Nightlife: Craft Cocktails

4th & Swift

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

Abattoir

Besides joining the whole-animal trend of eating everything from the ears to the tail, the restaurant is also a response to the recessi

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 & 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

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

Empire State South

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

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, billing itself as a "modern watering hole," from barkeep Jerry Slater. The cocktail menu is divided by liquor choice

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

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, Joystick Gamebar features lively bar bites, creative cocktails, and a collection of vintage games in Old Fourt

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 + 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. Run by bartender Paul Calvert. Small dishes available, too. Enter the through the back hallway of Victory

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

Glam bar and lounge on third floor of the W Atlanta-Midtown hotel. Specialty cocktails and small bites from Spice Market.

Woodfire Grill

Owner Nicholas Quinones keeps the standards high with a menu that changes daily. Yes, daily. The team at Woodfire Grill aspires to crea

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Owners Bob and Kristine Sandage have worked hard to create a comfortable restaurant in an uncooperative space of heavy stone walls in t


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