THE VORTEX LITTLE 5 POINTS
438 Moreland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(Just look for the Giant Skull)
ORDER YOUR TAKE-OUT ONLINE
Take-out orders can now be placed online with The Vortex-L5P. Just click HERE to redirect to our convenient online ordering website. NOTE: This website will not function if we are currently closed or have temporarily suspended take-out orders.
LATEST COVID-19 INFORMATION
● UPDATED AS OF 8/19/2020 – FOR THE VORTEX-L5P
Below you will find the latest information regarding the operation of The Vortex-L5P during the COVID-19 epidemic. All operational procedures are subject to change, so always check back here because the information on this page will be kept up-to-date. Thank you for your continued understanding and support during these difficult times.
LIMITED HOURS OF OPERATION
Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic our operating hours may be limited or altered from time to time. The current hours for The Vortex-L5P are listed directly below.
● SUNDAY through THURSDAY
– OPEN for business @ NOON
– LAST CALL for food & booze @ 9:30 PM
– CLOSED, everyone kicked out @ 10:00 PM
● FRIDAY and SATURDAY
– OPEN for business @ NOON
– LAST CALL for food & booze @ 10:30 PM
– CLOSED, everyone kicked out @ 11:00 PM
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES
To avoid any confusing or conflicting information with regard to current COVID-19 guidelines and/or restrictions, we will continue to comply with the terms of the Governor’s official orders, which were crafted in conjunction with state public health officials, and have been endorsed by the Georgia Restaurant Association. As clearly stated in the Governor’s executive order, no local municipality action can be more or less restrictive, and that rule applies statewide.
Of course, we continue to be concerned about the most vulnerable to infection, and suggest that those folks remain in self-quarantine. Also, if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, or are showing any symptoms yourself, we ask that you do not visit The Vortex-L5P at this time. If our staff believes you look as though you may have a fever, or appear to be ill in any other way, we may restrict your access for the safety of others.
● Social Distancing & Limited Capacity
Patrons are required to maintain proper social distancing (6’) while waiting for entry, and at all other times while on The Vortex-L5P property. At busier times guests may be required to wait outside until being seated by Vortex personnel.
● Face Masks
We request that patrons voluntarily wear a face mask while on our premises, but obviously not while eating or drinking. We may have extra masks on hand, which will be available by request – just ask your Server. Due to ADA and HIPAA regulations, we are prohibited by law from inquiring about personal medical conditions. Therefore, we will assume patrons who choose not to wear a mask are exercising their protected rights under these laws.
● Limit Your Group Size
At The Vortex-L5P, we will be limiting party size to six (6) persons or less.
● Limit Your Visit Time
Please try to limit your time within The Vortex-L5P to approximately one hour.
FULL MENU OFFERED
We are currently offering our entire FOOD MENU, which you can preview HERE.
● Product Availability
While we have always taken a great pride in having all menu items available to our customers, please understand that disruptions in the supply chain may impact what we are able to provide at any given time. Staff will notify you if an item is temporarily unavailable, or if we have substituted a specific menu item for something comparable. This extends to our alcoholic beverage offerings as well.
● Order Online
● Order in Person
● Order by Telephone
● Pick Up & Delivery
● Packaging Fee
● Suspension of Take-Out Orders
Historically, The Vortex has NOT been known as a “take-out” restaurant. In an attempt to meet the needs of our patrons throughout the COVID-19 epidemic, we have tried to become more accommodating with regard to offering food to-go. But, we can still only offer take-out service when it’s actually feasible, so this option may be suspended at times. Sorry for any inconvenience. We’re doing our best folks.
The Vortex-L5P is a bar designed for adults, so access is always restricted to persons 21-and-over. Proper identification is required. No ID = No admission.
The Vortex-L5P does not allow smoking or vaping of any kind inside of our premises. However, we do continue to offer the option to smoke cigarettes and e-cigarettes within the fenced patio area just outside of the bar. We call this area the “playpen.” The smoking of stinky stuff like cigars, pipes, clove cigarettes, hookahs or anything deemed illegal by the oligarchy, will not be allowed anywhere on our property.
There is a parking lot adjacent to The Vortex-L5P. Any space in this lot designated with a “Vortex Parking” sign is free parking for our patrons, while they are dining at The Vortex. All the other spots in this lot are also available to Vortex customers, but on weekends and certain holidays, there may be a charge to utilize those spaces. Other parking lots are also available throughout Little 5 Points, and there is metered and non-metered parking on the streets.
● Parking Notice
Parking meters do not generally operate on Sunday or holidays, so street parking is free on those days. Wherever you park, please read and obey all posted signage to avoid being ticketed, booted or towed. And always secure your valuables. You’re in the big city, kids.
MARTA operates Atlanta’s public transportation system. The Vortex-L5P is accessible by commuter rail via the Inman Park-Reynoldstown Transit Station, located at 1055 Dekalb Avenue on the East/West line. This train station is 0.8 miles away from our Little 5 Points location, for an approximate walking time of 17 minutes. Bus service is also available throughout the city.
● Ride Sharing Services
Uber and Lyft offer effective transportation to anywhere you’d like to go. We also suggest using taxi service, as another alternative to driving yourself and parking your car. There are also multiple short distance rental services available that utilize mopeds, scooters, bicycles and various other contraptions. They litter the sidewalks everywhere. You can’t miss ‘em.
All seating at The Vortex-L5P is first-come, first-served. We do not take reservations or offer phone-ahead seating. This is the smaller of the two Vortex locations, and is not designed to accommodate large parties. All parties must be complete before seating during any peak business period. Covered patio dining may also be available, weather permitting.
SENDING QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
If you have a question about either Vortex location, please review this website BEFORE attempting to contact us directly. Everything you could possibly need to know is on here somewhere. Really. It’s a very thorough website.
● Send Us An Email
If you want to contact the owners directly, please choose from the following two options:
1) CLICK HERE to report an issue with our FOOD or SERVICE.
2) CLICK HERE to submit a general COMMENT or INQUIRY.
Our staff is often too busy to answer the phone, especially during peak business periods. But if you feel that you absolutely must call us, this is the telephone number for The Vortex-L5P: 404-688-1828
● Recording Notice
All telephone calls to The Vortex-L5P may be recorded for quality-control and other purposes.
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
NOTE: Our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) are generally NOT used as a communication method by our management team. If you really need to contact us, we suggest utilizing the email option described above.
The Laughing Skull Lounge comedy club is located inside the OTHER Vortex location (The Vortex-Midtown). PLEASE NOTE: This venue is independently operated, so The Vortex will NOT be able to assist with inquiries of any kind, including COVID-19 restrictions, or future opening or operating policies. Please click HERE to visit their website, and get information directly from their management team.