Bars in Atlanta

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Atlanta’s temples of tippling cover all the bases, from luxurious hotel bars and secret speakeasies to divey music joints. To experience the craft co... Read More

Atlanta’s temples of tippling cover all the bases, from luxurious hotel bars and secret speakeasies to divey music joints. To experience the craft cocktail scene at its finest, head to Eleanor’s, a speakeasy-style bar that you enter through a freezer door in an adjacent restaurant, or chef Art Smith’s Southern Art & Bourbon Bar. For locally made brews, there are numerous laid-back watering holes with exceptional beer lists, like Brick Store Pub and Ormsby’s. But to really experience Atlanta nightlife, stop by one of the many city bars that double as music venues, like Blind Willie’s for live blues or the unassuming Northside Tavern for classic blues and roots.

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  • 10 High Music Club

    Order a PBR Tall Boy and wait your turn to channel your inner rock star on stage. Read More

  • Atkins Park

    Expect a full bar and a thoughtful menu of tavern-inspired comfort food, such as cornmeal-crusted North Georgia trout and red wine–braised short ribs... Read More

  • Blind Willies

    The place for live blues in Virginia-Highland, this no-frills venue opened in 1986 and continues to host local and out-of-town acts. The bar menu is... Read More

  • Brick Store Pub

    Expect a near Bible-sized book of beer offerings at this popular Decatur pub that boasts a popular upstairs Belgian Beer Bar. Read More

  • Eleanor's

    To get into this sexy, speakeasy-style bar that boasts a sophisticated cocktail list, patrons enter through a walk-in freezer door—you read that right... Read More

  • JCT. Bar

    Head to JCT. Kitchen's laid-back rooftop bar and take in a view of the skyline with a craft cocktail in hand (try the Ford's Collins, made with gin,... Read More

  • Krog Bar

    Kevin Rathbun's cozy wine bar is set next to the chef's namesake Inman Park restaurant, and draws some of its crowds from diners looking for a pre- or... Read More

  • Northside Tavern

    Don't be thrown by its unassuming, neon-accented exterior: this divey Westside hangout opened in 1972 and is still one of the best places for blues and... Read More

  • Ormsby's

    Housed in the basement of a former meatpacking facility, this two-level Westside tavern offers tons of bar games, including pool tables, darts and bocce... Read More

  • Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

    This funky, church-themed bar in Old Fourth Ward features creatively captioned artwork, ping-pong tournaments, and special events like church karaoke... Read More

  • Southern Art & Bourbon Bar

    Select from 70-plus bourbons at this swanky barrel-shaped bar in the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta.  Read More

  • St. Regis Bar

    A mural of a Phoenix rising from the ashes anchors the bar at this swanky Buckhead retreat. Read More

  • Sundial Restaurant, Bar & View

    Ride a glass elevator up the Westin Peachtree Plaza's 72 stories to this sleek rotating bar, where floor-to-ceiling windows offer a striking 360-degree... Read More

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