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

Ms. Icey's Kitchen

$$$$·Caribbean·
Decatur
715 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun
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
93% recommended
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Escobar Restaurant and Tapas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
455 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Late-night Find
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
Most Booked in Atlanta / Georgia
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The Whiskey Project

$$$$·American·
Roswell
733 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
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
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Alpharetta / Roswell

Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
114 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
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
88% recommended

Suite Food Lounge

$$$$·American·
Downtown
512 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Atlanta / Georgia
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the bqe restaurant & lounge

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
1,143 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for 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
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

RED SKY Tapas & Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marietta
1,414 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
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
95% recommended
Best Value in Northwest Atlanta

J. Michael's Prime

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Canton
462 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
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Atlanta / Georgia
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MadLife Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Woodstock
395 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Casual
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
86% recommended
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

Le Colonial - Atlanta

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Buckhead
659 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
95% recommended
Most Booked in Atlanta / Georgia

1920 Tavern

$$$$·American·
Roswell
1,141 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
94% recommended
American in Atlanta / Georgia

Negril Village

$$$$·Caribbean·
Midtown
1,759 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for 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
83% recommended

The Select

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sandy Springs
643 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Atlanta

STK - Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown
3,173 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 in Atlanta / Georgia

Mojave

$$$$·Latin American·
Sandy Springs
360 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended
Scenic View in Atlanta

New Realm Brewing

$$$$·American·
Old Fourth Ward
203 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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
Hot Spot in Atlanta

Bon Ton

$$$$·Seafood·
Midtown
165 reviews
  • Fun
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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
93% recommended

Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
65 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
“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
Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia
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Iberian Pig - Buckhead

$$$$·Spanish·
Buckhead
618 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
92% recommended

New York Prime Steakhouse - Buckhead

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
1,619 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
90% recommended