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Whiskey Blue, the Wine Loft, and the Bookhouse Pub

Hot right now: Three for the weekend

3/1/2009

1. Whiskey Blue


The Bookhouse Pub: Benjamin Rhoades
Leather couches, swirl rugs, and sheer curtains adorn this mod venue stretching across the rooftop of the W Atlanta- Buckhead. Guests ascend in a glass elevator and emerge onto an outdoor walk that leads to the dim, candlelit lounge. Pick from a seasonal selection of drinks such as the vanilla mint-tini and take in the Midtown skyline on one of two terraces. The clubby music is great for dancing, but the limited space is not. $12 to valet for two hours. 3377 Peachtree Road, 678-500-3100, starwoodhotels.com
 
2. The Wine Loft
This sprawling wine bar in the Luckie Marietta district may seem swanky—posted rules include “no Bluetooth, no excessively baggy clothing, no muscle tees”—but the staff is friendly, and comfy couches and plenty of nooks encourage casual interaction. Choose from more than ninety wines by the glass and 230 by the bottle; half-price bottles are available every Tuesday, while Wednesday tastings explore variations on a theme. Small plates such as lamb lollipops and prosciutto-wrapped figs keep you sated as you sip. 300 Marietta Street, 800-350-5122, thewineloftatl.com
 
3. The Bookhouse Pub
From the folks behind MJQ Concourse comes the more staid but equally singular Bookhouse Pub, a Poncey-Highland watering hole named for the secret society on Twin Peaks. Draft offerings span high-gravity Belgian beers and raspberry Lindemans, and you can follow up duck confit or arugula salad with an order of funnel cake. The strip-mall exterior masks a rich, Gothic interior of dark wood, stained glass, totems, and, of course, books. Out back, Chinese lanterns twinkle above a sunken, tree-lined patio. 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 404-254-1176, thebookhousepub.com

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