Grandaddy Mimm’s

North Georgia

This good-time distillery churns out a moonshine for all desires: 40-, 93-, 100- and 140-proof liquid served from a bar that was one of the original four used to film the 2000 movie, Coyote Ugly. Check the schedule for weekend concerts (inside in winter, outside in summer) – that's when the place really gets going.

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