Eat in Atlanta — 31 August 2017
Swanky speakeasy in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
21 Plus Salute! Adults only, guaranteed.

By Hope S. Philbrick

If you really want to impress a date, this might do it:

Walk into a phone booth and come out looking like Superman.

Okay, so maybe you can’t quite pull that off as gallantly as Christopher Reeve.

Try this: Walk into a phone booth, dial a phone number and then push the back wall of the booth open, giving you and your date access to the hottest new bar in Atlanta, Georgia.

That you can now do, thanks to Red Phone Booth.

Red Phone Booth

You can find the London’s-calling style red phone booth at 17 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northeast.

If you were a regular customer of Prohibition, the space will look familiar, from the swirly earth-tone ceiling tiles to the leather couches to the published rules of the bar. It’s the same concept, tweaked a wee bit perhaps, in a new space.

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A renovated space, to be accurate. Red Phone Booth is housed in 4,000 square feet on the ground floor of what was once Dailey’s. Up on the second floor, Amalfi Pizza, a traditional Neapolitan trattoria occupies the remainder of the building.

Red Phone BoothTo get the secret phone number for Red Phone Booth start your evening by dining up in Amalfi, behaving yourself, tipping your server appropriately, and nicely asking your server for the code. Otherwise, it helps to know a guy or gal. I can’t print the phone number here, but if you email me and I know you and/or can vouch your genuine grownup-ness, I may give it to you. (Please keep reading….)

UPDATE: Effective September 7, 2017, there is a new code. I have it and will share it as promised in the preceding paragraph. If we’ve never met, you’ll have to somehow prove to me that you’re indeed a lady and/or gentleman who can be trusted with the access code to Red Phone Booth. Because I like the place and don’t want Lex Luther types messing it up. The best way to prove you’re a grownup is to subscribe to Getaways for Grownups before asking for the code; it’s free and we never share your email address. I will verify that you’re a subscriber before sharing the code, therefore can honor requests by email only (not text, not social media). Please understand that immediate replies are unlikely.

Red Phone Booth is great fun thanks to its atmosphere but also because it serves great cocktails. The menu offers an extensive list of classic craft cocktail made with great attention to detail with ingredients like fresh-squeezed juice, hand-chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, rare liquors, dozens of tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents, and bartenders who take their work very seriously.

The place is also a cigar bar and while there’s a better ventilation system here than there was at Prohibition, you will smell smoke.

But unless smoke is your kryptonite, you can deal with it.

courtesy Red Phone Booth

More Information…

Red Phone Booth Red Phone Booth Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
21 Plus Salute! Red Phone Booth is exclusive to adults age 21 and older.

Amalfi Pizza

– Photos courtesy Red Phone Booth

Featured products, services and/or travel arrangements may have been complimentary in part or in full; this affords the research opportunity but does not sway opinion.

HSP15Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. She’s reviewed restaurants for several Atlanta-based newspapers and magazines for more than 14 years. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.


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(9) Readers Comments

  1. Thank you for this article! I have heard of this place but I don’t know anyone with a membership. I wasn’t completely convinced the place existed until reading your article! Now, I am even more intrigued. I love cocktail experiences, especially ones that involve a little mystery! I’m going to try your (dining at Amalfi) suggestion. Thanks again!

    • Thank you! 🙂

      • Hope, you’re a life saver! I was looking for something totally new and fun to do in Atlanta with my fella for an upcoming weekend and just found it! Can’t wait. As always, thanks for sharing Grownup fun with us!

        • Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for this article! This place sounds so incredible, I am sure it will be the light of our trip to Atlanta. I know my fiance will be beyond excited to be surprised with this gem. Would it be possible to receive the number? Or would you feel more comfortable that I use the Amalfi option?

    • Hi Tatiana,
      Thanks! I can provide the code, but I cannot post it here. I trust that like many grownups before you, you’ll be able to figure out another way to ask me for it that is not public 🙂
      Cheers, Hope

  3. Hi Hope,
    My husband and I are visiting from San Francisco and we have gotten so many fun ideas from Getaways for Grownups, this one especially! Would you mind giving me your email address so that I may ask a few more questions? Thanks!

  4. I would really like to experience this place!

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