1. Smith's Olde Bar1578 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta
2. 97 Estoria727 Wylie St SE, Atlanta
3. Midway Pub552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta
4. Star Community Bar437 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta
5. Lost Dog Tavern3162 Roswell Rd, Atlanta
6. The Earl488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta
7. Ormsby's170 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta
8. Waffle House135 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta
Smith's has a grip of Steelers memorabilia donated by the owner of McTighe's (who hosted the Steel City Mafia for 20yrs before moving), and offers a complimentary "Steelers Buffet" with wings, boiled peanuts, and kettle chips with Big Mom's Dip, something you wish she wouldn't do whenever they play Freak Nasty at the club.
At this dinky, dive-y bar on a quiet residential corner in Cabbagetown, the quirky, pop-culture-fueled events like movie nights, DJ sets, spelling bees, and costume contests draw an even quirkier crowd, just like the cheap bar bites like tender brisket tacos, reuben sandwiches, and turkey burgers. The dark lighting and minimal table space doesn't make for an ideal dining setting, but you'll scarf them down with your draft quick before the fun stuff starts anyway.
This East Atlanta Village hot spot has a game room, over 130 brews, signature cocktails (along with frequent drink specials!) and a spacious patio to enjoy all of the above. Enjoy cripsy pimiento cheese fritters and jalapeño bacon jam while sampling a flight of beer.
Star Community Bar hosts local stand-up comedians, music acts, and more out of their Little Five Points joint.
Get unleashed at Buckhead's new honky tonk bar Lost Dog, whose name's a shout-out to UGA from its alumni owners, although even Tech grads will likely definitely be allowed inside to play shuffleboard, hit a wooden booth under the mounted deer head, or sit outside on the rear deck, where the granite-topped, jagged-edged bar ends in a shape similar to a question mark.
This East Atlanta dive bar hosts a wide variety of musical acts in their casual, laid back digs on Flat Shoals Ave.
Ormsby's is a bi-level tavern serving craft beers and cocktails, plus elevated dishes in an expansive upstairs dining area featuring a small couch lounge and booths, and a sprawling bottom level with games like backgammon, pinball, billiards, and a large indoor bocce ball court.
This chain, slinging their delectable waffles to hungry ATL-iens, has locations all over Atlanta... and will also have golden, buttery syrup all over your face after you make it through a plate of their legendary eats.