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Where to Drink Cocktails in Atlanta Right NOW

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We've told you where you should eat right now, and now we have your guide to the hottest and newest cocktail offerings in Atlanta.

Just like our Eater 38 and Heatmap, the Eater Cocktail Heatmap will be updated regularly and be your guide to the hottest bars in the city, both newly opened and those that continue to stay on top of their game. Bottoms up, and hit the comments or tipline to let us know if we left out one of your favorites.

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Seven Lamps

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Bar Manager Kevin Bragg's cocktails stand out in Buckhead, home to many of Atlanta's food and beverage heavy hitters. Try the perfect summer-to-fall-transition slushie, the Ciao Bella, with Fernet Branca, benedictine, apple cider, and Angostura bitters.

Bartaco

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It's no surprise that the same folks who gave us Barcelona in Inman Park have another hotspot on their hands in Westside's Bartaco. Enjoy the outdoor seating, the breezy bar, and the summer-y mojitos and margaritas before the fall chill sets in.[Photo]

Bellwoods Social House

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Arianne Fielder is behind the stick again, this time as bar manager of Westside's Bellwoods Social House. Choose from classics with a twist like Ari's Old Fashioned, plus bourbon drinks and noteworthy "boot kickers," shots inspired by her favorite watering holes in Atlanta and beyond.

Paper Plane

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Decatur is one of the best neighborhoods for cocktails in Atlanta, and its tempting to overlook Paper Plane amongst its bigger, shinier neighbors. Don't. Paul Calvert's current menu, "A History of Drink," inspired by cocktail trends and world events from 1857 to now is not to be missed.

Kimball House

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With accolades ranging from Bon Appétit to Southern Living, Kimball House is a must-visit. Miles Macquarrie's ever-changing cocktail list is always seasonal and spot on. Where else can you get smoked bourbon and orgeat made with fresh Georgia peanuts in the same drink? It's aptly called the Good Ol' Boy.

The Luminary

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Wrecking Bar alum Ian Cox is now leading the beverage program at Eli Kirshtein's French-American brasserie, The Luminary, the first restaurant to open in the new Krog Street Market development. Expect a lineup ranging from bar standards like the Boulevardier and Vieux Carre to cognac- and chartreuse-influenced seasonal originals. Don't miss Cox's special punch bowls, available only on Fridays.

Craft Izakaya

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Craft Izakaya, the second tenant to open at Krog Street Market, also has a powerhouse bar manager. Nate Shuman overseas the beverage menu, which includes Asian-inspired craft cocktails as well as housemade chuchai in flavors such as herbal ginger and pear-lychee.

H. Harper Station

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The first Atlanta cocktail bar to be housed in a former train depot, H. Harper Station shines because of owner Jerry Slater's attentiveness to the classics and flair for reinventing and improving upon them.

One Flew South Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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The busiest airport in the world is also home to one of the city's best cocktail spots. Tiffanie Barriere's award-winning drinks are worth the detour to E terminal.

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Seven Lamps

Bar Manager Kevin Bragg's cocktails stand out in Buckhead, home to many of Atlanta's food and beverage heavy hitters. Try the perfect summer-to-fall-transition slushie, the Ciao Bella, with Fernet Branca, benedictine, apple cider, and Angostura bitters.

Bartaco

It's no surprise that the same folks who gave us Barcelona in Inman Park have another hotspot on their hands in Westside's Bartaco. Enjoy the outdoor seating, the breezy bar, and the summer-y mojitos and margaritas before the fall chill sets in.[Photo]

Bellwoods Social House

Arianne Fielder is behind the stick again, this time as bar manager of Westside's Bellwoods Social House. Choose from classics with a twist like Ari's Old Fashioned, plus bourbon drinks and noteworthy "boot kickers," shots inspired by her favorite watering holes in Atlanta and beyond.

Paper Plane

Decatur is one of the best neighborhoods for cocktails in Atlanta, and its tempting to overlook Paper Plane amongst its bigger, shinier neighbors. Don't. Paul Calvert's current menu, "A History of Drink," inspired by cocktail trends and world events from 1857 to now is not to be missed.

Kimball House

With accolades ranging from Bon Appétit to Southern Living, Kimball House is a must-visit. Miles Macquarrie's ever-changing cocktail list is always seasonal and spot on. Where else can you get smoked bourbon and orgeat made with fresh Georgia peanuts in the same drink? It's aptly called the Good Ol' Boy.

The Luminary

Wrecking Bar alum Ian Cox is now leading the beverage program at Eli Kirshtein's French-American brasserie, The Luminary, the first restaurant to open in the new Krog Street Market development. Expect a lineup ranging from bar standards like the Boulevardier and Vieux Carre to cognac- and chartreuse-influenced seasonal originals. Don't miss Cox's special punch bowls, available only on Fridays.

Craft Izakaya

Craft Izakaya, the second tenant to open at Krog Street Market, also has a powerhouse bar manager. Nate Shuman overseas the beverage menu, which includes Asian-inspired craft cocktails as well as housemade chuchai in flavors such as herbal ginger and pear-lychee.

H. Harper Station

The first Atlanta cocktail bar to be housed in a former train depot, H. Harper Station shines because of owner Jerry Slater's attentiveness to the classics and flair for reinventing and improving upon them.

One Flew South Restaurant & Sushi Bar

The busiest airport in the world is also home to one of the city's best cocktail spots. Tiffanie Barriere's award-winning drinks are worth the detour to E terminal.

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