Night owls can’t get enough of the Atlanta party scene. As you know, this vibrant city is dotted with all sorts of nightlife spots — from snobbish nightclubs to crummy watering holes and everything in between. All these would keep you up until the wee hours. But of course, your Atlanta nightlife experience won’t be complete without a visit to some of its best dive bars where every hour is happy hour!
Here are some of the best dive bars Atlanta Georgia has to offer…
Not an inch of pretension at this popular neighborhood bar which has been around since 1972. If you’re going to ask locals where the best dive bar in Atlanta is, most fingers would point to the Howell Mill Road where this favorite well-worn spot can be found. Featuring live blues every night, Northside offers a nice place where you can chug down cheap beer and be entertained for as long as you like. Getting here is a breeze. With its classic neon sign and dingy brick wall, you certainly won’t miss it.
931 Monroe Dr NE Ste 101
Atlanta, GA 30308
The Highlander has something for everyone-bowling, video games, pinball, pool tables, golden tee, air hockey and more. And let’s not forget the booze and the grub. The menu’s pretty impressive with delish appetizers to go with your tastes-good-enough snifter. Once a month, usually on a weekend, there’s live music for your listening pleasure. Smack in the heart of ATL, it’s very accessible, and close to the city’s major attractions. Party’s on until 3 a.m. on most nights.
488 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
The Earl has so much going on every night. There’s live music, dancing, cheap booze, and bar food that tastes much better than in your average bar. At the back room, there’s an indie scene that you might want to check out. Also, this place offers a meal called “dunch” which is something in between a lunch and a dinner. Although the menu is limited, you might find it difficult to pick your choice because everything sounds (and indeed tastes) yummy.
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
466 Edgewood Ave
Atlanta, GA 30312
The name’s pretty long so when someone asks you where you’re off to, just say you’re going to the church. Just from the name of this dive bar, you know it’s not your typical nightlife spot. One thing to watch out for is the exciting table tennis tourneys happening from time to time. Then there’s the fun karaoke session with a church organ. Yes, a real one. More interestingly bizarre things in store for you when you stop by the “church”.
602 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Offering a variety of American staples (you know, the usual burgers, fries and such) and handcrafted brews (not so typical in dive bars), Manuel’s Tavern draws in a huge crowd every night. There are many other fascinating things about this drinking hole, like the hundred year old bar which lends an old country feel to the whole place, and the attentive staff who gets to know you more and more to make sure you feel right at home every time. It’s no wonder it’s been dubbed as the city’s “quintessential neighborhood bar” by the New York Times.
When you want to have fun sans the fuss, better head to a dive bar. It’s an experience like no other. Take time to visit some of the best dive bars in Atlanta Georgia.
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