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Candace Wheeler
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A home grown Georgia peach.

Southern Spirits: Best Spots to Get Tipsy in Atlanta

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As a mid 20-something, finding a great place to grab a drink with friends can be a chore. Either the crowd is too lively, too drunk or the drinks too watered down. With so many locals looking to enjoy a family dinner, celebrate a special occasion or just unwind after a long day a spot to grab a drink is the perfect find. Here are a few great watering holes I've discovered along the way.
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Loca Luna

Loca Luna is a fun Latin inspired tapas and bar spot in the city. There is a fully stocked bar that offers a host of cocktails and their award-winning mojitos -- you cannot go here and not have one! Loca Luna has a festive vibe and holds a weekly salsa series. You can often find live music here and it's a...

Highland Cigar

Highland Cigar isn't the typical bar or lounge experience. The swanky, lounge vibe makes Highland a cool place for non-smokers to try out something new and cigar aficionados will appreciate the wide selection of cigars available. Located on N. Highland Ave, this bar is close to some of the city's...

D'Vine Wine Bar & Shop

D'vine Wine Bar is a cozy gem tucked away in the Chamblee Dunwoody area. Opened nearly nine years ago, it's the perfect spot to hangout with friends, family (kids are allowed here) or have a low-key date night. D'vine has a full wine list and food menu -- try the flatbread pizza, the Mac and cheese or any...

SweetWater Brewing Company

This brewery is a beloved watering hole for many Atlantans. Known for its unique brews, Sweetwater is a great spot for events and to test your palette for wine and beer. Sweetwater gets its name from the Sweetwater Creek where the original brewery was located. The brewery is now in the middle of the...

Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Brewery has been generating quite a buzz around the Atlanta beer scene recently. Their brews began pouring in select bars over the summer and they have recently opened the doors to their brewery and tasting room. The brewery specializes in Belgian-style American IPA. They are now...

Vino Venue

Vino Venue is a wine lover's paradise. Here you can shop from over 200 selections of wines, taste nearly 50 glasses of wine in house, or attend wine education classes. There is also a small selection of artisanal beers available here. Vino has only been open for two years, but has become popular. It's...

Wine Shoe

Wine Shoe is a small wine shop located in the Castleberry Hill Arts district, which has become a favorite night time spot in the city because of its interesting boutiques, bars and art galleries. It's also near several of the cities most well-known historically black colleges and universities, so...

Terra Terroir

This place is located in a strip mall in the Brookhaven neighborhood, but don't let that fool you. Inside Terra is a super chic wine bar and kitchen that offers food and an extensive wine menu by the glass or bottle. For art lovers, this place has beautiful artwork throughout the restaurant. They have...

Pour Bistro

Located in the Brookhaven neighborhood, which is a haven for families and drawing a younger crowd due to its proximity to Buckhead and the popular Lenox Mall. Pour serves cocktails and has a large selection of wines to choose from. Along with the bar there is American style cuisine served here. Wine...

Krog Bar

Owner Kevin Rathbun came up with the concept for Krog bar after a visit to Spain. The restaurant builds on Rathbun's interest in creating intimate dining experiences by using tapas or "small plates. The bar has an eclectic decor, with lots of wood work and paneling inside the restaurant as well as...