Is Ticonderoga the Best Bar in Atlanta?

It’s March but we’re not talking margaritas over here. I can’t remember the last time I had a margarita now that I think about it. Anyways, Brown at the Bar is back with another bar review. I’ve been to quite a few bars since my relocation to Atlanta and I may have found the very best the city has to offer. Now, before you tweet me your rebuttals, don’t even start to mention some invitation only $30 cocktail snooty butt ass bar that the regular person can’t enjoy. Brown at the Bar is and will always be for the people, the proletariat, and down to Mars. Without further ado, the Ticonderoga Club.

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Ticonderoga Club is tucked in the corner of Krog Street Market. It’s a pretty small bar that doubles as a restaurant, but we wouldn’t be here if the drinks weren’t the star of the show. Don’t show up here 4 or 5 deep on the weekend expecting to find a seat or even stand around for that matter. There’s a hostess that will seat you if space is available. I highly recommend checking this place out on a weekday to up your chances of sitting at the bar. Watching these mixologists at work is truly something special. Not only are these guys very good at their jobs, they also happen to be some pretty cool dudes.

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One of my favorite things about Ticonderoga is their seasonal menus. Every time I’ve been, there’s been a different menu with only their staple Ticonderoga Cup remaining. You can say this place never gets old. They also have illustrations of the drinks on the menu which is pretty neat when you’re someone like me looking for what’s gonna photograph the best. The best drink I’ve had from them so far has been the Horsepower, which tastes exactly how it sounds. It’s a rush of flavor that literally goes from 0 to 100 over the course of a sip.

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These drinks will sneak up on you. Two is good for a very happy buzz but 3 will hit you like a truck with its lights off. It’s a great place to have an afterwork treat or some quality libations before a night at a more upbeat place. If you and your friends have some money to spend, try their “Chuck Wagon.” It’s a 48oz cut of steak meant to be shared by 6 and even comes with the glory of a giant bell being rang and some other wait staff theatrics I won’t spoil. Their food menu is pretty fancy for my tastes. I’m no foodie and barely know what any of the menu items are but the people say the food is bomb. I’ll take their word for it.

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That about wraps things up! Have you been to Ticonderoga Club? Is it in your top 5? Do you want other suggestions for a night out? Let me know on Twitter @ThatDakari!

Trust Issues? – Collins Bar Birmingham

Welcome back to another addition of Brown at the Bar! This post is a real treat for those of you that really love a good cocktail and aren’t too picky of what specifically you’re drinking. Let’s discuss a wonderful gem in Birmingham, AL, The Collins Bar. Continue reading “Trust Issues? – Collins Bar Birmingham”

The Best Menu in Tuscaloosa

Welcome back to another addition of Brown at the Bar! This post is dedicated to my favorite place to eat and drink in Tuscaloosa, AL. I’ve spent the past 6 years of my life in Tuscaloosa as a student and watching the city’s drink and dining scene evolve over the years has been a real treat. One place I’ve stumbled upon a few years ago has become a favorite. Avenue Pub, the perfect place for a quick meal and drink between or after classes or a lunch/dinner date with the parents. Continue reading “The Best Menu in Tuscaloosa”

Birmingham’s Secret Speakeasy

Hello everyone and welcome back to Brown at the Bar. I’d like to start off by saying I’m very excited about this post and it was all made possible by one of my favorite people and fellow blogger, Sandra, who has her own blog as well –> Avant-Garbs. Thank you for introducing me to this hidden gem and being a wonderful photographer for the evening! Continue reading “Birmingham’s Secret Speakeasy”

That Time I Went to Bourbon Heaven

This past weekend, I traveled to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to celebrate my buddy Nick’s new job in Detroit. He introduced me to not only a very tasty BBQ pit, but also my dream bar that I’ve deemed “Whisky Heaven” until someone takes its place. Located in historic downtown Continue reading “That Time I Went to Bourbon Heaven”