Is there anything better than great bar food while you’re out for the night? Southern soul food is already a must while in the region, but these bar bites take it to a new level. From fried pierogies to a truffle grilled cheese or the best peanuts in town, these snacks will keep your belly happy in the bar.
Visit these establishments for the best bar bites in Atlanta.
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Located in Decatur, this pub has a number of good brews on tap and a great cocktail list too. No matter what you’re drinking, the real question is which small plates to order. Cozy up in a booth and order the butterbean hummus, fried pierogies and the soft pretzel to start with.
This mid-town haunt is a local favourite. The drinks are well-made and strong, and the food is mouth-watering. There’s plenty of outdoor space for nice evenings, and the atmosphere combined with what’s coming from the kitchen will keep you there all night. Try the cornbread with persimmon butter.
Orpheus is relatively new on the Atlanta brewing scene compared to others, but it became an instant favourite. With interesting beers and trivia nights, there’s always a crowd here. There are typically local food vendors on site any night, so you’ll never go hungry. Visit Frita Kale-O for an empanada.
SweetWater might be Atlanta’s biggest brewery, and it is certainly the city’s tried-and-true go-to option. Each year they even throw a music festival and work to protect and preserve Georgia’s waterways. The brewery is quite large, so there’s plenty of space for groups and a great outdoor area.
Bring your pup, and munch on some boiled peanuts while you’re there.
This speakeasy-style bar is home to a wonderful bar food menu. The drinks are hand-crafted and strong, but the food shines just as well. “The” Grilled Cheese with truffle butter and pecorino spread can’t be beat, but the black eyed pea hummus with naan is pretty tasty too.
Cypress make traditional pub food local with its soft pretzel served with SweetWater IPA beer cheese dip. There are tons of brews on tap, and the cocktails pack a punch. For another snack to munch on, go with the pub fries or the SweetWater-fried mushrooms.
Monday Night Brewing grew out of a bible study group who started crafting their own beer. Today, there are board game nights and an event most Thursdays. Visit the Garage location for a relaxed environment and good local barbeque.