‘Tis the season officially. Black Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving is here, and its time to wind down now that work is done for the holiday. For most, it’s been a hectic week filled with last minute work and confirmations from which family members are coming to visit for the Thanksgiving holiday, but fear not, your favorite local pub has you covered. If you’re like most, in need of some serious relaxation time before the holiday craziness. With plenty to do on Thanksgiving Eve, as bars everywhere host parties and offer drink specials check out the best Black Wednesday bars in Atlanta.
Midtown Promenade
931 Monroe Drive N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 249-9869
www.theindependentatlanta.comWant to go to a place where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came? Well that’s not just a Cheer’s song reference, it also references a little known bar called the Independent in the Midtown Promenade near Piedmont Park off Monroe Drive. What’s to like about the Independent, well its in a vibrant part of town, it has pool tables, darts, board games, and an excellent bar with many options on tap, as well as top shelf liquor options. One of their most popular nights is their trivia night. However, a warning for those who don’t like smoky environments, the Independent is a free smoking environment.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 221-2600
www.wreckingbarbrewpub.comHave you ever had an experience where amazingly brewed beer is combined with immaculate, creative and tasty dishes? Wrecking Bar Brewpub is tucked in the heart of cool neighborhood in Little Five Points. It looks like a big house yet inside it’s rustic atmosphere is built with stone walls, wooden tables that’s somewhat shrouded in darkness adds to the ambiance. The services, food, and beers are all excellent. It’s relaxed and welcoming to all which means they don’t take reservations, its completely first come, first served. If you’re looking for a variety of great beers with flavorful food to match, check out Wrecking Bar Brewpub on Black Wednesday.

Smith’s Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 875-1522
www.smithsoldebar.comThere aren’t many widely known bars in Atlanta known more than Smith’s Olde Bar. It’s a bar that many iconic artists have performed at and excited crowds with two rooms dedicated for that purpose. If a game is on, Smith’s can also turn into the perfect location to watch your favorite team place on TV. They also have pool tables, darts, DJ’s on weekend nights and upstairs is their live show rooms where musicians come to play their stage weekly. Be advised, parking in the area is scarce so car pooling, Uber, or Lyft is best for this location.

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The Porter Beer Bar 
1156 Euclid Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 223-0393
www.theporterbeerbar.comFor amazingly locally brewed beer and great food, look no further than Porter’s Beer Bar. It’s located in Little Five Points, yet it stands out among the rest in the trendy area filled with great bars. It’s not a very big place, yet it’s cool interior design throughout is completely mesmerizing and its easy to fall in love with the artwork illuminated by the lighting throughout the bar. What makes the Porter Beer Bar so unique is their rotating menu based off seasonal foods with drink pairings. Depending on the time of the year, you’ll have a different experience, yet always worth your while.

Sister Louisa’s Church Of The Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium
466 Edgewood Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-8275
www.sisterlouisaschurch.comIf I told you that you could drink, swear, smoke, and play ping pong in Church would it change your mind about spending hours there? Sister Louisa’s is perhaps a bit sacrilegious for the religious yet an utterly unique experience for any bar goer. Located on Edgewood Avenue, Sister Louisa’s décor inside is probably the best conversation starter of the night with satirical religious photos and sayings, overhead lamps with cross decorations, puppets of Steve Urkel and Peewee Herman, clowns and more. It’s weird, shocking, and fun that’s not to be taken seriously, and after a long hard week, it’s the perfect place to wind down.

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Post Author: Marlena Turner.

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