Hey gentlemen! Want a cool spot to hang out, dine, grab a beer, or get a custom-made outfit? Our lifestyle writer Dennis Malcolm Byron aka beer expert Ale Sharpton scouted the scene to find some locations to recommend for you to indulge in, enjoy and treat yourself. When you’re thinking about hanging out with the guys, consider reaching beyond the sports bars and six packs and check out these three favorites this month with your dad, your son or your best buds.
Yebo Beach Haus
Thanks to Yebo and its South African-inspired fare complemented by a beach-theme, Book the sexy private dining room downstairs or have fun with everyone on the main floor. Yebo’s unique concept transforms from ski to beach every year. Now, flavors of the beach town of Tulum, Mexico, bring Yucatan spices to the table. It’s hard to stand out in Atlanta’s crowded food scene, but Yebo successfully does it.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
Lifting a fork of authentic Italian fare, choice steaks, veal, seafood and pastries from scratch served in an upscale setting at the base of Atlanta’s most ritzy plaza—Phipps—is already a win. Add a patio with an open fireplace and wine lockers, and you have one heck of a dining experience. The exotic cars being valeted provide some great eye candy for auto enthusiasts as well.
Balani Custom Atlanta
Get a private fitting with one of the best tailors in the clothing industry! Lead Custom Stylist Gabriel J. De Lua with the national brand, Balani Custom, brought his private service to Buckhead to sit with his clients to get measured, fitted and wardrobed in the finest fabrics for vests, shirts, suits and even cuff links. No one will have what his clients wear since every pattern is handpicked. That’s the point, right? BalaniCustom.com
New to the scene just a couple months into 2018, jeans guru Farshad Arshid realized the patrons of his two clothing stores in the Lenox Square Mall’s Fashion Cafe Food Court were thirsty, so he opened a craft beer bar with more than 30 taps—the majority local—in the food court. Wine and ciders are also available, making shopping more tolerable when wifey wants company.