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Six Feet Under (Grant Park): What impresses isn’t so much the elevation of this always-busy second-floor rooftop. But close to the railing, you can almost have an out-of-body experience looking at the quiet walkways between the historic tombstones of Oakland Cemetery across the street. Order a cold beer and fill up on crab legs or peel-and-eat shrimp among a diverse, good-natured crowd.

Basement and Rooftop Bars


updated 08.30.13

  • Six Feet Under (Grant Park): What impresses isn’t so much the elevation of this always-busy second-floor rooftop. But close to the railing, you can almost have an out-of-body experience looking at the quiet walkways between the historic tombstones of Oakland Cemetery across the street. Order a cold beer and fill up on crab legs or peel-and-eat shrimp among a diverse, good-natured crowd.
    Six Feet Under (Grant Park): What impres…
  • Highland Tap: Atlanta’s most straightforward tavern, with its wood paneling and burgundy carpet, sits just fifteen steps below the bustling corner of Virginia and Highland avenues. The martinis are still icy, and dinner leans heavily on the meat. Filet mignon Oscar, slow-roasted prime rib, and a famous steak burger made with primo trimmings don’t require that you dress up.
    Highland Tap: Atlanta’s most straightfor…
  • Whiskey Blue: Alas, the W Atlanta–Buckhead removed the cream-colored sofa from the elevator that ascends to its twelfth floor. Once there, though, enjoy the slick bar with its glassed-in terrace perched over Lenox Square. Drinks veer toward the sweet side: Think pear sangria.
    Whiskey Blue: Alas, the W Atlanta–Buckhe…
  • Proof and Provision: A side entrance off Ponce de Leon Avenue leads to the Georgian Terrace’s dusky watering hole. Choose drinks from among the balanced cocktails (including a barrel-aged rye Manhattan) and nibble on Americana whimsies like French bread pizza.
    Proof and Provision: A side entrance off…
  • The Glenn Hotel: Too bad there isn’t a crumb of food offered at Downtown’s most attractive open-sky bar, covered by a butter-yellow canvas canopy and furnished with weatherproof rattan furniture. The space offers a 360-degree view of Atlanta, punctuated with vast forested patches and the city’s curving skyline that stretches to Buckhead. Sip a mint julep variation made with bourbon and peach liqueur.
    The Glenn Hotel: Too bad there isn’t a c…
  • Trader Vic\
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