30 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Atlanta.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
The Mercury is the best restaurant to go for a date, birthday, or surprise promotion dinner at Ponce City Market.
This unique spot in Buckhead is a beach house for half the year and a ski house for the other, serving South African-inspired dishes.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
The Iberian Pig in Decatur is a great spot to go for tapas, wine, and one of the cities best (and only jamon-centric), Happy Hours.
Ladybird Grove in the Old Fourth Ward is the perfect outdoor spot for when you want to grab drinks and food somewhere that reminds you of summer camp.
Tin Tin, from the same team as AIX next door, is a casual bar and you could come for a glass of wine and small plates or a cocktail and full meal.
Ink is a small, dimly-lit bar in the back of 8arm where the bartenders will make each person a unique drink.
The Painted Pin in Buckhead is a bowling alley you'll actually want to bring friends to, from the actually good food to the Moscow Mule slushies.
Eclipse di Luna is a tapas spot in Buckhead with live music and free salsa lessons on Thursdays.
One Eared Stag in Inman Park has a menu of interesting small plates and entrees, and a Monday family-style fried chicken dinner.
Nina and Rafi is an Old Fourth Ward pizza spot with a menu of inventive specialty pies alongside the classics.
Buteco in Grant Park is an all day spot where you could come for coffee, lunch, drinks on a date, or a late night samba dance party.
Momonoki is a Japanese spot in Midtown serving ramen, katsu, and donburi, and has a cafe attached with matcha and soft-serve.
Little Trouble in West Midtown, feels like a bar from the future, with its dimly, neon-lit space along with yuzu cocktails and sake juice boxes.