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The 9 Best Atlanta Spots for Delicious Fall Cocktails

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Move over, rosé. It’s Old Fashioned season. For many people, “fall” might mean a trip to go apple picking or a drive to see the foliage, but for right now, we’re focused on the best places to get a well-balanced drink to keep us warm and toasty as temps turn (at least a little) cooler.

Around Atlanta, there are plenty of places to find a fall cocktail — we’ll take ours with Grand Marnier, please — but we’ve narrowed down your options to 9 must-try restaurants. From top-tier steakhouses to an inventive margarita bar, all of these spots will serve up something perfect for the season, and offer to-go options so you can sip safely at home.

A number of Atlanta restaurants have opened for in-person dining. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit dph.georgia.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Le Bilboquet

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Open daily for lunch and dinner, this European-style restaurant brings Parisian café culture to the South. The perfect outdoor space to sit back and enjoy the cooler temps, this bistro serves an array of fall cocktails with an atmosphere that will have you sipping comfortably for hours. You’ll definitely want to cap off your meal with a classic tarte tatin and a Grand Marnier cordial.

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The James Room

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Combine a great atmosphere and a delicious drinks menu — featuring both Grand Marnier and Grand Marnier Cuvée — and you get The James Room. Its cocktail lounge has an elevated speakeasy vibe and features a late-night menu of elevated bar snacks, available till midnight.

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Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

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As the name would imply, this cult-favorite spot — created by a chef who’s just as beloved — is known for soul-food dishes with a modern twist. Think fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and crawfish remoulade. Naturally, you’ll need something to sip with your order. We suggest the Havana Old Fashioned with bourbon, Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre, tart cherry, saffron, and bitters.

New York Prime

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This lively steakhouse sits at the center of Buckhead, which makes it a sought-after space for a night of fine dining. To go with your New York strip or petite filet, order the charred Brussels sprouts (it’s fall, after all), and a cognac drink. New York Prime also offers online ordering, so you can treat yourself to a steak dinner at home.

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Le Colonial Atlanta

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Celebrating the vivid flavors of 1920s Southeast Asia, this Vietnamese restaurant feels like an oasis amid the bustle of Atlanta. There’s a lavish dining room with leather banquettes, plus a breezy-feeling veranda with Parisian-style café seating and curbside orders delivered right to your car. Besides the décor, you won’t forget the exotic cocktails, amped up with ingredients like passion fruit, pineapple, and blackberries.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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Don’t skip over Fogo de Chao’s weekday happy-hour specials featuring $4 snacks and $8 Brazilian-inspired cocktails. When your stomach wants something a little heartier, though, the restaurant has you covered with dishes like Wagyu ancho ribeye and mango Chilean sea bass, as well as a lengthy menu of to-go options (both fully cooked and ready-to-grill).

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Baraonda Ristorante & Bar

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Did someone say charcuterie? Baraonda is open for temporary evening hours and online ordering and serving up a menu of homemade pastas, pizzas, and other Italian delicacies. It would be a shame to not pair your meal with a Boulevardier, honestly. 

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Ecco Buckhead

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When you combine European cuisine with cosmopolitan flair, you get Ecco. Here, the cocktail list is stacked with delicious concoctions and creative names — but we’d never blame you if you went for something simpler: Grand Marnier, neat. 

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Guac y Margys

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If you stop by Guac y Margys, you can technically say you went to the GYM. The name says it all: guacamole and margaritas are served fresh and with delight at this beltline bar. Try the Premium AF cocktail with tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime and agave. 

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Le Bilboquet

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Open daily for lunch and dinner, this European-style restaurant brings Parisian café culture to the South. The perfect outdoor space to sit back and enjoy the cooler temps, this bistro serves an array of fall cocktails with an atmosphere that will have you sipping comfortably for hours. You’ll definitely want to cap off your meal with a classic tarte tatin and a Grand Marnier cordial.

Courtesy of Le Bilboquet

The James Room

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Combine a great atmosphere and a delicious drinks menu — featuring both Grand Marnier and Grand Marnier Cuvée — and you get The James Room. Its cocktail lounge has an elevated speakeasy vibe and features a late-night menu of elevated bar snacks, available till midnight.

Courtesy of The James

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

As the name would imply, this cult-favorite spot — created by a chef who’s just as beloved — is known for soul-food dishes with a modern twist. Think fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and crawfish remoulade. Naturally, you’ll need something to sip with your order. We suggest the Havana Old Fashioned with bourbon, Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre, tart cherry, saffron, and bitters.

New York Prime

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This lively steakhouse sits at the center of Buckhead, which makes it a sought-after space for a night of fine dining. To go with your New York strip or petite filet, order the charred Brussels sprouts (it’s fall, after all), and a cognac drink. New York Prime also offers online ordering, so you can treat yourself to a steak dinner at home.

Courtesy of New York Prime

Le Colonial Atlanta

Celebrating the vivid flavors of 1920s Southeast Asia, this Vietnamese restaurant feels like an oasis amid the bustle of Atlanta. There’s a lavish dining room with leather banquettes, plus a breezy-feeling veranda with Parisian-style café seating and curbside orders delivered right to your car. Besides the décor, you won’t forget the exotic cocktails, amped up with ingredients like passion fruit, pineapple, and blackberries.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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Don’t skip over Fogo de Chao’s weekday happy-hour specials featuring $4 snacks and $8 Brazilian-inspired cocktails. When your stomach wants something a little heartier, though, the restaurant has you covered with dishes like Wagyu ancho ribeye and mango Chilean sea bass, as well as a lengthy menu of to-go options (both fully cooked and ready-to-grill).

Courtesy of Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Baraonda Ristorante & Bar

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Did someone say charcuterie? Baraonda is open for temporary evening hours and online ordering and serving up a menu of homemade pastas, pizzas, and other Italian delicacies. It would be a shame to not pair your meal with a Boulevardier, honestly. 

Courtesy of Baraonda Ristorante & Bar

Ecco Buckhead

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When you combine European cuisine with cosmopolitan flair, you get Ecco. Here, the cocktail list is stacked with delicious concoctions and creative names — but we’d never blame you if you went for something simpler: Grand Marnier, neat. 

Courtesy of Ecco Buckhead

Guac y Margys

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If you stop by Guac y Margys, you can technically say you went to the GYM. The name says it all: guacamole and margaritas are served fresh and with delight at this beltline bar. Try the Premium AF cocktail with tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime and agave. 

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