Oysters you must try in ATL
Here are some unique drinks to try in Atlanta at some of my favorite watering holes in the city. Where do you like to grab a unique cocktail in the city? Do you have a spot that I must try? Let me know in the comments!
I love a good Bloody Mary, the spicer the better in my book. After every race it’s a tradition of mine that I drink one (or more) and of course they’re the perfect cocktail for brunch! Grab one from these spots next time you run a 10K or dress up for brunch with your people.
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Parish Inman ParkPost Peachtree Road Race Bloody Mary’s. The PPRR it the largest 10K in the work (60K + runners), and my favorite 4th of July tradition (well with the Bloody Mary of course).
SerpasThe celery stick alone is enough to make me smile but the fact that you can see the spices in the glass make me really excited!
Varuni NapoliHow about a spicy Bloody Mary with a side of breakfast pizza. Yes, please!
West Egg CafeThe ‘Spicy Maria’ with a short stack + chocolate chips because I was at the crack of down for a freezing cold 5K in Atlanta. I really do love my post race Bloody Mary tradition (& carbs lol).
Wheatley Vodka-MaryOr.. you could make your own Bloody Mary at home with some Wheatley vodka (from the buffalo trace family) and spice it up how ever you want. I love a piece of pickled okra, tomato and celery!
Happy hour in Atlanta is a favorite past time of mine. Each of these places are some of my favorites spots, they don’t all have the same vibe but each one is unique! Check out these spots for your next happy hour.
The Golden Eagle | Reynoldstown – Think sexy, dark and masculine vibes. Teal velvet u-shaped bar with camel colored leather barstools, candles and music from an old record player. One of my favorite happy hour spots for the moody vibe (& great cocktails too). If you want a more light atmosphere, sit on their patio and grab some tiki drinks!
Little Trouble | West Midtown (West Side Provisions District) – The neon lights are calling. Not only do they have amazing cocktail options but their neon logo sign that beckons you down a long hallway is one of the most instagramable spots in Atlanta.
Lloyd’s (or what I like to call Grandpa’s basement) | Inman Park – Lloyd’s has a ‘dive bar’, late 70’s vibe to it. I always say the only thing they’re missing is a cigarette machine. Which bathroom do you want to take a selfie in, the green one or the pink one.. Regardless, their happy hour offers $5 (that’s tax included) Dirty Martinis (vodka or gin), Vespers (my new fav cocktail), Manhattans and Cosmopolitans. They also partners with a local brewer (Arches Brewing) to develop their own light beer.
Watchman’s | Inman Park (Krog Street Market) – Oyster’s on the half shell, whistles and sharks in your glass. What’s that, oh if you order this special menu item in early March the sirens will sound and a whistle will be blown (think, at the beach and a shark is spotted) then your server will bring out the first cocktail below! And never miss their eggnog around the holidays. It’s one of the best in the city (you can also sip it at their sister restaurant Kimball house).
The Whiskey Project | OTP in Roswell – To all of my fellow whiskey lovers, get here ASAP. The well bourbon… is WELLER green label!! You read that correctly. This place has the best whiskey line up of any restaurant I’ve been too.
Need a few more spots to grab a drink? Try New Realm brewery for amazing sunset views, Tiki Tango for flaming cocktails, The James Room for a James Bond/James Dean inspired vibe, Pour Taproom to try all the beers and seltzers you’ve been wanting to try but not buy a whole 6 pack of, there’s also the hotel Clermont (holy city views) and Twelve (on top of Ponce City Market). Need more recommendations? Ask me below, and if you have a recommendation, let me know!
xoxo – L