The 10 Best Bars In East Atlanta, Georgia

Photo of Sierra Brown
9 February 2017

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.

Guest performances at the Earl | © dangerismycat/Flickr

The Earl

Bar, Pub Grub, American
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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.


Gay Bar, Pub Grub
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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.


Bar, Australian, American
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529 Bar with Lindsey Appel and others
529 Bar with Lindsey Appel and others | © John Ramspott/Flickr
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.

Address & telephone number: ILounge, 1287 Glenwood Ave SE # D, Atlanta, GA, USA.+1 404-627-9339

Vickery’s Bar & Grill

Bar, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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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.


Restaurant, American, Spanish, $$$
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Mural in East Atlanta Village
Mural in East Atlanta Village | © Bradley Huchteman/Flickr
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

Bar, Wine Bar, American, Mediterranean, $$$
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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Picatta
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Picatta | © alanagkelly/Flickr
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

Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
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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.