Manuel’s Tavern prides itself on conversation. In 1956, Manuel Maloof opened this music-less tavern in hopes of creating a safe place where conversation was encouraged.
Maloof strategically purchased a building right outside of “dry” DeKalb County, making it the only place near Emory University where professors and students could get a drink. Over time, the bar developed into much more than that becoming a tavern full of politics and people from all over.
If you visit today, Manuel’s has undergone some renovation, but is full of old photographs, memorabilia and political trinkets that showcase the history behind the beloved bar.