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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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57th Fighter Group Restaurant

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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.

Atkins Park Tavern

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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.

Brick Store Pub

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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.

Clermont Lounge

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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.

Manuel's Tavern

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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.

Northside Tavern

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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.

Park Tavern

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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.

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

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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?

The Porter Beer Bar

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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.

The Sound Table

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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.

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

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.

Atkins Park Tavern

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.

Brick Store Pub

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.

Clermont Lounge

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.

Manuel's Tavern

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.

Northside Tavern

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.

Park Tavern

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.

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

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?

The Porter Beer Bar

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.

The Sound Table

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.

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