by Daniel W. on
Cool downstairs speakeasy type nightclub with a big bar and a small stage. Intimate space lets you get up close and personal to see and hear musicians you like. While a few events are sit-down, most are stand-up, unless you're one of the 12 people in the small raised restaurant area (so if you want to sit down, make a dinner reservation, just a $10 minimum and the food is actually great!) FOOD: SURPRISINGLY GOOD! AND REASONABLY PRICED! Ordered a BLT on brioche roll and a goat cheese and ham pizza. The BLT was good with a lot of bacon, perfectly done (crisp), and delightfully crisp fries. The pizza had a light crust (almost like focaccia) , and what seemed like a half pound of goat cheese (you can't get too much goat cheese). It was really great. Also had the molten lava cake (more like a brownie but I'm not complaining) with excellent vanilla bean ice cream, $5. The BLT was $8.5, the pizza $7.5 - that's really reasonable considering it's good--and it gives you a seat for the show! And, Annie, the waitress, was excellent. Plus--the door charge was a mere $15 to see Bobby Long. I've been here before for a burlesque show and then the door was only $10. Parking: usually on the street, though there's a lot in the same block for $8. So--it's a cool place, reasonable door, really good food at good prices--a great place to spend a pleasant evening for dinner and music!
by Darien R. on
My husband and I ventured to Varsity once we moved to Atlanta. As a child he would come here when he would visit his family. We walked in and I wanted to take out a bleach bottle and pour it all over the place. We order the hamburgers and chili dogs. Don't get me wrong, I know its not supposed to be gourmet, but the burgers are one of the nastiest things I've tasted. It looked like it had been sitting for 8 hours under a heating lamp. The chili dogs weren't as bad, but far from great. I'm sure there is some nostalgia attached to this place, but I just didn't get that vibe. I would never go back.