50. Atkins Park


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By day, Atlanta’s oldest tavern is a low-key lunch spot. After dark, the center of gravity shifts to its narrow, tin-ceilinged barroom, where sizable beer-quaffing crowds are lively, bordering on raucous. The largely college-aged clientele exudes a meat-market feel as the evening wears on. There’s also a second location in Smyrna. 794 North Highland Avenue, 404-876-7429, atkinspark.com