(📷: The Southern Gentleman)

The Best Whiskey Bars in Atlanta

When you think whiskey, you may not immediately think of Georgia, but Atlanta actually has a variety of top distilleries and whiskey bars. You are sure to love these. 

You are sure to have a great time at this Atlanta distillery. (📷: Old Fourth Distillery)

American Spirit Whiskey Exchange

American Spirit Whiskey Exchange has three locations around Atlanta and is the largest distillery in the state, distilling fine bourbon, rye, single and double malt, vodka and gin. Check the website for the special events offered at each location including tours, comedy nights and more.

Where: 1000 White St. SW, Atlanta; 199 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta; 900 Battery Ave., No. 1035, Atlanta

Foxtrot Liquor Bar 

Foxtrot Liquor Bar offers craft cocktails and small plates in a comfortable high-end space in Midtown. The warm and inviting interior is a great place to bring guests or meet friends after work. Attend Whiskey Education Thursday’s (one Thursday each month) for small bite food pairings and whiskey tastings. Collect stamps in your tasting passport to earn rewards.

Where: 45 13th St. NE, Atlanta

Independent Distilling Company 

Independent Distilling Company was founded to create small-batch handcrafted spirits. The selection includes rums and whiskeys. Stop in for a specialty flight or craft cocktail, or pick up a bottle after enjoying a tour.  

Where: 731 E. College Ave., Suite D, Decatur

Local Three Kitchen & Bar 

Local Three Kitchen & Bar is a popular whiskey tasting bar. It is home to one of the largest and most diverse whiskey collections in the Southeast, featuring more than 500 whiskeys and making it a great spot for whiskey lovers. Join the whiskey tasting series and taste top whiskey flights. Local Three also offers beer, wine,  fresh food and special events.

Where: 3290 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta

Old Fourth Distillery 

Get a literal taste of Atlanta with this unique lineup. (📷: Old Fourth Distillery)

Started by two brothers, Old Fourth Distillery offers handcrafted spirits including gin (which is vapor infused with Juniper Berries foraged from Oakland Cemetery), vodka, lemon liquor, Atlanta’s only bottled-in-bond bourbon and whiskey. At the distillery you can enjoy a craft cocktail or unique spirit flight in addition to tours and special events. Fun fact: Old Fourth Distillery is technically a Speakeasy because of the hidden bathroom door in the Tasting Room.

Where: 487 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta

The Southern Gentleman 

Choose from an extensive list of whiskeys at The Southern Gentleman. (📷: The Southern Gentleman)

This Southern-inspired gastropub offers upscale modern Southern cuisine accompanied by cocktails and an extensive list of whiskey offering by the glass or flight. Dine in the sophisticated space for dinner, Sunday brunch or for special events or holidays like Father’s Day.

Where: 3035 Peachtree Road, Atlanta

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Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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