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Best Bar Food

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The Porter Beer Bar

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Smith's Olde Bar (Featured)

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar
Atkins Park gets a bad rep for food because it's mostly known as a bar. It's honestly one of the best restaurants in Atlanta, way beyond bar food. We'd never recommend chicken fingers, but we break the rule here. Get the Texas fingers tossed in Thai chili sauce, fries, and ranch. Best tomato soup andmore...
Atkins Park gets a bad rep for food because it's mostly known as a bar. It's honestly one of the best restaurants in Atlanta, way beyond bar food. We'd never recommend chicken fingers, but we break the rule here. Get the Texas fingers tossed in Thai chili sauce, fries, and ranch. Best tomato soup and grilled cheese with bacon and smoked tomato, too. (Courtesy of Morgan Lanier). less...

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Albert (Featured)

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Porter Beer Bar

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Porter Beer Bar

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Porter Beer Bar

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Porter Beer Bar

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Porter Beer Bar

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Earl (Featured)

Runner-up: The Porter


1156 Euclid Ave., 404-223-0309, www.theporterbeerbar.com


Best bar snacks BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The Sound Table (Featured)

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The Porter Beer Bar

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Earl (Featured)

Runner-up
Brick Store Pub
125 E. Court Square, Decatur, 404-687-0990, www.brickstorepub.com

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The Glenwood

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Earl (Featured)

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Earl (Featured)

Best Bar BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Local
It’s not the overly familiar watering hole of TV’s “Cheers,” but the atmosphere at THE LOCAL makes it a comfortable destination. The place is usually peopled with a relaxed mix of Atlanta’s party people, busy local scenesters and a measure of the appropriatelymore...
It’s not the overly familiar watering hole of TV’s “Cheers,” but the atmosphere at THE LOCAL makes it a comfortable destination. The place is usually peopled with a relaxed mix of Atlanta’s party people, busy local scenesters and a measure of the appropriately wacky Ponce characters. The huddled masses rub elbows here with a small-town ease and big-city bustle. It’s a hipster cocktail haven and functioning no-frills restaurant, depending on your needs. Reliable bar food and those oft-cited fries are the way to go, especially in the later hours of operation. Mixed drinks are available, but go for a beer from the well-stocked and pleasantly affordable bar. less...

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Tap : A Gastropub
Pubs in Atlanta have been increasingly devoted to providing decent food as well as booze. Now we have an out-and-out gastropub, TAP, another project of Bob Amick’s Concentrics Restaurants. Chef Todd Ginsburg offers a menu of small plates that includes buffalo-style fried calamari, pozole, andmore...
Pubs in Atlanta have been increasingly devoted to providing decent food as well as booze. Now we have an out-and-out gastropub, TAP, another project of Bob Amick’s Concentrics Restaurants. Chef Todd Ginsburg offers a menu of small plates that includes buffalo-style fried calamari, pozole, and toast with chocolate and chorizo. If you want more than grazing fare, there are six entrees, such as roasted scallops with minestrone, and organic chicken and artichoke stew. The decor — yet another Johnson Studio project — highlights brewery hardware, and features a red deer that demonically overlooks the scene. Good beer selection, too. less...

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Earl (Featured)

Best Bar Food and Best Beer Selection BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Brick Store Pub
Fried food at bars is a given, but vegetables? That’s the BRICK STORE PUB for ya. Its food menu offers both expected pub fare like brats, burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and hearty, comforting dishes like pierogi primavera covered in seasonal veggies, and the volcano, a bread bowl burstingmore...
Fried food at bars is a given, but vegetables? That’s the BRICK STORE PUB for ya. Its food menu offers both expected pub fare like brats, burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and hearty, comforting dishes like pierogi primavera covered in seasonal veggies, and the volcano, a bread bowl bursting with Brunswick stew. You’ll need the sustenance to look over a beer selection so large that it’s housed in a binder. Forget about Buds or Millers — the downstairs bar stocks 17 international, regional and local drafts, plus more than 60 bottled varieties, including English ales, pale ales and German hefeweizens. There’s also a Belgian bar upstairs with eight rotating drafts and more than 100 options. On the rare occasion your table may agree on a single beer, the reserve list offers a few 5-liter personal kegs. What a centerpiece. less...

Best Bar Food (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Earl (Featured)
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950 www.badearl.com

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The Earl (Featured)
Fattening, messy, burger-centric: These are all the things good bar food should be about. And it’s exactly what THE EARL dishes out while some of the area’s best bands crowd the hyper-popular East Atlanta spot. Not only do the staffers serve up chili dogs and burgers that cushion themore...

Fattening, messy, burger-centric: These are all the things good bar food should be about. And it’s exactly what THE EARL dishes out while some of the area’s best bands crowd the hyper-popular East Atlanta spot. Not only do the staffers serve up chili dogs and burgers that cushion the belly for a long evening out, but their rockin’ brunch is heaven-sent if your Saturday night lasted well into Sunday morning. The steak sandwich loaded with peppers, onions, provolone and mushrooms is as much sloppy fun as making out in one of the bar’s dark booths.
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.

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Best Bar Food (Tie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best Bar Food (Tie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Vortex - Little Five Points

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