The Best Bars for Foodies in Atlanta

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!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Escobar Restaurant and Tapas, Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes, Suite Food Lounge
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Chamblee
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Escobar Restaurant and Tapas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
649 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • 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 bites. Go for the “1...

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Late Night Find in Atlanta / Georgia
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Jimmy's Tequila & Carnes

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chamblee
155 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays

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 intriguing cocktails...

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Good for Groups in Atlanta / Georgia

Suite Food Lounge

$$$$·American·
Downtown
583 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Lunch

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 some of the Suite's coc...

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Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

the bqe restaurant & lounge

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
1,279 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups

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 restaurant's drinks are N...

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Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia

RED SKY Tapas & Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Marietta
1,453 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • 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 place to sit back an...

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Tapas / Small Plates in Atlanta / Georgia

J. Michael's Prime

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Canton
974 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 or a glass of red an...

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Best Service in Atlanta / Georgia

MadLife Grill

$$$$·Southern·
Woodstock
476 reviews
  • Casual
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 flair. Select from the ...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia

Le Colonial - Atlanta

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Buckhead
1,364 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 intriguing menu of Vie...

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1920 Tavern

$$$$·American·
Roswell
1,487 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. Head back in time to ...

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Hot Spot in Alpharetta / Roswell

The Select

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sandy Springs
1,645 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 city. It's heavy on l...

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Most Booked in Atlanta / Georgia
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STK - Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown
4,574 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Romantic

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 traditional steakhouse fea...

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Most Booked in Atlanta / Georgia

Mojave

$$$$·Latin American·
Sandy Springs
1,072 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

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 cuisine. The queso poblan...

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Scenic View in Atlanta / Georgia
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New Realm Brewing

$$$$·American·
Old Fourth Ward
258 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 enjoy some of the New R...

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Bon Ton

$$$$·Seafood·
Midtown
232 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 Atlanta. Be sure to get...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia
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Biltong Bar - Buckhead

$$$$·Cocktail Bar·
Buckhead
116 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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-dried jerky to go alon...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Atlanta / Georgia
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Iberian Pig - Buckhead

$$$$·Spanish·
Buckhead
1,098 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas

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 like the “Fox in the Hen...

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New York Prime - Atlanta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Buckhead
2,042 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

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 cocktails and fine wines h...

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Special Occasion in Atlanta