No establishment has done more to raise Atlanta’s cocktail consciousness than Holeman and Finch, a bastion of free-thinking alchemy where smoked egg whites may be a secret ingredient and where Greg Best and Andy Minchow (co-owners among several others) encourage democracy, with the staff banding together to create quirky, exquisite drinks. So much of the food—the platters of charcuterie and Southern cheeses, the cornmeal-fried oysters, the fatty pleasures like gratin of bone marrow—goes marvelously with the libations.
Drink This: Burn Notice, a feisty intro to H&F’s aesthetic, comprising barrel-aged gin, Cocchi Americano, Dolin rouge vermouth2, herbal Amaro Montenegro liqueur, and orange bitters.
2277 Peachtree Road, holeman-finch.com
This listing originally appeared in our June 2012 issue.