Decatur >Food & Dining > Eddie's Attic
515-B N McDonough St, Decatur, GA | Directions 3003033.773967 -84.296449
Great place for music, food and drinks – Eddie's Attic is a great place to listen to some of the best live music in the country. They have a plenty of well known, as well as up and comming artists most nights of the week. The menu is really good and having a cold one on the rooftop grill is enjoyable and relaxing.
Worst experience of my life server put mucus in my drink – This place is by far the worst place I have ever dined in my life. The small place was packed and there were only 2 waiters on the floor. When my friends and I finally got a server we ordered our food (after they told us the kitchen was closed and then proceeded to tell us the kitchen was back open) and mine came out incorrectly. I told my server and he looked extremely mad that he had to send it back. He came back to the table and tried to place blame on me that my food was wrong. He then slams my ginger ale on the table and says "heres your ginger ale, I hope you enjoy it". Thinking that was an odd thing for him to say I look in my drink and there was a huge ball of mucus floating on top. I then went out to the front to advise the manager on duty, who happened to be the founder, Eddie. He proceeded to tell me that he was on the waiters side and that he wasnt going to waste his time arguing with me. He THEN told me I needed to leave if I had a problem with one of his servers. He could not explain what the mucus was, he got very close to my face and put his hands on me. I could smell the whisky on his breath and he was completely rude and disrespectful. I got kicked out (by the founder) because my server put his bodily fluid in my drink. I caused no problems and they treated me like I was a raging crazy woman. I was drinking ginger ale for goodness sake. Worst time of my life.
A hellhole. – We bought tickets for a show that out of town guests wanted to see. Arrived to find ourselves crammed into an incredibly small space, complete with chairs that I imagine were bought from a VFW yard sale 20 years ago. Myriad rules involved in the listening room dictates patrons behaviour there, but doesn't stop the back door from opening and closing every few seconds, allowing the smoke and noise from the adjoining room to pollute the environment. Service was terrible, even considering the fact that Atlanta (and Decatur particularly) sets a very low bar for service. But when I've paid nearly $100 for tickets to a show, should I also have to wait 17 minutes (I clocked it on my watch) for a bartender to take our order after the concert, despite the fact that there were only 5 other people there?
I've lived across the globe, and I respect that Eddie's Attic resided in the same zip code as the Indigo Girls and John Mayer--and thus like to take credit for their success. But I've never seen such an awful music venue in my life, where literally everything seems to be falling apart. I half expected my foot to go through a floorboard at any moment. The owners of this establishment should be ashamed.
Great placce to see local talent – My girlfriend and I went to the Open Mic night and had a great time. The bar is a little... well rundown to be honest, but most of the the performers were pretty good and several were great. If you are looking for something different to do, and like live music you should check it out.
Decatur's unplugged music venue, also known as the Indigo Girls' and John Mayer's launching pad. – The Scene
A musical pilgrimage for aspiring singer-songwriters, Eddie's may resemble a crowded attic, but its coziness, combined with an excellent sound system, serves the acoustic-only performers well. While earnest artists sing their hearts out on stage, patrons sip cocktails, respectfully adhering to the "quiet listening" policy (no cell phones, smoking or loud chatter). An outside patio bar is the designated area for making noise and shooting pool.
Having launched talent such as the Indigo Girls, John Mayer and Shawn Mullin, this music room is ripe for catching the next big thing. The all-ages 7pm show on Fridays and Saturdays serves as a warm-up for the 21-and-up crowd that strolls in for the 9pm performance. If hunger strikes, an expanded bar-food menu ranges from loaded nachos to sauteed tilapia.
One of a kind place in Atlanta – This place is all about the music. Come if you are interested in truly listening to some great bands. Don't miss the open mike shootouts.
A club for music lovers – My love affair with Eddies has lasted many years. Imagine a club where no one smokes and everyone hushes once the music starts. Though Eddie sold the place to friends a couple of years ago, they have continued the excellent programming. Local favorites like Matthew Kahler, Michelle Mallone, Pierce Pettis, and Clay Cook are frequent performers. There is an emphasis on developing new talent. I cherish memories of John Mayer shows here before he broke, when I sat close enough to reach out and tap him.
The bars (one on the patio and one inside the listening room) specialize in beers, but wine and cocktails may also be had. Food is generally excellent (especially for pub fare), but has declined in quality somewhat since Eddie moved on. The Dixieland chicken sandwich and burgers are good choices, with regular or sweet potato fries or the superb red onion rings as accompaniment.
THE Best Place in Atlanta for Music – As a patron of Eddie's from the get-go, every visit there has been nothingless than a treat. It is an establishment truly committed to up-and-coming artists as well as many well-known folks. You never know who is going to pop in to jam with whoever's on the stage. The musical magic that is fostered in the place is amazing - I was concerned that magic would be jeopardized with the new ownership but Todd & Jennifer have perpetuated Eddie's spirit.
Best place for Live Music! – Turn off your cell phone and get ready for a good time! The listening room in Eddie's Attic showcases a variety of artisis in a venue designed for listeners and perfomers to enjoy the experience. If you want to get a little less sedate they have an awesome ouside patio with a bar so you can talk and hang out with your friends. Great staff and good food, I reccommend the sweet potato fries!
want food with your music? – Eddie's Attic must have the best battered stuffed mushrooms in the world. This is not an exaggeration...check them out for yourself. Also, if you are looking for a "less" crowded music venue, Eddie's is your place.
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