The Best Bars for Foodies in Atlanta

The OpenTable Team

For fun, culture, cuisine, and history, few American cities can match the power of Atlanta. This best bars in this charming Southern hot provide visitors and locals with classic Southern foods, craft cocktails and a spate of good times. But where are the in-the-know revelers headed out to when they're looking for the best bars in Atlanta? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners across the city to put together a list of the best bars in Atlanta. From local honky-tonks and good-time saloons to upscale downtown locations, the best bars in Atlanta have good times and great spirits for everyone. Grab a table at one of these Atlanta spots and enjoy a night out!

Restaurants:Ms. Icey's Kitchen, Escobar Restaurant and Tapas, The Whiskey Project
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Caribbean, Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Decatur, Downtown, Roswell
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Ms. Icey's Kitchen

$$$$·Caribbean·
Decatur
697 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Group Bookings
This colorful and lively Caribbean and Southern restaurant in Decatur is one of the best bars in Atlanta. Head in for some of the must-have drink,s like the “Graffiti Grandma” withRead more
92% recommended
Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia
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Escobar Restaurant and Tapas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
249 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Hot Spot
  • Fun
This upscale and hip location off of Peters Street is one of the best bars in Atlanta. Full of classic, flashy club vibes, Escobar features a menu full of signature drinks and bar Read more
81% recommended
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

The Whiskey Project

$$$$·American·
Roswell
534 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
A Roswell Collective (RoCo) favorite, The Whiskey Project is a classic Southern bar with impressive bottle-accented decor. It's one of the best bars in Atlanta. As readers can guesRead more
91% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Alpharetta / Roswell

Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
102 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Anniversaries
Right next to Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Jimmy's Tequila and Carnes is one of the best bars in Atlanta. Grab a selection from Jimmy's impressive tequila offerings, or try one of the iRead more
83% recommended
Group Bookings in Atlanta / Georgia

Suite Food Lounge

$$$$·American·
Downtown
458 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
This colorful, music-filled location on Luckie Street in Atlanta is a classy, upscale location that's one of the best spots in town. Grab a seat at the bar or in the lounge for somRead more
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the bqe restaurant & lounge

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Downtown
1,078 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Brunch
The BQE restaurant and lounge brings New York style and cocktails to the city, turning it into one of the best bars in Atlanta. Named after the “Bronx Queens Expressway,” the restaRead more
83% recommended
Brunch in Atlanta / Georgia

RED SKY Tapas & Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marietta
1,352 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Tapas
With dueling pianos and a creative, fun tapas selection, Red Sky Tapas and Bar is one of the best bars in Atlanta. Right in Marietta's Market Plaza Shopping Center, Red Sky is the Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Northwest Atlanta

J. Michael's Prime

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Canton
213 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
A Canton hot spot, J. Michael's Prime is a traditional steakhouse with a laid-back, invigorating bar atmosphere. Grab a seat at the bar for some of the traditional craft cocktails Read more
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Atlanta / Georgia
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MadLife Grill

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Woodstock
374 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Fun
This combination performance venue and restaurant is one of the best bars in Atlanta. Head in to enjoy the smoked-in-house meats and house-made bread and desserts with Southern flaRead more
87% recommended
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia
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Le Colonial - Atlanta

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Buckhead
330 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
The Shops at Buckhead is the location for Le Colonial, an upscale and hip destination for creative French - Vietnamese dishes. It's also one of the best bars in Atlanta, with an inRead more
92% recommended

1920 Tavern

$$$$·American·
Roswell
973 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
This 1920s-themed speakeasy presents one of the best bar experiences in Atlanta. The stylish decor and creative menu make it a prime spot for a night out with friends and family. HRead more
92% recommended
Best Value in Alpharetta / Roswell

Negril Village

$$$$·Caribbean·
Midtown
1,718 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasion
A combination of Caribbean eats and drinks and a memorable interior make this North Avenue spot one of the best bars in Atlanta. A lively and bright spot in a renovated early-1900sRead more
82% recommended
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The Select

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sandy Springs
399 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
A creative menu with American classics and a lively interior make The Select one of the best bars in Atlanta. Head out to Sandy Springs to enjoy one of the best beer lists in the cRead more
90% recommended

STK - Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown
2,680 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
STK is a premier steakhouse in Midtown that also serves as one of the best bars in Atlanta. Boasting a sleek and modern interior, STK is upscale and comfortable with all the traditRead more
Most Booked 1,000-Point Tables in Atlanta / Georgia

Mojave

$$$$·Latin American·
Sandy Springs
128 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
This lovely Latin restaurant surrounded by nature is one of the best bars in Atlanta. Right on Powers Ferry Road, Mojave presents a menu full of great wines and superb modern cuisiRead more
87% recommended
Scenic View in Atlanta

New Realm Brewing

$$$$·American·
Old Fourth Ward
183 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
One of the best spots for a beer and a view in the city, New Realm Brewing is also one of the best bars in Atlanta. Grab a place at the rooftop bar to gaze out over Atlanta and enjRead more
93% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia

Bon Ton

$$$$·Seafood·
Midtown
155 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating
This Myrtle Street local hot spot is one of the more fascinating restaurants in Atlanta. A combination of Louisiana and Vietnamese favorites, Bon Ton is one of the best bars in AtlRead more
87% recommended
Neighbourhood Gem in Atlanta / Georgia

Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
41 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
“Beef jerky and booze” is the slogan at the Biltong Bar, one of the most fascinating bars in Atlanta. This South African-accented hot spot specializes in South African-style air-drRead more
100% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia

Iberian Pig - Buckhead

$$$$·Spanish·
Buckhead
469 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
In the heart of Buckhead, Iberian Pig is a pork lover's paradise and one of the best bars in Atlanta. Stop into this classically-designed upscale restaurant to enjoy cocktails likeRead more
90% recommended

New York Prime Steakhouse - Buckhead

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
1,474 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
A longtime North Buckhead institution, this classic steakhouse is the spot to go for a relaxing and hearty meal and lively bar scene. Diners will find all of the traditional cocktaRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Atlanta