Photo by Art Meripol

The persistence of Tally's young entrepreneurs, combined with the recent spruce up of the 'hood's northern border, is transforming this edgy artist hideaway. Here is where to check in now.

1. The Grain

Opened last year, The Grain serves up made-to-order seasonal fare such as Butternut Bisque ($4), a slow-cooked chicken sandwich with cranberry mayonnaise ($7), and bruschetta with feta cheese (below; $7.50).

2. All Saints Cinema

Catch an indie flick at this single-screen cinema housed in a converted railroad station and run by The Tallahassee Film Society.

3. Fermentation Lounge

Old movies played on a projector serve as the backdrop at this 1950s-inspired lounge. Order a flight ($12)—six 4-ounce pours of craft beers and ciders—to sample the extensive menu.

4. All Saints Hop Yard

Bonfires, a bocce court, and a menu of regional beers have turned an old Coca-Cola plant into a backyard bar and live music haunt.

Photo by Art Meripol

5. Railroad Square Art Park

An artist colony with more than 60 galleries and shops. Go to Arcade Age for its vintage pinball machines.

6. Olde Fields Clothing Co.

Specializing in perfect-fitting tees, this shop also allows patrons to kick back on the couch with classic Nintendo games.