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Vote for Atlanta’s Bar of the Year

Which bar took it to the next level in 2017?

Cointreau X Danielle & Jodie Snyder Of Dannijo Soiree Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Cointreau
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Welcome to day four of the 8th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most esteemed restaurants, bars, chefs, and more in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. New to the Atlanta awards in 2017 is Bar of the Year. As with the previous categories this week, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5, 2017. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here. Eater will also further the fanfare, running a splashy feature about every editor’s choice winner throughout the course of the coming year.

Get to know the 2017 nominees for Atlanta’s best bar.

Lean Draft House became the first business to open along the Westside portion of the BeltLine trail this summer. Since opening in West End, Lean has frequented Eater Atlanta’s heat maps for hottest restaurants and best patio.

Golden Eagle in Reynoldstown is only a month old and already turning heads. The throwback food and drink vibes at this lounge has landed it a spot on Eater Atlanta’s cocktail and hottest restaurants heat maps.

8 Arm consistently lands on the cocktail and wine heat maps and has become a recent addition to Eater Atlanta’s Essential 38 list since it opened late last year.

Bon Ton brought New Orleans to Atlanta when it opened in February. The bar is a regular on the cocktail heat map and recently landed a coveted spot on the Eater Atlanta Essential 38 list.

Poor Hendrix got a 3-star review from Atlanta Magazine critic Jennifer Zyman. It’s made the best patio and cocktail heat maps as well as a spot on Eater Atlanta’s Essential 38 list.

Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Atlanta Bar of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours (until Friday 11 a.m.) and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely:


2017 Atlanta Bar of the Year

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Lean Draft House
    (18 votes)
  • 13%
    Golden Eagle
    (185 votes)
  • 20%
    8 Arm
    (285 votes)
  • 40%
    Bon Ton
    (568 votes)
  • 24%
    Poor Hendrix
    (340 votes)
1396 votes total Vote Now

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