Atlanta is teeming with places to grab a bite after 11 p.m.

Winner: Best late-night spot in metro Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

If you’re looking for something to do after the sun goes down, here are the venues to check out

Some people don’t really get going until most others have gone to bed. For those people, a good late-night hangout is essential.

Luckily for this group, Atlanta is teeming with places to grab a bite, have a drink or get your sing on after 11 p.m. — so many that it’s not always easy to choose. 

Some people might prefer to spend an evening at one these five quintessential dive bars. Some might prefer one of these speakeasies with secret rooms.

So we asked you: What is the best late-night spot in metro Atlanta?

Our third-place winner opened its North Fulton location nearly three years agoCafe Intermezzo — which specializes in dessert but also serves food, coffee drinks and cocktails — has two other locations in Midtown and Dunwoody, as well as one at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Finishing in the No. 2 spot was the Clermont Lounge, an Atlanta icon that draws locals and celebrities alike. Anthony Bourdain even featured it on an episode of his Travel Channel show “The Layover” more than six years ago. In April, Clermont Lounge’s most popular entertainer, Blondie, celebrated 40 years at the widely known establishment. 

The overwhelming winner, however, was a write-in nominee. This 1920s speakeasy concept spot received more than a third of the votes.

Red Phone Booth is named for the red phone booth used to enter the space. According to its website, Red Phone Booth “is a prohibition experience featuring an exclusive cigar program and a turn of the century craft cocktail selection.” If you’re hungry, our winner offers small plates, including fresh seafood, carpaccio, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts.

Wondering who else was on the list? Check out all the nominees here.

For those times you want to go out while the sun is still out, we have some suggestions for a good meal.

» Best seafood spot

» Best burger in Atlanta 

» Best barbecue in Atlanta

» Best Chinese food 

And check out all of our Best of Atlanta winners so far this year.

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