Buckhead’s grooviest rooftop bar and lounge, St. Julep (@stjulep), is a diamond in the rough between its over-the-top sips, noshable bites and insane skyline views, not to mention its vibrant, colorful aesthetic (hello, Instagrammable moment). Opt for the seasonal boozy soft-serve ice cream if you’re feeling crazy, and pair it with the Sichuan tots or Cheeeese Mozz corn dog for the ultimate flavor explosion.
From bacon-wrapped dates to pork cheek tacos, The Iberian Pig (@iberianpig) brings the Spanish tapas of your dreams to life. Don’t miss “jamón happy hour” Monday through Friday, complete with discounted cheese and charcuterie boards and $5 drinks.
If you’ve lived in Atlanta for more than a week, you’ve heard of Johnny’s Hideaway (@johnnyshideaway). The go-to spot for a nightcap (and probably some questionable decisions) since 1979, Johnny’s draws Atlantans of all ages with its mix of tunes—everything from ’50s jazz to today’s top hits—and always keeps you coming back for more.
Expect mouthwatering biscuits and brunch staples like the pimiento omelet, French toast, and chicken and waffles at Buttermilk Kitchen (@buttermilkkitchen). Opt for a little hair of the dog via the Red Eye Russian or a tried-and-true bloody.