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10 Must-Visit Classic Atlanta Bars

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Classics Week continues at Eater, and now we’re bringing you a map of Atlanta’s iconic bars. From neighborhood dives to eclectic nightspots, we’ve scoured the city for these 10 can’t-miss watering holes for brews, cocktails, and people-watching.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

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3829 Clairmont Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 234-0057
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This World War II aviation themed restaurant overlooks the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Watch the planes land with $1 glasses of champagne and $2 mimosas during weekend brunch.

2. Atkins Park Tavern

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794 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 876-7249
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No list would be complete without Atkins Park, Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern. This place manages to simultaneously cater to brunching families during the day and 20-somethings on the prowl at night, all while serving up great beer and a decent variety of pub fare.

3. Brick Store Pub

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125 E Court Sq
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0990
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Before there was Leon's or Kimball House, there was Brick Store Pub. The ultimate of neighborhood watering holes, don't miss the Belgian Beer Bar, featuring eight rotating draughts and more than 120 Belgian/Belgian-style bottled beers.

4. Clermont Lounge

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789 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-4783
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This iconic bar celebrates its 50th anniversary this year--well below the average age of the strippers. You can't go wrong with cheap PBR and Blondie.

5. Manuel's Tavern

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602 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-3447
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Manuel's is an Atlanta institution and the only place in the city you'll see political bigwigs in coats and ties drink alongside neighborhood hipsters.

6. Northside Tavern

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1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 874-8745
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It's dirty, it's dive-y, but it also has some of the best live blues music in town. This is the Westside before Bartaco and The Optimist arrived on the scene.

7. Park Tavern

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500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-0001
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Park Tavern has some of the best views in town and is the perfect place to stop for a drink after a day of adventures at the park or on the BeltLine. Plus, when it rains, they pour — $1 draft beers, to be specific.

8. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium

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466 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-8275

While it's only been open for a few years, Sister Louisa's is already an Atlanta institution. Where else can you grab a cocktail and sing organ karaoke surrounded by inappropriate iconoclastic art?

9. The Porter Beer Bar

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1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 223-0393
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With more than 400 beers on the menu, you'll want to sit and stay a while. Don't miss chef Nick Rutherford's daily specials, perfect for washing down a pint or five.

10. The Sound Table

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483 Edgewood Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 835-2534
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One of the first bars on the now-packed Edgewood Avenue corridor, The Sound Table has one of the best cocktail menus in town, plus a range of top-notch food pop-ups ranging from Hectór Santiago's El Burro Pollo to Mihoko Obunai's Ramen Freak.

1. 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

3829 Clairmont Rd., Atlanta, GA 30341

This World War II aviation themed restaurant overlooks the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Watch the planes land with $1 glasses of champagne and $2 mimosas during weekend brunch.

3829 Clairmont Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341

2. Atkins Park Tavern

794 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

No list would be complete without Atkins Park, Atlanta’s oldest continuously licensed tavern. This place manages to simultaneously cater to brunching families during the day and 20-somethings on the prowl at night, all while serving up great beer and a decent variety of pub fare.

794 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

3. Brick Store Pub

125 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030

Before there was Leon's or Kimball House, there was Brick Store Pub. The ultimate of neighborhood watering holes, don't miss the Belgian Beer Bar, featuring eight rotating draughts and more than 120 Belgian/Belgian-style bottled beers.

125 E Court Sq
Decatur, GA 30030

4. Clermont Lounge

789 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

This iconic bar celebrates its 50th anniversary this year--well below the average age of the strippers. You can't go wrong with cheap PBR and Blondie.

789 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

5. Manuel's Tavern

602 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Manuel's is an Atlanta institution and the only place in the city you'll see political bigwigs in coats and ties drink alongside neighborhood hipsters.

602 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

6. Northside Tavern

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

It's dirty, it's dive-y, but it also has some of the best live blues music in town. This is the Westside before Bartaco and The Optimist arrived on the scene.

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. Park Tavern

500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Park Tavern has some of the best views in town and is the perfect place to stop for a drink after a day of adventures at the park or on the BeltLine. Plus, when it rains, they pour — $1 draft beers, to be specific.

500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium

466 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

While it's only been open for a few years, Sister Louisa's is already an Atlanta institution. Where else can you grab a cocktail and sing organ karaoke surrounded by inappropriate iconoclastic art?

466 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

9. The Porter Beer Bar

1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

With more than 400 beers on the menu, you'll want to sit and stay a while. Don't miss chef Nick Rutherford's daily specials, perfect for washing down a pint or five.

1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

10. The Sound Table

483 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

One of the first bars on the now-packed Edgewood Avenue corridor, The Sound Table has one of the best cocktail menus in town, plus a range of top-notch food pop-ups ranging from Hectór Santiago's El Burro Pollo to Mihoko Obunai's Ramen Freak.

483 Edgewood Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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