18. Trader Vic’s


This bar beneath the Hilton Hotel isn’t just an Atlanta gem—as one of only two remaining Trader Vic’s locations in the country, it’s a national treasure, too, especially among tiki purists. The dark, wood-paneled bar is just as awash in pseudo-Polynesian kitsch—think bamboo-woven chairs and dangling pufferfish—as it was in the chain’s midcentury heyday, and the drinks have hardly changed since this location’s opening in 1976. Order the bar’s infamous, mouth-puckeringly sweet (and deceptively strong) mai tais and let the escapism take you far away from Peachtree.

255 Courtland Street

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