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These are the 10 best beertails in Atlanta

Published On 08/07/2013 Published On 08/07/2013
Best Beertails in Atlanta

Beer tales usually combine things like, "Hey man, remember that time we got a 12-pack of Natty Ice..." and, "Yes, officer, I'll put my pants on, right away." But beertails, as the name suggests, combine two far better things: beer and booze. The result is a smooth, badass brand of beverages that are perfect for a Summer afternoon in the sun, for when you just found out that public indecency charge got dropped, or anytime, really, so hurry up and try one of the 10 best beertails in the ATL:

RYEders of the Storm, White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
You can rye-d out any storm with enough Old Overholt Rye, Apple Jack, Amontillado, and Max Lager's Hopsplosion Insane Pale Ale... or just by staying indoors.

The Waffle, West Midtown Corner Tavern
If you're looking to get toasted, you could do worse than a blend of Maker's Mark, SoCo, maple syrup, and Newcastle Brown Ale that's garnished with a freaking Eggo!

Moonshiner, Brunswick's
Hit this Marietta joint to bowl a few frames, and get bowled over by a combination of Midnight Moon Cranberry Moonshine, apricot brandy, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and simple syrup topped with Blue Moon Belgian Wheat.

The Hall Pass, Cypress Street Pint & Plate
Oddly inspired by the start of the school year, this sweet tea vodka, lime juice, and RJ Rocker Son-topped 'tail makes the grade and tastes like peach sweet tea.

The Big Easy, ONE Midtown Kitchen
ONE's Big Easy 'tail actually does take it easy on the hard stuff; it's just 360 Lemon vodka mixed w/ watermelon juice, fresh basil & Strawberry Harvest suds from N'awlins-based Abita.

Southern 75, Proof & Provision
This Southern take on the classic French 75 replaces the gin with bourbon, and the champagne with Finch's Cut Throat IPA but keeps the Demerara syrup & lemon.

The Handy Man, P'cheen
This sucker combines raspberry Ratafia, vodka & lemon with Monday Night's Fu Man Brew, AND it'll totally fix your leaky faucet.

Black and Brown, King + Duke
This concoction combines Blackwell rum, Watership Brown Ale, lime, and velvet falernum... like that's even a real thing!

Goin' Back to Cali, Seven Lamps
You know what ladies love? A cool cocktail made w/ house-infused jalapeno tequila, grapefruit shrub, fresh lime, and SweetWater IPA, so order 'em a round already, James.

Slow Ryeder, TAP
Besides being a classic Beastie Boys track, Slow & Low is also the type of whiskey used to make a citrusy muddled oranges-/ mint-/ lemongrass-infused lemonade-/ Peroni-based 'tail that perfectly demonstrates why when you can't choose between beer and booze... don't.

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1. TAP: A Gastropub 1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

With an intimate patio space and personable staff, TAP's where to go when you're looking for something a bit more low key but's still got a solid selection of brews and vittles of the gastropub variety.

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2. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails 270 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Downtown)

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails lives at the intersection of contemporary style and Southern tradition. The menu changes seasonally, but no matter when you stop in, you can expect a Southern tinge in each of the simple, yet elegant dishes, like a charcuterie plate with pimento cheese or deviled eggs with... pimento cheese. The bar is firmly rooted in the South as well, with a focus on wine, whiskey, and bourbon. With refined decor featuring (you guessed it) white oak wood and opulent chandeliers, the 300-seat restaurant is an airy, upscale space for date night, group dining, and private events alike.

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3. West Midtown Corner Tavern 1133 Huff Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Midtown)

Now open beneath the Apex Midtown apartments, CT's new satellite's sporting a similar dark stained wood interior, three pool tables, darts, and a spacious 30-seat patio. Imibing's handled by 31 drafts including heavy hitters like St Bernardus and Piraat,

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4. Brunswick's 2749 Delk Rd, Marietta, GA 30067 (Marietta)

An upscale bowling experience matched with American pub fare and local craft brews.

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5. Cypress Street Pint & Plate 817 W Peachtree St NW, Ste E125, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

Midtown's beloved beer emporium, Cypress's got awesome daily features like trivia Wednesdays and 1/2 off apps Friday.

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6. ONE. Midtown Kitchen 599 Dutch Valley Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Midtown)

Located in a renovated warehouse, ONE Kitchen's cooking up gourmet American eats (wood grilled seafood, handmade pasta, and pecan smoked bacon burgers) that no doubt pair perfectly with their extensive wine collection. ONE offers a vast selection of affordably priced red and white varietals from Europe and the Americas, but if cocktails are more your thing, don't worry: ONE's also known for their refreshing, fruity spiked punches.

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7. Proof and Provision 659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

Tucked underneath the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel, Proof and Provision is a hip brick-columned basement where barrel-aged cocktails and scrumptious small plates take center stage. Whiskey is the name of the game here, and you really can't go wrong no matter what drink you choose -- we'd suggest The Truth, which uses their private label “Edgar’s Truth” bourbon and pineapple-citrus sour. Pair it with bites like black eyed pea hummus, mac & cheese, or the southern chicken biscuit.

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8. P'Cheen 701-5 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Virginia Highland)

An international bistro and pub serving a solid selection of brews and a variety of eats, including things like Thai grilled chicken wings, pork belly nigiri & fish and chips.

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9. Seven Lamps 3400 Around Lenox Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Buckhead)

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.



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