Atlanta Food & Drink Events: May 1-15

With warmer temps steadying, the food and drink scene in cities across the U.S. really takes off in May.  If you find yourself in Atlanta this month, check out our top picks for things to do!

Saturday, July 20 |Bourbon Barons Social at The Garden
07:00 – 10:00 pm
Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
$40 admission scores you unlimited bourbon, plus good conversation (and unmatched people-watching) at this popular Buckhead watering hole.

Thursday, May 2Can O’ Bliss Free Beer Tasting
05:30 – 07:30 pm
Krog Street Market
This is the perfect way to check one more local brewery off your to-visit list.  Cool off between bars with an IPA from Can-O-Bliss, brought to you by the good folks at Hop City.

Friday, May 3Kentucky Derby Mixology Class
07:00 – 09:00 pm
Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
Prepare for derby day with this Bourbon cocktail class inspired by Top Chef alum and local favorite, Chef Art Smith.  $40 includes cocktails and small bites!

Saturday, May 4 | Atlanta Brewery Tour
12:00 – 04:30 pm
Taco Mac (Lindbergh)
Late to the brewery trend party?  Southern Beer Tours will catch you up with stops at several of the city’s most popular breweries, including visits to the oldest, the largest and most popular (debatable) among them. $59 per person covers round-trip transportation, a pint of beer at each stop and a gift bag!

Saturday, May 4 | Atlanta Margarita Taco Festival
Grant Park
12:00 – 06:00 pm
It’s not hard to get behind an entire day dedicated to margs and tacos!  Mixologists will be on-hand and handing out drinks, plus advice for pairing tequila with something other than the back alley of your favorite bar.  $6 gets you in, while all-inclusive class/drink/food packages range from $40 to $70.

Saturday, May 4 | Tacos & Tequila
07:00 – 11:30 pm
My Sister’s Room
Bar crawl, Cinco de Mayo style.  Early birds can nab tickets now for just under $20; starting May 1, tickets are $30 but include admission to twelve Midtown bars and restaurants, plus party beads, free shots and Mexican food and drink specials all night.

Saturday, May 4 | Uncorked! A Wine And Writing Experience
11:00 am – 02:00 pm
The Cellar at Twelve
A different kind of 12 step program!  Okay, it’s actually 13 steps to creative writing with with fiction author Carla DuPont.  Tap into your inner romance-murder-mystery novelist. Tickets for the live show range from $90 to 130, but you can ‘sip and see’ from the comfort of your home via live stream for $70.

Sunday, May 5 | Guided Natural Food Store Tour
10:30 am – 01:30 pm
Sevananda Natural Foods Market
Chef Deuce Osanyin commandeers your stroll through Sevananda Natural Foods and explains the most important tenets of healthy living, including tips for more incorporating raw foods into the diet.  Plus, participants enjoy 10% off following the tour!

Sunday, May 5 | Pea Pod | A Solid Start
02:00 – 03:30 pm
Atlanta Birth Center
Calling new parents!  Before introducing solid foods, arm yourselves with tricks for preventing picky eating habits and decreasing your child’s risk of developing eczema, obesity and other health conditions – just $60 per family for a lifetime of benefits.

Sunday, May 5 | Scramble Brunch Fest
01:00 – 04:00 pm
The Sound Table
Navigate this cultural mash-up and get several virtual passport stamps!  It’s all about how West Indian art, food and music pay homage to Mexican and Mexican-American influences.  Admission is free, but bring cash to support your favorite vendors.

Sunday, May 5 | Traditional Mexican Dinner – Hands On Cooking Class
01:00 – 04:00 pm
The Cook’s Warehouse
Celebrate a not-so-authentically Mexican holiday with a really authentic Mexican cooking lesson.  $69 secures your spot in class, along with hands-on help creating a four-course meal and festive cocktail.

Wednesday, May 8Tower Lights Wine & Whiskey Auction
06:00 – 08:00 pm
The Estate
Tower Buckhead is hosting Girls Night Out with an exclusive wine and whiskey event.  $50 allows you a seat at their silent auction and the chance to bring home a bottle of something unique for a little less.

Friday, May 10 Wine and Cheese Tasting
07:00 – 09:00 pm
$10!  $10!  $10!  This 5-wine tasting is the perfect intro for the uninitiated.  Pairings range from the milder side (like Pinot Grigio with fresh mozzarella) to more robust flavors (like Rioja with manchego).  Did we mention admission is only $10?

Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12Natural Wine Tasting

Wait – you mean all wine isn’t natural?  The beverage experts from Hop City can help you experience the difference!  Stop by one of their locations for free samples.

Saturday –
West Midtown
1000 Marietta St NW #302
05:30 – 07:30 pm

Sunday –
West End – Boxcar
1000 White St SW
01:00 – 03:00 pm

Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12Sweet Auburn Springfest
Sat. 11:00 am – 09:00 pm / Sun. 01:00 – 08:00 pm
Historic Auburn Avenue District
The largest free outdoor festival in the Southeast is easily one of the most anticipated events every year, with good reason.  Stroll almost two miles in the Historic Auburn Avenue District, enjoying art, live entertainment and food.

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