39. Cafe 290


See all 50 Best Bars

Surprise! The best place to hear jazz in metro Atlanta is the ground floor of a two-story office complex in Sandy Springs. Septuagenarians and 20-somethings, all dressed to the nines, tap their feet in a drop-ceilinged, carpeted space that can withstand the blast of a 16-piece big band and amplify a tight quartet. Covers range from $10 to $15 for live acts every night except Tuesday. 290 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs, 404-256-3942, cafe290atlanta.com