12. Manuel’s Tavern

Photographs by Patrick Heagney

Perhaps the only bar 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.

Don’t miss The Manuel’s Burger—nothing better fortifies you for the long night ahead
What’s playing CNN or the Braves—drowned out by a roar of conversation
The scene Eccentrics and intellectuals

602 North Highland Avenue
Designated parking

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