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Where to Find Cheap Drinks in Atlanta

Your guide to drinking and snacking on a budget.

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With so many places to indulge, boozing it up in Atlanta can get expensive. Whether your tastes are more burger and brew or oysters and cocktails, our guide will give you tips on scoring the cheapest and best happy hour deals the city has to offer. Don't see your favorite special here? Let us know in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Pinewood

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254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-5507
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Celebrate Whiskey Wednesdays at the Pinewood, where all drinks are $5 all day long. You can also score a Pinewood burger for only $5 weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m, as well as $7 Sazeracs and Hurricanes and $10 entrees on Mondays ("Laundry Night").

2. Barcelona Wine Bar

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240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 589-1010
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The popular half-off wine bottle special on Sundays became so popular at Barcelona, the restaurant had to move to special to Monday. Great reason to call in sick, right?

3. Kimball House

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303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-3502
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Get your oysters — normally $2 to $3.50 apiece — half off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during Kimball House's happy hour.

4. D.B.A. Barbecue

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1190 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 249-5000
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D.B.A. does a Southern Pint Night every Monday starting at 5 p.m. Get select draft Southern brews for $2 a pint all night.

5. Local Three

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3290 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 968-2700
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Get $5 Manhattans and martinis, beer and wine specials, plus free truffle-parmesan popcorn from 4 to 6 p.m. daily at Local Three.

6. Makan, Restaurant & Bar

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130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 996-6504
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$2 pork belly buns. And free Asian bar snacks. Get them, plus buy one. get one free beer, wine, and house cocktails Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Makan.

7. Bone Lick BBQ

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1133 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 343-6574
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Every Tuesday at 5 p.m., get $2 sliders, boiled peanuts, pork rinds, Tecates, and select shots at Bone Lick. On Wednesdays, get half-off appetizers from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Hump Day Half.

8. Alma Cocina

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191 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 968-9662
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Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Alma offers $5 off select cocktails and appetizers, such as duck confit chilaquiles.

9. Lure

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1106 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 817-3650
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Get half-priced oysters Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at this Midtown seafood purveyor.

10. Sweet Auburn Barbecue

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656 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(678) 515-3550
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Sweet Auburn’s "happy hipster hour" is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features half-priced appetizers as well as half-priced draft beers and cocktails.

11. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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Start your weekend with half-off appetizers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cypress Street. You can also get half off wine bottles from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on "Thirsty Thursdays."

12. Genki Noodles & Sushi

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3186 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 844-8319
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On "Tokyo Tuesdays," get $3 Genki shorty drafts, egg rolls, edamame, kari kari, California rolls, and spicy tuna rolls from 5 p.m. to close at all metro Genki locations.

13. Red Pepper Taqueria

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2149 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-8151
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Every day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a dozen oysters for $6, plus $2 Shots of MB Blanco Tequila, Fireball, or Coldcock; $3 Tecate beer and select craft drafts; and $6 Red Pepper Margaritas at all Atlanta outposts of Red Pepper Taqueria.

14. Cook Hall

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3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 523-3600
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Join Cook Hall for “Punch Out at 5" every Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take advantage of $5 mugs of a specialty, seasonal, boozy punch and $5 bar snacks.

15. Wahoo A Decatur Grill

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1042 W College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-3331
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On Monday, get two-for-one specialty cocktails at the bar at Wahoo Grill. On Tuesday and Thursday, select wine bottles are 25 percent and 50 percent off.

16. Common Quarter

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1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA
At Common Quarter, get $1 oysters and $2 chicharrones everyday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1. The Pinewood

254 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Celebrate Whiskey Wednesdays at the Pinewood, where all drinks are $5 all day long. You can also score a Pinewood burger for only $5 weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m, as well as $7 Sazeracs and Hurricanes and $10 entrees on Mondays ("Laundry Night").
254 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

2. Barcelona Wine Bar

240 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The popular half-off wine bottle special on Sundays became so popular at Barcelona, the restaurant had to move to special to Monday. Great reason to call in sick, right?
240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

3. Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Get your oysters — normally $2 to $3.50 apiece — half off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during Kimball House's happy hour.
303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

4. D.B.A. Barbecue

1190 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
D.B.A. does a Southern Pint Night every Monday starting at 5 p.m. Get select draft Southern brews for $2 a pint all night.
1190 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

5. Local Three

3290 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Get $5 Manhattans and martinis, beer and wine specials, plus free truffle-parmesan popcorn from 4 to 6 p.m. daily at Local Three.
3290 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

6. Makan, Restaurant & Bar

130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
$2 pork belly buns. And free Asian bar snacks. Get them, plus buy one. get one free beer, wine, and house cocktails Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Makan.
130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

7. Bone Lick BBQ

1133 Huff Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Every Tuesday at 5 p.m., get $2 sliders, boiled peanuts, pork rinds, Tecates, and select shots at Bone Lick. On Wednesdays, get half-off appetizers from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Hump Day Half.
1133 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Alma Cocina

191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Alma offers $5 off select cocktails and appetizers, such as duck confit chilaquiles.
191 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

9. Lure

1106 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Get half-priced oysters Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at this Midtown seafood purveyor.
1106 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

10. Sweet Auburn Barbecue

656 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Sweet Auburn’s "happy hipster hour" is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features half-priced appetizers as well as half-priced draft beers and cocktails.
656 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

11. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Start your weekend with half-off appetizers from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cypress Street. You can also get half off wine bottles from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on "Thirsty Thursdays."
817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. Genki Noodles & Sushi

3186 Roswell Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
On "Tokyo Tuesdays," get $3 Genki shorty drafts, egg rolls, edamame, kari kari, California rolls, and spicy tuna rolls from 5 p.m. to close at all metro Genki locations.
3186 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

13. Red Pepper Taqueria

2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Every day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a dozen oysters for $6, plus $2 Shots of MB Blanco Tequila, Fireball, or Coldcock; $3 Tecate beer and select craft drafts; and $6 Red Pepper Margaritas at all Atlanta outposts of Red Pepper Taqueria.
2149 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

14. Cook Hall

3377 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Join Cook Hall for “Punch Out at 5" every Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Take advantage of $5 mugs of a specialty, seasonal, boozy punch and $5 bar snacks.
3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

15. Wahoo A Decatur Grill

1042 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
On Monday, get two-for-one specialty cocktails at the bar at Wahoo Grill. On Tuesday and Thursday, select wine bottles are 25 percent and 50 percent off.
1042 W College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

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16. Common Quarter

1205 Johnson Ferry Dr., Marietta, GA
At Common Quarter, get $1 oysters and $2 chicharrones everyday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA

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