The top 3 cocktail bars for a special occasion in Atlanta

Looking to try the top cocktail bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end cocktail bars in Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. The Optimist

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Check out The Optimist, situated at 914 Howell Mill Road. With four stars out of 1,480 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail bar and music venue, which offers seafood and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.

Look for The Yucatan among the cocktail options. It features Tequila blanco, agave, green tea, lime and more. Take a look at all the cocktails here.

2. STK Atlanta

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Midtown's STK Atlanta, located at 1075 Peachtree St. NE, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy steakhouse, cocktail bar and New American spot four stars out of 984 reviews.

The 4 Mile Mojito heads the list of cocktails here. Take a gander at the full cocktail menu here. 

3. Empire State South

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Over in Midtown, check out Empire State South, which has earned four stars out of 762 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the cocktail bar and Southern spot, which offers coffee and tea and more, by heading over to 999 Peachtree St. NE.

You'll find the Amber Hour at the bar here. It includes Scotch, grapefruit, sherry and bitters. Check out the entire cocktail menu here.  

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