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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Seven Lamps

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3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 467-8950
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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.

2. Bartaco

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969 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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]

3. Bellwoods Social House

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1000 Marietta St NW Ste 200
Atlanta, GA 30318
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.

4. Paper Plane

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340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
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.

5. Kimball House

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303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-3502
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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.

6. The Luminary

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99 Krog St NE Suite Y
Atlanta, GA 30307
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.

7. Craft Izakaya

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99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA
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.

8. H. Harper Station

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904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 732-0415
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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.

9. One Flew South Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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Terminal E
Atlanta, GA 30337
(404) 816-3464
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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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1. Seven Lamps

3400 Around Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
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.
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

2. Bartaco

969 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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]
969 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Bellwoods Social House

1000 Marietta St NW Ste 200, Atlanta, GA 30318
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.
1000 Marietta St NW Ste 200
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. Paper Plane

340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
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.
340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

5. Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
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.
303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

6. The Luminary

99 Krog St NE Suite Y, Atlanta, GA 30307
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.
99 Krog St NE Suite Y
Atlanta, GA 30307

7. Craft Izakaya

99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA
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.
99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA

8. H. Harper Station

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
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.
904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

9. One Flew South Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Terminal E, Atlanta, GA 30337
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.
Terminal E
Atlanta, GA 30337

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