3. Ticonderoga Club

Ticonderoga Club
The backbar at Ticondergoa Club

Photograph courtesy of Ticonderoga Club

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While co-owner Greg Best maintains, “We’re not a bar,” one of the principal reasons to visit this whimsical Krog Street Market establishment—besides the celebrated clam roll—is the chance to tipple James Beard–nominated cocktails prepared by Best and fellow star mixer Paul Calvert. There’s only a handful of bar seats, so come prepared to sit at a table; part of the fun is checking out the nautical-kitsch decor and cheeky club manifestos scattered about. 99 Krog Street, 404-458-4534, ticonderogaclub.com