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.Read More
Where to Find Cheap Drinks in Atlanta
Your guide to drinking and snacking on a budget.
1. The Pinewood
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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Alma offers $5 off select cocktails and appetizers, such as duck confit chilaquiles.
Get half-priced oysters Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at this Midtown seafood purveyor.
10. Sweet Auburn Barbecue
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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16. Common Quarter
At Common Quarter, get $1 oysters and $2 chicharrones everyday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.