49. Taco Mac, Virginia-Highland

Even though the chain boasts more than twenty-five restaurants in the Southeast, this original recipe (circa 1979) is still charmingly intimate—reminiscent of the building’s past life as, yes, a taco stand. Beer offerings aren’t as robust compared with newer, super-sized locations (twenty-four draft, 150 bottle), but it’s a worthy trade-off for service that feels more neighborhood bar and less corporate dynasty.

Don’t miss Pint Night Thursdays—order the beer of the month, leave with a logo glass
Check out The Fred, a not-so-secret speakeasy at the Sandy Springs location. Open to Brewniversity members and their guests. More at thefredbar.com.

1006 North Highland Avenue
Designated parking

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