step aside, Tex Mex. You’ll feel like you’re truly entering authentic Mexico at this eclectic and fun restaurant, which happens to also host an Artisan Market that curates the “Best of Mexico” to Atlanta residents, offering artwork from over 500 artisans. The venue is beautiful and spacious, with Mexican folk-art-inspired decorations. Daily breakfast is also served at the ADios Cafe, located inside No Mas!
Location: Castleberry Hill - 180 Walker St SW; Website: nomascantina.com; Contact: 404-574-5678
Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine
The original location of Old Lady Gang, made famous from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is located in Castleberry Hill. Enjoy authentic Southern fares with attitude, such as shrimp and grits, honey-glazed salmon, lamb chops and fried green tomatoes – all inspired by Kandi Burruss Tucker’s mother and aunts Joyce Jones, Bertha Jones and Nora Wilcox.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 177 Peters St SW; Website: oldladygang.com; Contact: 404-748-9689
Omni Coffee & Eggs
Enjoy signature drinks such as the Lord Omni Latte (sweet potato flavor), Queens Chalice Cappuccino (tiramisu flavor) or Lord of Castleberry (white chocolate strawberry flavor) at this eclectic Castleberry Hill coffee shop with a regal theme. Omni Coffee & Eggs also serves a breakfast menu including crepes, biscuit sandwiches and avocado toast.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 261 Peters St SW; Website: omnicoffeeandeggs.com; Contact: 404-254-2029
Sip on a signature drink at this cozy cocktail bar filled with Instagram vibes. Drinks include Gamblers and Galantries, featuring Smirnoff Vodka, cassis, blueberry syrup and lemon, and Easy Peasy, featuring Gordon’s Gin, Creme de Peach, Ghost Coast Verde and lime. Parlor also has a limited food menu of lamb chops, grilled salmon, seafood quesadillas and vegetable spring rolls.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 249-A Peters St SW; Website: parlorden.com; Contact: 678-974-7088
An iconic Atlanta restaurant that dates back to 1947 and is known for being the meeting place of some of the world’s most renowned figures, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young and Aretha Franklin, Paschal’s was “reinvented” in 2002 by James Paschal, one of the original founders, and Herman J. Russell, the influential Black Atlanta businessman, to create a modernized version of the restaurant in Castleberry Hill. Today, the restaurant serves southern favorites such as fried chicken, pork chops, short ribs and more.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 180 Northside Dr SW; Website: paschalsatlanta.com; Contact: 404-835-0833
Enter a legacy of love at Rosie’s Cafe, located on Northside Drive at the northern end of Castleberry Hill. Breakfast is served all day and includes items such as Mama’s Shrimp and Grits, Corned Beef Hash and Specialty Chicken and Waffles. Lunch includes a variety of sandwiches, platters and salads.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 48 Northside Dr SW; Website: rosiescoffeecafe.com; Contact: 404-331-7703
Smokey Stallion BBQ
Owned by NFL star Cam Newton, Smokey Stallion BBQ is perfect for family outings, date nights and everything in between. The menu offers a variety of classic barbecue favorites, including rib and brisket plates, as well as signature burgers and sandwiches such as their DGSB (“Down South Georgia Boy”), which features seared pork sausage topped with sauteed onions, peppers or cole slaw.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 309 Nelson St SW; Website: smokeystallionbbq.com; Contact: 404-254-1012
The Sober Social
If you’re looking for a mocktail bar, The Sober Social will get you in the spirit. A social gathering space perfect for working or hanging out with friends, The Sober Social focuses on exotic non-alcoholic beverages, including mocktails, coffees and teas which inspire you to “be your own buzz.”
Location: Castleberry Hill - 141 Mangum St SW; Website: sobersociallounge.com; Contact: 404-343-3800
Wild Leap Atlanta
Just steps from Mercedes-Benz Stadium lies Wild Leap Brewery, Castleberry’s Hill craft brewery is pitcher perfect. Enjoy drinking a variety of house-made beers, cocktails and spirits within over 15,000 square feet of space on multiple levels, perfect for a pre-game or post-game rendez-vous.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 125 Ted Turner Dr SW; Website: wildleap.com/atlanta; Contact: 404-254-1488
Where can I shop and play in Castleberry Hill?
Simply Naked Candle Company
These candles are known for being simply naked - that means made with clean-burning, non-toxic wax with high-quality essential oils. Scents include Pear Berry Spice, Cashmere Cedar and more. You can also host a variety of different candle-making experiences that suit your lifestyle.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 239 Walker St SW; Website: simplynakedcandleco.com; Contact: 770-679-4026
Original Selfie Museum
Get ready to elevate your selfies. The Original Selfie Museum, which is located in many cities around the United States, has made its way to Castleberry Hill to help you be (and take) your best selfie. The photography studio offers plenty of light and Instagram-worthy walls decorated with colorful decor. Tickets start at $25.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 116 Centennial Olympic Park Dr SW; Website: originalselfiemuseum.com; Contact: 404-566-5778
FamFam Private Room Karaoke
Get a room and sing your heart out to karaoke favorites at FamFam, a private-room karaoke experience with “chill vibes” in Castleberry Hill. The menu is BYOB, so bring your own drinks and food - they won’t serve any. Prices start at $10 per hour per person.
Location: Castleberry Hill - 364 Nelson St SW; Website: famfam.family; Contact: 404-748-1655