20. Argosy


Photograph by Raymond McCrea Jones

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The owner of Bookhouse Pub and underground dance dive MJQ joined forces with two former employees in 2013 to launch a gastropub that’s a bit more upscale without losing the crew’s signature grit. In this soaring-yet-warm, vintage-inspired space, you’ll find a massive beer list with plenty of spunk, including special tappings of limited releases that might be gone within a couple of days, only to make room for the next big thing. (Heads up: The crew is also behind brewpub Sceptre Brewing Arts in Oakhurst.) 470 Flat Shoals Avenue, 404-547-0407, argosy-east.com