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Decatur Craft Beer Festival

Check – #22 on my 30 before 30 done! For 6 years straight we went to the Music City Brewers Festival in Nashville and it was a pretty incredible beer festival. It was an annual event for my brother, sister-in-law and I. So I wanted to find a new one for us to go to in Atlanta. We tried the Summer Beer Festival and it was ok. It was pretty small compared to Nashville.

Last weekend I went with friends to the Decatur Craft Beer Festival. It had a reputation for being one of the best festivals in the city – I was skeptical but was very pleasantly surprised.  There were tons of breweries, we got in the gate quickly, and although there were a lot of people there it was not annoyingly crowded. I was a little sad that no Nashville breweries were there, but there was live music which is always a plus for me. I’m definitely going to try to get the fam to this one next year – but make sure you know when tickets go on sale because it sells out fast. Highly recommended!

And I am now off to Greece for 11 days – blog hiatus but plenty of content upon my return! 🙂


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The Painted Pin

#12 of my 30 list is complete! There are SO many bars in Atlanta. Seriously any kind of bar you could want. But this newest one is for sure my type of bar. The Painted Pin is boutique bowling/game bar. I love games, a little competition, and delicious food/drinks. If you want to bowl, get there early (we got there around 7:45pm and didn’t have to wait for a lane). You pay by the hour and it is full service – they set up your game, bring your shoes, and take your orders for food and drinks.

But you don’t have to bowl. All the other games are free and there are plenty of options. We bowled this time, but we also played bocce (one of my favs), skeeball, basketball, ping pong, and skittles (we had no idea what it was either). I think all we missed was darts and table shuffleboard.

We decided to check out the food too since we went early to bowl. We split the Pin Fries with pesto aioli and Prosciutto & Pineapple pizza. The fries were amazing as is, but the pesto aioli made them 5 times better.  The pizza was good too – nothing extraordinary but great to share. But the winner was the drink: Moscow Mule Slushie. Delicious is the only description it needs.

I highly recommend this place – I’ll definitely be there occasionally and maybe more since it’s very close!