Golden Eagle Diner's Club

Top choice cocktail bar in East Side

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 is throwback continental classics, but we're here for a cocktail ($10 to $12).

Boozy classics are meticulously mixed within a 16-seat horseshoe-shaped bar flanked by pillowy tufted turquoise velvet reminiscent of a Mad Men–era workers' tavern. The lighting is moody and the design is instantly Instagrammable – imagine a mid-century-modern American Legion hall, if all its members were Parsons' interior-design grads. Another round, please!