Where to dine before (or after) a show at The Eastern

People sitting by The Eastern music venue on November 13, 2022
Brandon McKeown

If you’re heading to The Eastern for a night of live music, you’ll want to fuel up with a delicious meal beforehand or wind down with a satisfying bite after the show. Located in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown neighborhood, there are fortunately plenty of great restaurants nearby, offering a range of cuisines to suit every palate. Whether you’re in the mood for classic Southern comfort food, international flavors, or something in between, you’ll find a spot to satisfy your cravings. To make the most of your night out, check out our list below of the best restaurants to dine at before or after a show at The Eastern.


Just a short walk from The Eastern, Muchacho is a vibrant spot with both indoor and outdoor seating. This trendy eatery provides a variety of Mexican-inspired tacos, burritos, bowls and salads. Together with their delicious cocktails, you’ll adore the stylish environment and chic decor. Be sure to check out their fun swag.

Location: East Atlanta - 904 Memorial Dr. SE; Website: muchacho.com; Contact: 404-748-9254

Lloyd’s Restaurant and Lounge

Lloyd’s Restaurant and Lounge has been serving delicious pizza and appetizers since 2018. It’s a terrific late-night spot with its delicious house pies and salads, as well as lasagna fries, fried mozzarella, and cheesy bread. Starting at 9 p.m., they offer $3 late-night slices if a whole pizza sounds like too much.

Location: East Atlanta - 900 DeKalb Ave. NE; Website: lloydsatl.com; Contact: 404-228-7227

Girl Diver

Girl Diver, a restaurant by Chef Richard Tang of CHAR, features seafood dishes sold by the pound as well as party platters that combine Southeast Asian and Cajun cuisine. You can sample dishes such as green curry mussels, shaking beef, Vietnamese caramelized catfish and Hong Kong lobster bisque soup. The restaurant has an open-air bar and patio heaters for those chilly nights.

Location: East Atlanta - 955 Memorial Dr. SE, Suite 510; Website: girldiveratlanta.com; Contact: 404-525-2424

El Tesoro

Be sure to give El Tesoro a try before your show at The Eastern, which is just a short five-minute drive away. They serve delectable tacos, burritos, and tamales, as well as strong margaritas that will all be sure to satisfy your cravings. Classic and regional Mexican dishes are prepared daily with fresh ingredients, and they also specialize in crafting coffee and espresso drinks using beans from Counter Culture and offer unique specialty drinks such as horchata iced lattes and agua fresca. You’ll especially enjoy their expansive patio for a laid-back dining experience.

Location: East Atlanta - 1374 Arkwright Pl. SE; Website: eltesoroatl.com; Contact: 470-440-5502

Agave Restaurant

An eclectic restaurant with a southwestern flair, Agave features specialties like blackened beef tenderloin and chipotle-grilled fish, which combine flavors from Mexico and the Southwest. Together with a comprehensive wine list, the restaurant boasts over 100 tequilas and award-winning margaritas made with freshly squeezed lime juice.

Location: East Atlanta - 242 Boulevard SE; Website: agaverestaurant.com; Contact: 404-588-0006

La Semilla

La Semilla is a spot that specializes in plant-based cuisine, featuring vegan dishes that draw inspiration from the varied culinary traditions of Latin America. Their menu showcases the best of seasonal ingredients with items like their ensalada de casa and crunchwrap, while their bar features creative twists on classic cocktails using rum and agave, as well as local beers, biodynamic wines, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Location: East Atlanta - 780 Memorial Dr. SE, Unit 4A; Website: la semilla.kitchen; Contact: 404-228-3090

Salt Factory Pub (Madison Yard)

This Atlanta-based gastropub, which just recently opened in Madison Yards, is a cozy spot with some amazing food, perfect for your night out. Upwards of 50 draft and bottled beers are available at Salt Factory Pub, which pairs perfectly with their classic comfort foods that have been given a modern touch and an international flair. With dim lighting, exposed brick walls, and dark hardwood floors, the ambiance will make you feel like you’re at a classic English countryside pub.

Location: East Atlanta - 955 Memorial Dr. SE, Suite 512; Website: saltfactorypub.com; Contact: 404-228-2882

Curry Up Now

Also located in Madison Yards, this fast-casual Indian restaurant serves up classic Indian street food with a modern twist, including their well-known Tikka Masala burritos and their Indian pizza, Naughty Naan. Curry Up Now includes vegan and gluten-free alternatives on their menu, along with a great selection of appetizers, bowls, and sides.

Location: East Atlanta - 915 Memorial Dr. SE, Suite 210; Website: curryupnow.com; Contact: 678-732-0953


Whoopsie’s, which just opened last month, is a cocktail bar that offers a diverse menu with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Sample dishes like their throwback snack tray, satsuma salad, or crispy chicken thighs and prime rib.

Location: East Atlanta - 1 Moreland Ave. SE, Suite C; Instagram: @whooopsies_place


Just a 10-minute drive from The Eastern, Argosy is a popular gastropub located in East Atlanta Village that offers a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails, and elevated pub fare. They have amazing appetizers, wood-fired pizzas, burgers and more. Their french fries are a must-try! With a spacious interior featuring rustic decor and always open late, this spot makes for the perfect hangout after a show.

Location: East Atlanta - 470 Flat Shoals Ave. SE; Website: argosy-east.com; Contact: 404-577-0407

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