Highly idiosyncratic list for ATL: Decatur: The Brick Store (biggest beer list I've ever seen, good single malt and bourbon selection, best pub food in town by far) is pretty much the only bar (as opposed to restaurant) I hit with any regularity in Decatur, except when I get an urge to play darts and end up at Twain's. But I don't much care for Twain's generally, so it's off the list. Little 5: Brewhouse, Euclid Ave Yacht Club (most splendidly mal-named dive bar ever). There's a new place called Porter that's trying to a second Brick Store but failing in my estimation. I do not consider Vortex a bar, but if you do put it on the list. I do not care for the Corner Tavern. VA Highlands/Poncey-Highlands: Manny's (Manuel's Tavern for non-locals), JavaVino, Pozole (little shack behind Dark Horse, best tacos in town - better than Taqueria del Sol, IMO - and great margs), the Local (especially if an epic ATL night - which is to say, MJQ or El Bar, followed by the Claremont Lounge, ending with an early morning meal at the Majestic - is in the cards), Dark Horse, Atkins Park, Noche if you consider that a bar. (Most would probably put Neighbors and Hand-in-Hand on this list, but they both annoy the hell out of me.) Midtown: Almost never go to Midtown bars. Too much of a hassle. And I don't consider places like Apres Diem bars. Buckhead: The Bucket Shop, but only during Redskins games; otherwise, who the hell would go to Buckhead for anything? Then again, if you want to be frat-tastic for a day, East Andrews/Hole in the Wall/Pool Hall/Churchill's should be your general direction. I also don't consider Eclipse di Luna a bar, unless tapas bars count. OTP: Five Seasons Brewing Company. Amazing food (not really bar food) and best microbrewery in town. I wish they would open a real Atlanta location, because going OTP is annoying. Of those mentioned, I would say my top three, in order, are Manny's, the Brick Store, and Pozole.