27. Bookhouse Pub


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Come for the chill vibe and creative cocktails at this divey, faux–Pacific Northwestern lodge (by far, the coolest strip-mall destination in all of Atlanta). Stay for the covert Twin Peaks references and serious bar food. The back patio, anchored by an open-air tiki lounge, is as eerily enchanting as the dim interior, with its backlit panels of stained glass depicting various totems and its menacing, wood-carved statues. 736 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 404-254-1176, thebookhousepub.net