Atlanta drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in East Side

New Realm Brewing Co

Ex–Stone Brewing Co brewmaster Mitch Steele wrote the book on IPAs. His latest venture, a 20,000-sq-ft restaurant and brewery along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, is a coup for Southern hopheads. Eight taps (four di…
Top Choice Bar in East Side

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

This cradle of Edgewood's bar revival fosters a church theme, but it's nothing like Westminster Abbey. Sacrilegious art peppers every patch of free wall space, the kind of offensive stuff that starts wars in some pa…
Top Choice Bar in East Side

Porter Beer Bar

A bar for the true suds connoisseur, the Porter has an encyclopedic variety of beers from around the world, including 55 taps and a head-spinning nine-page vintage list with beers dating to 1997 (stored in the drool…
Top Choice Bar in Westside

Painted Duck

You enter this incredible basement adult playground under a wordless neon green-and-white duck sign and through a graffitied, black-lit hallway that will make you feel like drinking and gaming is an illicit activity…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in East Side

Golden Eagle Diner's Club

From the owner of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall comes one of Atlanta's hottest new tables, an impossibly retro step back in time set on plaid carpeting inside a gorgeously renovated 1930s-era train depot. The food …
Top Choice Bar in East Side

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

In the basement of century-old, heroically restored Victorian-style Kriegshaber House (which was a Methodist Protestant church, a dance school and architectural antiques store in its past lives), western-Carolinian-…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Westside

Scofflaw Brewing Co

Named after the hard-to-pronounce word for those who said, 'F-you!' to Prohibition laws and continued drinking anyway, Scofflaw Brewing Co's 30-tap brewery is producing Atlanta's most experimental IPAs and stouts – …
Top Choice Microbrewery in Westside

Monday Night Garage

One of two locations in Atlanta, Monday Night Brewing's barrel-aging and souring facility in the West End is set to become its go-to destination and the anchor of a future craft-beer hub in the city. Fire pits and a…
Top Choice Pub in East Side

Argosy

This East Atlanta gastropub nails it with an extensive list of rare craft beers (35 taps), elevated bar food – house-cut Kennebec potato fries, miso quinoa burger, wood-fired pizzas – and a vibe that invites you to …
Top Choice Bar in East Side

Pinewood

Decatur hipsters converge on this agonizingly curated cocktail bar and restaurant for both revamped classics such as the 1972 old-fashioned (small-batch bourbon, lemon oleosaccharum, Angostura bitters, lemon and ora…