Atlanta >Food & Dining > Local
758 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.773945 -84.362299
Mon - Sat, 5pm - late; Sun, 5pm - midnight
Neighborhoods: St. Charles/ Greenwood, Northeast, Northeast
Dive. – If you like weird and occasionally crowded bars this is a place for you to drink. Stick to be PBR or you will end up with a ridiculous bar tab, just like me. The DJ spun some Triple Six and it was all good.
THIS IS THE ATLANTA BAR – the ONLY bar in Georgia where they get bar food right. They have unmarked tubes of sauces(one which even the greatest of palates cannot decipher), the greatest deal on Pabst Blue Ribbon( 3 bucks for a 24 oz. can), and waitresses/bartendresses that are so adorbale and hot(and taken), as a guy you wish you were gay, and as a gal you wish you were gay(it makes sense)....just be sure to ask for Colleen to make fun of ya and eat three bales of free popcorn!
ATL's Best Fries & The BBQ Ain't Bad Either! – This past weekend, after a terrible steak dinner with a visiting friend from NYC, I told him, let's go to Ponce, for the otherside look of Atlanta. Down to the basement of the Clairmont Lounge. He thought I was crazy. Then I introduced him to Blondie, and he knew I was crazy. Afterwards, I told him I was not through with him yet. We walked into The Local, for a tall, cold can of PBR. He wanted a glass, I told him, not in here. First thing, was an order of the Belgian Fries, in wax paper, with a little malt vinegar on top. My friend, could not stop eating them. They are terrific, drunk or not. He had a chopped BBQ pork sandwich, and I ordered the babyback ribs. I think he is still licking his fingers, all the way back to NYC.
More Crowded These Days – Just adding a newer review to say that I think it's more crowded these days than when the previous reviews were written. Friday & Saturday nights, at least when I've been there, have been elbow-to-elbow and pretty noisy.
Cheap beer and respectable pub grub hit the spot at this low-key Ponce hangout. – The Scene
This popular Ponce destination is a neighborhood joint with an urban edge. Worn-in couches in the window are prime real estate, as is the small patio. Tables and booths outnumber the bar stools. Atmosphere comes in the form of lots of wood, a tin ceiling and old pictures of the neighborhood. An above-average jukebox includes everything from the Pixies to Rush.
Known for its cheap PBR tallboys and Wednesday night trivia, the Local also offers standard draft selections and a full bar. It has a respectable menu, which includes barbecue plates, ribs, hush puppies and--for the neighborhood crowd--veggie burgers and pizza pitas, all for under $10. Addictive Belgian fries, tucked into a pint glass, are worth a special trip.
fan of the local – The Local has a great laid back atmosphere and the drinks are cheap. The regulars and bartenders are friendly and that really sets this place apart for me. Drinks are cheap and the super-sized PBR cans rule. My only question for the owners is where's the Ms. Pac Man???
Atlanta's Best BBQ – You won't find better chopped BBQ in Atlanta in my opinion: the meat is fresh, you get a choice of 6 sauces, and the portions are generous. The hush puppies are little but extremely good. I always get an extra side of the puppies! The burgers are pretty good, but nothing to write home about. Unless you just have to have a burger, stick with ribs or chopped BBQ. The service is excellent: they don't pester you, but they don't ignore you either. The draft is always great.
got pbr? – this place was better in the days before trivia and karaoke nights, but i suppose they were having trouble paying the bills. however, the service is much much better than it was in those days even though it is 10x more crowded.
avec mayo – The fries are great with mayo! Staff friendly. BBQ also good.
The Place to Hang – Friendly people, staff is great, good food, NO watered down drinks and Team Trivia is The best!
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