On opposite sides of Peachtree in Buckhead are two festive bars ripe for holiday drinks with friends or colleagues, or a little post-shopping respite. While both offer drinks with and without a shot or two, we chose two mugs full of goodness, one with alcohol and one without. Grab some mistletoe and enjoy this bright holiday season.
Santa’s Milk and Cookies
The fine folks at Whiskey Blue at the W Atlanta-Buckhead recognize that waiting for Santa is stressful. You won’t have to wait until Christmas Eve to enjoy Kris Kringle’s favorite treat when you cozy up to the bar. All month, you can order Santa’s Milk and Cookies for grown-ups, with Whiskey Blue’s staple White Russian, served with a chocolate chip cookie. $14, plus a wink and a smile. Whiskey Blue, 3377 Peachtree Rd NE
Warm Cider with Holiday Spices
The warm cider is Mercier Orchards fresh pressed apple cider and pie spiced syrup made in-house at King + Duke. The good looking barkeeps serve it warm, but it can be done over ice as well and can of course be spiked with rum, whiskey or brandy upon request. King + Duke, 3060 Peachtree Rd NW