Manuel’s Tavern

Nothing says “Atlanta” better than this venerable institution, founded in 1956 by staunch Democrat Manuel Maloof and now run by his family. Politicians, writers, law enforcement officers, celebrities, and regular joes mingle in a warren of rooms and commune over chicken wings, hot dogs, bur­gers, and perfectly decent grub. Lunch and a weekend breakfast make it possible for the city to live at Manuel’s nearly round the clock.