13. Manuel’s Tavern

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One of the few bars in town that earns the label “institution,” Manuel’s is beloved by longtime intowners, cops, reporters, and politicos. This is the kind of place where regulars are immortalized with brass nameplates—and where you’re as likely to walk in on a political strategy session as you are a softball team toasting its victory. Nothing better fortifies you for the long night ahead than the Manuel’s Burger, and don’t be surprised if CNN or the Braves game is drowned out by a roar of conversation. 602 North Highland Avenue, 404-525-3447, manuelstavern.com