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Rowdy Tiger
Whiskey Bar & Kitchen

In the middle of the 19th century, a political group called the Free and Rowdy Party operated in Atlanta. In opposition to the Moral Party, the “Rowdies,” who included distillers, saloon owners, and even Atlanta’s first mayor, were known for illicitly making and distributing moonshine. Midtown’s rowdy residents would consume this illegal whiskey in speakeasies known as blind tigers, where saloon owners would charge guests entrance to see a curious attraction and evade the law by serving “complimentary” spirits.

Dating back to its inception, whiskey, legal or otherwise, has played a role in our nation’s history – rallying revolutionary soldiers, emboldening the earliest pioneers, and creating division during Atlanta’s multiple periods of Prohibition. Rowdy Tiger Whiskey Bar & Kitchen combines the free spirit of that roaring 20s era with the comforts of modern Southern cuisine alongside the finest and most interesting collection of whiskeys and whiskey-based cocktails in the city.

Expertly curated, our whiskey collection is designed to explore, whether you're new to whiskey or a seasoned sipper. Find special allocation bottles, progressive flights and signature, refreshing whiskey-based cocktails. Alongside our seasonal Southern-inspired menu, our Atlanta whiskey bar and kitchen commemorates our city’s boisterous past by raising a glass to celebrate to an exciting future.

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