Looking to shake up your typical weekend plans? Atlanta is home to bars and restaurants serving up specialty cocktails — whether you’re searching for the perfect Old Fashioned or have a hankering for a lavender mint tea vodka concoction.
But since picking a place to go out can sometimes be overwhelming, the folks at Thrillist are here to help. The food and drink site recently put out a list of the 13 best cocktail bars in Atlanta. According to them, these are the places that are worth shelling out some cash for.
“(Atlanta has) collectively stepped it way up, creating a level of expectation that actually makes $12 drinks make sense,” the Thrillist article reads. “That makes it harder to identify which bars are the true beasts of Atlanta’s beverage scene, and which are just letting the price tag do the work.”
But, have no fear, the writers say they have “exhaustively put these bars to the test” to determine their list.
Here are the best cocktail bars in Atlanta, according to Thrillist
6 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday
1170 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta
5 p.m.-midnight, Sunday-Thursday; 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday
303 E Howard Ave., Decatur
7 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Saturday
3050 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta
5 p.m.-midnight, Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-Midnight, Sunday
99 Krog St. NE W, Atlanta
6 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-Thursday, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Sunday
1039 Grant St. SE Suite B40-A, Atlanta
5 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Monday; 5 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-Thursday
306 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta
Noon-2:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday; 4 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday-Friday
427 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta
10 a.m.-1 a.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday; 5-11 p.m., Monday; 11 a.m.-midnight Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday
905 Juniper St. NE, Atlanta
The SOS Tiki Bar
6 p.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday; 6 p.m.-midnight, Wednesday-Thursday
340 Church St., Decatur
The Garden Room
4 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m.-midnight, Wednesday; 4 p.m.-1 a.m., Thursday
88 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta
5 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Friday-Saturday; 5 p.m.-midnight, Sunday, Wednesday; 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Thursday
907 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta
5:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Saturday, Monday-Thursday
99 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta
8 a.m.- 11 p.m., daily
777 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta
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