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Underground Atlanta

50 Upper Alabama St (at Bounded by Wall St., Central Ave., Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr., and Peachtree St)
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 523-2311
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Underground Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Underground Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Underground Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
Underground Atlanta - Atlanta, GA



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There are always something new going on at the underground in Atlanta such as the new Dupsies African clothing store with the unique clothing for all, the styles are not only uniq...


Who did these top 10 in Atlanta? Lenox Square is more exciting than Underground, which is constantly under GUARD to prevent crime! Get a life! Cons: overfpriced, average ma...

NOT SAFE! 12/9/2011

Im from NY and i can to Atlanta for a business trip and thought it was a good idea to visit underground Atlanta the website makes this place seen like you HAVE to stop there but NO im a 24 your old female my co-worker and i decided on are last day to go see the place take a few pictures and have a nice time out and thinking because it was recommended in top 50 things to do in Atlanta we would go well we took the Marta and when we arrived there were lots of people which is fine i've been to NYC but never in my life did i feel unsafe men were calling us snow bunny's every 5 steps we took preceding to tell us how cute and little we were while approaching us trying to grab us up!! thank god we got out of there without being hurt robbed beaten or even raped! a friendly suggestion if you don't have to go there DON'T! more

Not So Great 10/22/2010

This place is horrible. Mostly all the stores are useless, you've got people running around acting like hoodlums, and to top it off you have homeless people begging for money every 10 feet. more

Underground Atlanta is Very Unique: A place all tourists go! 1/8/2010

There are always something new going on at the underground in Atlanta such as the new Dupsies African clothing store with the unique clothing for all, the styles are not only unique but cut across all ages. My feelings and view of underground Atlanta stores can be callibrated in the poem below: Pros: Unique stores such as Dupsies African clothing is there! Cons: You have to pay for parking more

Wow stay away 3/22/2009

We drove around the Underground part of Atlanta fully expecting to get out and do some shopping because several internet sites recommended this as a great historic shopping area. This was at 5 - 6 pm, not yet dark out. There was NO WAY we were about to get out of the car. I am serious, there was a very very dangerous vibe to this part of town. It was crowded, police everywhere, people cruising all over the street almost hitting us... NOT tourist friendly at all. The Atlantic shopping area is the way to go, outdoor layout and great selection of stores! Atlanta, you have to do something about the Underground - the dangerous 'vibe' was a big turnoff and it is obvious that other nearby areas in Downtown are suffering because of the chaos of the Underground. I go to NYC every year, and i have spent time in several other big cities as well and I have absolutely never felt so unsafe as I did driving near the Underground. Pros: shocking Cons: shocking more

Underground is unique and safe 12/30/2008

As a native of Atlanta and a local I have to say that Underground is a good place to visit. The crime that some have associated with Underground and the area are not so. I have lived in Downtown Atlanta and work across the street from Underground at Georgia State University for over 25 years. You do NOT need to walk in fear around underground. That does not mean that you should not exercise caution, especially at night. Unfortunately the World of Coke has moved to Centennial Park next to the Georgia Aquarium so that major tourist draw is gone. Still its worth a check out. Pros: fun atmosphere, lots of interesting shops. Cons: World of Coke have moved more

Atlanta is not safe 11/6/2008

Atlanta has been over hyped and 'PR sanitized'-the reality is far different!(higher per capita violent crime statistics than LA,NY and Chicago)-Dont expect a pleasant, fun experience! If you are not within eye ball range of a uniformed Police Officer-You Are Not Safe In Atlanta!-Get a concealed weapons permit and legally carry concealed if you plan on spending any time in the downtown or midtown atlanta area,carry pepper spray(aim for the eyes- Run!)-It can save your life more

BE careful while in the streets... 8/26/2008

Really good shopping , but the area isn't the safest. There are a few good restaurants and a few night clubs. Its a cool hang, but be sure to have a ton of friends with you. more

A disgrace to Atlanta 8/26/2008

Family visited Undergropund Atlanta several years ago (maybe late 90's) Back 8/08--dirty, not safe, gangsta adults and kids bunched up in groups all over blocking sidewalks. I don't think we have ever been so disappointed in a place in our lives. This is a disgrace to Atlanta. We have spoke to over 25 people in past 2 weeks on this and all feel the same. Atlanta--get this cleaned up!!!! Pros: nothing !!! Cons: everything--ditry-not safe--a disgrace to a great city more

The Night Life 7/28/2008

My husband & I went to the underground to party on Friday & Saturday night. We both LOVED it we are going back next month. We are from Annapolis Md. We never experianced so much fun with so many mature fun loving people.We have no place like that in Maryland to party. I recommend the underground night life to everyone over 21 looking for a good time. Pros: Fun, Cheap nice verity of music & clubs Cons: long lines for clubs & some are over crowded when you do get in more

SHOP TIL YOU DROP!!! 5/19/2008

to me underground atlanta is unlike i anything ive ever experience contrary to popular belief i loved it. it was a diffferent atmosphere than anyone shopping place ive been to. the stores are different (in a good way), an item you buy in underground atlanta you will deff not see it when u come home. to me it is a good place to get a variety of items and the food is good too. i would deff visit underground atlanta again!!!! Pros: walking distance from the marta more

Worst experience ever! 3/29/2008

I went, I saw, and I'm thankful I lived to get home! Underground Atlanta is a HORRIBLE place. I went and took my 16 yr old daughter. Major mistake! The lewd comments made toward my daughter by the trash hanging around there and the thugs hanging around is enough to keep me from EVER going back and will recommend against it to all my friends! Cons: All have been stated more

Not Worth The Time 11/17/2007

After hearing great things about the Underground, I decided to pay a Friday night visit. I was NOT impressed. First of all, it's in a sketchy area. Second, there is nothing to do after the stores close. The ""clubs"" if you want to call them that, were not open, and the bars that were, were dirty, dark, and dingy. Not appealing. After walking around on the upper part of the Underground, I realized that the only people on the street were police officers and bums begging for money. A robbery had just occurred right in that area. I did not feel safe AT ALL, and I will never go back. Not a place to go if you are looking for someplace clean and fun. Cons: Smelly, dirty, and unsafe. more

It is what it is 11/2/2007

I think it is still the same as back in the day. Fast food in variety, shoping places, single professionals. By me traveling around the country, I've learned to enjoy myself where ever I am. Regardless of the kids, lack of security, ect.... You have those elements every where. You can still go to the Underground to have fun and shop. more

Good for browsing 1/26/2007

This is a nice spot to walk around with someone, possibly a date, and just see things and talk about world affairs, politics, the sidewalk vendors hocking wares or the GREAT chili cheese fries at the Johnny Rockets near the music store. This is like a mall, but not, and that's what makes it a chill place. Pros: Laid-back atmosphere, nightlife Cons: Lots of high school-age children running about more

Sherman! Please Come Back to the ATl, Finish the Job! 7/20/2006

Over twenty years ago, when Underground Atlanta, first opened, this place was the bomb! Great Restaurants/Bars/Clubs and unique shopping. Today this is not even a skeleton of the original. Tacky vendor booths, lousy food-court, and out of control teens running everywhere! The Marta station, does nothing to bring quality guests and tourists to this destination. Do yourself a favor and go to Atlantic Station, above the ground, where the air is fresh, and you don't feel like you have to watch your back! Pros: None! Cons: Poor Quality Retail and Food, Unsafe Area! more

A great visit but control the Kids. 5/11/2006

Underground Atlanta, back in the days, was the place to visit. It is now full of shopping stores and restaurants which would be an outstanding place to go if they would just control the kids/childrens. Children under the age of 16 shouldn't be allowed to wonder without parental control. Bring back the nostalgic days when you can walk through listening to the great sounds of music. Many teenagers are very respectful, however, they need a community center to hang out downtown. I love the mix of people & shops Bring back older bands to entertain outside and in. I would love to sit on the steps of the Underground listening to music 'till 12mid having a drink or two. Overall, I enjoy walking the Underground. Parents don't allow your kids to go to Underground without you. Overall, it's a great place! Pros: Bands, Bars, Restaurants Cons: Kids w/o parents, Need bands outside, Affordable shops more

""NOT THE SAME"" 4/12/2006


Must see for visitors 5/11/2004

Well worth the trip -- but once is probably enough. Lots of interesting shops, but few selling much more than junk. A few good restaurants. It's just an interesting place to walk around. more

pick your day togo just dont go on a wkn 2/1/2003

this a place of class and comfort not much fun and play but breath taking views and miles of interesting people and booths in all i would not take kids to it but mature adults with patience and time can enjoy the coca cola musuem for the cheap Pros: inexpensive, good parking, diversity Cons: shows to crowded more

whatever..... 12/27/2002

All the shops were the same as you would find in any mall in America. The only thing my group found remotely interesting were the historical markers telling what had been in that spot. I enjoyed the architecture but somehow the overhead pipes and cement just ""dampened"" whatever architectural experience might have been had. This is definitely not all its cracked up to be.... Pros: hist. architecture Cons: shops & vendors more
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Owner Message

  • Underground Atlanta offers unique shopping, dining, history and entertainment experiences for everyone.
    Shopping at Underground Atlanta is like stepping back in time. Stroll down some of the original streets of old Atlanta and see what the more than 100 different stores have to offer. Whether you're shopping for clothing and accessories, a great gift for someone special or souvenirs to remember your trip, Underground Atlanta has it all.
    In the mood for Italian, American or Irish fare? Or would you like a little live entertainment with your dinner? If so, then visit one of Underground Atlanta's diverse restaurants for lunch or dinner.
    At night, watch as Underground Atlanta's nightlife arises. Visit any one of the eight bars/clubs and dance the night away.
    At Underground Atlanta, there's something for everyone.


  • This Atlanta destination is often touted as a must-see, but its not geared for families. With its dark interior and non-kid-friendly...

  • 3/18/2013 Provided by KidScore

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun 11pm-6pm Mon-Sat 10am-9pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Northeast