Nightlife: Craft Cocktails

4th and Swift

Located in the Southern Dairies' former engine room, 4th and Swift epitomizes industrial elegance. The Swift in the name refers to chef

Bocado

Bocado has tone, taste, and talent locked down, and the Westside and Atlanta are even more delicious as a result. Sandwiches take the l

BoccaLupo

Chef Bruce Logue has transformed the former home of Sauced into a modern industrial scheme complete with rustic wood, gray walls, and w

Cakes and Ale

Run by chef Billy Allin and his wife, Kristin, this smart, casual restaurant knows how to bring farm ingredients to the table with flai

Condesa Coffee - Downtown

Condesa Coffee features Counter Culture coffee, hot tea, and a menu of light bites including bagels, quiche, lunchtime sandwiches, and

Condesa Coffee - Old Fourth Ward

Condesa Coffee features Counter Culture coffee, hot tea, and a menu of light bites including bagels, quiche, lunchtime sandwiches, and

Craft Izakaya

It’s not a traditional red lantern that marks this “place of sake” (a loose definition of “izakaya”), but rather Craft’s lively, walk-u

Empire State South

This outpost of Hugh Acheson's restaurant empire delivers the best spin on New Southern dining in Atlanta. Familiar dishes like pimento

Gunshow

Chef Kevin Gillespie’s dim sum-style restaurant in Glenwood Park serves rustic, New American cuisine from carts and trays making their

H. Harper Station

H. Harper Station bills itself as a “modern watering hole.” The cocktail menu is divided by liquor choice, and with more than 40 select

Highland Cigar Co.

Highland Cigar Co. has an impressive selection of more than 40 scotches and the "state-of-the-art ventilation system" does an amazing j

Holeman and Finch Public House

Holeman and Finch Public House has changed the face of Atlanta's dining scene since opening in 2008. From the outset, H&F's cocktail p

The Iberian Pig

Perched on the edge of Decatur Square and swimming in Spanish romanticism — dark wood, twinkling lights, and wine bottles as decor — th

Ink & Elm

Rooted in the Druid Hills neighborhood, Ink & Elm features classic Southern cuisine in an open environment with three dining options: t

Joystick Gamebar

An arcade for grown-ups in Old Fourth Ward. Joystick Gamebar features lively bar bites (via its innovative Kitchen Incubation Program),

Kimball House

In a town where cocktails are taken very seriously, Kimball House quietly took over the title of everyone’s favorite cocktail bar. Head

Leon's Full Service

The menu excels at nibbly bits to go with drinks. There can be great meals here made up entirely of selections from the "snacks," "side

Miller Union

Longtime Watershed sous chef Steven Satterfield and Sotto Sotto manager Neal McCarthy have come together to deliver a personal-feeling,

Miso Izakaya

The menu of small plates at this Japanese pub, almost all $5-$10, begs exploration and encourages sharing among friends. Miso's menu sp

No. 246

Chic and casual dining room serving Italian-inspired cuisine using seasonal, farm fresh ingredients and simple wood-fired cooking techn

Octane Coffee Westside

It's rare for a place to be so hip and so comfortable. This one has an industrial vibe, a cool-but-not-too-cool staff, locally produced

Octane Coffee and Little Tart Bakeshop

The Grant Park outpost of the Westside coffee compound provides caffeine for the bleary-eyed and Wi-Fi connections for keyboard command

The Optimist

Part of Ford Fry's restaurant empire that Esquire named restaurant of the year in 2012. Although the Optimist has been open for

Paper Plane

A nice, dark place to drink, Decatur's Paper Plane also offers such dishes as poutine, cheese fondue, and steak frites. Enter the throu

The Pinewood

The Pinewood offers reinterpreted Southern classics, ambitious craft cocktails, and regionally inspired Southern fare. Every day the ba

Prohibition

Shhh. Prohibition is Atlanta's first speakeasy-style bar, offering select customers vintage cocktails, fine cigars, and the feeling tha

Proof and Provision

Carefully constructed small menu and craft cocktails. The hideaway is tucked below the Georgian Terrace Hotel.

Ration & Dram

This neighborhood spot welcomes adults, parents, and children to enjoy southern dishes for dinner and its weekend brunch with house-mad

Seven Lamps

Chef Drew Van Leuvan and staff present "craft food and drink" at this bar/restaurant near Lenox Square mall.

The Sound Table

The Sound Table is as much a dance club as it is a restaurant. It's a showplace for some of the best DJs around, both in the downstairs

Stillhouse

This craft burger restaurant and moonshine bar is located in Buckhead's East Andrews Entertainment District. Expect grass-fed beef burg

Top Flr

Bold flavors, well-crafted cocktails, and an insider vibe flow through this place run by a crew who used to work in other people's rest

Whiskey Park

This glam bar and lounge on third floor of the W Atlanta-Midtown hotel attracts a well-dressed crowd. It's a good place to enjoy specia

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

A comfortable restaurant in an uncooperative space with heavy stone walls in the basement of a Victorian-style home. There's a lot of w