Going out in Atlanta can get expensive. There are plenty of places to go out in town, but it can get expensive. If you are looking for a great place to get cheap drinks, we have some great suggestions in the Atlanta metro area.
With ballroom in the name, you wouldn’t think this would be the best place for cheap drinks, but surprisingly, the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge is known for cheap cover and cheap drinks. Open Thursday-Saturday, there is something going on all weekend long.
Every Thursday, there is a 20’s style piano with a special drink menu to match the theme. Friday and Saturdays there is live music with dance DJ’s.
2. Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium
After being a bartender in Atlanta for over 10 years, Grant Henry founded Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium in a former Old Fourth Ward coffeehouse. Church is somewhat of an Atlanta institution in Edgewood. Known for a nice selection of cheap drinks. Downstairs you will find a traditional bar, where upstairs you will find a well-lit and cozy bar. You will love the Ping-Pong tables at this local dive bar.
Locals say this might be the best club in Atlanta. It has been around awhile, and has not changed much. As an underground club, you are guaranteed to get some cheap drinks. Regulars come back because of the great music. It’s best to go with someone who has been before, because it can be a little bit difficult to find. If you like people watching, you will love MJQ Concourse. Since there is not a cover on Wednesday night, this is a great day to go to this club for cheap drinks.
Drinks are cheap at Churchill’s British Pub and the outdoor space is a nice place to hang out with friends. This Buckhill pub has been around for nearly 40 years—it’s the most established in Atlanta. Regulars love Churchill’s British Pub for the dive bar atmosphere—it is smokey, dirty and, of course, there is a pool table.
Cheap beer and dive bars kind of go hand in hand, and Elmyr is no exception. The no frills drinks and food are both cheap. We suggest a burrito—they are huge. Looking for a good sangria or margarita? This is one of the best places in town.
One of the best dive bars in Atlanta, The Local is always filled with a fun crowd. Known for friendly bartenders, you can get great drinks here for cheap. Not only just cheap drinks, the bar food is tasty too. They have burgers, wings, and great boiled peanuts for a good snack. It can get pretty loud inside, so the patio is a great place to meet up with friends when the Atlanta weather is nice.
Called the best dive bar in Atlanta—there is great blues music at this bar. And, of course, the drinks are cheap. A favorite watering hole, the service is not great, but the cheap drinks make up for any lack of service. Love people watching? You will love the Northside Tavern—it ranges from hipsters to old people to young people, and a variety of ethnicities are always represented.
Known for strong and cheap drinks, this dive bar has bartenders famous for their southern hospitality. With no restaurant, you should definitely get food before you go—there is popcorn if you do get hungry. Not necessarily a destination, this is a great place to stop during a night out. There is a great jukebox, and pool tables. With an eclectic group of people, there are never dull moments at Friends on Ponce.