You say it’s your birthday! It’s my birthday too, yeah! John, Paul, George and Ringo know how to party. Like the classic Beatles’ song says, we’re gonna have a good time. Why should young kids have all the fun?
Plan a fancy Friday night or check an adventurous aspiration off your bucket list in the Georgia capital. Pet a stingray. Drive a Porsche. Roll like a rock star. Let’s party like it’s our birthday, even if we’re over 21!
Here are 17+ things to do in Atlanta for birthday fun that we know you are gonna love!
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FOOD AND DRINKS
THE GARDEN ROOM
Celebrate, unwind and step away from the noise of city life with a calming botanical dining experience at The Garden Room. Experience unforgettable chef-driven cuisine and indulge in innovative cocktails while surrounded by lush florals for your birthday celebration.
The exclusive Buckhead space is reserved only for special occasions. Host a birthday brunch with gastronomic concoctions like a vanilla parfait infused with a liquid nitrogen rose, truffle croque monsieurs, and chef-made burrata.
DR. BOMBAY’S UNDERWATER TEA PARTY
Welcome to the wacky world of Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party. As the name suggests, this quirky coffee shop, laid back library and piano bar also serves high tea. Visit the charming spot in Atlanta’s historic Candler Park neighborhood to celebrate the perfect birthday with tea, sandwiches, and desserts while creating a lasting memory.
Spread out in the piano room with hot tea and a delicious homemade assortment including sandwiches, quiche, cakes and baked delights. Presented on your own vintage china tiered tray in the backdrop of the whimsical, eclectic and inviting tea house, your party has a purpose too.
A percentage of every sale helps support a women’s education project in Darjeeling India.
Happy Birthday Gorgeous! Prepare to work your pinky finger and break out your proper tea gown for a fashionably grown up gathering with high tea at Astor Court.
Wind your way up curling staircases to luxuriate in armchairs in the second-floor at the St. Regis Atlanta hotel. Overlooking the beautiful lobby chandelier, you can imagine yourself enjoying a different type of high tea with 19th century high society hostess Lady Caroline Astor, whose son founded the St. Regis.
The classic menu includes savory petite sandwiches, freshly baked scones, pastries and petit fours.
PICK A ROOFTOP BAR
Get breathtaking panoramic views when you throw a rager on a rooftop or ride a big wheel that towers over 20 stories high. Find the best views of Downtown Atlanta and Centennial Olympic Park on the SkyView climate controlled ferris wheel or (if you are less brave) watch the big wheel keep on turning from the comfort of the Glenn Hotel’s SkyLounge.
Your big day deserves a night out. Try Buckhead’s Gypsy Kitchen for a spectacular rooftop view and culinary inspiration from Spain. Music lovers can also hit the deck in Decatur at Eddie’s Attic. Listen to live acts performing in the legendary “listening room” that launched stellar acts including The Indigo Girls, John Mayer, Sugarland, and Shawn Mullins while you watch the sun go down and the stars come out on the rooftop.
Plan the perfect birthday experiences in some of Atlanta’s favorites alfresco venues.
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Mama Mia! Even your Italian mother would approve of Provino’s. Just show your ID and get a free entree. The birthday offer including a pasta specialty entree, a famous salad, garlic rolls and a special birthday dessert is available for patrons celebrating on their special day.
Book a party and reserve a large semi-private dining room at Provino’s Atlanta locations in Buford, Canton or Cumming. Sorry to report that the sister restaurant, Scalini’s, is permanently closed.
Find the perfect birthday balance with culinary expertise and natural aesthetics. Canoe offers a rich, flavorful experience for all your senses in Vinings along the peaceful banks of the Chattahoochee River.
The tranquil waterfront is enhanced by a natural, yet manicured landscape with fragrant gardens, crisp white special-event tents and meandering walkways perfect for a scenic stroll. Book a private brunch in the wine room, covered patio or river garden spaces on Paces Ferry Rd.
If you are shopping for the perfect present, a Canoe gift card is sure to impress any special friend or important client who will enjoy celebrating at the Wine Spectator winner that was also listed in the top 100 romantic restaurants.
CHATEAU ELAN WINE BUNGALOWS
Have a happy birthday inside a stylish wine bungalow in the vineyard at Chateau Elan. Spanning 3,500 acres of rolling hills and wooded forests, North Georgia’s premier destination resort features stunning indoor and outdoor spaces, multiple restaurants, professionally staffed golf and tennis clubs, and a world-class spa.
Invite up to six special guests for an intimate gathering in Braselton. Spend three hours tasting wine and charcuterie surrounded by eclectic vintage and contemporary furnishings.
Linger a little longer at Chateau Elan’s winery. Indulge yourself and your guests with a premium experience by discovering the history and passion that influences every sip.
Individuals will choose their selection of seven pours from any Chateau Elan wine. Guests may select from our extensive portfolio, including: limited release Fingerprint Collection, sparkling wines, reds, whites, and blends.
VINTAGE HUEY HELICOPTER RIDES WITH VETS
Want a real thrill ride on your birthday? Get your adrenaline rushing strapped in the gunner seat of an authentic Huey helicopter in Hampton.
Fly in one of the most iconic aircraft of the Vietnam era piloted by Vietnam War veterans. Feel the wind whip through the vintage UH-U1 helicopter, commonly called the Huey, on open-air rides that include thrilling training maneuvers with up to six buddies. If you are on a solo mission, book a single seat for an even more intense ride in an AH-1F Cobra.
Helicopter rides must be booked in advance through the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum and pricing starts at $110 per person.
Bring your besties and dance like everyone’s watching. Get the girls together and party like it’s 1979! Get your groove on and have a great time on your birthday at Johnny’s Hideaway, famous for live bands on Roswell Road. From Sinatra to Shania, the music will not disappoint.
Speaking of Shania, it’s ok to feel like a woman. Every Wednesday is Ladies Night! Get a free drink from 7:30-8:30 PM and enjoy $8 Ketel One cocktails until closing time. Select half bottles of red, white and rosé are only $10. Dress to impress and leave the joggers at the gym.
Keeping it casual? Puttshack’s tech-infused mini golf is perfect for family fun, friendly banter, and private birthday parties. No one is quiet on this green. Live DJs spin high energy hits every weekend and all players get social media gold images every time.
Wave your drinks in the air, dust off your dance moves and sing along. It’s always a party on the West Side at Puttshack at The Interlock! An eclectic shareable and street food-infused menu offers exciting dishes that bring everyone to the table. Celebrate your hole in one with a signature drink from a menu that reads like a love letter to cocktail history.
(Note: 21+ to enter after 8pm)
Hang out or hide out in a hip alley in the Atlanta area. Yes, bowling alleys can be very hip. Alpharetta’s Roaring Social has a secret entrance and offers guests (with the right secret password) entry into a nostalgic dream.The perfect birthday party should always include an element of surprise.
Eight Boutique Bowling lanes beckon to those who desire a little friendly competition with their night of entertainment in a well-appointed lounge. Book a party darling, but please try to stay in your own lane.
Looking for creative birthday experiences and a possible celebrity sighting? You’ve got friends in low places. Check out the Hotel Clermont basement where the independent female-owned Clermont Lounge, Atlanta’s first and longest continually operating strip club, has been entertaining patrons since 1965.
Many Hollywood stars and celebrities visit the infamous lounge where single dancers of a certain age select their own songs and put money in the jukebox before performing in the kitschy lounge that manages to seem almost wholesome. Anybody got a quarter?
Hotel Clermont is also famous for filming ties to Gone with the Wind, The Walking Dead, and Stranger Things.
PORSCHE EXPERIENCE CENTER ATLANTA
This might be the ultimate birthday or bucket list experience. (Sick Sidebar: Some new Porsche models on the market include 3D-print bodyform full bucket seats, personalized to fit the owner.)
The Porsche Experience Center offers an exciting and bespoke immersion into the Porsche brand. Choose your driving experience and buckle up. Get behind the wheel of one of the world-class sports cars for 90 minutes reaching speeds up to 197 mph.
Then, celebrate with a drink at 356, a premier dining destination with views of the 1.6 mile driver development track.
Looking for more birthday fun? Try one of these fun Atlanta activities!
- Visit the Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum. Enjoy a self-guided adventure through the Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum. Explore the Interactive Jim Henson collection with your favorite characters.
- Immerse yourself at Illuminarium Atlanta: After Dark Immersive Nightlife. Reimagine nightlife with an after-dark immersive experience at Illuminarium Atlanta designed for adults only. Enjoy a full bar and savory bites in two ever-changing immersive settings.
- Reach new heights with the iFLY Atlanta First-Time Flyer Experience. Defy gravity in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel in Atlanta and delight in a simulated skydive. Freefall safely and experience the thrill of skydiving.
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
TGIF! Birthdays just got better with immersion experiences at the High Museum of Art. On most Fridays, the Museum opens late with special programs for patrons to enjoy art, music, and each other.
Music and art collide in an unforgettable night on High frequency Friday. Wear a great outfit, sip a cocktail, and dance the night away. Don’t miss Atlanta’s favorite DJs spinning at the savvy socials! Jazz Fridays feature cocktails, light bites, improv jam sessions and guided tours.
Happy birthday, Georgia residents! Visit the Georgia Aquarium for free on your birthday. Follow online instructions to confirm your birthday and purchase additional tickets in advance. (All tickets must be purchased and managed online.) Note, the free ticket must be redeemed and used on the day of your birthday and the offer is valid to Georgia residents only.
The standard walk-up value is $42.99.
Book a party for a private group and order culinary treats from Wolfgang Puck Catering, the exclusive catering partner for Georgia Aquarium. Custom birthday packages are available for adults. Call for details.
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It’s your birthday. Go wild at Zoo Atlanta with spectacular scenery, innovative culinary creations and transformative experiences. Queen Bees can book the entire zoo for up to 5,000 guests if that is how you roll.
From an unforgettable first dance in the grand ballroom of the majestic Savanna Hall, to a twilight dinner on the Takamenda Gorilla Deck surrounded by gorillas, you will truly be the bell of the ball or the king of the jungle. You do you, boo.
Founded in 1889, Zoo Atlanta is Atlanta’s oldest cultural destination. Just minutes from the heart of the city, the Zoo is a transformative urban oasis that’s home to the more than 1,000 animals and botanicals. Premium party packages start at $1600 for 25 guests and include zoo admission, a party attendant, 90-minute use of the Party Pavilion, and an upgraded hot buffet.
For more adventure, add a trip on the Treetop Trail. Experience the Zoo from the perspective of the planet’s amazing animal tree-dwellers! Zig, zag, climb, walk, and balance as you navigate a series of rope ladders, bridges, nets and tightrope-style foot lines on a two-level challenge. Participants are safely secured and tethered with full-body harness and lanyard to an overhead tracking system.
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FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Go green and celebrate being a grown-up. Explore botanicals and their intoxicating uses through fun activities and cocktails at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
On the second Friday of each month, Fernbank After Dark presents a variety of unique after-hours experiences for adults, including museum exhibits, live music, full bars, tapas menus, science demonstrations and more.
Exclusively for ages 21 and over, Fernbank After Dark is a great place to celebrate any special occasion with friends and an immersive experience for travelers. Each month highlights a different science theme and features a variety of fun and immersive programming from 7-11 PM. Free parking lots are onsite and open based on a first come first serve basis.
WORLD OF COCA-COLA
Have a coke and a smile on your birthday for free! Journey through the storied history of the iconic beverage brand, interact with a variety of exhibits, and sample beverages from around the world. Oh, and chill with the world’s bubbliest polar bear.
The World of Coca Cola offers birthday packages for a minimum of 10 guests. The package includes one complimentary self-guided tour ticket, a complimentary birthday souvenir button, and one complimentary Coca‑Cola bottle for the guest of honor.
Feeling generous? Add party favor bundles for your guests. Pick them up at the retail store after your tour. The World of Coca‑Cola is located next to the Georgia Aquarium and Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta’s Centennial Park District.
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