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Best neighborhood bar

Manuel's Tavern

Manuel's Tavern

YOUR PICKS

1) Manuel’s Tavern

You say, “I think Manuel’s is just the most classic because it LOOKS and FEELS like a classic, has the best food, the best waitstaff, and the best bar. And to those who would argue that it’s strictly a Democrat’s bar, a buddy of mine from South Boston (where they know bars) recently visited and loved it. And he’s a Palin supporter.”

2) Brick Store Pub

3) Moe’s & Joe’s

4) Euclid Avenue Yacht Club

5) The EARL

Brian Maloof, son of founder Manuel Maloof, behind the bar at Manuel's in 2006, just before the bar celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Brian Maloof, son of founder Manuel Maloof, behind the bar at Manuel's in 2006, just before the bar celebrated its 50th anniversary.

OUR PICKS

1) Manuel’s Tavern

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “Politicos and journalists have called it a home-away-from-home since Manuel Maloof first opened his eponymous place in 1956. Maloof passed away in August 2004, but his family carries on the tradition. And though the menu has been gussied-up and the beer list just keeps getting better and better, the grungy essence of the granddaddy of Atlanta bars remains well into its 54th anniversary.”

2) Moe’s & Joe’s Tavern

3) The Euclid Avenue Yacht Club

4) Johnnie MacCracken’s Celtic Firehouse Pub

5) Laseter’s Tavern

279 comments Add your comment

Soupy Sales

August 2nd, 2010
12:43 pm

I’m afraid there’s no contest on this one. Sometimes the classics are classic for a reason.

It’s Manuel’s — hands down.

shalom

August 2nd, 2010
1:43 pm

Six Feet Under on 11 Street

kevin

August 2nd, 2010
1:50 pm

I disagree soupy sales. The Earl or Elliot St. Pub.

Frank

August 2nd, 2010
3:14 pm

we don’t have many in Alpharetta but Kozmo’s is a good spot

Susan

August 2nd, 2010
3:18 pm

Olde Blind Dog in Crabapple

vp

August 2nd, 2010
4:11 pm

Hal Boyd

August 3rd, 2010
5:25 am

Agree Soupy, Manuel’s and Atkin’s Park.

iggy

August 3rd, 2010
5:38 am

Johnnie MacCracken’s just off the Marietta Square. Great Beer on tap and is located in an old firehouse from 1885. Laid back and great staff!

Bubba

August 3rd, 2010
5:45 am

Rocco’s in Marietta. It’s an older crowd and the “new” location maintains the character of the old one. Just not quite so cozy.

Tutt

August 3rd, 2010
5:53 am

Got to check out the Earl. Pretty cool. Good burgers.

monstere366

August 3rd, 2010
6:49 am

McCray’s on the square in Lawrenceville. Roof top deck over looking the city, 39 beers on tap.

Filet-O-Fish

August 3rd, 2010
6:52 am

Rusty Nail on Buford Hwy near North Druid Hills. Mr. Nail’s been taking care of us for 20 years.

iRun

August 3rd, 2010
6:54 am

Manuel’s. Love that place. We go on Fridays and just sit, eat, have some brews, visit. No rush to leave.

Liz

August 3rd, 2010
7:00 am

Manuel’s, of course.

Mary

August 3rd, 2010
7:17 am

Manuel’s — also a perfect place for business meeting or a first date.

gee

August 3rd, 2010
7:18 am

can i vote for a neighborhood bar crawl instead of just one bar? you can eat at the earl, hang on a couch with hipsters and play pool at the graveyard,, and then go get socked in the eye with a wiimote at mary’s. best week night ever.

Cayce

August 3rd, 2010
7:27 am

Brick Store Pub. Not just the best neighborhood bar, but the best bar in town.

Greg

August 3rd, 2010
7:27 am

The Local is my neighborhood bar. I used to live a block away from Manuel’s, but it just never felt right. Still a cool place, just not for me.

Tman

August 3rd, 2010
7:28 am

I agree that Manuel’s is the best neighborhood bar. I have been in several of the Cobb County bars (mainly MacCracken’s and Rocco’s) both are good bars but Manuel’s is best because the food is good, the beer is cold and the service is great!

dorae

August 3rd, 2010
7:31 am

Euclid Avenue Yacht Club

Rando

August 3rd, 2010
7:40 am

The Beer Mug…but alas no more!!! I miss that place.

Glenn

August 3rd, 2010
7:43 am

I don’t have one to add because there are really none in my northwest OTP area. That’s a pretty short list for a metro area of 6 million residents, and that’s sad. Go to any Wisconsin town/city with 1% the population of Atlanta and you’ll get a much longer list of friendly neighborhood/corner bars and taps.

Circus

August 3rd, 2010
7:47 am

Bradley’s Bar and Grill in East Cobb…friendly, excellent food, cold beer…the only neighborhood bar in East Cobb.

Will

August 3rd, 2010
7:50 am

For south Stocbridge,The Wishing Well, is a home away from home.

DC

August 3rd, 2010
8:00 am

Cypress ..Midtown

Ganners

August 3rd, 2010
8:05 am

Johnnie MacCracken’s in Marietta on the square. Love it!

Biggles

August 3rd, 2010
8:09 am

Bubba, I would have agreed with you about Rocco’s if they had not moved. The new location feels like a PX on an army base. I’ll go with dorae’s nomination, EAYC.

Hot Sauce

August 3rd, 2010
8:12 am

Katzkrach Phever

August 3rd, 2010
8:17 am

Trackside Tavern was the greatest neighborhood bar, hands down – and now that it’s coming back – will be the greatest once again.

copdawg

August 3rd, 2010
8:29 am

if we could bring back the “Beer Mug” it would be the best followed by Manuels

Allen

August 3rd, 2010
8:29 am

Brick Store Pub.

Matt C

August 3rd, 2010
8:29 am

Midtown Tavern…Piedmont and Linden.

C. Tampa Ironworse

August 3rd, 2010
8:31 am

Glenn…feel free to move back to Wisconsin. We wouldn’t mind at all.

C. Tampa Ironworse

August 3rd, 2010
8:32 am

PS: Brickstore, The Grove, James Joyce…are all great spots.

George

August 3rd, 2010
8:32 am

“George’s” Virginia Highland….

Ted

August 3rd, 2010
8:33 am

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Ted

August 3rd, 2010
8:33 am

Red Door in Buckhead

Joe

August 3rd, 2010
8:34 am

“Moe’s and Joe’s” Where the Elete meet…..

JB for East Point

August 3rd, 2010
8:38 am

Glenn, try living ITP and you’ll find some nice neighborhood places. There is a difference ITP and OTP, it is neighborhoods vs subdivisions. Neighborhoods consist of lots of neighbors that get together, hang out, and recognize each other at our local pubs. Subdivisions are houses in the same area where people don’t know each other. Subdivisions often have a pool or other “hang out” spot, but talking to each other is not required.

My vote is for the Breakpad in College Park. OK food, OK service, but everyone knows each other and we always have a good time.

kdbanks

August 3rd, 2010
8:38 am

Ace’s in Kirkwood – a true neighborhood bar where any night of the week you can grab dinner or a drink, chat with neighbors, watch sports or shoot pool.

leigh

August 3rd, 2010
8:41 am

Joe, I doubt you’re one of the Elite if you can’t spell it.

FEK

August 3rd, 2010
8:43 am

CDW

August 3rd, 2010
8:46 am

The Glenwood in EAV. The staff knows the regulars, the owners are always on hand to be sure you are a happy customer. Casual but comfortable decor, nice deck in the back, and a non-smoking side, too. Good food, good service.

If you are in the Village for the Earl, go by The Glenwood. Once you enjoy the service of people happy to have your business, you may forgo the surly waitstaff at The Earl.

Kim

August 3rd, 2010
8:47 am

Break Pad in College Park

diamond-e

August 3rd, 2010
8:58 am

if ya’ll ever get up to ralph’s on bells ferry road in kennesaw tell gary and doug hey for me

andy capp

August 3rd, 2010
9:00 am

Irish Bred Pub in Douglasville

Head in Sand

August 3rd, 2010
9:01 am

Kirkwood is straight ghetto and will always be considered “transitional”. Great area if you don’t mind gunshots and value your own possessions.

ATLTA Mom

August 3rd, 2010
9:03 am

Outback Steakhouse in Lilburn has the neatest bar and coolest stuff on the wall. I love the authentic Foster’s beer.

John

August 3rd, 2010
9:12 am

Rose n Crown was my fav back in the 90’s. Many good places closed. Lodge in Bhead was great for sports. Cheeky is cool.

Sam

August 3rd, 2010
9:13 am

Neighbor’s in the Highlands. Hob Nob Tavern in Midtown. Joe’s on Juniper in Midtown.