19. Victory Sandwich Bar


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Victory burst onto the scene in 2011 as a scrappy little sandwich spot with excellent sliders, an instant-hit ping-pong table, and a wicked sense of humor. Then, there was the slushie machine. It didn’t take long before Ian Jones and Caleb Wheelus’s boozy, frozen whiskey and Coke exploded in popularity, becoming an iconic Atlanta drink (and making them Georgia’s top seller of Tennessee whiskey). The original location was razed in 2013 for a new development, but their Bernina Avenue digs (there’s also a Decatur outpost) boasts ample patio space, high-stakes table tennis, and grade-A people-watching, thanks to its perch near the BeltLine. 913 Bernina Avenue, 404-963-1742, vicsandwich.com