An ever-growing, constantly transforming setting where you can go to eat, drink, shop, and discover something new. Located in the Old Fourth Ward and connected directly to the BeltLine, Ponce City Market has become the top place to go in Atlanta for tourists as well as locals. Needless to say, you can spend an entire day (or two) exploring everything this building has to offer. To make things easy for you, I have created a short guide for spending a single day in Ponce City Market with all of the top spots to visit.

Tour the Food Hall

I recommend arriving with an empty stomach to be able to fully experience all of the cuisines this marketplace provides! With seats, bar stools, and other communal seating options all throughout the market, you can get items from several of the food “stalls” and chow down. Your choices are pretty expansive but some of my suggestions are: a cup of New England clam chowder from W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, a cubano mixto sandwich from El Super Pan, or a South African jerky sample board from Bitlong Bar. Depending on your preference, you can grab a cold beverage from the The Tap, which serves over 50 different beers and wines, or you can get a delicious cup of coffee at the Spiller Park kiosk.

Shop Around

One of the great aspects of Ponce City Market is the vast collection of shops that are spread throughout the building. While exploring, you can discover unique finds like eco-conscious jewelry, hand-crafted cocktail bitters, personalized stationery, and vintage clothing. Most vendors in the market are local but there are also a few brand name stores. Some of my favorite shops include: 18.21 Bitters, Citizen Supply, Modern Mystic Shop, and Sugarboo & Co.

Take It to the Top

The Rooftop here is considered a must-see destination in Atlanta. While taking in panoramic views of the city: you can enjoy craft cocktails, play carnival games at Skyline Park, or relax at an elevated beer garden. The fun never stops year round because during the winter season, the Roof provides a unique igloo experience for those who like to dine al fresco without getting a cold! The top level of Ponce City Market truly allows people of all interests & ages to let loose and have fun!

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