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Top bar recommendations from locals

Dive Bar
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“This religiously irreverent bar is covered head to toe in what can only be called hard core sacrilege. If you are offended by such, stay away. But if not, prepare to laugh. Nothing fancy in terms of cocktails. Cheap beer and highballs. 10 minute walk.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Arcade
“This place is a blast! In the front rooms, arcade games and board games are available to play all night while you sip on one of their amazing slushy drinks. There is a small back room that sometimes has the game Rockband running or a DJ spinning themed music.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Good-time tavern, once a gas station, offering live blues nightly (with house band Mudcat) & pool.”
  • 57 locals recommend
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“Italian restaurant converts to nightclub at 12am! Great food and sweet dance floor!”
  • 51 locals recommend
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“Bar downstairs, dance club upstairs. No cover to get in, party usually gets going around midnight.”
  • 36 locals recommend
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“Upscale Night club and food scene with live music/entertainment. Make a reservation before you go. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This was the last coffee shop we ventured into in Atlanta, and yes, we went to A LOT. It is also one of the best coffee shops intown and we wished we found it sooner! We heard a rumor that there's also beer there. Which means they might also have wine. Just sayin'. Oh, and their food is delicious and exactly what you'd expect to find at a coffee shop!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place for brunch and seafood. Food is amazing! I recommend making a reservation before going.”
  • 16 locals recommend
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“Top rated Sunday Rooftop Day Party In The City of Atlanta !! Indoor/Outdoor Doors Open At 3PM Everyone Free Till 5 W/RSVP Early Arrival Is Suggested !!”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Harold’s Chicken began as a small chicken shack on the south side of Chicago and has grown into one of the entertainment hot spots of Atlanta. Atlanta’s Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar has more of a laid-back sports bar feel to it with a full bar option for its patrons. Harold Pierce had a knack for entrepreneurship and knew what his customers wanted; with locations in Chicago, Indiana, Detroit, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, Tennessee, and Atlanta, the tradition continues.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Just get there! Then explore the entire street. At night the police block off the entire street and you and friends can go bar to bar, restaurant to restaurant and enjoy the night life. This is just on the bars there. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Making its home in the Old Fourth Ward along the Atlanta Streetcar route, the entrance to the Edgewood Speakeasy is behind the bookcase inside Bone Lick BBQ. The cozy 1920s themed drinking den features brick walls and part of the original nearly century-old structure, as a simple wooden bar plays host to a full bar program complete with moonshine and boutique distilled spirits, making you wish smoking jackets were still in style.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Our own neighborhood distillery! Definitely go by to try the gin. They have a small bar inside and tours are available if that's your thing.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“This beergarden has an awesome back patio with tons of picnic tables set up for great mingling or a place to chill with friends.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Comedy Club
“Theatre for unique plays like Sh*tfaced Shakespeare where actors are drunk and act out the play. Hilarious every time. 21+”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend