28 "Drinks & A Light Bite" restaurants in Atlanta.
When you don’t want to commit to a full dinner (blind date, catching up with an aunt, waiting two hours for a table elsewhere), bars with good food are ideal. Make an easy exit after the first round, or go for a second and maybe some food if it’s going well. Either way, these spots have you covered.
Tin Tin, from the same team as AIX next door, is a casual bar and you could come for a glass of wine and small plates or a cocktail and full meal.
The Painted Pin in Buckhead is a bowling alley you'll actually want to bring friends to, from the actually good food to the Moscow Mule slushies.
Eclipse di Luna is a tapas spot in Buckhead with live music and free salsa lessons on Thursdays.
One Eared Stag in Inman Park has a menu of interesting small plates and entrees, and a Monday family-style fried chicken dinner.
Nina and Rafi is an Old Fourth Ward pizza spot with a menu of inventive specialty pies alongside the classics.
Buteco in Grant Park is an all day spot where you could come for coffee, lunch, drinks on a date, or a late night samba dance party.
Momonoki is a Japanese spot in Midtown serving ramen, katsu, and donburi, and has a cafe attached with matcha and soft-serve.
Little Trouble in West Midtown, feels like a bar from the future, with its dimly, neon-lit space along with yuzu cocktails and sake juice boxes.
Ormsby’s in West Midtown is a great spot for groups, with two floors, wine and beer, and games like bocce and darts.
Bilton Bar in Old Fourth Ward serves some of the best cocktails in the city along with unique South African snacks like beef jerky and hand pies.
Joystick in Edgewood is the bar that your younger self would love, with tons of arcade games and cheap drinks.
Head to Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points for a huge selection of beers on tap along with elevated bar food in a nice space.
Head to Minero inside Ponce City Market for great cocktails, freshly made tortillas, and a big outdoor patio.
This unique spot in Buckhead is a beach house for half the year and a ski house for the other, serving South African-inspired dishes.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.