The Best Bars In East Atlanta, Georgia

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East Atlanta is home to a diverse array of attractions, such as theaters, beaches, museums and restaurants. In addition to good food, there is a good drinks scene, with the neighborhood housing some of the best bars in the Atlanta. Check out 10 of the best bars in the area.

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The Earl

The Earl bar is best known for hosting local and national bands for its patrons to enjoy as they drink, and the bar’s newsletter provides customers with information regarding upcoming shows. In addition, The Earl offers a range of delicious food, including burgers, salads, sandwiches, hedonistic burgers, and bar snacks.

The Midway Pub

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The Midway Pub boasts a large beer selection and a delicious menu. It offers daily specials, brunch, a late night menu served between 11pm and 2pm, and hosts events such as birthday and anniversary parties.


Mary’s is a popular LGBTQ hang-out and is also a key player on the karaoke scene – or ‘Mary-oke’, with over 15,000 tunes to sing along to. It also hosts weekly and monthly special events for their customers. Voted one of the hottest gay bars in multiple local magazines, this bar does what it can to make sure the customers have a great night out.

529 Bar

529 Bar hosts live music acts six nights a week, specifically up and coming talent and touring acts from Australia. The owners believe that music is one of the most important things in life, which is why they welcome any band that will draw a good crowd.


The ILounge is a combination of a club and a lounge. It boast comfortable sofas and an intimate setting, allowing guests to sit back and enjoy some hookah or take to the dance floor. The martini lounge and live DJ provides an atmosphere like no other.

Vickery’s Bar & Grill

Vickery’s Bar & Grill offers Southern cuisine alongside a vast selection of beer and cocktails. The locale is a much loved spot for families, as their kids menu boasts a variety of filling and healthy options. The bar also hosts game nights, such as Cast Tab on Thursdays, where customers can win up to $25, Bingo on Saturday nights, and Bocce.


Offering a diverse collection of beers and cocktails, Argosy loves to update its customers on news and upcoming events in the venue. Serving brunch and dinner, this bar is a nice place to stop for a bite to eat anytime during the day. Unable to stop by for a quick bite? They also deliver so that their customers can still enjoy a delicious meal from the comfort of their own homes.

Ziba’s Restaurant and Wine Bar

Located near Grant Park Historic District, Zoo, this bar is known by many as ‘Grant Park’s Best Kept Secret’. Their Mediterranean-inspired menu is full of fresh produce, and they also offer an assortment of cocktails, beer and champagne, as well as an international selection of wine. The menu options range from salads and mussels to sandwiches and entrees. Check out this hidden gem and see what it’s all about.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Housed in the basement of an old Victorian Mansion, this bar offers its customers a traditional dining experience. The Wrecking Bar Brewpub won the award for ‘Best Brewpub’ for three years running back in 2011, and has been featured in a magazine about Atlanta’s Best Bars. Serving specialties like Mac ‘n’ Cheese, crispy pig ears and cheddarwurst corn pups, this bar provides an array of mouthwatering American fare, as well as beer that is brewed on the premises.

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