The Best Bars In Brookhaven, Atlanta

Photo of Elaine Elliott
9 February 2017

New and old bar establishments in the Brookhaven area have given this North Atlanta neighborhood a wide variety of choices for after work cocktails or late night drinks. Visitors can choose from sleek wine bars, quaint dive bars, happy hour drinks with oysters or tacos, or DJs with dancing.

There Brookhaven

A neighborly gastropub offering craft cuisine and cocktails. Owned and operated by Brookhaven locals, There provides a casual environment that welcomes businessmen after work, visitors, students, and anyone else looking for a good meal and drink. Pair a house made beverage with tasty bar food like fried avocados, spicy Georgia peanuts, fried pickles, grit cakes, or rosemary garlic fries.

The Righteous Room’s Interior | Courtesy of The Righteous Room

The Righteous Room

North Brookhaven’s best dive bar offers good eats and booze for reasonable prices. The 20-year-old bar has unique perks such as a jukebox and a magnolia tree growing right in the middle of the establishment. This is a go-to spot for locals, especially during happy hour or sports games. Righteous Room is a fun place for adults to hangout with dogs on the patio or with the funny bartenders inside. Visitors will enjoy the unique atmosphere, comfort food, humble magnolia tree, and Southern hospitality in this laid-back bar.

PURE Brookhaven Rooftop | Courtesy of Greg Galla

PURE Brookhaven

Brookhaven has a variety of dining options, but PURE is the best option for young adults who want to sip margaritas and eat freshly made tacos on the stylish rooftop patio every evening. This is a great spot to meet new friends in the evening while mingling on cozy furniture, watching a sports game, and enjoying the views of Brookhaven. PURE has been known as one of the best Mexican restaurants in the great Atlanta area, and this new location in Brookhaven is setting the bar for great eats, views, and company.

Bloody Mary | anthony/flickr

Pub 71

This Irish pub has a lot to offer for its guests. There is a wide selection of beer, signature cocktail drinks that are $4 on Wednesdays, bottles of wine are half off on Sunday, trivia, live music, food, and weekend brunch (LINK to Brookhaven Brunch Spots) with bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys. Pub 71 takes pride in its family-oriented servers, who put hospitality and a fun time before anything else.

Interior | Courtesy of The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail

If visitors are looking for an authentic dive bar experience, The Rusty Nail is the place to be. The large center bar is paneled with dark wood and a stream of bright lights and hanging mugs. The menu serves up American eats, Southern BBQ, and daily drink specials. A jukebox, dart board, Saturday trivia, Keno, and an indoor smoking section are some of the many amusing perks for guests. The Rusty Nail is a true down-to-earth, country-style bar that locals love.

Guinness Beer | rogue2408/flickr

Montie’s Public House

Montie’s is a local sports pub that locals flock to to avoid the crowds of other establishments. They offer late night kitchen food, darts, Foosball, Wii, a shuffle board, and stout drinks. Come enjoy late night DJs and a beer or cocktail 365 days a year at Montie’s.

Icon Ultra Lounge

Icon Ultra Lounge is a trendy nightclub for local Atlantans. The bar will make visitors feel included with their hospitality and comedy shows. This is a great place if visitors are looking for $5 martinis and a reason to stay up until 5 in the morning. The music and dancing keeps this place going until the sun rises.

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