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20 Fantastic Atlanta Hotel Bars for Sipping Cocktails and Wine

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

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The moody Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont on Ponce De Leon Avenue
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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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1. Drawbar at the Bellyard

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1 Interlock Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 806-8333
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Drawbar cocktail bar and lounge inside the Bellyard is a popular spot to grab drinks along busy Howell Mill Road. The bar resides on the third floor and features an outdoor terrace and serves food from chef Christina Wai. As for drinks here, look for a menu filled with classics, alongside original concoctions, wines by the glass, beer, and nearly 250 spirits.

2. Kimpton Overland Hotel

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2 Porsche Dr
Atlanta, GA 30354
(470) 466-3300
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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. 

3. SkyLounge at the Glenn Hotel

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110 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-2250
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For one of the best views Atlanta has to offer, head straight to the top of the Glenn Hotel and into SkyLounge bar and its patio. The 360-degree bar is enclosed in glass, so even on the chilliest of evenings, one can still enjoy a cocktail. The bar offers a limited food menu, too. For dinner, check out Glenn’s Kitchen located just off the hotel lobby.

4. The Cloak Room Kitchen & Bar at the American Hotel Atlanta Downtown

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Carnegie Way NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 688-8600
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With a 1964 Plymouth Barracuda parked right out front and a stack of televisions wrapped in a light brown oak, one might expect to walk into the Cloakroom to a viewing of “Dr. Strangelove”. Instead, the TVs are tuned into the football, baseball, basketball, or soccer game of the moment. Order an ice cold martini paired with bar bites like duck confit sliders, fig jam, and arugula.

5. The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

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210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 589-7506
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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.

6. The Drafting Table Cocktails & Kitchen at Hotel Indigo

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230 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 523-4004
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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.

7. By George at the Candler Hotel

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127 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30303
(470) 851-2752
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Chef Hugh Acheson’s all-day French restaurant inside the historic Candler Hotel serves classic and original cocktails from its bar, 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.

8. Aerial Kitchen and Bar at Epicurean Atlanta

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1117 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(470) 283-2000
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Located on the ninth floor terrace, Aerial Kitchen and Bar serves dishes, raw bar selections, and cockails 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 the newly opened Midtown hotel.

9. Lumen at the Ritz-Carlton Downtown

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181 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-0400
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Located in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Downtown, the Lumen Lounge fills the space with comfort and ease. Live jazz provides a quiet background for the cocktail menu brimming with classic drinks. A well-crafted Manhattan surpasses flashier cocktails on the menu here. Order a charcuterie plate featuring meats from Atlanta’s the Spotted Trotter and Georgia’s Calyroad Creamery cheese.

10. High Note Rooftop Bar

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53 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(470) 225-8300
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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.

11. Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Hotel

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75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 881-5913
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The Four Seasons Hotel’s Bar Margot is a solid choice 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.

12. Trader Vic’s at Hilton Atlanta

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255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-2000
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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.

13. Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar at the Loews

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1065 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-5745
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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.

14. St. Regis Bar

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(404) 563-7900
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Looking for an excuse to pull out the Sunday best? 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.

15. Mr. B Bar at the Burgess Hotel

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3600 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 692-6685
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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.

16. Willow Bar and St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

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374 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(470) 531-8900
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Dine outside at Willow Bar on the ground floor of the hotel 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, head to the hotel’s restaurant the Betty for new and classic takes on steakhouse dishes paired with cocktails leaning into whiskey, bourbon, and gin.

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

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551 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(877) 684-5023
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Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen, now open inside 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, century-old 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.

18. Whiskey Blue at the Hotel Colee

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3377 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
(678) 500-3190
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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.

19. The Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont

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789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 485-0485
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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.

20. Roaring Social at The Hamilton Alpharetta

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35 Milton Ave
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(770) 777-1820
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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.

1. Drawbar at the Bellyard

1 Interlock Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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

1 Interlock Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. Kimpton Overland Hotel

2 Porsche Dr, Atlanta, GA 30354

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. 

2 Porsche Dr
Atlanta, GA 30354

3. SkyLounge at the Glenn Hotel

110 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

For one of the best views Atlanta has to offer, head straight to the top of the Glenn Hotel and into SkyLounge bar and its patio. The 360-degree bar is enclosed in glass, so even on the chilliest of evenings, one can still enjoy a cocktail. The bar offers a limited food menu, too. For dinner, check out Glenn’s Kitchen located just off the hotel lobby.

110 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

4. The Cloak Room Kitchen & Bar at the American Hotel Atlanta Downtown

Carnegie Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

With a 1964 Plymouth Barracuda parked right out front and a stack of televisions wrapped in a light brown oak, one might expect to walk into the Cloakroom to a viewing of “Dr. Strangelove”. Instead, the TVs are tuned into the football, baseball, basketball, or soccer game of the moment. Order an ice cold martini paired with bar bites like duck confit sliders, fig jam, and arugula.

Carnegie Way NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

5. The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

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.

210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

6. The Drafting Table Cocktails & Kitchen at Hotel Indigo

230 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

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.

230 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

7. By George at the Candler Hotel

127 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303

Chef Hugh Acheson’s all-day French restaurant inside the historic Candler Hotel serves classic and original cocktails from its bar, 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.

127 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30303

8. Aerial Kitchen and Bar at Epicurean Atlanta

1117 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Located on the ninth floor terrace, Aerial Kitchen and Bar serves dishes, raw bar selections, and cockails 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 the newly opened Midtown hotel.

1117 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. Lumen at the Ritz-Carlton Downtown

181 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Located in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Downtown, the Lumen Lounge fills the space with comfort and ease. Live jazz provides a quiet background for the cocktail menu brimming with classic drinks. A well-crafted Manhattan surpasses flashier cocktails on the menu here. Order a charcuterie plate featuring meats from Atlanta’s the Spotted Trotter and Georgia’s Calyroad Creamery cheese.

181 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

10. High Note Rooftop Bar

53 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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.

53 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

11. Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Hotel

75 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

The Four Seasons Hotel’s Bar Margot is a solid choice 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.

75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

12. Trader Vic’s at Hilton Atlanta

255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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.

255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

13. Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar at the Loews

1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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.

1065 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

14. St. Regis Bar

Atlanta, GA 30305

Looking for an excuse to pull out the Sunday best? 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.

15. Mr. B Bar at the Burgess Hotel

3600 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

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.

3600 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

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16. Willow Bar and St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

374 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Dine outside at Willow Bar on the ground floor of the hotel 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, head to the hotel’s restaurant the Betty for new and classic takes on steakhouse dishes paired with cocktails leaning into whiskey, bourbon, and gin.

374 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

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

551 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen, now open inside 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, century-old 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.

551 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

18. Whiskey Blue at the Hotel Colee

3377 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326

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.

3377 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326

19. The Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

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.

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

20. Roaring Social at The Hamilton Alpharetta

35 Milton Ave, Alpharetta, GA 30009

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.

35 Milton Ave
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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