The Vortex Bar & Grill

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878 Peachtree St NE (btw 8th & 9th)
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 875-1667
Bar
Burgers
American
2
9.20
Hours
Mon–Thu: 11:00 AM–2:00 AM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–3:00 AM Sun: 11:00 AM–Midnight

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The Vortex, which has two Atlanta locations, is a crazy place. First of all, just to enter the restaurant you have to walk through a giant skull with crazy eyes that also happens to be the main entrance. The menu has a full page of rules ("We maintain the right to refuse service to any person that, in our sole opinion, is a great big jerk."). They also don’t allow anyone in who’s under the age of 18 because of smoking laws. And while all of this kitsch and attitude might make for a great distraction from underwhelming food anywhere else, the burgers here are the real deal (and so are the sweet potato tots). The Hell's Fury burger is a gargantuan half-pound patty of Choice sirloin, topped with pepper jack cheese, something called Atomic Death Sauce, habanero relish, and a whole roasted jalapeño. Not for the faint of heart, but if you’re into spicy food, this very well might be the tastiest burger you’ll ever encounter. — Dan Myers

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Burgers here are to die for! On Man v Food Nation, Adam Richman tries a burger so monstrous that it's held together by 2 grilled cheese sandwiches!
Travel Channel
2011-08-10 10:39:55
Order the Double Coronary like it's your regular burger. Down the entire thing like a pro. Act like you've been there before.
Michael
2009-08-27 20:20:41
I recommend the chili
Felix
2009-07-21 18:29:13
Follow the rules!
Chris
2011-03-10 17:49:11
If you like blue cheese, you would be doing yourself a great disservice if you did not get the blue shroom burger...amazing!
Edward
2010-03-13 14:35:29
The Yokohama Mama is the best!
Amrit
2010-02-20 01:37:05
One of my favorite Atlanta institutions. But it's really time to move into the 21st century and nix the smoking! (And that goes for the rest of GA too.)
Todd
2011-05-18 19:22:18
I dare you to try the burger with peanut butter...it's actually pretty good!
Joel
2011-03-22 23:15:47
Order the fried Zucchini. Side or appetizer, your call. It's delicious.
Hillary
2010-03-13 05:09:35
Its the kind of place you want to take out-of-town guests, if only just to shock them with the existence of the Triple Coronary Bypass burger. [Eater 38 Member]
Eater
2012-07-30 15:06:43
Funky atmosphere, loud music, enormous selection of bottled beers and some of the best and biggest burgers in town. Black bean soup and home-style pimento cheese are excellent, too.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
2011-10-17 14:51:29
If you haven't, read the front of the menu.
Queena
2011-04-09 01:56:53
Definitely go for the tots, sweet potatoes or the rings over the regular fries
Luke
2010-05-06 13:02:05
Crave from the Grave: Like it spicy? The "Hell Burger" is topped w/ habanero relish, jalapenos, & pepperjack cheese. I'm sweatin' just thinking about it! Give the tots a try for your side item too.
Oakland Cemetery
2011-08-14 11:45:03
You want to go Hell Burger. Not too hot, not too messy, way too good. R N T.
Matt
2010-08-03 13:59:49
Order an absinthe and some tatter totts, have a smoke at the bar and remember, life is good.
Jeff
2009-07-17 21:02:38
Wanna get tipsy? Try the Skull Crusher..its the whole damn bar
James
2012-04-20 22:00:16
Get the guacamole burger, it's to die for!
katie
2010-06-13 22:27:57
The ethos of late-night eating is perfectly summed up in the title of one of their most formidable burgers, the Coronary Bypass.
Atlanta
2013-03-12 17:58:03
Bad service, ridiculous rules, cocky attitude, but their food is to die for. Avocado burger = heaven
Daniel
2012-05-26 19:08:13