The Top 5 Most Fun Bars in Atlanta

These Atlanta bars just want you to have fun. Here are five picks.
  • Fun is all around at the Big Kahuna, with its West Coast vibe and fantastic margaritas.
    Fun is all around at the Big Kahuna, with its West Coast vibe and fantastic margaritas.
  • The Braves All Star Grill features a sports shop, a pitcher's cage, 30 TVs and a long bar.
    The Braves All Star Grill features a sports shop, a pitcher's cage, 30 TVs and a long bar.
  • Going to "church" has a whole different meaning at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium.
    Going to "church" has a whole different meaning at Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium.

It’s hard not to have fun in a bar. But some bars in Atlanta just encourage fun and frivolity. Here are five of our favorite bars to go to when you just want to have a blast.

  1. Sure, you can watch sports, particularly the Atlanta Braves, on the 30 TV screens at the Braves All Star Grill. You can even sit at the bar and yell that the pitcher is a bum. Or, you can show how much better it would be if you were on the mound by going into the pitching cage and letting her rip. Located in the center of Downtown on Peachtree Street, the Braves All Star Grill occupies 8,000 square feet filled with Braves memorabilia as well as historic souvenirs dating back to the Boston Red Stockings. What makes the Braves All Star Grill the best is that it has a chef-inspired menu, full bar and signature house cocktails.

  2. At the Big Kahuna you can hang 10 while you soak in the California surf vibe, chow down on amazing crafted tacos and sip margaritas, Moscow mules and draft beer. The Big Kahuna has a fun vibe that that would take any dude or dudette back to the Southern California surf, the Beach Boys and “Beach Blanket Bingo” – right in downtown Atlanta.

  3. Who doesn’t love the Hard Rock Cafe? Located Downtown, this iconic restaurant and bar features fresh, house-made entrees with local flair, including the Legendary Burger. What makes the Hard Rock Cafe even more fun is that there is free music on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. So sit back, enjoy the food, marvel at the historic memorabilia and tap your feet to the music. 

  4. Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium is getting to be as famous as its name is long. Sister Louisa’s (or the Church) is located on Edgewood Avenue, just east of downtown, and is famous for its atmosphere, particularly its Ping-Pong tournaments. And, be careful when you pick up a paddle, Kevin Bacon or Liam Hemsworth might be on the other side of the table. Half the fun is people watching; the other half is reasonably priced beer.

  5. Tucked away in a strip center in Midtown near Virginia-Highland, The Highlander is an adults-only restaurant and bar that is open until 3 a.m. most nights, and features a full game room with pool tables, air hockey, pinball and video games. In addition, there usually is live music on Saturdays. In terms of food, The Highlander is known for its burgers but we love a place that serves breakfast any time, and the green chili cornbread waffle & chicken chunks is amazing. And, the beer is always cold.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications.

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