The Bar Report: The Best Cocktails in Atlanta, Georgia

The city’s top concoctions are dished out at lively restaurants and accompanied by excellent eats.

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Chasing down top-quality cocktails in Atlanta more often leads to busy restaurants rather than the austere hotel bars or the overly-themed faux-speakeasies that have become so popular in other cities. There are pros and cons: While you can always find a bite to wash down with your drink, not every venue is open on Sunday and Monday. The city does embrace the flavor trends happening around the nation, however. We see bourbon everywhere; an affinity for bittersweet Italian amari; and seasonal ingredients like end-of-the-summer watermelon and welcome-to-fall apples. Here are the five recommended spots to visit on your next trip.