As your pals flock back to Atlanta for Thanksgiving with the family, they’ve probably set aside Thanksgiving Eve to hang out with you, just like the good old days. Based on anonymized trip data, these are the top 10 bar destinations for Uber riders over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2016. Hit one of these spots for a memorable night out with the people you love best.
Atlanta bars to visit on Thanksgiving Eve
Live the good life at The Ivy Buckhead, located in a gorgeous old Buckhead mansion. This sophisticated spot serves up craft beer and cocktails and features a cathedral ceiling above the massive marble-top bar. Wood paneling and vintage wallpaper throughout create an aristocratic vibe and a two-level outdoor patio with its own gazebo bar invites you to drink under the stars. The eclectic menu features everything from street tacos to Caesar salads and gumbo to chicken wings.
When: Mon – Wed, 4pm – 12am; Thu – Fri, 4pm – 2:30am; Sat, 11am – 2:30am; Sun, 11am – 12am
Where: 3717 Roswell Rd
Featuring two patio bars and ample space inside to party up a storm, Dark Horse is home to The Wax Attic, a vinyl listening lounge. If you and your crew prefer performing music to listening to it, Thanksgiving Eve features live karaoke with local heroes 10 HIGH.
When: Mon – Sat, 4pm – 3am
Where: 816 N Highland Ave NE
Johnny’s Hideaway harkens back to the days when rock ‘n’ roll was just a baby, celebrating its childhood with period photos and other memorabilia that adorn the walls of this comfy lounge. With an entire room dedicated to Frank Sinatra and a famed corner packed with Elvis relics, this is an inspiring place to let down your hair and dance to your favorite oldies.
When: Mon – Fri, 11:30am – 3am; Sat, 12pm – 3am; Sun, 12:30pm – 2am
Where: 3771 Roswell Rd NE
This storied bar opened in 1974, and it’s still hip and happening today. Nightly drink specials abound here, and to keep you entertained and on your toes, there are bar games, including darts, billiards, and corn hole. A decidedly British vibe, punctuated with brick walls, lots of leather, and a cozy fireplace, transports you across the pond, and delicious drinks make it easy to imbibe all night long.
When: Mon – Sat, 12:30pm – 3am
Where: 3223 Cains Hill Pl NW
This gay bar is a great place to catch up with dear old friends and get to know some new ones. Karaoke, live DJs, all-male revues, and drag shows are the staple entertainment around these parts, and there are plenty of specialty cocktails and fine beers to keep things interesting. Stop in for Voyeur Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving, featuring Blake’s Gorgeous Go-Go Guys.
When: Mon – Fri, 3pm – 3am; Sat, 1pm – 3am; Sun, 1pm – 12am
Where: 227 10th St NE
This lavish, colorful night club is peppered with posh, comfy couches and funky design touches like a giant, sparkling chandelier, massive flower arrangements, and lots of cool lighting tricks. Thanksgiving Eve will find you busting a move to Legends Atrack and Bauer, two superstar DJs that know how to keep a crowd energized.
When: Thu – Sat, 10pm – 3am
Where: 2416 Piedmont Rd NE
Get your game on at Ormsby’s, a cozy club offering pool tables, darts, bocce, shuffleboard, and more to keep you entertained all night long. Craft beers and specialty cocktails flow freely, and a diverse menu offers everything from tasty tacos to bangers and mash.
When: Mon – Fri, 11:30am – 3m; Sat, 12pm – 3am; Sun, 12pm – 12am
Where: 1170 Howell Mill Rd
This spacious, bi-level club features super friendly bartenders and nightly drink specials. Play shuffleboard, dance to your favorite tunes with a DJ or live band, or chat with your besties under the stars on the back patio. A neighborhood pub vibe draws you in, and the high-energy antics keep you staying on for more.
When: Tue – Sat, 7pm – 2:30am
Where: 3182 Roswell Rd
Five Paces Inn has it all: Live bands, talented DJs, and stellar curated playlists of all the classic hits. Three distinct bars offer you some options, and fourteen flat-screen TVs ensure you won’t miss anything important. An open-air patio lets you take the party outside, and free popcorn and daily drink specials during happy hour get you primed for cavorting late into the night.
When: Mon – Thu, 3pm – 1am; Fri – Sat, 3pm – 2:45pm
Where: 41 Irby Ave NW
Kramer’s is a casual club located in the heart of the Buckhead triangle area. Glowing red walls and lots of warm wood throughout give this place an intimate, cozy ambience. DJs and live music get you movin’ and a’groovin’ to the beats of the day, and a stellar beer and liquor selection keeps you eyeballs-deep in drinks, laughs, and conversation until the wee hours of the morning.
When: Wed – Sat, 4:30pm – 2:30am
Where: 3167 Roswell Rd NE
Head out to these top bars for Uber rides to meet up with old friends and celebrate new ones. Whatever your destination, you can’t go wrong when you’re in good company.