47. The Bar at the Colonnade


Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

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Whippersnappers may scoff at a joint that closes at 9 p.m. (10 on Fridays), but the clientele of this restaurant, founded in 1927, could hold their own with any millennial. The bar is often packed by 5:30 p.m. Regulars—the same “gays and grays” crowd at the adjoining restaurant—typically stake out the comfy seats in front of the fireplace and claim the seven high-backed stools at the bar. 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-874-5642, colonnadeatl.com