For a romantic date, lively night on the town, or a much-needed craft brew after a long day at the office, the ideal evening drink spot is right around the corner in Sandy Springs. Fuel your competitive side at the local gamer bar, sip wine while watching one of your favorite movies, or savor a cocktail during a leisurely outdoor stroll—it’s all on the (drink) menu. Here are a handful of the most fun and unique places to grab an adult beverage during your next night out in Sandy Springs.
The SelectBack to Top of List
Named for the famed Le Select brasserie in Paris, The Select features a vibrant menu of seasonally-inspired food and hand-crafted cocktails.. Like its Parisian cousin, the space is tastefully modern yet cozy, with a high ceiling that’s specially designed to reduce noise inside the restaurant.
This vibrant restaurant is located in the retail area of City Springs, an outdoor shopping and dining hub that—bonus!—allows guests to consume alcohol purchased on site anywhere within its boundaries. So, as inviting as The Select is, you can also enjoy your drink while strolling around the nearby City Green or relaxing on one of the park's bench swings.
Pontoon BrewingBack to Top of List
Pontoon Brewing became Sandy Springs’ first microbrewery in early 2018, and it's become a go-to spot for locals and visitors alike. The brewery is owned and operated by a group of friends who share a love of craft beer and leisurely days on the water - a vibe they’ve captured perfectly in the comfortably casual taproom. Can’t decide which beer to try? Opt for a flight of their year-round brews: New Wave Premium Ale, One Ski IPA, Crushing Waves Georgia Weisse, and their Aquatronic Double IPA.
Mutation BreweryBack to Top of List
With a name like Mutation, you might expect some crazy, experimental brews, and that's exactly what you'll get! From their "Cosmic Brownie" porter to their "Galactic Lemonade" sour, every sip is unique and flavorful. Mutation Brewing's lively atmosphere and modern look make for a truly fantastic experience.
Check out their event calendar to keep up with everything they have going on, and don't forget to attend Mutate at Five on City Green at City Springs! It's a family-friendly beer festival complete with vendors, live music, food trucks, and more. It happens every first Thursday of the month, so mark your calendars!
The Springs Cinema & TaphouseBack to Top of List
Originally opened in the 1980s as the Lefont Theater, this movie house underwent a major renovation and reopened in 2017 as an upscale theater and bar. The Springs Cinema & Taphouse is an excellent venue on its own to enjoy a local beer or craft cocktail, with a draft list that features top local and regional breweries including Scofflaw, Creature Comforts, Three Taverns, and many more. But the best way to experience The Springs Cinema & Taphouse is by lounging in one of its heated recliners with a beverage and the big screen.
They also throw movie watch parties, and on select summer evenings they host drive-in movie specials! Check out their calendar of unique programming to keep up with what's coming up.
North River TavernBack to Top of List
Located on the north end of Sandy Springs, just seconds from the Chattahoochee River, North River Tavern is a casual hideaway with classic sports bar eats and a huge craft beer menu. They pride themselves on having one of the best beer selections in metro Atlanta, offering over 30 different beer varieties on draft daily. Also, they frequently rotate their beers, so you can try something new every time.
The bar and restaurant area is equipped with a ton of TVs that will always have the big game on, along with a bunch of bar-games like pool, pinball, shuffleboard and more. So next time the Braves are playing, or the Dawgs inevitably get back to the national championship, check out NRT!
Casi CIeloBack to Top of List
Drawing inspiration from Oaxaca, the Mezcal capital of the world, this upscale Mexican restaurant is all about agave-based cocktails. In fact, Casi Cielo claims to have the largest collection of Mezcal liquor in the Atlanta area—and only topped by the Mezcal capital of the world, Oaxaca. The restaurant’s atmosphere is bright and fresh, with tastefully traditional elements that perfectly complement the beautiful specialty drinks. Salud!
Ray's on the RiverBack to Top of List
Sip a cocktail while soaking up one of the most beautiful views in Sandy Springs at this metro Atlanta dining institution nestled on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. With an award-winning wine list, beautifully landscaped grounds, and live music on the weekends, Ray’s is an elegant oasis on the outskirts of the city. Be sure to snag a table on the outdoor patio, but if the weather isn’t playing nice, you can still enjoy a fantastic view of the river through the restaurant’s many grand windows.
Under the Cork TreeBack to Top of List
Serious oenophiles flock to this sleek tapas bar, whose wine list includes a vast selection from around the world. Grab a glass and head to the patio for some alfresco sipping, or opt for comfortable atmosphere of their chic dining room. Either way, you’ll be sitting (and sipping) pretty.
The menu is just as impressive as the wine list: Under Cork Tree’s Mediterranean-inspired dishes include wood-fired flatbreads, Spanish cheeses, and house-made pastas.
Battle & BrewBack to Top of List
If drinks with a side of Dungeons and Dragons sounds like your ultimate night out, then Battle & Brew needs to be at the top of your must-visit list. This "geek bar" puts an adult spin on game night by letting you take on friends in your favorite video and board games with a beer, wine, or cocktails in hand. Gaming consoles and tabletops are rented by the hour or half-hour, so you can tailor your evening to suit your play preferences.
They have an ever-changing menu of video game and pop-culture themed cocktails that are all delicious! Try out their Animal Crossing inspired "Bubblegum K.K." or the "Funky Kong" based on Donkey Kong's cooler bandana wearing buddy. Even though this is a geek's paradise, it's an awesome spot for anyone to enjoy!
The Chapter RoomBack to Top of List
We probably shouldn't even be talking about this one. I mean, the whole point of a speakeasy is to be a little hush-hush, but this spot is just too cool to not share. Located beneath the Taco Mac at the Prado Shopping Center (just follow the signs), you can find this quaint spot known as the Chapter Room.
They're known for pouring excellent seasonal specialties from U.S. and foreign breweries, as well as artisan spirits, one-of-a-kind cocktails, and exquisite wines. They've got a relatively small but delicious menu, offering a variety of unique appetizers and chef favorites that enhance the ambiance of this contemporary speakeasy.
Whether you’re out for a boisterous game night or a celebratory dinner, you’ll find the right spot with the right atmosphere—and the perfect drink menu—to suit your mood in Sandy Springs.