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Best hotel bar


AltoRex Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Palomar. Photo: Sarah Dorio

AltoRex Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Palomar. Photo: Sarah Dorio

1) AltoRex Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Palomar Atlanta Midtown

You say, “Great view, great atmosphere.” The nomination also praised the bar’s attractive clientele.

2) The Sun Dial at the Westin Peachtree Plaza

3) Drinkshop at the W Downtown

4) Trader Vic’s at the Hilton Atlanta

5) Livingston at the Georgian Terrace


drinkshop1) Drinkshop at the W Downtown

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Forget the retro vibe and uber modern construction: I come to sit at the bar and have a well-made drink. Cool, calming colors and a huge block of ice to my left, I simply spout out a liquor and the barkeep brings a surprise, made seemingly just for me.”

2) AltoRex Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Palomar Atlanta Midtown

3) The St. Regis Bar at the St. Regis Atlanta in Buckhead

4) Park 75 Lounge and Terrace at the Four Seasons in Midtown

5) Lumen at the Ritz-Carlton downtown

57 comments Add your comment

VoiceOf Reason

December 7th, 2009
3:12 pm

There’s a bar in the Omni Hotel. Just at the top of the escalator, to the right. I think its called Latitudes. Love it.


December 7th, 2009
3:30 pm

My two go-to places are the Four Seasons (for happy hour right after work) and the St. Regis (for drinks after dinner).


December 7th, 2009
3:43 pm

The Sun Dial!


December 7th, 2009
3:57 pm

Whiskey Blue at the W Buckhead is not just by far the best hotel bar – it is the best bar in Atlanta.

Susan Moore

December 7th, 2009
4:02 pm

Four Seasons

Tim from lawrenceville

December 7th, 2009
4:09 pm

trader vics.


December 7th, 2009
4:30 pm

Stackstone Grille at Century Center Marriott. Hot female bartender and a great male bartender.


December 7th, 2009
4:35 pm

Big fan of AltoRex, the sundial is classic if a bit touristy.


December 7th, 2009
4:51 pm

Trader Vic’s, hands down.

Buckhead Guy

December 7th, 2009
5:08 pm

St Regis Buckhead…


December 7th, 2009
5:11 pm

The Four Seasons, absolutely.

Middle GA Guy

December 7th, 2009
5:12 pm

Blu Sky at the top of the Comfort Suites Atlanta Airport Hotel. Great atmospere, great people, and great food and drinks.


December 7th, 2009
5:13 pm

Trader Vic’s at the Atlanta Hilton. There’s no other place like it in the world–and I include other Trader Vics. Drink Shop at the W Hotel isn’t bad either.


December 7th, 2009
5:38 pm

The Artmore on West Peachtree has a very nice little bar.


December 7th, 2009
6:10 pm

Upper terrace bar at Hotel Palomar in Midtown, truly like being in a posh LA club terrace.

Brooke Gerstenecker

December 7th, 2009
6:10 pm

The Four Seasons Hotel…ALL THE WAY!

Tom Wyatt

December 7th, 2009
6:36 pm

The W. Midtown, The Ritz Carlton Buckhead, Halo, and I agree the Omni Hotel Bar is perfect. Lots of options in Atlanta and depending upon my mood i’ve plenty to select from. I love the A.


December 7th, 2009
11:23 pm

MIXX is awesome


December 8th, 2009
12:29 am

Spring/Summer is ideal for AltoRex @ Palomar. Winter nights I dig any of the bars at the W’s – like Drinkshop, Whiskey and Whiskey Blue.


December 8th, 2009
10:41 am

The Sun Dial


December 8th, 2009
11:54 am

The Sun Dial for its atmosphere!


December 8th, 2009
1:51 pm

Livingston Bar / Georgian Terrace – awesome!


December 8th, 2009
2:16 pm

AltoRex or the outside bar at the W Hotel in Midtown.


December 8th, 2009
2:41 pm

Ritz Buckhead


December 8th, 2009
5:59 pm

Clermont Lounge. People forget that its actually in the basement of the Clermont Motor Lodge.


December 8th, 2009
6:58 pm



December 8th, 2009
7:00 pm

The Sundial has the best drinks and view in the Atlanta area.

Scott Murdock

December 8th, 2009
9:16 pm

My ex and I used to love the Segovia lounge in the four seasons, because of the subdued lighting and romantic atmosphere, but we broke up in 2003 and I haven’t been there since.if I can come up with an excuse for going to midtown, I might just swing through with my new lady. I don’t know about the drinks, but the sundial definitely has the view, especially @ night.


December 9th, 2009
8:18 am

Marlowe,s on Lavista rd.


December 9th, 2009
9:31 am

Livingston at the Georgian Terrace in Midtown!! So much fun to do right before a show at the Fox!!


December 9th, 2009
11:05 am

Rooftop bar of that downtown hotel. What is it? The Glenn or the Dylan? Great set up.


December 10th, 2009
10:56 am

Late night drinks at The Mansion for sure….


December 10th, 2009
1:25 pm

TRADER VICS! Big Mike and a Pina Colada!


December 10th, 2009
5:41 pm

no place in atlanta like the Sun Dial – especially during a summer night thunder storm – plus the jazz group that plays there


December 11th, 2009
7:35 am

Who has time to drink? Much less the money for a 15$ martini?


December 11th, 2009
8:34 am

A little off topic…I sure miss Daily’s.


December 11th, 2009
10:20 am

I would def. have to say The St. Regis Bar as it is ALWAYS busy and has a great atmosphere!


December 11th, 2009
12:48 pm

Artmore for sure… so low key and classy!

The Grinch

December 12th, 2009
9:37 am

I second the Clermont. Inexpensive and lots of fun.


December 12th, 2009
10:14 am

St. Regis Bar is the best in Atlanta


December 12th, 2009
10:15 am

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December 12th, 2009
11:17 am

Definitley the W, from the places I’ve been thus far… The atmosphere, the staff, and above all the beverages! A+

Boyd Simpson

December 12th, 2009
11:43 am

Atlanta’s best bar is at New York Prime in Buckhead, no question about it. Four Seasons in Midtown is also good as is the Tavern at Phipps. On the perimeter McKendrick’s is a clear winner.


December 12th, 2009
2:02 pm

Four Seasons………no question!


December 12th, 2009
4:32 pm

Drinkshop, downtown W.


December 12th, 2009
5:57 pm

UGA 30
GT 24


December 12th, 2009
5:58 pm

Hands down…THE W HOTEL-DOWNTOWN ATLANTA location…45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-582-5800. Out of the four W hotels in the City of Atlanta, this one is the very best! The place has three (3) different bars/lounges…”The Living Room Bar,” “The Drink Shop Lounge” & “The Wet Bar.” Besides, it’s where A LOT of celebrities from all ethnic groups hang out with a crowd of down-to-earth people who are not “sweating” them all night! Awesome atmosphere!

Scott Anderson

December 12th, 2009
6:32 pm

The Waverly Hotel at Galleria

Bar in the round

Awesome atmosphere and good service


December 12th, 2009
6:43 pm

It’s not exactly in Atlanta, but close. The Hotel Indigo in Athens is a happening place in a happening town. And downstairs at The Rialto Club is too cool for that school.

I am whatever you say I am

December 12th, 2009
8:37 pm

Hands down! The Whiskey bar at the W midtown!