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Unwind and indulge: HOBNOB Tavern — Your perfect retreat in Atlanta

Celebrate a big milestone or just relax and take in the atmosphere, but either way, bring an appetite because, from starters to salads to specials, you’ll find a full menu waiting for you! Try starting off with the classic chicken wings (think lemon pepper or garlic parmesan) or the fried green tomatoes, and move on to an iceberg wedge with marinated tomatoes and bleu cheese.

The 12-hour porter braised boneless short rib accompanied by Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and horseradish or the Mediterranean chicken sandwich piled high with lemon garlic chicken and caramelized onions are both solid entree choices among many savory options.

And after all the delectable drinks and mouthwatering meal options, there’s still dessert to consider: Think chocolate peanut butter cake or key lime pie.

The HOBNOB locations, which operate under the umbrella of family owned Big Table Restaurants, began with a Midtown iteration in 2010. Since then, the concept has expanded to other parts of town, but it’s kept its welcoming neighborhood feel with an inviting menu and regular events. Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening where:

Bourbon Club - Halycon at Alpharetta and Dunwoody locations

Whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur or a total newbie, this tasting event will be fun and memorable. Guided by experts, you’ll experience six half-ounce bourbon samples accompanied by complementary appetizers. You’ll come away with an education and some new ideas for the perfect after-dinner libation. Make a reservation now, as space is limited. Cost: $39 (plus tax and gratuity). Date: Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Island Nights - Atlantic Station

Start your week off right with an escape — to the islands! This weekly fete will have you forgetting your troubles and kicking back with the food and drink specials as you take in the relaxing sounds of a live DJ. Get in the groove with a peach or pomegranate margarita and fish and chips or steak frites!

Live music - Halycon at Alpharetta

Start off with dinner and wrap up the night with the sounds of the best OTP bands and accompanying drink specials each Friday and Saturday night! Eat, drink and rock out on both levels of the restaurant; first floor performances start at 9 p.m., and second floor kicks off at 8 p.m.

Whiskey Wednesdays - Brookhaven

Nothing says pick-me-up like spirits and a night out on the town. Whiskey Wednesdays at HOBNOB Brookhaven are sure to stop you from wishing for the end of the week, and the prices — $8 specials — aren’t too shabby, either! Follow up your libations with a meal — the Americana burger or the Low Country shrimp and grits are the perfect cap to a mid-week break.

So, depending on where you are in the city and what your interests are, you can go forth and experience a fun night at a welcoming spot. This is why HOBNOB is the place to be this season!

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