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Grain Bar in Midtown Atlanta

Grain is my new favorite happy hour spot in Midtown. I loved the old space (previously occupied by Mid City Lounge) and the cool decor and patio are a great place to wind down after a busy day.

The cocktail menu here is top notch. Grain even offers Mint Juleps and Old Fashioneds on draft! Kevin (the owner and head bartender…don’t you dare call him a mixologist) makes up a few gallons in a batch, then pumps the drinks through a beer tap. My Old Fashioned was one of the best I’ve had in this city. I also tried a sip of the Ampersand – a light, effervescent cocktail perfect for the summertime.

For snacks, we noshed on the Manhattan-soaked Fuji apples (talk about a fruit cocktail!). Plus the deviled eggs with dijon mustard and crispy salami were delicious. Grain also offers $1 oysters Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. Again, $1 OYSTERS IN ATLANTA! Gimme more please! Chef Sidney is doing some amazing things out of that tiny kitchen.

Check out Grain’s website for menus, hours, directions & more.