Fadó Irish Pub
273 Buckhead Ave NE
Grab a pint and a shot downstairs among the soccer-cheering crowd, then head upstairs for more good times. Don’t worry, there’s another bar there to keep you supplied while you’re warming your tootsies.
3125 Piedmont Rd NE
The flames by the fireplace keep your outsides warm, and the hookah smoke will keep your inside warm. A few of their Persian cocktails will help with that, too.
3242 Peachtree Rd NE
The reflections of the flames on their giant beer tanks provide a pleasant ambience for you to sip their dark lager. The legendary garlic fries are a pretty good complement, too.
3365 Piedmont Rd NE
Since we’re so far from skiing here in the South, you need to hit up this resort-themed watering hole for the “scenery”. The menu surprises with more-than-typical bar fare, including the chef's specialty steamed coconut buns.
3227 Roswell Rd
Well-known for packing in hundreds and serving drinks by the thousand, this Buckhead bar has a cozy side, too. Oh, and one of their 10oz bacon and BBQ sauce burgers can be your new best friend.
Treehouse Restaurant and Pub
7 Kings Cir NE
How this tiny little spot under the leaves has managed to stay a secret for almost 30 years is inexplicable. How they manage such a deep beer and wine list in this tucked-away cottage is also inexplicable.
Churchill’s British Pub
3223 Cains Hill Place NW
Always a solid place for a quick game of darts and a pint, this British-ish pub is also a great place to grab a neat scotch and trade tall tales.
45 13th St NE
This trendy lounge inside a house has a laid-back side too, so get you a martini and find a girl in an impossibly short dress to talk to about your latest Kardashian theories.
970 Piedmont Ave NE
A jazz spot/martini bar/open-mic room is usually warm enough just from the body heat. But on those really cold nights, the hearth works well too.
500 10th St NE
The city’s best ground-level view keeps you comfortable in all seasons, and always remember, when it rains this winter, they'll pour dollar drafts.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate
817 W Peachtree St NW
The boys behind one of Atlanta’s best cheeseburgers want to give you every reason to chow down in any weather. Get yourself a Fireside Rye for the most appropriate combination of whiskey, ginger beer, and heat.
Rí Rá Irish Pub
1080 Peachtree St NE
Good for much more than just St. Patrick’s shenanigans, a solid selection of Irish spirits, Euro sports, trivia, and a snuggly pit provide an excellent year-round experience.
Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern
5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
No matter who ye are, ye will enjoy Dunwoody’s British-style pub designed by a real Brit. UK-appropriate drafts, Scotch eggs, and chips keep you in proper cheer.
Paces & Vine
4300 Paces Ferry Rd
Tom Murphy created one of Atlanta’s best neighborhood spots, and now he’s got a serious beer, wine, food, and cocktail place up 75. The Winter Margarita has a little chipotle heat.
Meehan’s Public House
227 Sandy Springs Pl NE
The chef dishes bangers, mash, and chips from the kitchen. Pints on pints on pints of delicious ales, ciders, and lagers flow from the bar. Seems like a pretty good pairing.
Rose and Crown Tavern
1931 Powers Ferry Rd SE
A full late-night menu and daily $5 drink specials are always a good reason to hit up this Northside spot. A very respectable beer list makes coming inside the good kind of drafty.
Atkins Park Tavern
2840 Atlanta Rd SE
One the most established names in Atlanta bars got the reputation for much more than just beer. Their gravy and cheddar-jack fries, Creole-boiled peanuts, and grilled cheese with whiskey bacon jam are righteous drinking food.
5 Seasons Brewery
5600 Roswell Road #21
The Prado’s giant beer and tavern fare mainstay offers -- as its name suggests -- a place for you during any season. The fifth one must be beer season because their 285 Gridlock ESB is named after our awful traffic, which is an every day thing.
4046 Peachtree St
Loads of beer taps and some of the city’s most solid bar food keep you fully satisfied. Plenty of sports action and a very “social” atmosphere give you plenty to do, whether you’re into the game or the off-field activities.
242 Blvd SE Atlanta
You could certainly do worse than dining on authentic Mexican in this little neon-blue place. Tequila, beer, and wine are all on the menu. And speaking of tequila, they only make 13 different ones for your enjoyment.
Two Urban Licks
Old Fourth Ward
828 Ralph Mcgill Blvd NE
The big open kitchen and the big open fireplace are perfect for the big open-faced salmon chips that you must order every time because they are damned delicious.
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Little Five Points
1104 Crescent Ave NE
This NOLA-inspired spot keeps busy well outside of hurricane season. A thick late-night menu keeps you in the Big Easy spirit with jambalaya egg rolls and andouille deviled eggs.
Little Five Points
401 Moreland Ave NE
Arguably the city’s best soccer bar, this spot keeps its patio stocked outside of the once-every-four-years madness. Kick your feet up next to the warm fireplace bricks, and, as the mural outside says, grab a rum-infused Painkiller.
Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant
240 N Highland Ave NE
All the wood, meat, and wine here are very good reasons to show up. Their deep tapas menu will keep you busy while you swirl and sniff that Syrah.
The Warren City Club
818 N Highland Ave NE
A membership means a lot in this Highlands upstairs institution, like a quieter spot on a congested weekend. The good news is that Sunday brunch is open to the public, and they have multiple hand-warming stations.
Ink & Elm
1577 N Decatur Rd
Scotch, bourbon, and other whiskies, plus a fireplace in the lounge, keep the tavern full of good times.
1551 Piedmont Ave NE
The giant curved bar across from the heat source will keep you supplied with cocktails and their specialty Wake and Bake brunch pizza, with sausage, bacon, and three over-easy eggs.
Bellwood Social House
1000 Marietta St NW
All that wood you see stacked around the impressive bar is a good sign. Good, because they use it to smoke their chicken and pork. Doubly good because of their sweet fireplace.
969 Marietta St NW
This bar is good for more than just tacos. Quesadillas, gorditas, tamales, and ceviche are also good reasons to come in and keep toasty.
261 19th St NW
The beer list here is thicker than most of your old textbooks, so get cozy with your new reading material and grab a goblet from one of the dozens of different styles.
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4. Cypress Street Pint & Plate817 W Peachtree St NW, Ste E125, Atlanta
5. Atkins Park Restaurant794 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta
6. Meehan's Public House232 19th St NW, Ste 7165, Atlanta
7. HOBNOB Tavern1551 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta
8. Poor Calvin's510 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta
9. Ink & Elm1577 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta
10. Barcelona Wine Bar240 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta
11. The Brewhouse Cafe401 Moreland Ave, Atlanta
12. Two Urban Licks820 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta
13. Agave242 Boulevard SE, Atlanta
14. Bellwoods Social House1000 Marietta St NW Ste 200, Atlanta
15. Bartaco969 Marietta St NW, Atlanta
16. Yard House261 19th St NW, Atlanta
This rustic resto is serving craft food and drinks, which means artisan cheeses, handmade pastas, and, naturally, things like their Smoked Bramlett Trout Mousse. Drinks run the gamut from jerk sodas to beer-tails to speciality 'tails.
Stop by Fado's Irish Pub and Restaurant for a pint and delicious bar eats like their pork schnitzel sandwich. As far as we are concerned, that are the best and most authentic Irish pub in Atlanta and have the best Guinness in town.
Saloon's got a hunting lodge-styled spread with dark leather couches, a mounted deer's head, and a patio periodically filled with plastic swimming pools, serving up tasty bar food like mozz sticks and their signature Saloon nachos.
Midtown's beloved beer emporium, Cypress's got awesome daily features like trivia Wednesdays and 1/2 off apps Friday.
Atkins Park is Atlanta's oldest continually-running restaurant (it began as a deli in 1922), and the figurative cornerstone of Virginia-Highland. Over the years, it has remained relevant and beloved by Atlantans, with culinary creature comforts that have, and will continue to, stand the test of time (like a bunch of different burgers, mostly). The beer selection on offer beats many of the newer, trendier places in the Va-Hi district. At Atkins Park, family-friendly dining and late-night drinking coexist, which is the mark of a true neighborhood destination.
Meehan's is your one stop shop for true Irish pubbiness, boasting knockout burgers and pints, right in the heart of Midtown. Check out their patio'd outdoor space for a brew and a bite. We think that Meehan's is the best Irish pub in Atlanta, but you'll have to stop by and see for yourself.
Hobnob's a modestly sized neighborhood tavern with orange/yellow walls, candelabra chandeliers, a stone-ringed fireplace, and a heated patio, founded by the bros who gave you Gilbert's in Midtown, and offering blessedly inexpensive comfort food, craft beers, and even alcoholic milkshakes -- made with the real stuff, as they firmly refuse to bring all the soys to the yard.
Poor Calvin's serves Asian fusion food with Thai and American influences. Check 'em out for their killer brunch, and some of the best chicken and waffles Atlanta has to offer.
Druid Hills' sexiest new restaurant combines a casual tavern, fine dining room, and curated champagne cocktails and bourbons under one roof.
An Inman Park wine bar complete with unvarnished paneling, a brick fireplace, and a shaded wraparound patio, Barcelona delivers Spanish flair to Atlanta with more than 200 wines straight from Spain and, of course, tapas. In small portions, cozy couples at lantern-lit tables and big groups in polished booths split small plates of spicy roasted vegetables, rice, and meats like chorizo and thick cuts of grilled lamb.
Modestly self-billed as "Atlanta's BEST International Sports Bar", Brewhouse is definitely at least among the top examples, as it made our list of Favorite 5 Sports Bars thanks to its comfortably divey interior, TVs galore, daily pint specials (Terrapin/SweetWater Mondays, Leinenkugel's Thursdays -- keep the glass!), and a month-long $20 large pizza/Miller Lite pitcher combo... wait, they figured out how to get beer inside those little pretzel rolls too?! Amazing.
The kitchen at Two Urban Licks is cooking up wood-fired meats and fish with a fiery kick. If you come here with a group, consider sharing some of their delectable small plates like salmon chips, lamb lollipops, and bronzed sea scallops. The warehouse space offers breathtaking views of the city, but the best part? Their epic 26-foot wine wall that holds 72 stainless steel barrels of wine from which the waiters pour directly.
From the name alone, it shouldn't be hard to tell that this place is into tequila. And boy are they, with nearly 100 varieties, including a couple that are 100+ proof (good luck, there). But Agave isn't a one-trick pony, as experienced head chef Jack Sobel is well-trained in Mexican-Southwest cuisine, serving up barbacoa enchiladas, tuna fish tacos, and fresh tenderloin fillets. Easy on the tequila, this is a meal you'll want to remember.
This Westside watering hole wants to fill you up with booze, beer, and what is instantly in the running for best bar food in the city: think PBR-brined wings, some pork shoulder tacos, and the best cocktails this side of Marietta St.
This taco joint serves some of the best tacos in Westside, and we suggest trying the chef’s sampling of pork belly, duck, fried oyster, and whatever the hell else he can find meat-wise and slam between those luscious tortilla cheeks.
The Yard House takes its name from a traditional yard-long British beer glass, but it made its fame from American opulence and hospitality. They feature a giant American fusion menu and 130 brew taps, available to drink out of various glass sizes for those who aren't ambitious enough to drink 3ft of beer.