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Best Of Atlanta 2005 After Dark Large


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Best Weekly Club Event BOA Award Winner

Sol-Fusion
Promoters J. Carter and Kenny Burns may describe their popular nightclub event SOL-FUSION as an “intercontinental love fest,” but really it’s just one hell of a good time. No other event in Atlanta features music provided by some of the industry’s coolest personalities,more...

Promoters J. Carter and Kenny Burns may describe their popular nightclub event SOL-FUSION as an “intercontinental love fest,” but really it’s just one hell of a good time. No other event in Atlanta features music provided by some of the industry’s coolest personalities, such as ?uestlove and D-Nice, and a serious blend of genres from alt-rock to house to reggae. No other event assembles such a multicultural collection of people serious about partying, not posing.
www.sol-fusion.com.

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Best Club Event BOA Award Winner

Big Gay Supper Club

Best Comedy Club BOA Award Winner

Punchline Comedy Club
For the past two decades, THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB has been Atlanta’s one-stop comedy shop. The unpretentious little club in Sandy Springs has hosted nearly every major comedy act known to man (and many who aren’t) including Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Dave Attell and Mitch Hedberg. Amore...
For the past two decades, THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB has been Atlanta’s one-stop comedy shop. The unpretentious little club in Sandy Springs has hosted nearly every major comedy act known to man (and many who aren’t) including Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Dave Attell and Mitch Hedberg. A quick look at the many autographed photos that line the walls of the cozy, wood-paneled venue offer a visual history of great American stand-up comedy. Go and get some funny, it’s time to laugh. less...

Best Country Music Club BOA Award Winner

Wild Bill’s
2075 Market St., Duluth 678-473-1000 www.wildbillsatlanta.com

Best Intown Karaoke Night BOA Award Winner

p>Are you ready to rock? Or are you ready to shout along lyrics with a drunken slur from the audience as others belt out rock tunes? Either way, 10 High’s METAL-SOME MONDAYS helps fulfill rock-star fantasies for the musically challenged. Now 2 years old and still going strong, the karaokemore...
p>Are you ready to rock? Or are you ready to shout along lyrics with a drunken slur from the audience as others belt out rock tunes? Either way, 10 High’s METAL-SOME MONDAYS helps fulfill rock-star fantasies for the musically challenged. Now 2 years old and still going strong, the karaoke night features a live group (dubbed the, gasp, Metal-Some Monday band) that backs eager singers who belt out tracks from AC/DC to Zeppelin. Big hair is optional, but don’t shout into the mic. The band hates that. less...

Best Intown Neighborhood Bar BOA Award Winner

Manuel’s Tavern/The Local/Universal Joint

Best OTP Karaoke Night BOA Award Winner

International Bowl and Arcade
Tucked beside the lanes at Buford Highway’s INTERNATIONAL BOWL AND ARCADE are a hallway of private, by-the-hour rooms from which emanate all kinds of moans, groans and guttural noises. But these aren’t sex scenes, it’s karaoke! With the right amount of reverb in the resoundingmore...

Tucked beside the lanes at Buford Highway’s INTERNATIONAL BOWL AND ARCADE are a hallway of private, by-the-hour rooms from which emanate all kinds of moans, groans and guttural noises. But these aren’t sex scenes, it’s karaoke! With the right amount of reverb in the resounding stereo and a background of Thailand rice patties on the big screen teleprompter, anyone can sound like Usher ... if he were in a car wreck ... underwater. But who cares? Cheap pitchers of beer are the great equalizer, and your entire party can take it as a challenge to one-up each other without anyone giving you shit. Karaoke here can be serious fun, and seriously funny.
5600 Buford Highway. 678-281-0270.

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Best OTP Music Club BOA Award Winner

Wild Bill’s
2075 Market St., Duluth 678-473-1000 www.wildbillsatlanta.com

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur 404-377-4976 www.eddiesattic.com

Best Rock Club BOA Award Winner

488 Flat Shoals Road 404-522-3950 www.badearl.com

Best Sports Bar BOA Award Winner

Dugan's Bar & Restaurant
The outside of DUGAN’S on Ponce is like a big screen TV, with all the neon signs boasting wings and cold beer. It gets busy on weekends, and probably not just because of the screens packed with all the sports you can handle. The strong drinks and spicy drumettes served up by the no-nonsensemore...
The outside of DUGAN’S on Ponce is like a big screen TV, with all the neon signs boasting wings and cold beer. It gets busy on weekends, and probably not just because of the screens packed with all the sports you can handle. The strong drinks and spicy drumettes served up by the no-nonsense waitstaff keep fans coming back. Have your order ready, talk loud, and cheer for your team if you want to — hell, everybody else does — and if you happen to be in Stone Mountain or off Flat Shoals Road, check those Dugan’s locations for more of the same. less...

Best Sports Bar BOA Award Winner

Jocks and Jills

Best Weekly Club Event BOA Award Winner

Throw out your thermometers and forget about aspirin: FEVER promises a sickening good time every Saturday night at Django. The DJ rotation features a cast of overly capable locals, including Jamad, Kemit, Mars, Kumar, Motion, LV, Klever and Cozy Shawn. Thank your doctors J. Carter of Sol-Fusion and Marcomore...
Throw out your thermometers and forget about aspirin: FEVER promises a sickening good time every Saturday night at Django. The DJ rotation features a cast of overly capable locals, including Jamad, Kemit, Mars, Kumar, Motion, LV, Klever and Cozy Shawn. Thank your doctors J. Carter of Sol-Fusion and Marco “Blue” Johnson of Marco’s Pita for three levels of party, from the hip-hop hotness downstairs on the dancefloor to the chill environment upstairs in the restaurant and out on the patio. Fever helped give Django its hot spot diagnosis for 2005 — but for the ladies who get ill at the thought of a $20 cover, show up before 11 p.m. less...

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Michele
Chaplins, 555 S. Atlanta St., Roswell 770-552-1147 www.chaplinsroswell.com

Best Beer Bar BOA Award Winner

Decatur’s Brick Store Pub's Belgian Beer Bar
Decatur’s Brick Store Pub has long been a favorite haunt for beer lovers, but the local spot stepped it up earlier this year with its BELGIAN BEER BAR. At first glance, the pub may look exactly the same to infrequent visitors, but a walk up the stairs reveals a magical beer enclave to the left.more...

Decatur’s Brick Store Pub has long been a favorite haunt for beer lovers, but the local spot stepped it up earlier this year with its BELGIAN BEER BAR. At first glance, the pub may look exactly the same to infrequent visitors, but a walk up the stairs reveals a magical beer enclave to the left. Decorated with dark woods and dim lights, the Belgian Beer Bar fills up as fast as the clientele scans over the multipage beer menu. Several coolers hold an intimidating number of bottled brews, but the staff knows beer like sommeliers know wine.
125 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-687-0990.

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Best Blues Club BOA Award Winner

Co-founders Eric King and Roger Gregory built BLIND WILLIE’S in 1986 with the generous help of the local blues music community. King’s background includes an immense knowledge of ’60s folk and acoustic music, and the joint was originally envisioned to host a coffeehouse-typemore...
Co-founders Eric King and Roger Gregory built BLIND WILLIE’S in 1986 with the generous help of the local blues music community. King’s background includes an immense knowledge of ’60s folk and acoustic music, and the joint was originally envisioned to host a coffeehouse-type environment. It’s blossomed into a major destination for local, national and international blues musicians and fans with a full and pleasingly varied schedule of events featuring live music Monday through Saturday. If the house is a-rockin,’ don’t bother knockin,’ just pay the affordable cover and come on in. less...

Best Bowling Alley BOA Award Winner

International Bowling & Arcade
5600 Buford Highway, Doraville 678-281-0270

Best Concert Venue BOA Award Winner

It can be all things to almost all people. It’s a rock and folk showcase, a jazz venue, a country bar, an acoustic club, a jam-band freak-out headquarters and a movie theater. You name it and the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE has probably been there, done that and sold the T-shirt in the lobby. The coolmore...
It can be all things to almost all people. It’s a rock and folk showcase, a jazz venue, a country bar, an acoustic club, a jam-band freak-out headquarters and a movie theater. You name it and the VARIETY PLAYHOUSE has probably been there, done that and sold the T-shirt in the lobby. The cool art deco building on Euclid Avenue with the classic marquee sits like a benevolent Buddha at the corner of Little Five Points, welcoming all who enter. Also, the Variety’s website is informative and, like the place itself, friendly and easy to navigate. less...

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner

Imagine hailing a gypsy cab on New York’s Lower East Side. Inside, the decorations are Bangladeshi-meets-Brooklyn and the cabby raps to Jay-Z in Bengali. And as the cab gets its swerve on, your body dances involuntarily. The DJANGO GYPSY KITCHEN AND SALOON’s bohemian burrow recallsmore...
Imagine hailing a gypsy cab on New York’s Lower East Side. Inside, the decorations are Bangladeshi-meets-Brooklyn and the cabby raps to Jay-Z in Bengali. And as the cab gets its swerve on, your body dances involuntarily. The DJANGO GYPSY KITCHEN AND SALOON’s bohemian burrow recalls that ride, where disparate cultures fuse sweat-drenched momentum into one undeniably funky juggernaut. Whether looking for hip-hop, drum ’n’ bass, flamenco, deep house, rare groove, soca, Afro-Cuban jazz or just a medley of people getting dirty and flirty in a post-modern Mediterranean/Latin/North African environment, Django offers a tight space under an even tighter groove. less...

Best Dating Service BOA Award Winner

Match.com

Best Intown Karaoke Night BOA Award Winner

Metal-some Mondays
10 High Club 816 N. Highland Ave. 404-873-3607 www.tenhighclub.com

Best OTP Karaoke Night BOA Award Winner

555 S. Atlanta St., Roswell 770-552-1147 www.chaplinsroswell.com

Best Place to Hear Music for Free BOA Award Winner

A Cappella Books, Criminal Records, and The Five Spot
In America, freedom is the most valuable possession. And in Bush’s America, free is an equally prized, if far more elusive, commodity. By that reasoning, Little Five Points is like heaven/Rodeo Drive for fans of free music. Just wandering around, there are beats leaking and creeping from everymore...
In America, freedom is the most valuable possession. And in Bush’s America, free is an equally prized, if far more elusive, commodity. By that reasoning, Little Five Points is like heaven/Rodeo Drive for fans of free music. Just wandering around, there are beats leaking and creeping from every storefront, and plenty to sample at listening stations in Satellite Records. But we specifically celebrate A CAPPELLA BOOKS, CRIMINAL RECORDS and THE FIVE SPOT for supporting free live performances. At A Cappella, locals like Anna Kramer and Daniel Clay perform insurgent, experimental indie folk every Thursday from 8:30-10 p.m. Criminal hosts local and national touring acts like Jet By Day and Andrew WK both in store and in the parking lot for singing and signings. The Five Spot hosts a variety of acts, including funk, jazz and reggae and rarely charges a cover. less...
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