These Are the 10 Swankiest Hotel Bars in Atlanta

Shayla Martin | July 20, 2018

These Atlanta hotel bars are so much more than the nondescript hotel watering holes you may find in Anywhere, America. Their menus are thoughtful and creative, led by some of the most talented bartenders in the country.

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The St. Regis Atlanta

Why it made the list

Like its counterpart in New York City, the King Cole Bar, the St. Regis Bar is known for its famous mural of a Phoenix rising from the ashes, and for serving up the best Bloody Mary in Atlanta. In addition to original cocktails, four styles of Bloody Mary's, and a large beer and wine list, there's an exclusive to St. Regis Atlanta Woodford Reserve bourbon, and Herradura Private Selection tequila. Try each on their own rather than mixed in a cocktail.

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Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Why it made the list

The whimsically designed Lumen Bar in the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta lobby serves more than 10 signature cocktails, and a wide selection of wines, bourbon, single malt scotch, whiskey, cognac and draft and bottled beers. There's also live music Tuesdays through Saturdays featuring jazz, classical guitar and Peruvian flute from various musicians.

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Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Why it made the list

Overlooking Centennial Olympic Park, Latitudes Bistro & Lounge offers an extensive bar menu with stirred and shaken martinis, barrel-aged cocktails, handcrafted margaritas, regionally-inspired cocktails like the Basil Peach Gimlet with Cîroc peach vodka, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, basil and peach bitters.

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Mandarin Oriental

Why it made the list

SouthEast Terrace bar offers seasonal cocktails alongside signature cocktails “From the South” and “From the East”, like the Shades of Peach with Rosé, Aperol and peach. There's also wine and sparkling wine by the glass, local beer and a Smokes and Sips menu of Cuban cigars and cognacs.

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Loews Atlanta Hotel

Why it made the list

Saltwood Charcuterie and Bar has a robust wine list, a good mix of local, national and international beers and selection of both classic and original craft cocktails. If you're feeling adventurous, try the Corpse Reviver No. 2 made with Hendrick’s gin, lillet blanc, cointreau, fresh lemon juice and fresh orange juice.

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InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Why it made the list

The high-ceilinged and bourbon barrel decorated Bourbon Bar is a popular spot among locals so you'll have a fun time mingling with stylish Atlantans sipping more than 70 bourbons and specialty cocktails. The menu is focus on pre-prohibition era cocktails, internationally-inspired cocktails, bourbon flights and a few non-alcoholic mocktails.

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Glenn Hotel

Why it made the list

Named one of the best rooftop lounges in the world by, SkyLounge at the Glenn offers sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline and is known as a place to see and be seen. The sophisticated, covered outdoor space serves handcrafted cocktails, and there's live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Georgian Terrace

Why it made the list

Edgar's Proof & Provisions is favorite bar among Atlanta locals thanks to their barrel-aged cocktails, housemade elixirs and their own private label "Edgar's Truth" bourbon with, citrus, fig, angostura bitters. There's also a healthy selection of white and red wine and beers, and a daily punch. Try their housemade ginger beer in a variety of "Mule" cocktails, including Moscow, Gin Gin, Kentucky, Mezcal and Irish mules.

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Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Why it made the list

Tuck into one of the round, tufted royal blue leather booths at Bar Margot and sip a quirky selection of house cocktails like the Gin Margot with Plymouth gin, lime cordial, tonic, amontillado sherry and Thai basil. Or, order straight up off the rare spirits menu of blended and single malt scotches, whiskies, cognacs and tequilas. You'll also find local craft beer.

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Why it made the list

Dark and cozy, Sear Bar has a menu of more than 20 local and regional bourbons, and if you can't decide, you can always choose from one of three bourbon flights. The bar also has more than 140 varietals of wine (on display in five temperature-controlled glass vaults), a list of craft beers and a list of signature cocktails.

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