Where to dine before (or after) a show at Fox Theatre

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The Fox Theatre is a historic performing arts venue in Midtown Atlanta that once served as a former movie palace. With its signature Moorish design, the Fox Theatre stands out on Peachtree Street as a spectacular architectural gem that has entertained audiences for almost 100 years. Today, the Fox Theatre hosts over 150 performances a year, ranging from rock concerts to Broadway musicals. No matter what type of show you have tickets for at the Fox, treat yourself with some of the following pre- and post-show dining and drink options in the nearby vicinity.

26 Thai Kitchen and Bar Midtown

Located in a cute little house on Juniper Row not far from the Fox Theatre, 26 Thai Kitchen and Bar claims that it is “hands down, the best Thai in town” and you’ll just have to try it to believe it! Order one of the Chef’s Creations, such as 5-Hour Short Rib or Salmon Panang Curry, and pair it with an Asian fusion cocktail – you’ll feel like you just took a journey to the heart of Thailand, to come straight back to Atlanta in time for your show at the Fox.

Location: Midtown - 824 Juniper St NE; Website: 26thai.com; Contact: 678-974-2093

Anh’s Kitchen

This Vietnamese restaurant is located on Peachtree Street between 6th Street and 7th Street, just a few blocks away from the Fox Theatre. Indulge in authentic Vietnamese dishes, including banh mi sandwiches, vermicelli noodles, and entrees such as Shaking Beef and Basil Chicken, as well as crawfish when they are in season. The silverware is served in Cafe Du Monde coffee cans, an homage to the New Orleans-based coffee and beignet company that is beloved by the Vietnamese-American community.

Location: Midtown - 855 Peachtree St NE; Website: anhkitchenatl.com; Contact: 404-989-6886

Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Cypress Street Pint and Plate is a popular gastropub located between 6th Street and Cypress Street, not too far from the Fox Theatre. Grab a chair and sit back and relax on their giant, comfortable patio (complete with fireplace) as you order sandwiches, burgers and a large variety of beers on tap and in bottles, as well as extensive wines and spirits.

Location: Midtown - 817 W Peachtree St NW; Website: cypressatl.com; Contact: 404-815-9243

El Valle

Located on the intersection of 5th Street and Peachtree, El Valle is just a few blocks away from the Fox and serves a delightful menu filled with the rich diversity and breadth of Mexican gastronomy across all the country’s regions, from mole and tacos to tostadas and pollo and more. Grab a cocktail from its extensive drink menu as you sit on the restaurant’s wraparound porch.

Location: Midtown - 800 Peachtree St NE; Website: valleatl.com; Contact: 678-974-5356

El Vinedo Local

“El Vinedo Local” translates to “the local vineyard” in Spanish and offers delicious small plates, wines and coffees inspired by South American cuisine. Located on 4th and Peachtree just a few blocks away from the Fox Theatre, El Vinedo Local serves cena (dinner) with a variety of arepas, empanadas, ceviche and more, paired with a South American wine. Buen provecho!

Location: Midtown - 730 Peachtree St NE; Website: elvinedolocal.com; Contact: 404-220-7313

Lyla Lila

If you’re looking for a higher-end dining option, check out Lyla Lila, located in the Lilli Midtown apartment complex (also known as the “Tetris building”) in front of the Fox Theatre. Inspired by the cuisine of Southern Europe, Lyla Lila has a seasonally rotating menu, with examples of their dishes including crispy duck lasagna, squid ink spaghetti, and wagyu beef and black truffle ravioli. In addition, Lyla Lila has a 43-page beverage menu, so be prepared to drink up.

Location: Midtown - 693 Peachtree St NE; Website: lylalilaatl.com; Contact: 404-963-2637

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Serving Atlanta for over 75 years, Mary Mac’s Tea Room is an Atlanta institution known for juicy fried chicken, delicious fried green tomatoes and other traditional Southern fare in a large, elaborate dining room setting. Located on Ponce just a few blocks away from the Fox Theatre, Mary Mac’s is a solid option for grabbing dinner before the show.

Location: Midtown - 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Website: marymacs.com; Contact: 404-876-1800

Negril ATL

Around the corner from the Fox Theatre is Negril ATL, located in a former firehouse from the early 20th century and now serving as an innovative Caribbean restaurant. You can’t go wrong with some jerk-flavored specialties, such as the craft jerk burger, jerk pork tacos or jerk-glazed salmon, as well as other dishes such as shrimp and grits. Negril also offers an extensive cocktail menu, as well as plenty of beer and wine options.

Location: Midtown - 30 North Avenue NE; Website: negrilatl.com; Contact: 404-464-7159

Publik Draft House

Publik Draft House (also known as P.D.H.) is a gastropub located in the actual Fox Theatre building, so it’s a great option for those who may be tight on time before the show, or for grabbing a drink when the show is over. P.D.H. serves appetizers, burgers and salads, and has an extensive liquor menu that includes whiskeys and absinthes.

Location: Midtown - 654 Peachtree St NE; Website: publikatl.com; Contact: 404-885-7505

Sebastian Pintxos Bar

Sebastian Pintxos Bar on Juniper Row, which is just a few blocks away from the Fox Theatre, is both an Instagrammable dream with its colorful umbrellas, as well as a delicious haven for authentic Spanish “pintxos” or small plates. This new Iberian restaurant is named after the city of San Sebastian in the Basque region of Spain. In addition to trying delicious food and drinks full of Spanish gastronomical flavors, you might even catch a live flamenco performance!

Location: Midtown - 818 Juniper St NE; Website: sebastianpintxosbar.com; Contact: 678-515-0545

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