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The Best Happy Hours in Atlanta

We track hundreds of happy hours, but these should top your list.

Our team has visited almost every restaurant in this great city as part of creating Georgia on my Dime. If there were even whispers of a happy hour at a restaurant from Sandy Springs to Inman Park, we showed up. Throughout this process we learned that not all happy hours are created equal. Don’t get me wrong – there is nothing bad about discounted drinks and apps no matter where you get them. But with that being said, we developed some clear favorites that have kept us coming back again and again. Check out the list of the best happy hours in Atlanta below, and be sure to pay a few a visit. We guarantee you won’t regret it.

American Cut Steakhouse best happy hour atlanta

American Cut Steakhouse

3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Joining the highly regarded steak scene in Atlanta, American Cut Steakhouse offers the best dining experience in Buckhead. Combining bold flavors and unique styles, American Cut creates a menu all its own. Located in the Shops of Buckhead, American Cut has multiple levels. The first level features a bar and lounge dining experience, with a special bar menu and happy hour specials. The second level hosts the main dining room, as well as two private dining rooms for events. American Cut Happy Hour is every day at the Cut Bar and has great deals on drinks and appetizers! This is one of our favorites because the Happy Hour is every weekday, and is full of options like half off hummus, wings and soft baked pretzels. There are also $1 east coast and $2 west coast oysters and $3 sliders. Be sure to ask your bartender for the daily wine and cocktail specials!

Whiskey Bird best happy hour atlanta

Whiskey Bird

1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Whiskey Bird Atlanta is a neighborhood bar and restaurant in Morningside. The restaurant tries to stay away from labels when it comes to the food. Whiskey Bird brings together the vibrancy of Asian flavors with the diversity of American tastes to create dishes that embody their inventive and creative spirit. We love Whiskey Bird for the rooftop patio, creative menu, and daily Happy Hour. Whiskey Bird Happy Hour has great specials on rose, appetizers, and beer.

Cooks and Soldiers best happy hour atlanta

Cooks and Soldiers

691 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Cooks & Soldiers draws its inspiration from the people and the cuisine of the Basque Country in Spain and France, and is a vibrant Tapas restaurant serving delicious Pintxos. Cooks & Soldiers has an excellent Pintxos Happy Hour every week day. Pintxos are the Basque answer to tapas. From the word for “thorn,” a Pintxo is traditionally served on bread, pierced with a toothpick. Pintxo Bars represent the casual, convivial aspect of Basque dining, where guests order for the table over a glass of Txakoli (crisp, slightly bubbly Basque wine) or tart Basque cider. Pintxo Bars are loud, vibrant and celebrate the joy of companionship and conversation over the formality of coursed dining. Cooks & Soldiers seeks to recreate this environment with Pintxos Tradicionales, served on toast, and Pintxos Especiales, composed expressions from the chefs.

Fred's Meat & Bread - The Canteen best happy hour atlanta

Fred's Meat & Bread - The Canteen

75 5th Street NW Atlanta, GA 30308

Fred's Meat and Bread, located at The Canteen in Midtown, is known for Classic sandwiches, hand-cut fries, and old-school sodas. The first location of Fred's Meat & Bread opened at Krog Street Market in November 2014. Fred's Burgers and Philly Cheese Steaks have already earned plenty of attention by being named as some of the best in Atlanta, so Fred's is definitely worth trying. Fred's has Happy Hour on Wednesday and Friday, where you can get discount burgers! And not just any burgers – the Fred’s double stack is widely regarded as one of the best in the city. And its yours for $5. That’s Burger King prices for a work of burger-art!

Donetto best happy hour atlanta

Donetto

976 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Named after the largest Chianina bull ever recorded in history, Donetto is a celebration of Italy’s Tuscan region with a menu featuring imaginative takes on traditional Tuscan fare. Located in Atlanta’s Stockyards development, Donetto offers an urban Italian menu comprised of heavy meats, house-made pastas and small plates for sharing. Finally, Donetto also has an impressive beverage program including a vast selection of Italian wines, craft beers, Italian sodas, and Negroni on tap. This is an incredible happy hour – bottles of wine are half price, pizza is half price, and there are $5 beers! If you don’t want a full pizza or bottle of wine, there are $10 bites and $5 glasses of wine. Clearly something for everyone!

Golden Eagle best happy hour atlanta

Golden Eagle

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Located in historic Reynoldstown just east of Downtown Atlanta, Golden Eagle sits along the scenic Beltline Eastside Trail. This glamorous former train depot has been reborn as a high-end bar and restaurant. Golden Eagle has a great Happy Hour, called Golden Hour. There are great deals on cocktails, snacks, beer, and wine, which makes this Happy Hour especially great.

Hampton and Hudson best happy hour atlanta

Hampton and Hudson

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

Hampton and Hudson, located in Inman Park, is a classic American bar and restaurant. The menu is full of southern favorites, like mac and cheese, hush puppies, and chicken biscuit sliders. Best of all, the bar regularly has food and drink deals for holidays, football games, and soccer matches. Hampton and Hudson is the perfect spot to visit after a walk on the beltline. In addition to a daily happy hour, Hampton and Hudson screens every Atlanta United game on their many TVs. The happy hour at Hampton and Hudson is different each day, although appetizers are always half off between 4PM and 7PM on weekdays. On Monday there is a $10 burger/beer combo, Tuesday has trivia, Wednesday has half off bottles of wine, and Thursday has $5 cocktails. The only hard part is deciding which day to go!

O-Ku Atlanta best happy hour atlanta

O-Ku Atlanta

1085 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA

O-Ku (OKu) celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a southern approach with a menu that focuses on unique ingredients and sophisticated presentations. From petite plates to sushi specialties, Chef Jordan Smith showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and producers in areas such as Norway, Scotland, Hawaii and New Zealand, as well as local sustainable sources. To put it plainly: this is some of the best sushi in Atlanta, and it is our undisputed favorite happy hour. Sushi is half price for happy hour on Monday and Wednesday, and half price for late night on Friday and Saturday. There are even half priced wine bottles on Sunday to help you chase the Sunday Scaries away. If you are new to Atlanta or just want to try a new spot, this is it.

Torched Hop Brewing Company best happy hour atlanta

Torched Hop Brewing Company

249 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308

Torched Hop Brewing Company is Midtown's favorite neighborhood brewpub. The brewpub has a wide selection of beer - all brewed in house of course - classic bar food, and tons of games. For big sporting events, the bar drops down a projector screen on the second level so that everyone has a good view. Torched Hop has some great weekly specials, including deals on burgers, beer, and wings. If you haven't been to Torched Hop before, than you are missing out. This Brewpub has some of our favorite beer and deals in Atlanta! Our favorite deal is on Monday, where you can get a Classic Double Burger, Fries, and any house draught for just $12. This is an  awesome deal - a single draught beer is usually $7!

Secreto best happy hour atlanta

Secreto

3575 Durden Dr NE Suite 201, Brookhaven, GA 30319

Secreto translates to secret—the secret art of incredible food. The restaurant crafts dishes based on recipes that are handed down, recreated, and refined to amaze the palette. Chef Boyd shapes these incredible meals with passion for food and flavor, emphasizing the best in every bite. Secreto Happy Hour is every weekday, where you can get great deals on beer, wine and cocktails. Secreto also has specials on some of the best appetizers we've tried.

Tupelo Honey Cafe best happy hour atlanta

Tupelo Honey Cafe

4600 Roswell Rd Bldg C Ste 110 Sandy Springs, GA 30342

Tupelo Honey in Sandy Springs is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina mountains. The restaurant crafts dishes from scratch with fresh ingredients that bring the best of every season. For over 15 years, Tupelo Honey has infused our Southern spirit into every bite. At Tupelo Honey, they create breakfasts, lunches and suppers that invite you to put on your Sunday’s best and gather around the table for gracious and delicious Southern food. Tupelo Honey Happy Hour is every day, and has great specials on appetizers and drinks.

Jinya Ramen Bar best happy hour atlanta

Jinya Ramen Bar

3714 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342, USA

Anyone from Japan can tell you: Real Japanese ramen isn’t about the noodles, it’s about the broth. JINYA Ramen Bar’s signature stocks take center-stage on the menu. Slowly simmered for more than ten hours, chefs combine whole pork bones, chickens or vegetables with just the right amount of bonito, dashi, kombu and other authentic ingredients. The result is a rich broth that is thick, full-flavored, healthful… and unforgettable. Jinya Happy Hour is every day after 3PM, and has great deals on beer, Sake, and small plates.

Jinya Ramen Bar best happy hour atlanta

Jinya Ramen Bar

5975 Roswell Rd b217, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Anyone from Japan can tell you: Real Japanese ramen isn’t about the noodles, it’s about the broth. JINYA Ramen Bar’s signature stocks take center-stage on the menu. Slowly simmered for more than ten hours, chefs combine whole pork bones, chickens or vegetables with just the right amount of bonito, dashi, kombu and other authentic ingredients. The result is a rich broth that is thick, full-flavored, healthful… and unforgettable. Jinya Happy Hour is every day after 3PM, and has great deals on beer, Sake, and small plates.

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