Atlanta's 10 best body to bar workouts


Atlanta's 10 best body to bar workouts

After you get done working out, work it out with a stop at some of the best bars in the area. Does that seem counterintuitive? Go on and give it a try.

Pink Barre and Bartaco – In Buckhead you'll find muscle tightening exercises right across the street from tacos. Intrigued? After you work your body at Pink Barre (3655 Roswell Road), head over to the bar at the newly opened Bartaco (3802 Roswell Road).

What to drink: The Port Chester Reviver, a cocktail made with Miller's Gin, cucumber, mint, mango nectar and lime juice.

Planet Fitness and Foundation Social Eatery – Located in the same shopping center just east of GA 400 (1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA) you'll find Planet Fitness just a few doors down from gourmet grub at Foundation Social Eatery where the restaurant's large, open and inviting bar area welcomes casually dressed customers.

What to drink: The Holy Word, a cocktail made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, chartreuse, sweet vermouth, blood orange liquor and lemon.

DEFINE and SaltyardDEFINE (1833 Peachtree Rd NW) will offer barre, yoga and cycling classes in one building when it opens later this month and across the street you'll find Saltyard (1820 Peachtree Road NW). Known for the small plates and tasty drinks, Saltyard's a cozy place to sit, stay and sip.

What to drink: Swift Kick in the Tito, a cocktail made with Tito's Vodka, fresh jalapeno and basil, simple syrup and lime

Stellar Bodies and 10 Degrees South – Get your body bending workout in during one 50 minute Stellar Bodies (3872 Roswell Road) session at their Chastain Park area facility then get your drink on at 10 Degrees South (4183 Roswell Road). Post-workout, bring your Stellar Bodies friends with you to split one of the restaurant's platters, which serve four.

What to drink: Order from the extensive South African-heavy wine list.

Pink Barre and The General Muir – When your morning Pink Barre (855 Emory Point Drive) session leaves you hungry, it's the perfect excuse to hit up The General Muir (1540 Avenue Place) for breakfast. When you move your workout to the afternoon or evening, that's the perfect excuse to swing by The General Muir for cocktails and bites.

What to drink: Good Vibrations, a cocktail made with vodka, strawberry shrub, Cocchi rose, lemon

Urban Body and The Local – Whether you're taking the Beltline to get there or driving to Urban Body (730 Ponce De Leon Place) for your workout you wont want to miss the opportunity to experience one of Atlanta's best dive bars-- The Local (758 Ponce De Leon Ave NE).

What to drink: Grab a local brew.

The Forum Athletic Club and True Food Kitchen – Want to feel like a true fitness and clean eating champ? After you workout at The Forum (3393 Peachtree Road), head to True Food Kitchen (3393 Peachtree Road) where the cocktails are almost as healthy as everything else on the menu.

What to drink: Cherry Bourbon Sour, a cocktail made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, lemon, cherry bitter and a pinot noir float

LA Fitness and Chick-a-Biddy – Raise those dumbells over your head at Atlantic Station's LA Fitness (261 19th Street, Suite 1140) then head to Chick-a-Biddy (264 19th Street NW). Grab a drink at the bar or relax on the patio. Whatever you do, don't miss getting their signature Fried Chicken Sandwich.

What to drink: Grab a local brew that pairs well with your chicken sandwich like Wild Heaven's Let There Be Light.

X3 Fitness and Bone Lick BBQ - Get your kickboxing session in at X3 Fitness' Westside location (1092 Huff Road NW) then head just up the street to one of Atlanta's most fun barbecue spots, Bone Lick BBQ (1133 Huff Rd NW) for drinking and grub in a relaxed atmosphere.

What to drink: Gary Busey Juice is the way to get your day started during brunch or, really, any time of day.

Flywheel Sports and The El Felix – Work it out at Avalon's Flywheel location (2100 Avalon Boulevard) then head around the corner to Ford Fry's The El Felix (1130 Avalon Boulevard) for your Tex-Mex and margarita fix. As a bonus, remember you can sip, stroll and shop at Avalon.

What to drink: El Felix Margarita, a signature mix of El Jimador Blanco, triple sec, lime juice and agave nectar

Pure Barre and The Family Dog – An evening LTB session at Pure Barre Virginia-Highland (1402 North Highland Avenue) rounds out nicely when you walk over to The Family Dog for a cold one. Sit outside on the patio when the weather is nice or enjoy some warm pretzel bites and Rosebud pimento cheese at the bar. 

What to drink: Hell & High Hops, a cocktail made with SweetWater IPA, High West Double Rye Whiskey & Fever Tree Ginger Beer


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