The folks at Red Phone Booth take their cocktails seriously, slinging Prohibition hits like the Sazerac, old fashioned, and boulevardier, served over hand-chipped, filtered ice. To enter, you have to know the secret code—handed out only to members and a few lucky Atlanta hotel concierges—and enter it at an actual, London-style phone booth. From there, you’ll be whisked into a swanky lounge stocked with 180 kinds of whiskey.
Cuisine: Cocktail Bars, Speakeasies, Cigar Bars
What they’re known for: A wide variety of hand-crafted cocktails—such as the smoked old-fashioned, made with Four Roses Bourbon, sugar cubes, and Angostura bitters, and smoked over hickory wood.
Yelpers say: “I’m a sucker for artfully crafted cocktails, and with their Prohibition-era menus filled with fancy drinks, I find myself coming back time after time.” —Rizwan P.
This prohibition-inspired speakeasy is the perfect spot to kick off your night. Featuring more than 180 types of whiskey and 100 cigar varietals, Red Phone Booth (@rpbatlanta) strays from the present and impresses with this trip back to the 1920s. Just make sure you now the secret phone number before you go.
Enter a genuine Prohibition-era experience at this secret speakeasy with an antique red phone booth. Red Phone Booth doesn’t mess around when it comes to delicate, hand-crafted cocktails. They have rare, top-shelf liquor including Yamazaki, Hibiki and Pappy Van Winkle. All the garnishes are cut-to-order and they even have hand-chipped double-reverse osmosis ice. The quality doesn’t stop at drinks because their food is amazing too.
Shhhh: Red Phone Booth is a bit of a secret. You’ll enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into an antique London-style red phone booth. Once inside, the clandestine feel continues: the decor resembles a speakeasy with brick floors, a fireplace, a honey onyx bar, and custom Italian leather couches. There’s also a private event space with pool. Be sure to order a whiskey-based cocktail to match the classy, mysterious feel, and nosh on small plates, including fresh seafood, carpaccio, and Neapolitan pizza. This is why Red Phone Booth is known as the best Whisky Bar in Atlanta, GA.
It’s one of the best-kept secrets in Atlanta, and it’s not one we’re going to spoil here at FOX 5. But once you know the code and cross the threshold of the antique phone booth, you’ll enter an upscale world right out of the Prohibition Era. However, those in the know can enjoy hand-crafted turn-of-the-century cocktails, a collection of more than 180 whiskeys, small plates including Neapolitan pizza and desserts, and more than 100 cigar selections in a walk-in humidor.
Exceptional cocktails feature 100-percent fresh squeezed juices, hand chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, a collection of some of the rarest liquors, and more than a dozen tinctures, bitters, and flavoring agents. Small plates include fresh seafood, carpaccio, beef tenderloin, Neapolitan pizza, and house-made desserts. Showcasing the 1920s speakeasy theme, the venue features restored original brick floors, honey onyx bar, intimate fireplace, custom Italian leather couches, and a hand-painted ceiling with backlighting.
Posh speakeasy for cocktails & bites: Secrecy is the name of the game at this posh Downtown speakeasy, entered via the eponymous antique London phone booth. Once inside you’ll find classic craft cocktails, elevated bar bites and cigars, all offered amid swanky, 1920s-inspired surrounds with leather couches, a fireplace and a private room for poker and billiards.
The lounge and bar evoke some combination of high-end Prohibition-era speakeasy and rat-pack-boys club elegance. The crowd that we saw was diverse in every sense of the word, which is always great in a bar where you’re being encouraged to mingle and meet people. This was already an avid cigar smoker’s dream for ending the night with cigars.
The 15 Best Whiskey Bars in Atlanta: To enter this downtown bar and cigar lounge, there’s a secret password to be entered via telephone found in, what else, a red phone booth. Once in, the bar offers over 180 whiskeys, scotches, and Japanese selections. Try the rye and cognac-based sazerac here or the Manhattan. There are over 100 different types of cigars, too. The trick to getting in? Ask a hotel concierge or bartenders at nearby bars.
The drinks menu is dense with premium spirit choices, and whiskey lovers will be impressed with the range of older age statements. Yet, cocktails are king here. The cedar-lined humidor has more than 100 labels to choose from and a steady rotation of new offerings. Many patrons opt for the Red Phone Booth’s house stick: 18th Amendment, a dark, medium-bodied cigar with a Brazilian Arapiraca Maduro wrapper and a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler.