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W Atlanta-Buckhead “Red, White & Whiskey Blue”

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by Jennifer Sheu | Jezebel magazine | June 27, 2011

Make your way to Woodfire Grill on July 2nd for its annual BBQ & Beer celebration. Bring your appetite—a three-course all-American dinner will be served alongside a bar that will be doling out SweetWater draft specials all night long. Proceeds from beer sales will go towards SweetWater Brewing Company’s campaign “Save the Hooch.” That’s right—you now have a good reason to down copious amounts of beer. $38 per person. 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404.347.9055,

Join your fellow residents in a years-old Atlanta tradition and participate in the annual Peachtree Road Race ( on July 4th. The course spans from Phipps Plaza and concludes at Piedmont Park. After crossing the finish line, wipe off your sweat and quench your thirst at the Park Tavern After Party. Even if you just plan on cheering on runners instead of running the six-mile stretch—they open doors at 8am! 500 10th St. NE, 404.249.0001,

Spend your Independence Day, or rather, “night” at the W Atlanta-Buckhead’s “Red, White and Whiskey Blue” bash. This panoramic rooftop bar’s Fourth of July celebration, hosting Atlanta’s own DJ Chris Rimby, will be the perfect setting for people and firework watching. Sip on sumptuous cocktails and nosh on snacks and sweets while being audience to the Southeast’s largest firework show, taking place right next door at Lenox Square. 3377 Peachtree Road NE, 678.500.3100,