While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, happy hour is definitely the most important time of the day. After a long day of work, there’s really few things than can get you to unwind and let go of the daily pressures and nothing beats a cold and refreshing cocktail at hand, whilst savoring tasty bites with your friends at some of the city’s hottest spaces.
Not to mention the always welcome deals that come with happy hour! So, catch up with your besties over a couple of drinks and a delicious meal at some of Atlanta’s best happy hours. Take a look below to find out which ones are our favorites.
Located on the second floor of Buckhead Village, this modern restaurant is “an eclectic bohemian escape and culinary adventure”, inspired by the flavors and techniques of Mediterranean countries like Spain, Greece, Morocco and beyond. These are reflected on their wide range of dishes, including the grilled lamb chops, chicken tagine and patatas bravas.
The happy hour at Gypsy Kitchen features $8 wine varietals, $10 infused gin tonics, flatbreads and tapas to share with friends, and more! You can’t leave Gypsy Kitchen without trying their sangria. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4-6pm.
🍹 3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Buckhead 30305
If you’re a fan of oysters, you don’t want to miss the oyster happy hour at Beetlecat. The upscale oyster bar and cocktail lounge features globally inspired seafood and custom drinks. Savor the fresh and delicate oysters or the countless other seafood dishes and wash them down with good wine, good beer, or maybe some Tea-juana Punch. What’s more, the price never feels upscale at their oyster happy hour, every Monday to Friday from 4-5pm!
🍹 299 North Highland Avenue NE, 30307
3. Biltong Bar
Located at the Central Food Hall of Ponce City Market, Biltong Bar is an innovative gastropub that is dedicated to reinventing South African street food and cuisine. Their motto is “Beef Jerky and Booze” and understandably so. They’re best known for their biltong, a South African beef jerky snack, and house-crafted and refreshing cocktails.
Happy hour at Biltong Bar has great deals on snacks and drinks from 12pm onward. You have to try their charcuterie board loaded with an array of meats and cheeses.
🍹 675 Ponce De Leon Ave 152, NE, 30308
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Elsewhere Brewing was created by Sara and Sam Kazmer, after years of travelling around the world, meeting with brewers and drinking the best beer these places had to offer. It’s a warm and welcoming space, where friends can get together, enjoy a cold brewski after a long day’s work.
Happier Hour at Elsewhere Brewing is Tuesday through Friday from 5-7pm and all day Sunday. Enjoy your delicious brews out on their awesome patio. Happy Hour has great deals on cocktails and snacks, including Ruby Red Vodsod, made with vodka and grapefruit and cheesy fries in North Mississippi cheese sauce and half pound burgers, and more!
🍹 1039 Grant St SE Suite B34, 30315
5. Le Colonial
Founded in 1993, Le Colonial is an upscale French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant that offers timeless fine dining at its best. With bold flavors reminiscent of 1920’s Saigon, the restaurant has received high acclaim at its four locations in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and Lake Forest, making it a local favorite in each spot.
Available Monday to Saturday from 5-7pm, the Social Hour at Le Colonial isn’t to be missed. There’s draft beer, wine and cocktails, and yummy bar bites. The cocktails here are next level, so make sure you have a designated driver!
🍹 3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Buckhead 30305
‘Fadó’ in Gaelic means “long ago” often used when starting a story in Ireland. And that’s exactly what Fado Irish Club aims to do, tell stories of Ireland’s pub culture and cuisine, their people and love of sports. Great for both bites and drinks during happy hour, or if you want to catch a game with your friends, you’ve got to check out Fado’s, now with two locations in Atlanta.
One is located in Buckhead and the other in Midtown. There’s even a great patio at both locations, so you can enjoy your drinks in the sun. Happy hour is available Monday to Thursday from 2-7pm. Start the evening with an Aperol Spritz and a tomato caprese salad and see where the night takes you.
🍹 273 Buckhead Ave, 30305
🍹 933 Peachtree St, 30309
Establishment is a popular dining spot for celebrating special occasions and private parties. With more than 20 beers on tap, it’s also great for ordering a cool and refreshing pint. Their delicious meals range from risotto, steak and sandwiches to Mac N Cheese and hearty soups.
They have after work specials every Monday through Friday, from 4-6pm. We suggest trying The 426 Sliders with their Goldrush cocktail on the side, which has Maker’s 46 Bourbon, fresh lemon juice, honey and orange bitters.
🍹 1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 517, Midtown 30305
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