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10 Best Cocktail Bars in Augusta

Augusta may not have the Southern Belle charm of Savannah or the big city vibe of Atlanta, but as Georgia’s second largest city, it more than holds its own. On any given night, you’ll find the bars here bustling with activity and some craft cocktails.

Check out our picks for the 10 best Augusta cocktail bars, where you can sample tasty beers, wines, and eats in any kind of atmosphere. 

The Indian Queen

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2502 Wrightsboro Road

Augusta, GA 30904

(706) 303-8723

This Augusta bar feels like a cozy log cabin inside, with exposed wood and the smell of cedar. This former gun shop makes for a quaint alternative to a downtown scene, with indoor and outdoor seating. The cocktails are crafted with fresh ingredients, like their “Cool As a Cucumber.” If mixed drinks aren’t your speed, order up a microbrew.

Craft & Vine

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1204 Broad Street B

Augusta, GA 30901

(706) 496-8442

This cocktail bar and eatery provides unusual small plates, artisan handcrafted cocktails, and wine, with a speakeasy feel. Order a wood-fired pizza, and wash it down with an Azalea cocktail — a Southern beauty featuring Fruitland Augusta Georgia peach vodka, St. Germain liqueur, aperol, and lemon.

Füse Restaurant

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1002 Broad Street

Augusta, GA 30901

(706) 305-1029

The menu here uses local ingredients and changes seasonally. Some locals praise it as their favorite Augusta restaurant, with points for outstanding service. The craft beers on tap rotate too, and the cocktails are made from recipes created in-house. Be sure to pop into  Füse on the weekends, where you’ll find weekend brunch and $5 martinis on Sunday evenings.

Fox’s Lair

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349 Telfair Street

Augusta, GA 30901

(706) 828-5600

Billed as “the coolest place you’ll never find!” Fox’s Lair is located in the Old Town Inn, a quirky and historic B&B that stands for “bed and bar” (because there’s no breakfast). It may be  Augusta’s best-kept secret (until now) for its great atmosphere and live music.

Whiskey Bar Kitchen

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1048 Broad Street

Augusta, GA 30901

(706) 814-6159

Whiskey Bar Kitchen is ranked one of the top 50 whiskey bars in America and boasts over 200 whiskeys on their menu. But whiskey isn’t the only thing to order here — check out their unique menu, where craft burgers meet Japanese flavors. We suggest a Teriyaki burger with a side of whiskey waffle fries. And wash it down with – what else? – whiskey.

Finch & Fifth

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379 Highland Avenue

Augusta, GA 30909

(706) 364-5300

The signature cocktails at Finch & Fifth are handcrafted and artisanal. Try The Empress, with Empress indigo gin, Italicus bergamot liqueur, lavender bitters, lemon juice, Jack Rudy small batch tonic, and club soda on ice, with a rosemary sprig. This bar is cozy and intimate, and it also serves Southern-inspired tapas.

Studio Neighborhood Bar

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402 11th Street

Augusta, GA 30901

(706) 222-1694

Here you’ll find live music, karaoke, DJs, hookah… and of course, beer and cocktails. Augustans say the vibe is more chill during the week and more a club on the weekends. Studio Neighborhood Bar scores points for excellent bartenders, and of course there’s a dance floor should you want to bust out some moves.

The Hive

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215 10th Street

Augusta, GA 30901

(706) 836-3661

The Hive has 61 beers on tap as well as a full restaurant menu. You’ll find the offerings buzzing with wines, cocktails, sake, soda, kombucha, and nitro cold-press coffee on tap. All the food here, like their burgers, grilled cheese, and gyro sandwiches, is made from local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients. You can even drink and dine in-house, and then leave with your favorite beverage to-go in a Hive growler. 

Frog Hollow Tavern

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1282 Broad Street

Augusta, GA 30901

(706) 364-6906

This wine bar strives to bring affordable and stylish together in one drinking and dining experience. There are 100+ wines on the menu, as well as classic cocktails (you can never go wrong with an Old Fashioned) and seasonal ones (The Peach Jam Smash is delectably Southern). You can also expect farm-to-table-style modern Southern dishes, like crispy local chicken and locally-grown okra, served up in a relaxed, white tablecloth setting. 

Stillwater Taproom

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974 Broad Street

Augusta, GA 30901

(706) 826-9857

Patrons praise this local watering hole for its friendly staff, steady stream of local live music, and huge beer selection. Expect a relaxed vibe in this rustic, yet cozy tavern. Dogs are welcome!

No matter what your style or beverage preference, there’s something to suit every drinking and dining taste at the best bars in Augusta.

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