Its not the overly familiar watering hole of TVs Cheers, but the atmosphere at THE LOCAL makes it a comfortable destination. The place is usually peopled with a relaxed mix of Atlantas party people, busy local scenesters and a measure of the appropriately wacky Ponce characters. The huddled masses rub elbows here with a small-town ease and big-city bustle. Its a hipster cocktail haven and functioning no-frills restaurant, depending on your needs. Reliable bar food and those oft-cited fries are the way to go, especially in the later hours of operation. Mixed drinks are available, but go for a beer from the well-stocked and pleasantly affordable bar.