With Labor Day falling on a Monday this year, enjoy dining at these Atlanta favorites at the start of the week to keep your holiday memorable and labor-free:
Bantam + Biddy locations (Ansley, Crescent, Lenox and Avalon) are open normal hours serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Ansley restaurant is home plate for Monday Slider Night beginning at 5 p.m. At Avalon, guests can tilt back $2 Jekyll Brewing Big Creek Kolsch in the restaurant or take their brews out to the streetscape for a stroll and window-shopping. Whether ITP or OTP, they have you covered.
If you’re heading downtown for Labor Day, swing by Der Biergarten, Glenn’s Kitchen, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, SkyLounge, STATS or Twin Smokers BBQ. Each will be operating normal business hours. Pay no mind to the villains and creatures you’ll see walking down Peachtree for Dragon Con though. In fact, if you want in on some of the conference action without participating in it, then these venues are great locations for some costume watching and amusement.
Loyal to the core, Johnny’s Hideaway is open normal hours on Labor Day so Johnny’s friends can uphold their Monday night traditions. Team trivia begins at 7:30 p.m., the DJ spins dance tunes at 9 p.m. and food and drink specials twist the night away until 3 a.m. Great option for family and friends to come together for the weekend celebration.
Ray’s Restaurants cover lunch and dinner on Monday, September 7. Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek will be open from noon-8 p.m. and offering Ray’s Dining Club cardholders triple points on Labor Day purchases. Newly opened Ray’s Rio Bravo in Sandy Springs stays open for a holiday fiesta from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Any meal at Ray’s is a celebration and this weekend will be no different.
Even the landlocked can wiggle into their flip-flops for a coastal holiday weekend both inside and out on the covered deck at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Buckhead. Atlanta’s local beach house will be open on Labor Day from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. offering an ocean of seafood dishes and evening live music. If you did not make it to the beach for the weekend, no worries – you will at least be savoring some of those coastal culinary delights right here in Atlanta.
Remember though that all restaurants mentioned here are popular with locals and tourists alike so early reservations are recommended. Happy Labor Day!