10. Elliott Street Deli & Pub


Opened by brothers Mike and Pete Jakob in 2006, this 600-square-foot bar wasn’t even meant to be a bar: Originally, the siblings purchased the building, behind which the Mercedes-Benz Stadium now looms, to house their construction business. Twelve years later, the tiny spot has become a gathering spot for artists, musicians, bikers, and downtown business types alike, who crowd shoulder-to-shoulder in the bar’s cozy confines (heads-up: it only fits about 30 people at a time). Head here for cheap beer, old soul tunes on a circa-1971 jukebox, live jazz sets, and some of the best deli sandwiches in town.

51 Elliott Street

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