The Loft

ATL Insider: Plan A Night At The Loft

The Loft at Center Stage
Photo by Ben Rose

So you’ve got tickets to see a show at The Loft and you want to make a night out of it? Have no fear, Atlanta Music Guide is here.

The Loft, located on the 2nd floor of the Center Stage Atlanta music complex on West Peachtree, is a mid-sized venue that has seen the likes of Drake, The Strokes, Manchester Orchestra, BeckGlass Animals, The Temper Trap, and many others. We love everything that the Center Stage complex has to offer, and The Loft is no exception. Fully stocked with multiple full service bars, top of the line sound equipment, a view of the midtown skyline, and a comfy lounge area, this is one of our personal favorites! We’ve put together a little insider’s guide to ensure you get the most out of your night at The Loft.

The Loft
Photo by Ben Rose

Inside The Venue (Tips & Tricks)

  • Full Bar
    • Inexpensive, well-made drinks with almost any kind of liquor you could want and lots of PBR on deck.
    • Be sure to tip your bartender.
  • Concrete Floor
    • Wear comfortable shoes! Your feet will thank you later.
  • Visibility
    • If it’s one of your favorite bands performing, get there early and get up front! You’ll get the best experience that way.

Transportation & Parking

  • Marta is smarta!
    • Arts Center will be your stop and it’s just under a mile away from the venue. Make a right out of the station on West Peachtree St., and the venue will be on your left at the corner of 17th St. & West Peachtree St.
  • Paid parking lots are available all around the venue. Best bets:
    • Directly under the venue – $5 for Loft shows (with no Center Stage show) or $10 if there is a Center Stage show
    • Trump lot on Spring St. in between 16th & 14th St. is $4 in bottom lot, $6 in top lot if out by 3 AM
    • 1400 W. Peachtree St, just past the venue is $5, but may change price during Center Stage shows

Restaurants – Within Walking Distance to The Loft

  • Quick Bites
    • DaVinci’s Pizzeria – A personal favorite of ours, DaVinci’s has everything you want in a pizzeria: out of this world specialty pizzas with fresh ingredients, creatively flavored wings, full salads, a mighty fine selection of beer, and good tunes.
    • Sausalito West Coast Grill – Stop by Sausalitos for tacos, burritos, quesadillas and all kinds of quick Tex-Mex fare in a no-frills space.
    • Vespucci’s Pizza & Pasta – For a truly Italian experience that won’t break your wallet, Vespucci’s is the place to be. Delicious pizza, pastas, salads, beer and wine – complete with Italian men shouting for your order.
  • Finer Dining
    • Nan Thai Fine Dining – If you’re looking to impress a date or for just a divinely delicious Thai meal, Nan is your place. Cushy seating, dim lighting, and even an in-house tuk tuk.
    • table 1280 – Located just across the street at the Woodruff Arts Center, table 1280 offers a menu featuring local, farm-to-fork offerings with a wide array of choices including sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees.
    • The Spence – With a menu that changes daily in regards to whatever the chef is into at the moment, be it an ingredient, band, or current event, you’ll never fully know what to expect at The Spence, besides a very delicious meal.

Be sure to check out one of the many shows coming up at The Loft so you can have a night out on the town!



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