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The best of Metro Atlanta: Places to visit by sundown

Saturday, May 30, 2020
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Moving to Atlanta? Night owls and party animals are most welcome – our nightlife is legendary in these parts, with some of the best bars, pubs, and clubs lining Downtown Atlanta and Decatur.

So round up the gang and get ready for a night you won’t forget. From the casual elegance of Bar Margot at Four Seasons to the madness and kitsch of Sister Louisa’s, you’re in for a treat in Metro Atlanta.

Bar Margot
75 Fourteenth St. Northeast
Four Seasons Hotel
Atlanta, GA

Saunter up to the bar at the Four Seasons Atlanta and choose from a menu of small batch handcrafted cocktails curated by top mixologists like Greg Best and Paul Calvert.

Don’t feel like drinking alcohol? Bar Margot also serves craft espresso-based drinks and other high quality beverages that even coffee connoisseurs will find impressive.

And if you’re feeling peckish, help yourself to some cold meats, artisanal cheeses, handmade pasta, and Contemporary American fare by Four Seasons Restaurant Chef Josh Fryer and Chef Ford Fry.

The bar’s elegant atmosphere and sleek interior makes it the perfect place for romantic dates. The menu never fails to impress.

Midtown is one of the best places to live in Atlanta, and for good reason – Bar Margot’s central location makes it a great stop for after-dinner drinks or a nightcap with the officemates on your way home from work.

Brick Store Pub
125 E Court Square
Decatur, GA

If you’re looking for a laid-back hangout spot that serves traditional pub fare like pot pie and fish and chips, drop by Brick Store Pub. Their Belgian-style bar is no slouch, with over 30 draft beers. Lightweights need not apply.

The pub’s Beer Cellar is legendary in Decatur, with over 800 bottles that will impress the beer snob in your life. You can also enjoy their Beer Cellar at home by ordering online.

If you really get into it, don’t hesitate to buy their pub merch – they sell Brick Store Pub shirts and beanies online as well.

Popular events include Beer & Cheese on the first Monday of each month. Get the chance to try five of their beers paired with five cheeses for a gastronomic experience you won’t soon forget.

Eddie’s Attic
515-B N McDonough St
Decatur, GA

If you want a fun night out with friends and family, Eddie’s Attic is the place to be – known for live music and open mic night, it’s one of the best spots for discovering local talent and catching musical superstars – Sheryl Crow and Indigo Girls have graced the stage.

The food and drinks menu is no less spectacular, with scrumptious dishes like fried mahi-mahi bites, chicken tenders, and brownie sundaes on offer.

Eddie’s Attic is also famed for its drinks, with draft cocktails like Cathead Lemon Drop and The Attic Old Fashioned as well as draft beers like Attic Ale and Blue Moon Belgian-Style White.

Overall, Eddie’s is a warm and welcoming music venue with no pretensions. Come here to let your hair down after the long work week. Better yet, make your way to the stage on open mic night and blow them away with your singing.

Octopus Bar
560 Gresham Ave SE
Atlanta, GA

Octopus exudes sophistication despite the relative simplicity of its wood paneled interior. It’s all in the menu, which changes daily – with skirt steak, smoked bronzino, oyster on half shell, and of course, Spanish octopus, on offer, this bar is for discerning clientele who know good food.

The chefs’ unique culinary backgrounds are reflected in the eclectic menu, which is influenced by cuisines from all over the world.

They also put their drinks on rotation to keep bar-goers on their toes – but you can expect to get some delicious cocktails, wine, champagne, sake, and draft beer on any given night.

Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
466 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA

This loud and irreverent bar is best known for its manic décor, insane costumes, and church organ-accompanied karaoke sessions for pro and amateur singers alike, not to mention that long-winded name.

But don’t let all the kitsch fool you – the house sangria is delicious by all accounts.

Other than the red wine sangria, their beer list is pretty straightforward, with reasonably priced draft and canned beers.

But when it comes down to it, Sister Louisa’s is fun, plain and simple – and sometimes that’s all you need on a night out. Come for the outrageous theme, stay for the ping pong tournament.

Reach out to Natalie Gregory & Co. to live close the Atlanta’s best bars and nightclubs. You can also contact the team at 404.550.5113 and Natalie(dotted)Gregory(at)Compass(dotted)com. We can’t wait to start talking!