The best speakeasies in Atlanta are as diverse as they are interesting. Most hone in on the Prohibition era, allowing visitors to step back in time (often through unmarked entrances) into the Roaring Twenties. Other bars take the speakeasy concept in a different direction, mixing various musical influences and styles.
17 Andrew Young International Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 254-3139
Red Phone Booth is a well-known and popular speakeasy-style lounge in downtown Atlanta. It was designed to resemble a 1920s-style speakeasy, paying homage to the Prohibition era when secret bars operated during the ban on alcohol. The bar is known for its sophisticated and vintage atmosphere, with an intentionally discrete entrance to add to the experience. They offer a variety of cocktails, including the Macallan 1824 flight.
128 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 848-9100
The Blind Pig Parlour Bar is in downtown Atlanta, not far from Centennial Olympic Park. It has an upscale atmosphere that’s meant to evoke the prohibition era, with vintage decor and dim lighting. The bar is known for its craft cocktails that pay tribute to the Roaring Twenties. There are also beers on tap.
661 Auburn Ave NE STE 280, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (678) 705-8381
The James Room is another great option for drinks in Atlanta that I highly recommend checking out. It’s a dimly lit cocktail lounge that is as cozy as it is exclusive-feeling. There, you can enjoy their wonderful music programming and carefully crafted cocktails. The James Room is a bit more upbeat than other speakeasy bars in the city, with a larger focus on music.
1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 236-9455
Jojo’s Beloved Cocktail Lounge is a cocktail bar in Midtown Atlanta, in the area of Colony Square. It’s known for its all-vinyl music and a romantic atmosphere where visitors can enjoy the disco/glam era of music and style. An untraditional speakeasy, Jojo’s offers a very different experience than other bars on this list.
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (770) 999-1531
12 Cocktail Bar is a well-known bar in Atlanta that’s famous for its expertly crafted cocktails. The bar is also quite stylish and a suitable location, I found, to make friends for both casual and more upscale gatherings.
3242 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (678) 732-3757
Red Phone Booth is located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta and offers a classic Prohibition experience with turn-of-the-century craft cocktails. The bar has a refined atmosphere and does require patrons to follow a dress code, something that may or may not appeal to you. The cocktail menu includes options like the Bramble, Aviation, and Floradora.
5600 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 941-1503
The Chapter Room in Sandy Springs is a speakeasy-style location that offers a recently updated menu and a number of unique drinks to try out. Some of the menu items include Truffle pommes frites with garlic aioli and Tropicalia-brined wings served with celery and carrots. This bar also has a great selection of wines and beers, as well as spirits from all around the world. The Chapter Room is a popular spot for after-work cocktails with friends and colleagues due to its relaxed atmosphere. I really enjoyed their many different cocktails, including the spiced pear margarita. The staff here is always friendly and helpful, so don’t be surprised if you get invited back for another visit!
555 Whitehall St SW suite g7, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 781-3561
The Love Below Speakeasy is a burlesque and art lounge that’s known for its live music and erotic poetry evenings. They also offer couples workshops. It’s a truly unique destination, and I can’t say I’ve ever been anywhere like it. If you’re looking to explore Atlanta outside the box, I highly recommend checking this location out.