The bar scene in Atlanta is far from ordinary. There are dive bars, underground bars, dancing bars and the best, hidden bars. If you can go to one of these and not run into 10 different people you know and actually have room to breathe, that is a win. Edgewood Speakeasy is one of those establishments, but you have to find it first.
Edgewood Speakeasy in Old Fourth Ward is one of the coolest speakeasies in the city. It is owned by Bone Lick BBQ, so you can grab some good southern food before you head into the party.
With the naked eye, you probably would walk right past the entrance into this speakeasy. In the back of the restaurant, you will be pleasantly surprised that the bookshelf in the back is just for show. It actually doubles as an undercover door.
It is just like out of a movie. You push back the bookshelf and you are transported to another time and destination. If you are a fan of the 1920s theme, this is the place for you. There is no secret code to get in, just find the books and you are good to go.
Yes, this place does mimic the times of the roaring '20s, but there are DJs there almost every night. It is a fun mix of aesthetics from the past and the dancing culture of the present.
The best time to get here is between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. because this is happy hour and the classic drinks (Palomas, Daiquiris and Moscow Mules) are only $5! You will also be there before the night late crowd comes in which is always a plus in Atlanta.
Other drinks that you can order include moonshine, craft beers, boutique distilled spirits and pretty much any drink you can think of. If you find yourself having the late-night munchies, there is a full bar menu that you can order off of. You will find tasty dishes like Cuban sandwiches and Taiwanese fried chicken.
It is a pretty unique atmosphere and it is a great place to get away from the business of the Buckhead bar scene. If you ever find yourself in Savannah, there is another 1920s-themed speakeasy that is even harder to find, but worth the search.
Address: 327A Edgewood Ave. SE., Atlanta, GA 30312
Why you should go: It is an intimate little 1920s-themed speakeasy that requires you to find a bookshelf in the back of a restaurant to enter.