Graveyard Tavern
1245 Glenwood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

We all have that friend.
The one who’s super nice, polite, and thoughtful…until they have a few drinks and then BOOM! They turn and everyone begins to wash their hands and back up slowly.
But then, a few days later, a friend of yours sees their picture on Facebook and they’re like “Oooohhh, who’s that?” and you’re like “Well…”

That’s Graveyard Tavern.

And this is us writing about pre-9:30 PM Graveyard Tavern. Graveyard Tavern before a few drinks.
What happens after that, well, we wash our hands of it and kindly remind you that you were warned.

Okay? Okay.

So, Graveyard Tavern. What a fantastic place.

It’s your neighborhood pub setting, but with a menu that extends—admittedly, just barely—from the normal offerings of a bar that serves cheap drinks and is dog friendly.

Drinks are served in plastic cups and that’s okay, because you’ll have chicken wing grease on your fingers anyway. The bartenders try to be cool, but it doesn’t matter if they are or aren’t as long as they keep over pouring.

The music is decent [again, read the opening caveat].

The crowd is trashy, but friendly enough. A few kind words will earn you a romantic connection with just about anyone. And in this day and age, there’s something to be said for that.

Now, just in case you’re super Southern and can’t quite grasp our New York wit, we’re saying that the inside is terrible and please don’t go in there.

But  the outdoor patio is a dream…in a weird, f*cked up way. Dogs play with other dogs, owners mingle and it’s really not bad at all. Everyone asked to pet our dog, and we thought it sweet.

And, hey, we’re always looking for dirty dive bars that are dog friendly anyway, so I guess you got it.

[Before 9.30 PM, that is.]

Good luck.


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