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The bar at the Betty inside the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Buckhead.
Cris Molina

18 Fantastic Hotel Bars for Sipping Cocktails and Wine in Atlanta

Moody lobby lounges, drinks at bars with skyline views, and cocktail haunts inside ATL’s historic hotels

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The bar at the Betty inside the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Buckhead.
| Cris Molina

A hotel bar may not be the first place Atlanta’s city dwellers consider for cocktails or a glass of wine. However, that seems to be changing, as more Atlanta hotels focus attention on upping the drinks game with an emphasis on well-curated cocktail and wine lists meant to attract both locals and ATL tourists. Whether in town for business or a conference or just indulging in a weekend staycation as a local, grab drinks at one of these hotel bars around Atlanta.

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Drawbar at the Bellyard

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Drawbar cocktail bar and lounge inside the Bellyard is a popular spot to grab drinks along busy Howell Mill Road, even for locals. The bar resides on the third floor and features an outdoor terrace and serves food from chef Christina Wai. As for drinks, look for a menu filled with classics, alongside original concoctions, wines by the glass, beer, and nearly 250 spirits behind the bar.

The Rooftop at Kimpton Overland Hotel

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With views of the Porsche Experience track below and planes landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport beyond it, outdoor dining on the rooftop patio at the Kimpton Overland Hotel features Mediterranean fare paired with classic cocktails. 

The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

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A truly unique experience in Atlanta, the iconic Sun Dial restaurant atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza gives diners a birds-eye view of the city skyline from 723 feet above the street. For those seeking drinks before or after dinner, grab a seat at the bar here or in one of the lounging areas.

The Drafting Table Cocktails & Kitchen at Hotel Indigo

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Visitors can sip on Prohibition-style cocktails at the dramatic circular bar inside Hotel Indigo-Downtown. Cocktail names pay homage to the late John Portman, the architect responsible for much of the Atlanta skyline. Local booze purveyors like O4W Distillery and 18.21 Bitters make appearances on the menu here, along with local beers. Enjoy bar bites with that round of drinks, including a Georgia meat and cheese board and a wide array of grain bowls.

By George at the Candler Hotel

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Located on the first floor of this circa 1906 building, now home to the Candler Hotel, the elegant bar at By George serves classic and original cocktails on the menu, many incorporating French spirits like cognac, armagnac, eau de vies, and calvados. Or grab a seat and sip on a glass of burgundy, chenin blanc, or champagne.

Aerial Kitchen and Bar at Epicurean Atlanta

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Located on the ninth floor terrace, Aerial Kitchen and Bar serves dishes, raw bar selections, and cocktails inspired by the foods and flavors of South America and Mexico. Aerial’s design is meant to resemble a garden with outdoor lounge seating, an open-air bar, and poolside cabana service for guests of this Midtown hotel.

High Note Rooftop Bar

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Located on the roof of the AC Midtown and the Moxy hotels, High Note does not take itself too seriously, with drink names like Patio Pounder and Zoomed In and Zoned Out. But that doesn’t mean the cocktails here aren’t serious, while still keeping drinks fun with unexpected flavors.

Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Hotel

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Bar Margot is a solid choice in which to immerse oneself in a Wes Anderson film. Named for the iconic Margot character in Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums”, the cocktail bar shares her same cool, retro aesthetic. Try the Lady Victoria made with vodka, lemon, cocchi americano, and rosemary while soaking in the moody vibe here. Keep an eye out for celebrities, too. They often call the hotel home while in town shooting a movie or TV series.

Trader Vic’s at Hilton Atlanta

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Located on the bottom level of the Hilton Downtown, this classic Atlanta restaurant and bar offers a menu filled with tiki cocktails, including the Mai Tai, Trader Vic’s Grog, the Zombie, and the frozen Peachtree Punch — an original to the Atlanta location. The bar also serves spins on daiquiris and standard margaritas, both frozen or on the rocks.

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar at the Loews

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Located in the lobby of Midtown’s swanky Loews Hotel, the bar at Saltwood is lively and often filled with guests and neighborhood residents alike. Make sure to check out the salad bar at Saltwood during lunch for one of the best deals in town.

St. Regis Bar

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Looking for an excuse to get gussied up for a night out on the town? Head to the St. Regis Bar in Buckhead. Gin martinis and champagne are the order here. Settle in amongst the dark wood and leather to sip and enjoy. The St. Regis Bar is also perfect for a pre- or post-meal libation if dining at the hotel’s restaurant, Atlas.

Mr. B Bar at the Burgess Hotel

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This is where to head for a bit of quiet and classic hotel bar ambiance, while sipping on cocktails like a gimlet, coconut pecan Old Fashioned, or a martini. Mr. B also serves local beers and wines by the glass, as well as bar bites, including a rosemary ham sando, a burger and fries, and tomato risotto arancini.

Willow Bar and St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

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Dine outside at Willow Bar on the ground floor and sip on spritzy cocktails in a secret garden. Want drinks with a view? Head up to the ninth floor to St. Julep for highballs, G&Ts, and aperitif cocktails, and even boozy soft serve ice cream. For a bit of sophistication, linger at the bar in the hotel restaurant the Betty and order new and classic takes on steakhouse dishes paired with whiskey, bourbon, and gin cocktails.

The Lobby Bar at Thompson Buckhead

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This charming lobby bar at the Thompson Hotel in Buckhead features both classic and custom cocktails on its menu which tends to lean hard into the seasons. Take a seat at the petite bar here or in the lounge area for quiet conversation over drinks. Headed next door to the hotel’s Italian-American restaurant Dirty Rascal for dinner? The restaurant offers an equally impressive cocktail line-up at its bar, including a martini served classic, dirty, or steakhouse style.

Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen at the Wylie Hotel

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Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen at the Wylie Hotel on Ponce includes a small but sophisticated bar in the dining room serving takes on classic cocktails, like the Old Fashioned and Manhattan, paired with pimento cheese and pickled vegetables, mini pork belly tacos, and steak and egg deviled eggs. The historic building in which the Wylie resides opened as the Garner-Wallace Hotel in 1929, before closing during the Great Depression. The property later reopened as the 551 Ponce de Leon Hotel and included restaurant Mrs. P’s Tea Room on the ground level.

Whiskey Blue at the Hotel Colee

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The Marriott-backed Hotel Colee in Buckhead includes rooftop patio and bar Whiskey Blue. The bar includes a 66-foot mural from Atlanta artist Chris Veal, rows of leather sofas flanking the windows, and a violet backlit indoor bar. Out on the patio, there’s a full bar and a large seating area with views of the city skyline.

The Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont

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While French-American restaurant Tiny Lou’s gets a lot of the attention, and the rooftop bar sometimes sees lines stretching well past the elevators on weekends, the Lobby Bar at the historic Hotel Clermont is low-key and just right for an evening of drinks with friends. Sleek, moody, and dark, the cocktail menu here leans classic and bourbon-focused, with cocktails like martinis and Manhattans, alongside the bar’s original concoctions.

Roaring Social at The Hamilton Alpharetta

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Located on the lower level of the Hamilton hotel, Roaring Social is described as a modern-day speakeasy that also happens to feature an eight-lane, boutique bowling alley. Take the elevator down to this watering hole influenced by the 1920s where people can order up an Old Fashioned, Sidecar, Last Word, or Vieux Carre, along with wines by the glass and after-dinner drinks. Pair those libations with snacks, small plates, and desserts, including DIY s’mores and German chocolate cake. The bowling lanes reside in back and cost between $20 and $30 an hour, depending on the day. For those seeking cocktails and indoor-outdoor vibes, check out Carrie’s Conservatory on the terrace level of the hotel. Dress code.

Drawbar at the Bellyard

Drawbar cocktail bar and lounge inside the Bellyard is a popular spot to grab drinks along busy Howell Mill Road, even for locals. The bar resides on the third floor and features an outdoor terrace and serves food from chef Christina Wai. As for drinks, look for a menu filled with classics, alongside original concoctions, wines by the glass, beer, and nearly 250 spirits behind the bar.

The Rooftop at Kimpton Overland Hotel

With views of the Porsche Experience track below and planes landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport beyond it, outdoor dining on the rooftop patio at the Kimpton Overland Hotel features Mediterranean fare paired with classic cocktails. 

The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

A truly unique experience in Atlanta, the iconic Sun Dial restaurant atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza gives diners a birds-eye view of the city skyline from 723 feet above the street. For those seeking drinks before or after dinner, grab a seat at the bar here or in one of the lounging areas.

The Drafting Table Cocktails & Kitchen at Hotel Indigo

Visitors can sip on Prohibition-style cocktails at the dramatic circular bar inside Hotel Indigo-Downtown. Cocktail names pay homage to the late John Portman, the architect responsible for much of the Atlanta skyline. Local booze purveyors like O4W Distillery and 18.21 Bitters make appearances on the menu here, along with local beers. Enjoy bar bites with that round of drinks, including a Georgia meat and cheese board and a wide array of grain bowls.

By George at the Candler Hotel

Located on the first floor of this circa 1906 building, now home to the Candler Hotel, the elegant bar at By George serves classic and original cocktails on the menu, many incorporating French spirits like cognac, armagnac, eau de vies, and calvados. Or grab a seat and sip on a glass of burgundy, chenin blanc, or champagne.

Aerial Kitchen and Bar at Epicurean Atlanta

Located on the ninth floor terrace, Aerial Kitchen and Bar serves dishes, raw bar selections, and cocktails inspired by the foods and flavors of South America and Mexico. Aerial’s design is meant to resemble a garden with outdoor lounge seating, an open-air bar, and poolside cabana service for guests of this Midtown hotel.

High Note Rooftop Bar

Located on the roof of the AC Midtown and the Moxy hotels, High Note does not take itself too seriously, with drink names like Patio Pounder and Zoomed In and Zoned Out. But that doesn’t mean the cocktails here aren’t serious, while still keeping drinks fun with unexpected flavors.

Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Hotel

Bar Margot is a solid choice in which to immerse oneself in a Wes Anderson film. Named for the iconic Margot character in Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums”, the cocktail bar shares her same cool, retro aesthetic. Try the Lady Victoria made with vodka, lemon, cocchi americano, and rosemary while soaking in the moody vibe here. Keep an eye out for celebrities, too. They often call the hotel home while in town shooting a movie or TV series.

Trader Vic’s at Hilton Atlanta

Located on the bottom level of the Hilton Downtown, this classic Atlanta restaurant and bar offers a menu filled with tiki cocktails, including the Mai Tai, Trader Vic’s Grog, the Zombie, and the frozen Peachtree Punch — an original to the Atlanta location. The bar also serves spins on daiquiris and standard margaritas, both frozen or on the rocks.

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar at the Loews

Located in the lobby of Midtown’s swanky Loews Hotel, the bar at Saltwood is lively and often filled with guests and neighborhood residents alike. Make sure to check out the salad bar at Saltwood during lunch for one of the best deals in town.

St. Regis Bar

Looking for an excuse to get gussied up for a night out on the town? Head to the St. Regis Bar in Buckhead. Gin martinis and champagne are the order here. Settle in amongst the dark wood and leather to sip and enjoy. The St. Regis Bar is also perfect for a pre- or post-meal libation if dining at the hotel’s restaurant, Atlas.

Mr. B Bar at the Burgess Hotel

This is where to head for a bit of quiet and classic hotel bar ambiance, while sipping on cocktails like a gimlet, coconut pecan Old Fashioned, or a martini. Mr. B also serves local beers and wines by the glass, as well as bar bites, including a rosemary ham sando, a burger and fries, and tomato risotto arancini.

Willow Bar and St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

Dine outside at Willow Bar on the ground floor and sip on spritzy cocktails in a secret garden. Want drinks with a view? Head up to the ninth floor to St. Julep for highballs, G&Ts, and aperitif cocktails, and even boozy soft serve ice cream. For a bit of sophistication, linger at the bar in the hotel restaurant the Betty and order new and classic takes on steakhouse dishes paired with whiskey, bourbon, and gin cocktails.

The Lobby Bar at Thompson Buckhead

This charming lobby bar at the Thompson Hotel in Buckhead features both classic and custom cocktails on its menu which tends to lean hard into the seasons. Take a seat at the petite bar here or in the lounge area for quiet conversation over drinks. Headed next door to the hotel’s Italian-American restaurant Dirty Rascal for dinner? The restaurant offers an equally impressive cocktail line-up at its bar, including a martini served classic, dirty, or steakhouse style.

Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen at the Wylie Hotel

Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen at the Wylie Hotel on Ponce includes a small but sophisticated bar in the dining room serving takes on classic cocktails, like the Old Fashioned and Manhattan, paired with pimento cheese and pickled vegetables, mini pork belly tacos, and steak and egg deviled eggs. The historic building in which the Wylie resides opened as the Garner-Wallace Hotel in 1929, before closing during the Great Depression. The property later reopened as the 551 Ponce de Leon Hotel and included restaurant Mrs. P’s Tea Room on the ground level.

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Whiskey Blue at the Hotel Colee

The Marriott-backed Hotel Colee in Buckhead includes rooftop patio and bar Whiskey Blue. The bar includes a 66-foot mural from Atlanta artist Chris Veal, rows of leather sofas flanking the windows, and a violet backlit indoor bar. Out on the patio, there’s a full bar and a large seating area with views of the city skyline.

The Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont

While French-American restaurant Tiny Lou’s gets a lot of the attention, and the rooftop bar sometimes sees lines stretching well past the elevators on weekends, the Lobby Bar at the historic Hotel Clermont is low-key and just right for an evening of drinks with friends. Sleek, moody, and dark, the cocktail menu here leans classic and bourbon-focused, with cocktails like martinis and Manhattans, alongside the bar’s original concoctions.

Roaring Social at The Hamilton Alpharetta

Located on the lower level of the Hamilton hotel, Roaring Social is described as a modern-day speakeasy that also happens to feature an eight-lane, boutique bowling alley. Take the elevator down to this watering hole influenced by the 1920s where people can order up an Old Fashioned, Sidecar, Last Word, or Vieux Carre, along with wines by the glass and after-dinner drinks. Pair those libations with snacks, small plates, and desserts, including DIY s’mores and German chocolate cake. The bowling lanes reside in back and cost between $20 and $30 an hour, depending on the day. For those seeking cocktails and indoor-outdoor vibes, check out Carrie’s Conservatory on the terrace level of the hotel. Dress code.

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