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Where to Drink Cocktails in Atlanta Right NOW

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With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmaps, it's a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it's a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby. Now it's just as easy to find out where to get a good, stiff drink in this town.

Welcome to Eater's Cocktail Heatmap, a guide to the hot bars of the moment. Rather than feature the perennial favorites, this guide focuses on operations that have opened in the last year or that recently underwent a revamp. Happy drinking, and as always, feel free to write in with other suggestions— and if you're interested, here are the 30 hottest cocktail bars in the country.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Kimball House

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303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-3502
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Mr. Miles Macquarrie, previously of Leon's Full Service, is now behind the bar at Kimball House, which opened last month in the historic Decatur train depot. From absinthe frappes to bourbon and whiskey, KH's got everything you could want.

2. Paper Plane

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340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
Paul Calvert's cocktail lair, housed behind Victory Sandwich Bar, has already made a name for itself as one of the top bars in the city. The list makes its way from light to boozy; pick your pleasure accordingly.

3. Ink & Elm

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1577 N. Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 244-1541
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With three distinct spaces for cocktail enjoyment, Emory Village's newest— and classiest— restaurant has a drink for every occasion.

4. Article 14

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1180 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
With the addition of star bartender Arianne Fielder, Midtown's Article 14 has a newly updated cocktail list. Scope classics, A14 signatures, barrel-aged drinks, and beer-tails.

5. Common Quarter

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1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA
The latest concept from the Local Three/Muss & Turner's team, Common Quarter, is out in Marietta. That shouldn't stop you from heading OTP to order what might be one of the best Old Fashioneds in the metro area. [Photo]

6. Holeman & Finch Public House

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2277 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 948-1175
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Holeman & Finch has obviously been around for a while, but the bar's Fall menu launches this Thursday— Halloween!— with brand-spankin'-new drinks from the current bartenders, including manager Melissa Hayes. [Photo]

7. BoccaLupo

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753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-2332
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You'd think you'd want a glass of wine at Inman Park's darling new pasta spot, but grab a cocktail instead. They'll match well with anything you order; favorites so far are The Tourist and The Confessor.

1. Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Mr. Miles Macquarrie, previously of Leon's Full Service, is now behind the bar at Kimball House, which opened last month in the historic Decatur train depot. From absinthe frappes to bourbon and whiskey, KH's got everything you could want.
303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

2. Paper Plane

340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Paul Calvert's cocktail lair, housed behind Victory Sandwich Bar, has already made a name for itself as one of the top bars in the city. The list makes its way from light to boozy; pick your pleasure accordingly.
340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

3. Ink & Elm

1577 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30307
With three distinct spaces for cocktail enjoyment, Emory Village's newest— and classiest— restaurant has a drink for every occasion.
1577 N. Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30307

4. Article 14

1180 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
With the addition of star bartender Arianne Fielder, Midtown's Article 14 has a newly updated cocktail list. Scope classics, A14 signatures, barrel-aged drinks, and beer-tails.
1180 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

5. Common Quarter

1205 Johnson Ferry Dr., Marietta, GA
The latest concept from the Local Three/Muss & Turner's team, Common Quarter, is out in Marietta. That shouldn't stop you from heading OTP to order what might be one of the best Old Fashioneds in the metro area. [Photo]
1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA

6. Holeman & Finch Public House

2277 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Holeman & Finch has obviously been around for a while, but the bar's Fall menu launches this Thursday— Halloween!— with brand-spankin'-new drinks from the current bartenders, including manager Melissa Hayes. [Photo]
2277 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. BoccaLupo

753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
You'd think you'd want a glass of wine at Inman Park's darling new pasta spot, but grab a cocktail instead. They'll match well with anything you order; favorites so far are The Tourist and The Confessor.
753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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