Brian these are excellent suggestions. I live on the East side of town and think those venues fit the bill.
I have some ideas for future Atlanta Citadel Events. I know that there are a number of alumni who live in the east side of Atlanta, 285-85 area, so here are some ideas: Hudson Grille Northlake or Brookhaven, Three Dollar Cafe Chamblee-Tucker, or Blue Ribbon Grill on Lavista. Also, there are some of the local breweries that have been mentioned earlier like Sweetwater, 3 Taverns, Monday Night Brewery or Red Hare.
Also, maybe a Top Golf event during a Saturday where they have reasonable rates and we can watch football games and have some fun.
Lastly, I did this back in 2009, where we had a meetup/golf event with the VMI alumni group. They have done other joint events also.
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