Walking along the streets of Atlanta, you might not notice an unmarked door that could lead you to a hidden bar with your new favorite cocktail. Some might consider these local speak-easies to be hidden in plain sight, where you could very easily walk right past without a second glance. But here at Broadstone Midtown, we don’t want you to miss out on the fun, so here’s three speakeasy bars in Atlanta that are so great, you might want to keep them as your own little secret.
Behind what would seem to be just another bookshelf wall decoration at Bone Lick BBQ is the hidden bar, Edgewood Speakeasy. Past the Bone Lick bar and near the kitchen is what would appear to be an ordinary bookshelf, however, give the wooden frame a pull and step inside, and you’ll find yourself in a cozy den where classic and modern meet. Offering a variety of craft cocktails, street-style fried chicken and Cuban sandwiches, the Edgewood Speakeasy cocktail bar is the perfect spot to grab a drink and a bite to eat, tucked away from plain sight.
Red Phone Booth
A “prohibition experience” is what you’ll find in the 1920s themed speakeasy, Red Phone Booth. Freshly squeezed juices, dozens of bitters and flavoring agents, and an impressive selection of rare whiskey, bourbon, and scotch contribute to the handcrafted, turn of the century style cocktails offered at this hidden bar. Everything from the classy atmosphere, the leather couches and brick floors, the tasteful dress code and cigar bar makes you feel as though you have stumbled into a time machine and traveled back to the 20s. But really there is no ‘stumbling’ into this secret bar, because in order to get in you must first have the secret phone number and dial it into the phone located in the red, London style antique phone booth. Good luck getting the number though, it’s an Atlanta secret that has been pretty well kept.
Remember earlier in this article we mentioned how you might have missed an unmarked door that could lead to a cocktail bar you’ve never seen before? Well, have you ever noticed the two wooden doors to the left of the City Winery entrance? Maybe not, and that’s okay. Through the doors with a “City Winery Tasting Room” sign above them, you’ll find just that; an intimate tasting room with wines and delicacies that you can only experience on the evenings of Wednesday through Sunday. Now you know, so next time you’re at Ponce City Market or enjoying some Atlanta music at the City Winery concert hall, you might be a little more aware of your unbeknownst hidden surroundings.
Give these Atlanta treasures a try and let us know how you liked them on Facebook and Instagram, but speakeasy about your experience, as the secrecy is what keeps the spark alive. But this is no secret, keep following the blog here for more insight into the Atlanta community and neighborhood!