At one point in time, The Vortex was the undisputed best burger place in town. It was also known as the reason why giant red-eyed skulls haunted our childhood dreams. Lots of new contenders have entered the “best burger in Atlanta” conversation over the years, but you can still always count on this place after you leave Euclid Avenue Yacht Club or Elmyr. They’re open late and make a lot of burgers that sound especially good after a few drinks, like one with pimento cheese and another with peanut butter, bacon, and plantains (a.k.a. The Fat Elvis).
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The famous Nashville chain opened a location in Little Five Points and while the waits are still long, their hot chicken is definitely worth it.
Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Head to Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points for a huge selection of beers on tap along with elevated bar food in a nice space.
The Porter Beer Bar
We’d go to The Porter just for the Belgian fries, but they also have a long list of beers and lots of great vegetarian options too.
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Sweetwater Brewing Company
Head to Sweetwater Brewery in Armour Yards for beer on a big patio with live music, or to take a tour that includes tastings.
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.
If you want to watch sports and eat food that wasn’t microwaved, head to The Albert in Inman Park for a great burger and over 70 different beers.
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Fred’s Meat & Bread
Fred’s Meat & Bread in Krog Street Market predictably makes sandwiches, but with some cool combinations and an amazing burger.
Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social is where you got after a Braves game when you want to eat, drink, bowl, sing karaoke, or play arcade games.
Lloyd’s Restaurant and Lounge
Lloyd’s in Inman Park is like a 1980s fever dream of a restaurant - with its wood paneled walls, booths, and menu of old school staples.
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