The 5 Best Bars In Emory And Virginia Highland, Atlanta

Chicken Wings
Chicken Wings | Courtesy of Diesel Filling Station
Sierra Brown

The city of Atlanta is home to Emory University. For those who are looking to experience the city’s nightlife scene, we have selected the best bars in the area surrounding Emory University and the nearby Virginia Highland neighborhood.


1. Marlow’s Tavern

Restaurant, American

Marlow’s Tavern keeps Emory guests happy with its warm atmosphere, offering John Metz’s modern-tavern menu. Marlow’s design focuses on providing modern comfort and is dominated by a black and white motif, creating a fashionable look enhanced by black and white photographs and Chicago-style brick walls. While enjoying a glass of your favorite wine, cocktail, or cold beer, indulge in the tavern’s neighborhood feel. The bar features an open kitchen, community tables and large cozy booths, and they serve some of the best American tavern fare in town.

2. Slice & Pint

Slice & Pint

Slice & Pint sets itself apart from the rest of establishments with their motto that states there are four food groups; beer, pizza, chocolate, and other stuff. Their rotating selections of handcrafted beer, homemade infusion cocktails and wine by the bottle and glass are unbeatable. Don’t forget to check their pizza menu – they make pizza with their handmade pizza dough and special mix of old world Italian yeast, trappist beer yeast, and organic flour. They also offer a variety of appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, providing guests with more than just great brews.

Address & telephone number: 1593 N Decatur Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA +1 404-883-3406

Pizza | © Ubik123/pixabay

3. George’s Bar & Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, American

George’s Bar & Restaurant opened in 1961 and has been serving some of the best burgers in town alongside great beer ever since. The interior of the bar reflects the ‘hip sensibilities’ of the surrounding area while paying tribute to Atlanta’s vibrant past. The relaxing environment of the restaurant offers comfortable seating. This is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite drink and choice of George’s famous burgers with friends, family, or a group of co-workers.

4. Moe’s and Joe’s Tavern

Bar, American, Pub Grub

In 1947, a couple of years after coming back home from World War II, brothers Moe and Joe Krinsky opened their tavern specializing in cold beer, hot dogs, and hamburgers. They hired their first employee in 1949, and the legendary Mr. Horace McKinnie served the patrons of Moe’s & Joe’s until he retired in 2001. In the 1950’s Pabst Blue Ribbon began to be served on tap, and people from all over the city still visit the bar to savor the drink. This tavern is popular not just among locals but also travelers and the Georgia Tech and Emory crowds.

5. Diesel Filling Station

Bar, Pub Grub

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Courtesy of Diesel Filling Station
Diesel is a lively sports bar unlike any other in Atlanta. This bar is equipped with a large projection screen and offers a make-your-own burger menu and more than 50 kinds of beer. This is the ideal spot for those who enjoy a vibrant nightlife atmosphere. Diesel makes it easy to order a round or two of your favorite beer or cocktail – the inviting environment will make you want to stay for a few hours. This is one of the few bars in the area that hosts events that deviate from the typical trivia night, such as Texas Hold’em and Wii bowling, Guitar Hero, and Rockband. Diesel will keep you and your friends entertained for hours.

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