Lucky Decatur is home to the metro area’s best all-around neighborhood pub, a versatile stomping ground with a sunny dining room serving creative casual bites, a winding come-hither bar, and a chill courtyard patio. The thick drink booklet shows the same appealing range: a connoisseur’s beer list (the place is run, after all, by the owners of the Brick Store Pub around the corner), a smart roundup of wines (love the dozen choices of Champagne), and pages of artisan spirits. The cocktails shine brightest due to Miles Macquarrie, who uses the trendiest spirits in ways that make cocktails taste balanced and instantly classic.
Drink This: Bermuda Triangle with Banks 5 Island white rum, Carpano Antica Formula, Cynar, apricot liqueur, and bitters.
131 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, leonsfullservice.com
This listing originally appeared in our June 2012 issue.