We sipped our way through the South to compile a list of our 100 favorite Southern bars. From down-and-dirty dives to sleek
and buzzy cocktail lounges, these spots are sure to liven up any Friday night.
Avondale Brewing Company (Birmingham), avondalebrewing.com Pachyderm Pale Wheat, $2.50 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Carrigan’s Public House (Birmingham), carriganspub.com The Best of Both Worlds stirred cocktail with scotch and gin, $6; daily punch, $5; shots of Fernet, $4 all night
Garage Cafe (Birmingham), garagecafe.us From-scratch Bloody Marys with eight different spices, $6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Good People Brewing Company (Birmingham), goodpeoplebrewing.com 10% of proceeds from all beer sales from 5 to 7 p.m. will be donated to Two by Two Animal Rescue
The Collins Bar (Birmingham), collinsbirmingham.com Honeysuckle Rose cocktail with Cathead vodka, Aperol, ginger liqueur, and egg white, $6 all night
Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina (Orange Beach), fishersobm.com Upstairs bar: Barrel-aged White Dog Manhattan cocktail with charcuterie board, $15; Dockside bar: Seaspray cocktail and six
Point Aux Pin oysters on the half-shell, $10 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Hive (Bentonville), thehivebentonville.com Arkansawyer cocktail with gin and lavender and ginger, $7 all night
Capital Bar & Grill (Little Rock), capitalhotel.com/cbg Southern Comfortable cocktail with spiced-pear vodka, Yellow Chartreuse, and house-made pecan soda, $6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The National (Athens), thenationalrestaurant.com Cold Weather Mojito with Prichard’s Tennessee rum, Steen’s cane syrup, mint, and ginger beer, $6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The World Famous (Athens), theworldfamousathens.com Robert Van Winkle cocktail with Prairie hand-crafted gin, Madagascar-vanilla simple syrup, and Prosecco, $6 all night
H. Harper Station (Atlanta), hharperstation.com $6 Bufala Negra and old fashioned cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m.
Paper Plane (Decatur), the-paper-plane.com Southern Living & Dying cocktail with bourbon, absinthe, and sparkling wine, $8 all night
2nd Street Speakeasy (Gainesville), 2ndstreetspeakeasy.com The Spaghetti Western cocktail with High West Double Rye, Fernet Branca, sherry, local honey, and bitters, $7 from 5 to 7
Dos Gatos (Jacksonville), dosgatosjax.com Winter in Jalisco cocktail with reposado tequila and house-made spice syrup, $8; all local Intuition Ale Works and Bold City
Brewery beers, $3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Flora-Bama (Pensacola), florabama.com $1 off all cocktails (including the famous Bushwacker); $2 draft beers; $2 wines all night
MilkWood (Louisville), milkwoodrestaurant.com The MilkWood, Southern Expansion, and Navy Tattoo cocktails, $6 all night
Proof on Main (Louisville), proofonmain.com Bulleit Vardier cocktail with Bulleit bourbon, Fonseca port, Aperol, and bitters, $8 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Silver Dollar (Louisville), whiskeybythedrink.com Hello Trouble cocktail with Buffalo Trace, St. Elizabeth Allspice dram, green Chartreuse, Angostura bitters, and house-made
vanilla syrup, $5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Bar TNT (Alexandria), eamonnsdublinchipper.com/TNT The Cocktail Left on the Nightstand with smoked & charred Jack Daniels, flat Coke, and H20, $4 from 5 to 7 p.m.
PX Restaurant (Alexandria), eamonnsdublinchipper.com/visit/px The Grop cocktail with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Lemon Verbena Tea, Powdered Sugar & Lemon Juice, $5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Whiskey Jar (Charlottesville), thewhiskeyjarcville.com The Shallow South cocktail with Virginia-made A. Smith Bowman bourbon, Laird’s Apple Brandy, and peach and cherry bitters,
$9; $1 off all local draft beers from 5 to 7 p.m.
Heritage (Richmond), heritagerva.com Dixie Mai Tai with Elijah Craig bourbon, Virginia-peanut orgeat, curacao, and citrus, $6 all weekend
The Roosevelt (Richmond), rooseveltrva.com Classic Southern cocktails, $6 all night
2 birds 1 stone,2birds1stonedc.com The Darkside cocktail with gin, Barolo Chinato fortified wine, and Peychaud’s Bitters, $14 all night.
Mockingbird Hill,drinkmoresherry.com The Carson cocktail with sherry and sweet tea, $7 from 5 to 7 p.m.