Beat The Heat With A Sweet Drink In LaGrange

Don’t let the summer heat get you down! When the Georgia humidity starts to feel heavy, beat the heat with something cold to drink. We’ve laid out our favorite options in LaGrange to keep the heat away one sip at a time.

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Sometimes Sweet, Sometimes Sour


Charlie Joseph’s is a local, family-owned spot that feels like stepping back in time and has been a LaGrange staple since 1920. Escape the sun and pull up a stool at the counter to check it out for yourself. While their claim to fame may be their burgers and hotdogs, the perfect summer remedy is a lemon sour, which has a lot more pizazz than your typical lemonade. It may make your lips pucker, but the combination of soda water and lemon juice will still keep you nice and refreshed.

The Queen Of Summer


I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Queen. Looking for a special treat? Try one of Ice Queen’s milk teas. There is no lack of options. The menu lists a wide range of flavors, including coconut, honeydew, strawberry, and caramel. Expand your palate and try one of the boba teas, a type of tea with tapioca pearls that is both sweet and creamy.

When It’s A Little Too Caliente…


Taqueria Estrella Roja is authentic in everything it does. With a menu full of classic Mexican cuisine, including to-die-for handmade tortillas, tostadas, tacos, and tortas (say that three times fast), there are plenty of reasons to check out Estrella Roja. Take it from us and cool down with a traditional horchata or a classic Mexican Jarritos soda. 

Play All The Classics


We are strong believers that southern summers are incomplete without a glass of homemade sweet tea in town. Taste of Lemon has figured out a winning recipe worthy of fulfilling that summer craving. Located in an old church building, take a tea break in your day. Make the most of your trip with a meat-and-three lunch to accompany your tall, cold glass.

Stay Caffeinated


The new kid on the block, Sweet Roast, joined the LaGrange community just this year. Owned by a passionate barista-baker couple, the coffee shop has a cozy atmosphere and roasts their coffee beans in-house. While 80-degree temps may not immediately bring coffee to mind, Sweet Roast has a few ideas to help you beat the heat. Colder items on the menu like iced macchiatos, iced chai lattes, frappuccinos and homemade cold brew are a great way to get a dose of caffeine without breaking a sweat.

Yama Time


Located on the square, Yama Korean BBQ & Sushi should be your go-to spot for hibachi, ramen and sushi in town. If that isn’t reason enough to check out the restaurant, a great way to cool down is to indulge in a chilled glass of Japanese wine. Enjoy a fun summer evening and switch up your every day routine.

Summer On Draft


LaGrange has a very impressive beer scene. Nothing says summer quite like having an ice-cold beer in hand. Meet up with friends at Wild Leap or Beacon Brewing Co. and try a locally-brewed beer. Even better, try one of their seasonal selections, specially brewed with summer in mind.


A liquid solution isn’t your thing? Check out our website for other ideas to survive the summer heat, like renting a boat on West Point Lake or spending a day at Great Wolf Lodge. There are many ways to make the best of summertime in LaGrange!

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