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Happy hour at Whiskey Bird in Atlanta features $8 cocktails and bar bites like crispy tofu bites, okonomiyaki fries, and a katsu sando.
Happy hour at Whiskey Bird features $8 cocktails and bar bites like crispy tofu bites, okonomiyaki fries, and a katsu sando.
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Indulge in Happy Hour at These Atlanta Restaurants

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Happy hour at Whiskey Bird features $8 cocktails and bar bites like crispy tofu bites, okonomiyaki fries, and a katsu sando.
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After a long day at the office, or even working remotely from home, it’s finally time to unwind and take a load off with a cocktail or glass of wine and some snacks. Need suggestions? Here are a few restaurants and bars around Atlanta in which to grab happy hour drinks, oysters, and even chicken wings and wontons stuffed with crab meat after work.

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C. Ellet's Steakhouse

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C. Ellet’s at Battery Atlanta offers a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., which includes snacks like pimento cheese, oysters, and truffle parmesan fries paired with martinis, Manhattans, beer, or wine. Be warned, however, the happy hour menu isn’t available on game days.

Cooks & Soldiers

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There’s a new happy hour on Howell Mill Road, and it’s at Cooks and Soldiers weekdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The new pintxo pote happy hour features $5 gin tonics with the option to add a pinxto (snack) for an additional $1.

After taking a pandemic-related hiatus, the Iron Works sushi restaurant with its rooftop patio recently relaunched happy hour. Taking place Monday through Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., O-Ku offers small plates like rock shrimp tempura, dumplings, and half-priced sushi rolls paired with cocktails and wine.

The Optimist

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Weekday happy hour at the Optimist means sipping on punch or sharing a pitcher with friends while pairing drinks with special oyster deals at the bar.

Bulla Gastrobar

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Midtown tapas restaurant Bulla Gastrobar offers a handful of daily happy hour deals. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., people can order a variety of small plates, like ham croquettes, potato tortillas, or patatas bravas, paired with $8 cocktails and $7 glasses of wine.

Talat Market

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Keep an eye on Instagram for cocktail deals during happy hour at Talat Market, which also features wine and beer, too. Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Empire State South

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Grab a seat and relax outside while enjoying happy hour from Top Chef Hugh Acheson’s Midtown restaurant. Order snacks like fresh crudite with buttermilk and dill dip, Empire State South’s famous jars filled with pimento cheese, hummus, and smoked fish mousse, or the farm egg over crispy rice with a glass of wine or a cocktail. There’s even half-priced oysters. Happy hour takes place daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Trader Vic's

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Look for Mai Tai specials on Thursdays from this downtown Atlanta institution, along with the occasional happy hour deal throughout the week. Live music takes place on Tuesday evenings now.

Red's Beer Garden

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Expect food and drink deals throughout the week from this beer bar in Benteen Park, especially during special events taking place in the backyard beer garden. Make sure to follow Red’s Beer Garden on Instagram for the latest updates.

El Super Pan Latino Sandwiches & Bar

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Taking place Fridays, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Ponce City Market location of El Super Pan features its celebratory La Placita happy hour. Expect a San Juan-style event with the sound system pumping salsa, merengue, and reggae tunes, while folks snack on $5 bar bites and $8 drinks specials, including spicy margaritas.

One Flew South - BeltLine

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The recently opened second location of One Flew South on the Eastside Trail includes happy hour on Fridays, starting at 5 p.m., with snacks, drinks, and grilling on the patio.

Nina & Rafi

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Every Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Eastside Beltline pizzeria Nina and Rafi hosts an aperitivo happy hour. Expect $5 spritz drinks, negronis, glasses of prosecco, and Peronis and Fernet paired with $3 slices of Detroit-style pizza. There’s also $10 pours of vintage amari at the bar.

LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

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Happy hour at this DeKalb Avenue pizzeria includes $5 martinis, vespers, and Manhattans from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There’s $3 pizza slices starting at 9 p.m. nightly, too.

Whiskey Bird

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Happy hour at this Morningside spot takes place on Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Look for $4 Sapporos, $8 cocktails and sake juice boxes, and bar bites ranging from crispy tofu bites and okonomiyaki fries to a katsu sando and popcorn chicken.

Yao Atlanta

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Every Tuesday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thai-Chinese restaurant Yao offers cocktails, champagne, and sangria priced between $6 and $8 each. Expect happy hour snacks for under $8, too, like shrimp and pork dumplings, crab wontons, and crispy Thai wings.

Poor Hendrix

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While officially not labeled a happy hour, the daily drink deals and bar bites from this East Lake restaurant are hard to beat any day of the week. Sip on $8 glasses of sangria or punch or order a carafe for the table. Then order a few snacks, including shrimp, chicken, or mushroom skewers for $5, a basket of the restaurant’s popular sticky sesame wings for $12, or a bowl of spicy peanut cold noodles for $8.

Lapeer Steak and Seafood

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Taking place Tuesday through Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Lapeer offers drinks specials and $2 oyster deals. Grab a seat at the bar or on the spacious patio.

C. Ellet's Steakhouse

C. Ellet’s at Battery Atlanta offers a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., which includes snacks like pimento cheese, oysters, and truffle parmesan fries paired with martinis, Manhattans, beer, or wine. Be warned, however, the happy hour menu isn’t available on game days.

Cooks & Soldiers

There’s a new happy hour on Howell Mill Road, and it’s at Cooks and Soldiers weekdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The new pintxo pote happy hour features $5 gin tonics with the option to add a pinxto (snack) for an additional $1.

O-Ku

After taking a pandemic-related hiatus, the Iron Works sushi restaurant with its rooftop patio recently relaunched happy hour. Taking place Monday through Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., O-Ku offers small plates like rock shrimp tempura, dumplings, and half-priced sushi rolls paired with cocktails and wine.

The Optimist

Weekday happy hour at the Optimist means sipping on punch or sharing a pitcher with friends while pairing drinks with special oyster deals at the bar.

Bulla Gastrobar

Midtown tapas restaurant Bulla Gastrobar offers a handful of daily happy hour deals. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., people can order a variety of small plates, like ham croquettes, potato tortillas, or patatas bravas, paired with $8 cocktails and $7 glasses of wine.

Talat Market

Keep an eye on Instagram for cocktail deals during happy hour at Talat Market, which also features wine and beer, too. Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Empire State South

Grab a seat and relax outside while enjoying happy hour from Top Chef Hugh Acheson’s Midtown restaurant. Order snacks like fresh crudite with buttermilk and dill dip, Empire State South’s famous jars filled with pimento cheese, hummus, and smoked fish mousse, or the farm egg over crispy rice with a glass of wine or a cocktail. There’s even half-priced oysters. Happy hour takes place daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Trader Vic's

Look for Mai Tai specials on Thursdays from this downtown Atlanta institution, along with the occasional happy hour deal throughout the week. Live music takes place on Tuesday evenings now.

Red's Beer Garden

Expect food and drink deals throughout the week from this beer bar in Benteen Park, especially during special events taking place in the backyard beer garden. Make sure to follow Red’s Beer Garden on Instagram for the latest updates.

El Super Pan Latino Sandwiches & Bar

Taking place Fridays, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Ponce City Market location of El Super Pan features its celebratory La Placita happy hour. Expect a San Juan-style event with the sound system pumping salsa, merengue, and reggae tunes, while folks snack on $5 bar bites and $8 drinks specials, including spicy margaritas.

One Flew South - BeltLine

The recently opened second location of One Flew South on the Eastside Trail includes happy hour on Fridays, starting at 5 p.m., with snacks, drinks, and grilling on the patio.

Nina & Rafi

Every Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Eastside Beltline pizzeria Nina and Rafi hosts an aperitivo happy hour. Expect $5 spritz drinks, negronis, glasses of prosecco, and Peronis and Fernet paired with $3 slices of Detroit-style pizza. There’s also $10 pours of vintage amari at the bar.

LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

Happy hour at this DeKalb Avenue pizzeria includes $5 martinis, vespers, and Manhattans from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There’s $3 pizza slices starting at 9 p.m. nightly, too.

Whiskey Bird

Happy hour at this Morningside spot takes place on Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Look for $4 Sapporos, $8 cocktails and sake juice boxes, and bar bites ranging from crispy tofu bites and okonomiyaki fries to a katsu sando and popcorn chicken.

Yao Atlanta

Every Tuesday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thai-Chinese restaurant Yao offers cocktails, champagne, and sangria priced between $6 and $8 each. Expect happy hour snacks for under $8, too, like shrimp and pork dumplings, crab wontons, and crispy Thai wings.

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Poor Hendrix

While officially not labeled a happy hour, the daily drink deals and bar bites from this East Lake restaurant are hard to beat any day of the week. Sip on $8 glasses of sangria or punch or order a carafe for the table. Then order a few snacks, including shrimp, chicken, or mushroom skewers for $5, a basket of the restaurant’s popular sticky sesame wings for $12, or a bowl of spicy peanut cold noodles for $8.

Lapeer Steak and Seafood

Taking place Tuesday through Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Lapeer offers drinks specials and $2 oyster deals. Grab a seat at the bar or on the spacious patio.

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