Northside Tavern has been around since 1972, which makes it a classic by default, and it hasn’t changed much over the years, which is why we like it. It’s the definition of a dive bar, with cheap beers and strong well drinks, but it’s also maybe the only place on the Westside with live music seven nights a week.
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Le Fat is a Vietnamese bistro in West Midtown that serves all of the classics, along with a few French and Chinese dishes.
JCT Kitchen & Bar
Go to this Westside staple for the fried chicken, but stay for the cocktails, patio, and burger.
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Ormsby’s in West Midtown is a great spot for groups, with two floors, wine and beer, and games like bocce and darts.
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
Sister Louisa’s is a quirky and fun dive bar with ping pong tables, religious decor, and cheap drinks.
Atkins Park Tavern
Atkins Park in Virginia Highlands is one of the oldest bars in Atlanta, and it’s great for a beer and a burger.
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Two Urban Licks in Old Fourth Ward has a tower of wine barrels that they serve from on tap and great small plates, so come with a date or a group.
MJQ Concourse in Old Fourth Ward is a no frills, cash only place to dance. Head there late, and in clothing you don’t care about.
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