Sometimes what happens out of the office can be just as important as what goes on in the boardrooms and conference rooms of companies and organizations all across the metro area. Atlanta’s movers and shakers need to eat and drink, so why not combine the art of doing business with imbibing and hit up some of the great bars and restaurants in Atlanta where you might just seal that big deal. It doesn’t matter what part of town you live or work in, here are some of Atlanta’s best places to meet for business drinks.
1180 Peachtree St., Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30309
Article 14 is a celebration of Atlanta and its rich culture. That culture includes great spots for indulging in some business over drinks. Patrons like to say they are treated special at Article 14. Whether you need an attentive staff member or want to be left alone to conduct your business or meeting, the staff here knows what you want and need, and delivers. A great menu is offered if your drinks turn into dinner and dessert. Located right on Peachtree Street, Article 14 should be your destination for business drinks and more.
2460 Cumberland Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
Located conveniently near the Cumberland Mall and Vinings business districts, Padriac’s may look unassuming, but it’s one of the top destinations for business drinks in the Atlanta area. Ask employees at the Home Depot’s corporate headquarters across the highway and they will all point you in the right direction. From pints to martinis and even a great wine selection, Padriac’s has you covered. If you get hungry, ask for a menu and get some fantastic pub grub. Padriac’s is a great spot, give it a try.
687 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA 30316
The Grant Park area of Atlanta is hot. Over the past few years, businesses have set up shop in the area and that means new restaurants and bars have sprouted up. There is no better bar to meet for business drinks than bar ONE. As a bonus, this place serves up some of the best tapas in the city. This is the upscale that you wouldn’t expect to find in Grant Park, so come out and soak up the atmosphere for happy hour or even a late-night meeting.
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1318 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068
Located on the Johnson Ferry Road corridor in East Cobb, Suburban Tap is one of the busiest spots in the area, but don’t let that fool you. There is plenty of room inside, and on nice days, you can have your drinks outside. Suburban Tap’s bar is loaded and ready for you and your business associates. Inside you will find spacious booths and tables that will accommodate any business meeting. Order a pitcher or two or let the bartenders whip up their special concoctions. When you need a break, the “Tap” has a great selection of video games for your enjoyment.
Holeman & Finch
2277 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
Locals know that Holeman & Finch is one of the best spots in town. If you want to impress some business clients from out of town, take them to Holeman & Finch and make sure you not only try the specialty cocktails, but also a pint of ale while talking shop. Stay until 10 p.m. so you can try one of the limited number of cheeseburgers that become available at that hour. Your clients will leave impressed and you will get your business completed, courtesy of the folks at Holeman & Finch.
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