Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Places You Can Get Fernet: Atlanta, GA

A friendly tipster from the Ay Tee Ell just sent me this, um... tip.

There are actually a couple of places in glorious Atlanta where you can get Fernet, but I'm just going to tell you about one of them:


The Local is an easygoing smoke-filled institution on that most institutional of Atlanta hipster thoroughfares, Ponce de Leon.  Not only do they serve cheap-ass PBR tallboys, fried okra, tasty barbecue, boiled peanuts, and THE BEST WINGS I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE... but they also have Fernet!

Sometimes they even serve it in little medicine-dispenser Dixie cups, which adds panache to that wonderful Fernet flavor. 

I got mine. Let's get crunk. 

Many a night you can find my friends and me crowding a booth and downing Fernet Branca in between endless baskets of wings. It's just down the street from ridiculous hipster dance club MJQ, the incredibly-underrated gay dive bar Friends, and the historic Plaza Theatre, as well as the grocery store known as "Murder Kroger."

Apparently this is an actual thing.

The Local is the sort of place where pretty much nobody is drinking a Cosmopolitan and everybody knows the words to "Raining Blood" when it comes on.  

Other people who know the words to Raining Blood? That guy.

 The food is cheap and delicious.  Can you get better than that?  

Oh wait, you can!  You can serve Fernet.  Score.

Sounds divine. Tip passed along by Lindsay, the twisted and charming young lady appearing at the bottom of this here Page 'O Horrors.
Filed Under: Places you can get Fernet, Atlanta, FUCK YEAH SLAYER, the yuppies here shop at Manslaughter Whole Foods, I'll bet that guy is a drummer


  1. All this is to say:

    Hey, we're not all backwards fuckwits down here in Dixie!

  2. Dude. I don't even know what fernet is. I thought this was a blog about ferrets. Raining blood, from a lacerated sky. Scream in horror now I shall... reign in blood...
    And yes I am a drummer. Clint is my singer in my band.

    Matt (the big haired guy in the 1986 prom shot)