It’s no surprise that in the dog days of summer, Atlanta’s temperatures are blazing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cool off with a refreshing drink. Whether you prefer to sip the night away at a swanky lounge, or pair Southern-food classics with a craft cocktail, Atlanta’s dining scene can serve you what you’re craving.
From D’USSÉ margaritas to blue-hued BACARDÍ rum cocktails, you can find your favorite tipple at the 14 spots ahead. Not only is each one a local favorite, but they’re also all Black-owned business — a great way to show your support for the dining and nightlife scene that makes Atlanta the greatest place to be (even in the middle of August). Just be sure to check each of these spots before you go, as they continue to adapt to new guidelines and regulations in reopening.
A number of restaurants and bars around the metro Atlanta area have reopened and are following the state requirements and CDC guidelines to help make sure you have a fun night (or weekend brunch) out. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit atlantaga.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.Read More