Atlanta >Food & Dining > Bucket Shop Cafe
3475 Lenox Rd Ne, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3032633.849213 -84.360666
Mon-Sat 11am to 3am
Sun 11:30am to 12am
Neighborhoods: Lenox Superblock, Northside, Northside
Barfly – I eat at the bar every day for lunch and drink here almost every night. I have consumed nearly every dish they currently offer and have sadly discontinued. I have spent a considerable amount of my paycheck at the bucket shop over the past 3 years and plan on spending more. Its not because the food is really delicious or the service is extremely cordial. The food is just easy to eat and the servers are bitter smart asses. But thats what i look for in a local bar. They keeps it real. The most annoying thing about the bucket shop is that they allow cigar smoking. Its not just that I loath the smell of cigar smoke. I think cigar smokers are lonely, pseudo playboy, attention hungry middle class "millionaires" who over-compensate for personal "short-comings" with large "turd-in-a-blanket" oral fixations. I wish the owner knew that they are loosing more business by catering to regular cigar smoking pseudo tycoons. Other than that, however, my favorite dish is the potroast special that they serve every so often. And if you are looking for a tasty beverage after hours, ask Joe or Mike for the exclusive Bucket Shop Valasa Raptor. If your Raptor impersonation is up to par, joe might give you a free shot or simply lick your eyeball if you are into that sort of thing.
Great Bar – When I went, I sat at the bar, was greated by the friendly bar staff, had a couple of drinks, mingled, great music (I chose it from the jukebox!) The BBQ Chicken Nacho's were great - and HUGE as was the salad I had. I would definitely go back again!
Bucket – It's easy to become a regular at the bucket shop. If you can take the smokey atmosphere and less than attentive bar service, the food is decent and it's a cozy place to hang out. When it rains you also appreciate the covered parking.
an average bar – I've been here quite a few times and there is always a crowd here. Bartenders and waiters/waitresses are friendly and I've never had a problem with their service. Drinks are done right. The bar area inside can get REALLY smokey. The two things this place does have going for it is that they have a good juke box, and when the juke box isnt on, they play good music from what i'm guessing is a satellite radio station and number 2, their patio is large and faces out on lenox road. The patio has a couple of tv's and speakers so you can hear the music outside. Its a good place to go for happy hour or at night to avoid the main area of buckhead.
Horrible Service with a don't care attitude – The food is gpod, wings are delicious, but unfortunately only go if you don't care about when you are going to get your food, drink or silverware for that matter. I work right next door to the restaurant and wish it was more service friendly, but everytime I go its the same bad experience. The only way I eat bucket shop now is if I call it in and carry it out. I will spend my money with a restaurant whose staff is service orientated.
Great place to chill after a hard day. – This place is the type of place where you want to go and forget about for day. Meet up with some freinds and have some drinks and make your day feel better.
Strange bedfellows: Power suits and neo-hippies share space at this low-key Buckhead bar. – The Scene
Despite its location in a Buckhead office building, the Bucket Shop is very much the neighborhood bar. You'll find all the typical accoutrements: dingy white-tiled floors, dark wood, friendly bartenders and regulars hiding out in low-lit corner booths. People come to the Bucket Shop in shifts. The first is the happy hour crowd--think loosened ties, tasseled loafers and Palm Pilot envy. The second shift is a hodgepodge of after-hours restaurant folks and Deadheads.
The large happy-hour crowd comes for some of the better Buckhead networking opportunities and a chance for a date on Friday. The standout feature of the place is its spacious patio, shielded from rush-hour traffic by a row of tall hedges.
Great for Drinks After Work – The Bucket Shop has a great patio just off Lenox Rd. It's a great meeting spot for after work drinks. Don't get a full meal here, but definately try their BBQ chicken nachos. They are a crowd pleaser.
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