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Late Night Bites. Debauchery optional.

With Atlanta’s vibrant bar scene, a late night snack is often the best medicine before heading home. And for service industry folks, the evening often starts after midnight. Sure, you can always stop by a Waffle House or Krystal but why not try one of these more creative options to soak up the booze….or add more fuel to your fire.

Octopus Bar

Angus Brown and Nhan Le wow the late-night restaurant industry types at their East Atlanta hotspot with unusual ingredients in mostly Asian inspired dishes that continue to get rave reviews.  Serving chicken cockscomb yakitori and uni spaghetti until 2:30am.

The Highlander

Whether it’s midnight meatloaf or a shot or two of your favored liquor that you desire, you can get your fill at this rock ‘n’ roll bar with a lengthy menu of much-better-than-average bar food. Try feeding some bills into their jukebox, which is stocked with an impressive selection from Led Zeppelin to Kid Rock.

Purple Rain

Sleek and sophisticated, this Duluth restaurant becomes a high-energy lounge as the evening progresses, with live entertainment on the weekends.  Dine on mussels and truffled mac ‘n’ cheese before hitting the dance floor.

Victory Sandwich Bar

Popular sandwich shop by day, popular bar with sandwiches by night, this place is full of young hipsters that shop at Urban Outfitters. The sandwiches are small and tasty and the drinks are cheap and tasty, if you like frozen Jack and Coke slushies and ice cold PBR that is.


A one-of-a-kind Tex-Mex dive in Little 5 Points held together with years of graffiti and duct tape. Come for a healthy vegetarian quesadilla, then ruin your good intentions with a cheap pitcher of potent margaritas. Entertainment: an occassional tequila-fueled brawl.

Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

Owned and operated by the (in)famous Grant Henry, this bar in the Old 4th Ward is decorated with numerous paintings by his alter-ego Sister Louisa, and is a popular hangout for movie stars when they come town. Enjoy a fast-paced game of ping-pong (maybe with Owen Wilson) and Grant’s homemade sangria….hallelujah!

Proof & Provision

Chef Zeb Stevenson’s speakeasy located below the gorgeous Livingston restaurant (across from the Fox Theatre) is dark and rustic, serving an abbreviated late-night food menu and sophisticated takes on old-fashioned cocktails.

R. Thomas

During its 25 years in operation, this Buckhead landmark has evolved to offer one of Atlanta’s largest selections of vegan, macrobiotic, and raw food dishes. Open 24 hours a day, enjoy an organic breakfast plate so late that it’s early!

Bamboo Luau’s Chinatown

It’s 2:15am and you just got a craving for Mongolian beef. What to do? Head to Cheshire Bridge for your late night fix of all things Chinese. No alcohol, but heck, if you’re craving Mongolian beef at 2:15am, you probably don’t need it.

Top Flr

On Myrtle just off Ponce, this neighborhood favorite serves chef-driven dishes like roasted chicken with kimchi and duck confit pizza until 1:00am during the week and 2:00am Friday and Saturday.

Three Sheets

Sandy Springs’ sophisticated wine and tapas bar caters to savvy singles, with DJ’s spinning Thursday through Saturday. Share a plate of Indian spiced chicken kebabs with your old friends, then mingle with some new ones.

Miller’s Ale House

Located in Alpharetta, this restaurant serves everything from wings to lobster tails until 2:00am every day (midnight on Sundays), which makes it a great stop after a concert at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater.

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