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Where to Drink Right Now: 10 Epic Boozy Punches

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All month, we'll be featuring weekly cocktail maps perfect for beating the late summer heat. First there were bubbly cocktails, and now, correspondent Laura Scholz brings you a guide to Atlanta's boozy punches.
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It's cocktail central here at Eater Atlanta this month, and we've pulled together a list of the best boozy punches in the city. From concoctions made with coffee, beer, bourbon (or all three) to potent sangrias and tequila-based bowls made for sharing, there's something in this guide for everyone. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
Laura Scholz


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1. Lure

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1106 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 815-4700
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Punch is better when it's shared. Lure offers three bowled varieties, but you can't go wrong with the Pre-Siesta. The almond horchata, honey syrup, and tequila combination pretty much guarantees an afternoon nap. [Photo]

2. KR SteakBar

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349 Peachtree Hills Ave NE #D2
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-8820
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Only on Fridays and Saturdays can you get a taste of KR Steakbar's weekend-only punch bowl. Since the bartenders dream up a new concoction using shrubs, housemade syrups, and more each weekend, there's always a reason to go back. [Photo]

3. H. Harper Station

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904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 732-0415
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Yes, H. Harper has a great craft cocktail menu, but Jerry Slater and his team also serve up a pretty stellar punch. The bar's AWP Punch, with beer, rum, peach, mint, sugar, lemon, housemade ginger beer, and of course, bourbon, stands up to the rest of the drink menu. [Photo]

4. One Eared Stag

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1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-4479
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What's better than One Eared Stag's weekend brunch? Pairing Chef Phalen's offbeat menu with bartender Bradley Wyatt's's Brunch Punch, made with Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Baileys, rye whiskey, and Frangelico, topped with Duck Rabbit Milk Stout. [Photo]

5. Proof and Provision

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659 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 897-1991
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At Proof & Provision, mixologist Nate Shuman whips up a daily brew called Shuman’s Punch. Liquors and mixers rotate daily, but each punch is topped with either sparkling wine or beer for extra booziness. [Photo]

6. The Optimist

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914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 477-6260
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Oysters at the Optimist's oyster bar go down smoother with the Fish House Punch. This boozy mix features Gosling’s black rum, brandy, black tea, sugar, lemon, and Leopold Brothers’ peach whiskey. [Photo]

7. 5 Seasons Brewing

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1000 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 875-3232
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5 Seasons Westside is known for its beer selection, but don't miss the 5-Made Rum Punch. The combination of mango rum, cranberry, pineapple, and orange juice satisfies all of your booze cravings and gives you a kick of Vitamin C. [Photo]

8. Tap: A Gastropub

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1180 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 347-2220
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Peachtree people watching is even better with TAP's Porch Swing Punch, made with white whiskey, peach puree, TAP lemonade, mint leaves, and club soda. [Photo]

9. Cook Hall

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3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 523-3600
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Happy hour just got even better. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, Cook Hall serves up Punch Out @ 5, a rotating selection of seasonal, potent boozy punches served by the mugful. [Photo]

10. Sister Louisa’s Church

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466 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-8275
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No trip to Church is complete without a glass (or five) of Sister Louisa's Spiritual Sangria, owner Grant Henry's popular boozy specialty. [Photo]

1. Lure

1106 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Punch is better when it's shared. Lure offers three bowled varieties, but you can't go wrong with the Pre-Siesta. The almond horchata, honey syrup, and tequila combination pretty much guarantees an afternoon nap. [Photo]
1106 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

2. KR SteakBar

349 Peachtree Hills Ave NE #D2, Atlanta, GA 30305
Only on Fridays and Saturdays can you get a taste of KR Steakbar's weekend-only punch bowl. Since the bartenders dream up a new concoction using shrubs, housemade syrups, and more each weekend, there's always a reason to go back. [Photo]
349 Peachtree Hills Ave NE #D2
Atlanta, GA 30305

3. H. Harper Station

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Yes, H. Harper has a great craft cocktail menu, but Jerry Slater and his team also serve up a pretty stellar punch. The bar's AWP Punch, with beer, rum, peach, mint, sugar, lemon, housemade ginger beer, and of course, bourbon, stands up to the rest of the drink menu. [Photo]
904 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

4. One Eared Stag

1029 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
What's better than One Eared Stag's weekend brunch? Pairing Chef Phalen's offbeat menu with bartender Bradley Wyatt's's Brunch Punch, made with Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Baileys, rye whiskey, and Frangelico, topped with Duck Rabbit Milk Stout. [Photo]
1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

5. Proof and Provision

659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
At Proof & Provision, mixologist Nate Shuman whips up a daily brew called Shuman’s Punch. Liquors and mixers rotate daily, but each punch is topped with either sparkling wine or beer for extra booziness. [Photo]
659 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

6. The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318
Oysters at the Optimist's oyster bar go down smoother with the Fish House Punch. This boozy mix features Gosling’s black rum, brandy, black tea, sugar, lemon, and Leopold Brothers’ peach whiskey. [Photo]
914 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. 5 Seasons Brewing

1000 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
5 Seasons Westside is known for its beer selection, but don't miss the 5-Made Rum Punch. The combination of mango rum, cranberry, pineapple, and orange juice satisfies all of your booze cravings and gives you a kick of Vitamin C. [Photo]
1000 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Tap: A Gastropub

1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Peachtree people watching is even better with TAP's Porch Swing Punch, made with white whiskey, peach puree, TAP lemonade, mint leaves, and club soda. [Photo]
1180 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. Cook Hall

3377 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Happy hour just got even better. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, Cook Hall serves up Punch Out @ 5, a rotating selection of seasonal, potent boozy punches served by the mugful. [Photo]
3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

10. Sister Louisa’s Church

466 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
No trip to Church is complete without a glass (or five) of Sister Louisa's Spiritual Sangria, owner Grant Henry's popular boozy specialty. [Photo]
466 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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