MARTAdventures (parks & beer)

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Here's an example of how H.A.R.T. is bringing life back to MARTA: customized transit maps to check out cool places in Atlanta.

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MARTAdventures (parks & beer)

  1. 1. MARTAdventures ! Using public transit to experience a new side of the city. ! PARKS   Come Explore the Best of Atlanta’s ______   BEGIN Start your morning at Lindbergh Center Station and get ready to explore some of Atlanta’s best parks and green spaces! Ride 8:14 am #6 Bus Route toward Emory Ride 10:03 am #6 Bus Route toward Inman Park Station Ride 12:22 pm #6 Bus Route toward Inman Park Station Ride 2:34 pm #27 Bus Route toward Lindberg Center Station Ride 4:41 pm #27 Bus Route toward Lindberg Center Station. END Get off the bus at the corner of Clifton Rd and Haygood Dr. Enter the gates into the Lullwater Reserve behind Emory’s campus. This hidden gem right inside the city will give you a natural haven. Take a stroll around the lake, get lost in the woods, or meditate by the creek and waterfall on a crisp Atlanta morning. Get off the bus in Emory Village and have breakfast at Rise N’ Dine, one of the best spots for some morning coffee and delicious food. Get off the bus at the corner of Briarcliff Rd and Freedom Parkway. Here, you can access the Freedom Trail, one of Atlanta’s longest stretches of paved mixed-use trail, surrounded by rolling hills and grassy knolls. Walk east down toward Decatur, or west toward Downtown and pass by the Carter Center. --From the Freedom Trail, you can connect onto the Beltline Eastside Trail. Take a stroll south and explore Inman Park, or walk north through the Poncey-Highlands neighborhood and pass the site of the future Ponce City Market. End at 10th and Monroe. --Stop off at Park Tavern for a cold beer, glass of wine, or snack right on the edge of Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s most popular city park Get off the bus at Cheshire Bridge and Woodland Ave. If you are hungry, you can grab a specialty taco or margarita at Taqueria Del Sol, an Atlanta institution and curator of some downright awesome fast Mexican cuisine. --Follow the directions and walk down Lenox Rd, until you reach the entrance to the Morningside Nature Preserve. Enjoy this urban creek and nature sanctuary that is virtually unknown to even nearby neighbors. Check out the suspension bridge, rocky beach, and recent revitalization efforts from Park Pride and Trees Atlanta, two area nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving these great Atlanta parks. --Walk back to starting point on Cheshire Bridge Road, where you got off the last bus. This concludes your MARTAdventure. We hope you enjoyed seeing a new green-side of Atlanta today! Thank you for riding MARTA.
  2. 2. MARTAdventures ! Using public transit to experience a new side of the city. ! BAR & BEER SCENE   Come Explore the Best of Atlanta’s ____________   BEGIN Start your afternoon at the Midtown MARTA station, located on the North/ South line. Get ready to experience Atlanta’ awesome craft beer scene! Ride 1:41 pm #12 Northbound Bus Route Ride 3:04 pm #12 Southbound Bus Route Ride 4:40 pm #12 Southbound Bus Route Ride 5:03 pm #99 Southbound Bus Route Ride 6:27 pm #2 Eastbound Bus Route Ride 9:11 pm Take the bus to Howell Mill @ Trabert Ave (right after the Atlanta Water Works). Walk North on Trabert less than a mile to Monday Night Brewery, you should arrive just before the Saturday 2:00pm tasting tour. Be sure to check the MNB website for current tour times and plan accordingly. MNB is a newer brewery in Atlanta with a great attitude and a very enjoyable tasting room. $10 gets you a pint glass, 4 8oz tastings and a tour. Bring a neck tie to donate to their “wall of ties” and get $1 off admission. After your tour and beer’s (about an hour), travel to 10th Street @ Brady Avenue. From here you will walk southeast on Brady Avenue to Marietta St and turn left (under 5 minutes). Welcome to 5 Seasons Restaurant and Brewery! This local chain of brewery/restaurants offers a great selection of house made brews and some pretty good food. If it is open, make sure to check out the view from the rooftop bar or venture next door to Hop City, a beer connoisseur store with everything you need. Now that you have had a snack and some more brews, head back to your #12 Bus Stop and travel to the Midtown Station to change buses. Jump off at Monroe Drive @ Ponce de Leon Avenue. The Bookhouse Pub is just a short walk East down Ponce. This pub takes its décor from the TV show Twin Peaks. It is dark and intimate with a great beer selection and, of course, lots of books. Be sure to check out the tiki-themed back patio (you might even forget you’re still in Atlanta). From Bookhouse, walk to the closest street corner. This bus will deliver you to the corner of Moreland Ave & Euclid Ave, in the heart of Little Five Points. This area is filled with vintage shopping, fun food, record stores and two great brew pubs. First pull up to the bar at The Porter Beer Bar, located on the square where the bus dropped you off. There are more beers on their list than you can ever drink and a great selection of locally sourced snacks.. --After you have had your fill, head south down Moreland about .2 miles to The Wrecking Bar Brewpub. Housed in the basement of an old mansion, this hidden gem brews its own beers on-site. The inside feels like a welcoming cellar and their patio often has seating, something quite rare in Atlanta. --The next stop is just a short walk down Moreland (.3 mi). at the corner of Glenwood Ave & Flat Shoals Ave. Walk east down Flat Shoals Ave to The Midway Pub. One of Atlanta’s best patio beer bars, The Midway is located in eclectic East Atlanta. Their list is extensive and on Thursday night the local farmers and food purveyors descend on the patio after the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, just across the street. #74 Bus Route Toward Five Points Station This will take you back across I-20 to Memorial Drive. Get off at Hill St @ Memorial Drive. Walk down Memorial .2 miles to Augustine’s Pub. This cool little spot offers games in its backyard and a pretty hefty beer list. If you want to make this your last stop, enjoy as many beers as you can still hold, then walk north on Grant Street to King Memorial Station. This train station can take you back your starting point at Midtown Station Ride Westbound Train to Five Points Station. Transfer to Red Line Northbound END This concludes your MARTAdventure. We hope you enjoyed the wide spanning craft beer scene in Atlanta. Get home safely!

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