Whiskey bar

Atlanta’s Best Whiskey Bars

When you think of whiskey, you might not immediately think of Georgia, but Atlanta actually has a variety of top distilleries and whiskey bars. You are sure to love these.

Choose from a long list of whiskeys at Southern Gentleman. (📷: The Southern Gentleman)

Spirit American Whiskey Exchange

American Spirit Whiskey Exchange has three locations around Atlanta and is the state’s largest distillery, distilling fine bourbon, rye, single and double malt, vodka and gin. Check the website for special events offered at each location, including tours, comedy nights and more.

Or: 1000 White St. SW, Atlanta; 199 Armor Drive NE, Atlanta; 900 Battery Ave., #1035, Atlanta

Foxtrot liquor bar

Foxtrot Liquor Bar offers craft cocktails and small plates in a cozy upscale space in Midtown. The warm and inviting interior is a great place to bring guests or meet friends after work. Attend Whiskey Education Thursdays (one Thursday per month) for small bites and whiskey tastings. Collect stamps in your Tasting Passport to earn rewards.

Or: 45 13th Street NE, Atlanta

Independent distillation company

Independent Distilling Company was founded to create craft spirits in small batches. The selection includes rums and whiskeys. Stop in for a special flight or craft cocktail, or grab a bottle after enjoying a tour.

Or: 731 E. College Ave., Suite D, Decatur

Three local kitchens and bar

Local Three Kitchen & Bar is a popular whiskey tasting bar. It houses one of the largest and most diverse whiskey collections in the Southeast, with over 500 whiskeys and making it a great place for whiskey lovers. Join the whiskey tasting series and taste the best flights of whiskey. Local Three also offers beer, wine, fresh produce and special events.

Or: 3290 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta

Former fourth distillery

Founded by two brothers, Old Fourth Distillery offers craft spirits including gin, vodka, lemon liqueur, bourbon and whiskey. At the distillery, you can enjoy a craft cocktail or a unique spirit flight in addition to tours and special events.

Or: 487 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta

The Southern Gentleman

This Southern-inspired gastropub offers upscale modern Southern cuisine accompanied by cocktails and an extensive list of whiskeys available by the glass or by the plane. Dine in the sophisticated space for dinner, Sunday brunch, or for special events or holidays like Father’s Day.

Or: 3035 Peachtree Road, Atlanta

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Joleen Pete lives outside of Atlanta with her husband and their son. On weekends, they like to head into town for family fun and exploring. Joleen is the travel and family lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.