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5 Paces Inn

Buckhead gets a bad rep sometimes for being a bit hoity-toity, but this dive bar is more than 50 years old and full of just-out-of-coll

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

Delia's Chicken Sausage Stand

A restaurant serving all manner of chicken sausage, including biscuits, burritos, sliders, and more. Tasty sides and creative non-alcho

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

Elliott Street Deli & Pub

This tiny bar in a lovingly renovated old building in Downtown's Castleberry Hill boasts an authentic neighborhood vibe. Downstairs hos

JCT. Kitchen

Decent modern Southern fare. Your best bet is the upstairs bar with its outdoor patio overlooking train tracks that stretch straight to

Moe's & Joe's Tavern

This neighborhood tavern and grill was opened in 1947, and has been serving Pabst Blue Ribbon since the mid 1950s. It's a great place t

The Highlander

Cheap beer, pool tables, and fried food are the pillars of this dingy Midtown strip mall dive. Conveniently located next to Landmark Mi

The Flat Iron

A scattering of sidewalk tables, draft beer, a stellar jukebox, and your average pub grub.

The Independent

A fixture for more than 20 years (much of it under the name DuPree's), the Independent is all about pool. There are eight tables and th

Dark Horse Tavern

A handsome, horseshoe-shaped bar anchors the dimly lit space, which is populated by a rowdy, barely post-college clientele.

The Local

This neighborhood bar and restaurant is popular with college students, hipsters, and, yes, locals. Above-average bar food and a cozy pa

Northside Tavern

This legendary dive bar in West Midtown is Atlanta's home for live blues. The weekly lineup includes a Monday night jam and a regular W

The Righteous Room

This Poncey-Highland institution next to the Plaza Theatre oozes comfortable hole-in-the-wall atmosphere. Its small outdoor patio, sati

Urban Grind

Urban Grind's a bit less crowded than Octane, which is just a couple of blocks up Marietta Street. The small shop hosts art shows, musi

Euclid Avenue Yacht Club

Boiled peanuts, chili dogs, and other grubby bar food in a neighborhood pub with lots of beer on tap and a great sense of humor.

The Rusty Nail Pub - Roswell

"The South's version of 'Cheers.'" The Rusty Nail Pub is a casual bar serving burgers, wings, and more. It has many loyal customers and

Sweetwater Bar and Grill

Darts, billiards, cheap drinks, and live music is what you'll find in this hole-in-the-wall spot.

Sidebar

This downtown spot is a sturdy after-work or pre-game hangout. The agreeable menu features such offerings as Cuban sandwiches, black an

Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub

Heavy stone and wood decor anchor this Crabapple jewel that regularly hosts local Irish and Scottish musicians. As you'd expect from an

Pal's Lounge

Located in Sweet Auburn, the resurrected lounge is a landmark of the district with a look and vibe that's authentic as it gets. Regula

Morris Restaurant and Lounge

A friendly dive bar and Kirkwood's oldest black-owned business, the Morris has been open for nearly 40 years. No one under 25 is allowe

Joe's on Juniper

Popular gay restaurant for drinks, basic bar food, and a lively patio in the heart of Midtown.

Tongue & Groove

One of Atlanta's longest-running nightclubs and lounges.

Trader Vic's

Feeling the need to escape to a tropical island? Trader Vic's, located in the Hilton Downtown Atlanta, is the next best thing, with its

Vinyl

One of three music venues that make up Center Stage Theater that opened in 2003. Offers an intimate setting with 300 capacity and billi

San Francisco Coffee - Poncey-Highland

Independently owned cafe and roaster. In addition to coffee and espresso drinks, there are juices, pastries, quiche, and fresh fruit to

San Francisco Coffee - Candler Park

Independently owned cafe and roaster. In addition to coffee and espresso drinks, there are juices, pastries, quiche, and fresh fruit to

Republic Social House

American bar fare and cheap drinks await you at this two-story watering hole across the street from historic Oakland Cemetery.

Steinbeck's Ale House

Upon first glance, you might dismiss this Irish-style pub in Oakhurst, just minutes from downtown Decatur, as nothing more than a small

Neighbor's Pub

This Highland Avenue spot caters to the young and heavy-drinking types. The massive patio is the major draw; there's also an event spac

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping

Owner Grant Henry, aka Sister Louisa, has built a national reputation for his pub's kooky religious knickknacks, late-night ping-pong t

Pour Bistro and Wine Market

This New American bistro has some vegetarian and gluten-free options and, true to its name, lots of wine. Each of Pour's menu items com

Hal's on Old Ivy

Hal's is the default meeting place for Buckhead's old-money crowd, serving steaks, veal, Creole-style seafood and strong drinks at eye-

Universal Joint

Great neighborhood meeting place with a pleasant patio in the heart of Oakhurst.

Liberty Tattoo

Stumble on down to Liberty after drinks to get a wicked skull tat or reopen your navel piercing in time for summer. The staff is great

Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern

The oldest pub in Dunwoody, and one of the oldest in Atlanta serves 16 different British and European beers in a classic pub atmosphere

Landmark Diner - Buckhead

Landmark Diner is the type of place you and your friends go after clubbing for a huge platter of food to counteract all the drinks. Now

Iron Horse Tavern

Located in the heart of historic downtown Norcross, the Iron Horse Tavern is a British-style pub serving up generous helpings of banger

Friends on Ponce

Welcoming neighborhood bar with lots of special events, plus cold beer, strong mixed drinks, billiards, pinball and video games. Bonus:

The Loft

One of three music venues at the Center Stage Theater. The Loft is located on the second floor. It offers full bar service and a view o

Limerick Junction

Irish pub with an impressive selection of scotch and whiskey. Live music nightly and comedy night on Tuesdays.

The Albert

The Albert is a comfortable neighborhood watering hole that serves consistently good bar food and drinks. It's also a great place to ca

Bev's Place

Neighborhood dive bar serves American pub and barbecue fare like nachos, wings, and pulled pork sandwiches.

Taqueria del Sol - Decatur

Long on informality and comfortingly Americanized Mexican and Southwestern fare. It's decidedly short on glitz as guests order at the b

La Urbana Tequila & Mezcal Bar

This Westside tequila and mezcal bar features elevated Mexican street food, traditional Mexican specialties, tacos, and tapas.

Rocco's Pub

Although it moved a few dozen yards from its original location, this long-running bar and restaurant is beloved by locals for its welco

The Star Community Bar

The Star Bar, as it's known, hosts a regular lineup of rockabilly and hard-rockin' acts, as well as the city's best free stand-up on Mo

Six Feet Under - Grant Park

The paneled Southern seafood shack decor works (think wooden booths, long tables, a horseshoe bar). And so does the food. Shrimp, crab

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant

Pints of Guinness flow, cover bands rock out, and soccer hooligans park their butts at the bar on game days.

Java Lords

This little spot also serves snacks and drinks during performances at the adjacent 7 Stages Theatre. It's got fair-trade, organic coffe

The Basement Theatre

The Basement Theatre hosts improv comedy shows every Friday and Saturday.

Après Diem

Cozy bistro with eclectic menu. Nice stop before or after a film at Midtown Art Cinema.

SkyLounge

Sitting in a cushy chair atop downtown's trendiest boutique hotel on a clear, warm night, it's easy to pretend you're in South Beach. O

One Flew South

It bills itself as the first upscale dining experience in the world's busiest airport -- and it delivers, offering a melt-in-your mouth

The Pinewood

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

The Vortex Bar and Grill - Midtown

Popular Atlanta institution for serious slacking, burger eating, and drinking. Home to the Laughing Skull Lounge comedy club.

Thinking Man Tavern

Decorated with posters of the periodic table, planet factoids, and musculoskeletal charts, Thinking Man Tavern feeds the mind as well a

Bulldogs Bar

You'll have to pay a cover to enter this Midtown gay bar — which, unlike most of its peers, has thrived since the late 1970s. If you're

The Hangar

This aptly named event space, located just off the Beltline in Old Fourth Ward, hosts a variety of comedy shows, along with the odd hip

The Vortex - Little Five Points

You can't miss the big skull with psychedelic eyes on Moreland Avenue. Walk through the gaping mouth, and you'll find some of the city'

No Mas Cantina and Hacienda

This Mexican restaurant boasts a bit of a Tijuana Disney World vibe. The restaurant makes a strong, cinematic first impression, and the

Tap

Atlanta gastropub in the heart of Midtown, across from Colony Square and near the Woodruff Arts Center. Its patio overlooks the bustlin

Red Light Café

The bohemian living room serves as the city's center of bluegrass and Americana. The venue hosts a variety of other musical performers

Colbeh Persian Kitchen & Bar

Colbeh features fragrant rice, slow cooked stews, seasoned meats, and fresh vegetables and herbs to create a traditional, home cooked P

Victory Sandwich Bar - Decatur

Victory Sandwich is a hip bar known for its Jack and Coke slushies, ping-pong table, and a selection of cheap-but-tasty little sandwich

Milltown Arms Tavern

An Irish-themed pub with full menu.

Six Feet Under - Westside

The paneled Southern seafood shack decor works (think wooden booths, long tables, a horseshoe bar). And so does the food. Shrimp, crab

Midtown Bowl

Playing these lanes has been an Atlanta tradition since 1960. The recently renovated venue offers 32 state-of-the-art lanes, complete f

JavaVino

Small, light-filled coffee shop brews with shade-grown beans from the owner's family's plantation in Nicaragua. Good food and teas. Dou

Verde Taqueria and Cantina

A friendly, neighborhood cantina, Verde is great for families and friends looking for a relaxed atmosphere to have fresh food and drink

Wild Bill's

Wild Bill’s is a sanctuary for suburban cowpokes in search of line-dancing, fight nights, and concerts from such country and western st

Noni's Bar and Deli

Though Noni's is a decent place for Italian food during the week, it transforms into Edgewood Avenue's de facto dance party on the week

Uptown Comedy Corner

The longest-running African-American comedy club in Atlanta, Uptown Comedy Corner has featured Chris Rock, the Wayans Brothers, Steve H

Halo Lounge

Industrial space with ultramodern furniture underneath the Biltmore that pulls an equally cool metrosexual set.

JR Crickets

One of eight locations in metro Atlanta since the original opened in 1982 on Spring St., Crickets was banking on chicken wings long bef

Mac McGee's Irish Pub

Pub on Decatur Square with an Irish bent, offering savory pies, whiskey, beer, and daily specials.

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

Laughing Skull Lounge

Atlanta's best full-time option for seeing stand-up is an intimate venue tucked away in the back of Midtown's Vortex Bar & Grill. The L

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

Haven

Haven boasts quite the wine list and library. The dark wood walls create an intimate atmosphere, and make sure to check out the dessert

Funtime Bowl

Cosmic bowling at its best, Funtime blasts high-energy dance music and offers 24 lanes of bowling fun.

El Bar

Located under the El Ponce on Ponce de Leon Avenue, this sleek lounge draws a young, hip crowd.

MOTHER

Beep Beep Gallery's Mark Basehore and James McConnell joined forces with two Brooklynites to open this gastropub. The back patio is an

Opera

This nightclub, music venue and event space recalls the opulence of a European opera house. But the goings-on are decidedly modern -- d

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

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

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

H&F Bottle Shop

The shop's inventory is divided between mostly small-batch fine wines, esoteric spirits, a modest selection of craft beer, mixers, and

Brockett Pub

This out-of-the-way local hangout is a low-key lunch spot with a bit of a sports bar vibe. When it comes to killer pub grub, this is so

Tattletale Lounge

Name-checked by Mötley Crüe, this venerable strip club just keeps shakin’ its thang.

MJQ Concourse

The tiny, shacklike entrance reveals an eclectic and loyal late-night crowd. Music at this underground clubber’s club ranges from hip-h

Joystick Gamebar

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

Smith's Olde Bar

One could make a strong argument that Smith's is the best small-venue music room in the city. An intimate space that lets fans get righ

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

Darwin's Burgers and Blues

The legendary bar attracts patrons with live music coming from fresh talent in the blues community. Chef Akin heads the kitchen, which

Edgewood Speakeasy at Pizzeria Vesuvius

Hidden behind a secret bookshelf door inside Pizzeria Vesuvius, Edgewood Speakeasy is a secret den of drinks and is one of Old Fourth W

Prohibition

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

The Clermont Lounge

If you haven't witnessed Blondie, the city's most well-embraced stripper (she's appeared in the city's marketing material, for Christ's

BoccaLupo

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

Johnny's Hideaway

This dark, wood-paneled lounge enjoys a reputation as a pick-up spot for cougars, but most patrons come to dance to music from an array

Dixie Tavern

The "Home of the Zac Brown Band" features great live music, happy hour specials, an outdoor patio, pool tables, video games, and a menu

The Rusty Nail Pub

"The South's version of 'Cheers.'" The Rusty Nail Pub is a casual bar serving burgers, wings, and more. It has many loyal customers and

Edgewood Corner Tavern

No. 3 in the series of laid-back poolroom bars with decent pub food.

El Myr

This Little Five hangout serves burritos, quesadillas and other Mexican favorites, with a heaping side of atmosphere and character. It'

Maggie's Neighborhood Bar & Grill

A prototypical college bar for Emory students, with an easygoing atmosphere, pool, drink specials and trivia. The bar offers serviceabl

Atlantic Station

Though the architecture of this city-within-a-city is a bit sterile, there are some interesting shops, street events, occasional free m

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

Living Room at W Atlanta Buckhead

Features live DJ mixes and a list of variegated W signature cocktails.

Southern Comfort Restaurant & Lounge

Southern Comfort is a little slice of honky-tonk heaven located south of East Atlanta off of Moreland Avenue. The trucker bar most comm

The IRIS aka Rush Lounge

A staple of Atlanta's EDM nightlife scene. Seating is at a premium, but then again, you come here to dance -- to trap, drum and bass, d

Seven Lamps

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

Ink & Elm

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

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