Whether you wish to forget the rest of the world is gathered together for Thanksgiving Day or actually want to hit a bar as part of the festivities, you’ve got a drinking hole lineup to get you through that post-turkey slump.
A number of Atlanta bars are open on Thanksgiving. Just make sure to note any amendments to the typical schedule or menu, and then enjoy!
Here are eight bars in metro Atlanta to consider for you Thanksgiving night out:
The "Beve" part of this Italian kitchen's name stands for "drink up." While others come for the bountiful fixe prix Thanksgiving dinners here, you can amble over for the draft beers and extensive wine list at one of the classiest bars open on Thanksgiving in Atlanta. Toast the holiday with one of Cibo e Beve's signature cocktails, like a Georgia Peach Martini or Pecan Manhattan made with Bufflao Trace Bourbon.
Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. for seating, maybe closing an hour or two after 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Nov. 23.
4969 Roswell Road. 404-250-8988, www.ciboatlanta.com/beve.
Come for the music but stay for the PBR, shots of Wild Turkey and people-watching.
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. 1058 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, 404-874-8745, northsidetavern.com.
Sure, it's a franchise, but it's also open at 4 p.m. in metro Atlanta so you can get that cold beer/hot wings celebration going before or after the big meal. You can watch your choice of games there, too, unlike trying to wrest control of the remote at your family Thanksgiving.
4-11 p.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. 4788 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, 470-210-6886, www.wildwingcafe.com/locations/dunwoody-ga.
Considered one of Atlanta's quintessential dive bars, according an Access Atlanta roundup, Elmyr offers lots of tasty beer, including PBR in a bottle, can and on draft. Lots of nacho-ish snacks, homemade sangria, mean margaritas and Dos Equis will remind you of a country that does not traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving but is certainly something to be thankful for.
Opening around 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, but call ahead to make sure they're ready. Closing around 2 a.m. 1091 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-588-0250, http://elmyr.com/.
Serving Atlanta since 1947, Moes and Joes is a down-home corner bar where you can hoist a can of American beer and chow down on wings to celebrate Thanksgiving. Or bring your coolest relatives for an after-party.
Open at 7 p.m. (which is late for them) on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. 1033 N Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-873-6090, moesandjoes.com/.
It's a long-standing tradition for this East Atlanta restaurant and lounge to open up at 5 p.m. for Thanksgiving, and it even hosts a live show. Go by to grab some cold brews and maybe even a legendary Earl Dog, complete with jalapeños and cheese, or a basket of tater tots in lieu of leftovers if someone ate all the turkey at your place.
Open 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. 488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, 404-522-3950, http://badearl.com/events/4665/Buzzov-en.
All of the Atlanta-area Hudson Grille sports bars are open regular hours on Thanksgiving, but this one is a particular gem because it's one of the few places that will serve you some drinks that day in the Kennesaw area. You can sign up for a Thanksgiving fixe prix meal, too, but it's optional. Bar games, beer, cocktails and/or wine can all figure into your celebration at Thanksgiving. (Or your celebration that you're not at Thanksgiving with the fam.)
Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. 2500 Cobb Place Lane NW, Kennesaw. 770-429-2500, https://hudsongrille.com/.
CRU is offering a lavish fix prix menu for a Thanksgiving feast and that's all that's on the food menu, but you can still stop by the bar only for wonderful wine with friends or family. The wine list is ever altering and expanding, but you can get a good idea from the website's sample wine list.
Open at noon on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. 300 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 678-248-5181, http://cruawinebar.com/locations_alpharetta.html.