Food & Drink

Atlanta's 11 best Bloody Marys

Published On 09/03/2014 Published On 09/03/2014
Sebastian Davis
Holeman and Finch Public House
Sebastian Davis
Sebastian Davis
The Porter
Elbow Room
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Rosebud
Thrillist
Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House
Jack's Pizza & Wings
Sebastian Davis
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1. Holeman & Finch Public House 2277 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Buckhead)

Let's be honest: you're coming to this contemporary gastropub for the famous Holeman & Finch cheeseburger, which, you should know, is now permanently on the menu, day and night (it used to be a secret of which only the lucky few knew, exclusively served when the clock struck 10pm). One of the best in the country, it's a double patty on a house-made bun with melty cheese, pickles, onions, and a side of fries. They have other quality dishes like shrimp & grits and lamb sweetbreads, but seriously, order the burger.

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2. The Nook 1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

A neighborhood tavern with tasty bar eats that're actually affordable -- they've got a whole 10-10 menu stocked with 10 items for $10 or less. We're pretty sure Charlie Sheen would call that winning.

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3. Dakota Blue 454 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)

This Grant Park joint is known for their breakfast/brunch and Tex-Mex cuisine. But we think you definitely need to try one of their Bloody Marys that come with things like Worcestershire sauce, bacon, olives, onions, plus your favorite IPA.

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4. The Porter Beer Bar 1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Little 5 Points)

Grab a casual dinner & brew at The Porter Beer Bar in L5P, outfitted with comfy wooden booths and exposed bricks.

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5. Elbow Room Bar 248 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

This Buckhead joint serves up classic American fare in a relaxed setting. We suggest trying their Hail Mary if you're in the mood for a great Bloody.

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6. So Ba East Atlanta Village 560 Gresham Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316

This Vietnamese resto has some great eats, including the Pho King Challenge, which isn't for the faint of heart. This monstrosity is the equivalent of three pho bowls all in one.

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7. Rosebud 1397 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Morningside)

Enjoy American fare with a Southern twist at this neighborhood resto serving brunch (Saturday & Sunday, plus Monday nights!), breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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8. There 305 Brookhaven Ave NE #1200, Brookhaven, GA 30319

Consistently topping the list of Atlanta’s best, Executive Chef Brian Traudt knows how to create killer dishes and cocktails. Try the Bloody Mary with bacon, pickled okra, and a savory house mix that goes great with a heaping pile of fried avocados. The space is dressed up with shark-fin blue walls (it's a real color), an original painting by Herbert Creecy (a Jackson Pollock student), and a J-shaped bar made from recycled hardwood floors.

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9. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House, Westside 685 11th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Home Park)

The Westside outpost of Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House is home to exactly what it boasts in its name: beer and seafood. The Southern-inflected menu features a bivalve heavy raw bar, a variety of seafood soups -- like fish stew, chowder, and gumbo -- seafood-centric sandwiches and platters, as well as cornmeal-crusted, deep-fried shrimp, catfish, or oyster baskets, all served with chips, jalapeño tartar sauce, and jalapeño hush puppies. Enjoy the bounty of the sea with any of two dozen rotating draft beers, and take in the unparalleled views of Atlanta’s skyline from the outdoor rooftop bar.

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10. Jack's Pizza & Wings 676 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Old 4th Ward)

The folks at Jack's fashion the place as a dive bar and they aren't wrong. But with some of the cheapest beer and tastiest pizza and wings around the Old Fourth Ward, labels don't matter much in this joint.

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11. Babs 814 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

This is a great place to hang with friends and relax. Be sure to try this Midtown joint's Bloody Mary (that you can mix with sake!)