Sip a few cold ones at these Atlanta pubs

Who doesn't love a pub? Steeped in tradition and devoted to camaraderie, these neighborhood hangouts charm everyone. Plus, what kind of complaint could you have for a place that serves hefty pints, savory pub grub, and a constant dose of hospitality? We choose only the best pubs in Atlanta to give you a feel for how good these places can be. Enjoy a glass of your favorite ale, a plate of fish and chips, and all the tall tales you can bear. Although Fadó Irish Pub is a tradition in town, all of our Atlanta pubs easily deliver the feel-good experience you're craving.

Along with the popularity of craft beers, upscale food, the compliments this beer has become even more popular. Spots like P'Cheen, TAP and the Porter Beer Bar are all pubs that you can expect to find upscale food to nosh on while you sip on tasty beers. Expect to find items like mussels, curry and duck prosciutto.

If you want the largest beer selection possible, be sure to check out Decatur's Brick Store Pub. The two story pub features many, hard-to-find brews as is proven by the large beer menu.

A young crowd looking for fun and games, should definitely visit Ormsby's on the West side. They offer pub fare and video games, skee-ball and other games.

Virginia Highland
Limerick Junction
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Limerick Junction, the only Irish-style haunt in the Va-Hi area, features a terrific repertoire of live Irish folk music every weekend. Indeed, you'll feel as though you've been transported to the Emerald Isle when you sip your Harp or Guinness...  Read More



Boasting a legitimate claim as downtown's coziest watering hole, North Highland Pub offers patrons a welcome break from trendier, more crowded joints in Va-Hi and Little Five Points. From classic storefront windows and old baseball photos to...  Read More



This centrally located Midtown pub is quite popular with the after work crowd. Along with about 9 beers regularly on tap and a selection of beers by the bottle, Cypress Street also offers 5 beers on tap that change out weekly. The food is your...  Read More



Tucked away in the bottom of the Westside Provisions complex, you might miss this pub, it weren't for the "O" on the front of the wood door. Ormsby's is the ideal hang out spot for those who like a casual bar and a little competition. The...  Read More



Billed as an "international bistro and pub," P'Cheen certainly plays the part, boasting a worldly yet urban feel that seems to suit its trendy Va-Hi clientele just fine. It all starts with what designers Keith Frutiger and Anke Schofield did...  Read More



Upon entering TAP, you'll notice the two-story restaurant has seating both upstairs and downstairs. The bar, downstairs is the most crowded and gets absolutely packed on weekend night. The upstairs, where the kitchen is located lends itself to...  Read More



If you have an interest in architecture and historical buildings you definitely need to visit Wrecking Bar. The Victorian home was built prior to 1900 was designed by Architect Willis F. Denny. Before being transformed into a pub it was once a...  Read More

The Porter Beer Bar
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Over 430 beers make The Porter a must for brew-lovers in Atlanta. The Porter makes its home in the Little Five Points neighborhood of Atlanta. The odd L-shaped bar stays pretty crowded on weekend nights. This gastropub serves up excellent food...  Read More

Brick Store Pub
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Brick Store Pub is housed in a 19th-century in heart of Downtown Decatur. Not only offering a fabulous selection of beer, the exposed brick walls and dark wood paneling set the scene for a traditional pub atmosphere. Expect to find an extensive...  Read More



This Buckhead hotspot offers authentic Irish pub atmosphere with food, drink, and entertainment to match. Inside, you'll find quintessential dark-wood bar areas and plenty of "pub" ambiance, though the place does tend to get packed quickly after...  Read More


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