36. Highland Tap


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In a dimly lit cellar below the bustle of Virginia-Highland, old-hat bartenders have been pouring stiff drinks since 1989. The speakeasy vibe, with red leather banquettes, stone walls, carpet, and dark wood, comes without pretense, and the iced gin martinis come with a sidecar. 1026 North Highland Avenue, 404-875-367, nightcapfoodandspirits.com