Serving Burgers & Booze Since 1992 view shopping cart



When they were new in town, three siblings from Los Angeles decided to open The Vortex because it sounded better than looking for jobs, and they just wanted to have a little fun in Atlanta. With that being the extent of our founder’s business plan, we have never taken ourselves too seriously. No pretense. No nonsense. The Vortex is simply a cool, casual bar with a unique atmosphere, that was designed to be enjoyed by folks over 21 years of age. Service is brought to you by a staff that is hospitable, and can even be a little quirky or sassy at times. Over the years, some of our patrons and staff have morphed into an extended family of sorts – although a slightly unorthodox one. All decent human adults are welcome to get sucked into The Vortex, and join the party.


The Vortex is Atlanta’s premier bar and burger joint. We grill up the best damn burgers in town, offer a huge selection of beer, spirits and specialty cocktails, and serve some ridiculously indulgent bar food. Basically everything we offer is bad for you. It’s the kind of place your momma warned you about. We have always tried to be as transparent as possible about what we offer. We’re not trying to fool anyone into becoming a patron. If you’re looking for fine dining, health food, vegan or vegetarian dishes, or gluten-free options, The Vortex is probably not the place for you. No hard feelings. We just do what we do for the people who love what we do.


In an attempt to keep the good times rolling, the owners declared The Vortex an official “Idiot-Free Zone” very early on, and we have remained committed to this policy ever since. We have compiled a set of “House Rules” that help explain what customers can expect when visiting The Vortex. These policies can be found throughout this website, so feel free to poke around. To be clear, not only do our loyal fans know how to behave when they go out, but they really appreciate our approach to dealing with all the idiots who don’t. And they understand, that on occasion, we may need to throw someone out of our bar to protect the experience for everyone else. Disrespect and entitlement have no place at The Vortex. We just want everyone to play nicely together. We really don’t think that’s too much to ask.


We consider it a great privilege to share in the lives of our devoted patrons each and every day. And thanks to the continued support of these beautiful people, The Vortex has become a truly authentic Atlanta institution. It’s really quite a noble endeavor, and we’re happy to say our efforts have always been appreciated. At The Vortex, we love our faithful fans and they love us right back. When it comes right down to it, The Vortex really is all about the love.


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