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Find this place by following the row of Harley-Davidsons along the curb. Popular with both bikers and locals, perhaps the hand-drawn sign in the window best expresses this establishment's laid-back attitude: Help wanted. No wimps. No bozos. Inquire within. The bar area is a deliberate dive decorated with biker paraphernalia, road signs, and a stuffed fish. The dining room is tavern-like, with large tables frequented by families. Barbecue features large on the menu and is reinforced by an admirable listing of sandwiches, burgers, and daily blue plate specials.
German national Wolfgang Hartert aspires to share the rich culinary heritage of his country with Americans at his co-owned restaurant Der Biergarten. The quintessential Bavarian establishment with an ambiance to match transports you to an outdoor beer garden in Munich. Catch live European football on the flat-screen TVs or enjoy a game of Fussball on the side. The menu features traditional classics like schnitzel, schweinshaxe, bratwurst and an array of sausages. The brews on offer represent drafts from Belgium, Ireland and England, and of course Germany, for an authentic taste of German culture.
The decor at Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium might be creative for some and blasphemous for others. The walls inside the bar are adorned by statues and photos of the son of god and some quirky, graphic one-liners by the imaginary owner of this bar- Sister Louisa. Impressed by the one-liners and the artwork? You can get one for you to take home from the in-house store. This amazing themed bar is the favorite hangout place for the youth in the neighborhood due to its intriguing ambiance, wide range of drinks, and regular DJ events. Fond of ping pong? If yes, then you are at the right place. Playing ping pong with your friends here after downing a few drinks is fun and definitely, a must-try. Ping Pong tournament featuring some of the best ping pong players in the city is organized here every Monday. Pop in on a Wednesday if you are fond of live music. Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium is the most fun church you will ever visit.
Affectionately known as a "barcade," Joystick Gamebar specializes in serving up great drinks alongside vintage video games. The bar is home to a number of old-school gaming machines, including Ms. Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, Rampage World Tour, X-Men, Metal Slug, Terminator 2 Judgement Day, Operation Wolf, Lethal Enforcers, Big Guns, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Galaga, Street Fighter II, NBA Jam, Turtles in Time, and Centipede. Joystick is also home to what they call a "kitchen incubation" program where chefs and other restaurateurs are invited to work out of the bar's kitchen for a year or two, cooking and serving whatever they are most passionate about. The idea behind the "kitchen incubation" is to provide aspiring local chefs and cooks with a chance to build up a menu and a reputation. So, though the menu changes frequently, all the food served at Joystick is delicious! This little spot has an intense local following and can get busy on certain nights of the week, but the overall fun atmosphere and delectable drinks more than makeup for any wait.
If you're looking for a quintessential Irish pub in the heart of Virginia Highlands, then pull up a stool at Limerick Junction. Select from English and Irish stouts, ales and lagers, or peruse the lengthy list of bottled fare. The selection of aged Scotches and uncommon whiskies is particularly impressive. The small stage, back-dropped by busy Highland Avenue, features live acoustic acts and comedy shows nightly, often accompanied by the high-spirited patrons.
Deep red walls, plush multicolored pillows and curtains and the mellow lighting, all make Divan Restaurant & Hookah Bar an intimate Middle Eastern oasis. The smells of exotic candles and hookahs mingle with the aroma of the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, to create one tempting mix. The establishment also has a luxurious VIP room replete with Moroccan influences. Enjoy fare like Lamb Kabobs Salad and Spicy Shrimp, while you sip on some Turkish beer or a Pomegranate Martini, which happens to be the house specialty. You can end the languorous meal, with a fruit flavored hookah or sheesha. Check the website for the great specials offered.
Don't let the 20-foot (six-meter) skull that serves as an entryway deter you from enjoying the best burgers and pub food in the city. When club-hopping in Atlanta, a visit to this late-night spot is a must. This fun restaurant offers big portions, good service, and good food. The award-winning Vortex Burger is a half-pound (0.22 kilograms) burger with all the trimmings, and there is also a selection of pub-style sandwiches and salads on the menu. Vegetarian alternatives and non-beef sandwiches are available, while beers from all around the world serve as the popular foundation for most guests' evenings.