Friday, May 11, 2018

A Weekend at The Battery Atlanta

We love Atlanta! And we love living in Atlanta! One of the coolest things about living in Atlanta is that it has so many little mini-neighborhoods spread all over the city. There are so many tucked in little mixed-used downtown style neighborhoods. In each of these pockets of development you can find tons of great restaurants, fun attractions, and trendy shops.  The newest one, and quite possibly one of our favorites, is called The Battery Atlanta.

We've spent a little time here and there at The Battery, mostly for pre-game activities, but even in those few experiences we knew we wanted more. A few weekends ago, Mr. Cute and I packed our bags up for a little stay-cation and made our way to The Battery for an entire weekend. After spending the weekend there, I'm in love and told Carrie Beth we need to plan weekend there all together ASAP! It's definitely a little Atlanta hot spot you need to put on your radar!

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The Battery is a mix-used community developed when the new Braves stadium, SunTrust Park, was built. And while the ballpark plays a huge role in the theme of The Battery, that's not all it has to offer. Not even close.

From playing host to some of Atlanta's top chefs, home to some of Atlanta's best entertainment venues, and wide variety of shops, - The Battery is an all inclusive southern gem. You can park your car, check in to a world class hotel and never have leave your entire stay! (Trust me. You won't want to!)


The Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta is the place to stay when visiting The Battery. It's world class hotel boasting of some of the best amenities any luxury resort has to offer.  It's located right in the heart of The Battery and it's convenience is unmatched since it is just steps from anything and everything you would want to see/do/eat.

One of my favorite parts about the Omni was that from the moment you stepped through it's front doors you were greeted with luxurious decor with a nod to both the South and baseball (two of our favorite things!).

Everywhere you looked there were amazing details to incorporate both themes into the hotel.

Once you could get beyond how spacious and luxurious the rooms are, you noticed the little baseball details carried throughout the room as well. As baseball lovers and huge Braves fans, we loved this!

Our room overlooked a patio that looked out into The Battery. We didn't go out there because during our arrival it was raining, but the next day we explored and saw what a great view there was not only from that deck, but from the pool deck and a few others as well.

The pool area was gorgeous with tons of seating, fire pits, tons of lounge areas, a full bar, and it overlooked into SunTrust Park. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a game or an event going on. Great views with someone able to bring me unlimited delicious cocktails - yes, please!

The pool is also heated for year round convenience. I couldn't help thinking how much fun the kids would have in that pool after one of those hot summer games.

Both days we stayed at the property we managed to sneak in a workout. Both being frequent gym goers, and Mr. Cute traveling each week for work we both commented that the Omni's Fitness Center is one of the most complete and state of the art gyms in a hotel that we have every seen (and we've stayed in a lot!). Mr. Cute was even able to do his normal CrossFit workout with the equipment on hand.

I'm pretty sure no matter what style of workout you prefer they have the equipment on hand to make you feel like you've never left home. Such a convenience if you one to keep up with your workout routine while on vacation or traveling for work!


The Battery offers a ton to do. The biggest attraction is SunTrust Park and taking in a Braves Game. Having taken in many games since their inaugural season last year, and having traveled to several ballparks around the country it's safe to say the game day atmosphere at The Battery is unmatched.

It is just a fun experience, and even if you don't have tickets to the game it is a super fun place to be both before, during and post game. The Braves and The Battery have done such a great job making the entire area an enjoyable cohesive atmosphere.  The restaurants open their patios and special serving windows so you can "tailgate" in the best way possible. There's music going, drum lines performing, splash fountains for kids (or adults) to run through, games to partake in. It's just plain fun!

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Another big attraction is the Coca-Cola Roxy. The Coca-Cola Roxy was a legendary concert hall originally located in Buckhead. In 2008 they closed, but reopened simultaneously with the new stadium. This state of the art venue is designed to be a premier destination for live music. There is an amazing line of up artists that are scheduled to play there, and when they aren't showcasing the music industries finest they are playing host to a number of fun events.

Mr. Cute and I said it would be so convenient to see a concert here. Instead of driving home after a late night concert, you can grab a night cap at one of the fun bars, and then just pop over and stay at the Omni. We might have to put this on our radar soon.


The Battery is home to a ton of great restaurants. It is a foodie's dream! From laid back casual fares to upscale southern eats - there is a little something for everyone.

After we unpacked our bags at the Omni we headed to grab afternoon cocktails at Sports & Social. Talk about a FUN atmosphere. Sports & Social is unlike any other sports bar I've been to. If there could be a platinum standard of sports bars, this would be the one. It's a social lounge and gaming parlor all rolled into one unique package. Two stories of bar and game rooms overlook a super-sized bar featuring a 30ft high definition television screen surrounded by "smaller" television screens.

The game areas feature skeetball, table tennis, air hockey, board games galore, and for you fellow golf lovers - a golf simulator. Throw in some yummy food and delicious drinks and you have the makings for a seriously good time. What I loved about it was that whether you were bringing your family there to enjoy a meal or you meeting up for a date night it - or anything in between - it was atmosphere for every body to enjoy no matter what the occasion.

After we had a little friendly husband and wife tennis table match, we made our way to the hotel to change and head to dinner at C. Ellet's.

We arrived early for our reservations to the Dining Room at C. Ellet's so we sat at the bar for drinks and appetizers in the Club Room.

A must: try the house crafted cocktails. They were excellent and made to perfection.

If you want to enjoy a mouthwatering steak, a delicious crafted cocktail (or three), and decadent desserts - C. Ellet's is the place to be. It offers an upscale menu with a southern flair or two thrown in, and everything from the staff to the menu is out of this world.

We loved our meal here and were super impressed with everything. We are so thankful we live 15 minutes away because we will be most definitely be one of their new frequent customers!

For breakfast we popped down to Achie's located just off the lobby of the Omni. Talk about putting a little south in your mouth. It was so yummy! I finished my omelette breakfast and was tempted to order a second!

I also fell in love with the decor at Achie's. I need to get the number of their decorator because it just looked so pretty, but comfortable. I loved the little leather touches everywhere, and I couldn't help but feel that Chip and Joanna would totally approve.

Achie's also serves lunch and dinner, but we never got a chance to try it. Luckily, we live close enough to give it a test run soon!

There are a ton of other great restaurants at The Battery and we haven't heard of a bad one yet. There are also a few more that have opened in the weeks since our stay that we've heard rave reviews about. We can't wait to go back!


Shopping at The Battery is fun, and there is a little something for everyone. The shopping portion of our weekend was a quick effort just due to the rain during our stay, but there are so many great stores it was fun to pop into one or two while we could.

I tested out some new running shoes at Mizuno, shopped in my favorite local boutique companies - DressUp - and took a peek at The South End Gift Shop in the Omni.

South End had so many fun an unique gifts. Southern inspired items from Reese Witherspoon's Draper James line, unique watches and more lined the shelves of the store.

The Battery was the perfect little spot for a southern weekend getaway. We loved getting to spend an extended amount of time there rather than just for a few hours, and we never realized how much there really is there. It's a stay-cation that we definitely plan on doing again soon - either with the kids or without. We had a blast a love that we have such a unique area so close to home. 

Have you been to The Battery Atlanta? What is your favorite part about this new Atlanta hotspot? 

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