35. Atkins Park


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. Weekends are SRO in the bar and adjoining patio.

What’s playing Dave Matthews Band or something like it
The scene A largely college-aged clientele exudes a meat market feel as the evening wears on. (bar and patio only)

794 North Highland Avenue (also in Smyrna)
Designated parking
Smoking (bar and patio only)

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