By Marlena Turner

In the city of Atlanta, the bar scene is like no other. From iconic bars where some of American’s greatest politicians call their watering hole, to bars with world renowned burgers, or famous pubs that serve some of Atlanta’s best dishes, you can place your bet on a many locations in our great city. Each on offers a unique experience unlike the other. Here are the most iconic bars to visit in the city of Atlanta.

Manual’s Tavern
602 North Highland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-3447

Since the 1950s Manuel’s Tavern has been a night-life haven for crowds in the Poncey-Highland area of Atlanta.Their menu features classics such as burgers, steaks, and wings, as well as over 30 beers on tap and many to choose from in bottles. Most recently updated, it still holds that old charm that patrons have come to know and love.

The Porter Beer Bar
1156 Euclid Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(405) 223-0393

Tucked in one of the coolest neighborhoods, Little Five Points, The Porter Bar has become as staple for locals to dine and drink some of the best beers on tap and bottle in the city. Known for their comfy wooden booths and exposed bricks, they wrap great beer with a flare like no other bar in the area. They also have an excellent rotating menu of amazing food that can rival any fine dining restaurant in the city. Try their goat cheese fritters with a pint and it will leave you coming back for more!

Wrecking Bar Brewpub
292 Moreland Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 221-2600

Great drinks, amazing food and great people, what more could you ask for? Little Five Points is the mecca of great bars with unique and tasty food, and Wrecking Bar Brewpub is among the leaders in the pack. Their delectable menu of bar food is creative and tasty. It’s location, the basement of Little Five Points’ historic Victor H. Kriegshaber House, adds to its appeal. Their creative brew of beers includes Sow Your Wild Oatmeal Porter, Spruce Juice Pale Ale, and Partition Rustic Urban Ale beers. Come by, enjoy a beer you won’t find anywhere else, and eat some of the most tasty bar food that the city of Atlanta has to offer.

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Cypress St. Pint And Plate 
817 West Peachtree St. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243

When pint and plate is included in the name of a great bar, how can you not visit? It’s one of Midtown Atlanta’s most popular locations where all come to enjoy a pint and a plate of great bar food. It’s a popular local hangout with daily features like trivia Wednesdays and 1/2 off apps Friday. Not to mention, during football season you’ll find it crowded with locals cheering for their favorite team enjoying some of the many beers they offer on tap that change frequently during the seasons. Located near Georgia Tech within Midtown, it’s easy to find and easy to locate this wonderful restaurant, but make sure you take a Lyft or Uber the area parking can become quite scarce.

Holeman And Finch 
277 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 948-1175

Holeman and Finch has to be one of the most iconic bars in Atlanta with one of the most iconic burgers in the United States. Yep I said it, the United States. They are famous for their mouth watering cheeseburger, which is now on their menu, day and night. Their burger use to be a special menu item that only the late night crowd got to experience, exclusively served after 10 p.m. One of the best in the country, it’s a double patty on a house-made bun with melted cheese, pickles, onions, and a side of fries. They have other quality dishes but let’s face it, everyone orders the burger. The burger aside, Holeman and Finch is one of the best contemporary bars with a wide selection of beers and cocktails to wash down that amazing burger. Make it your first stop when visiting the city of Atlanta, you won’t be disappointed.

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