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Atlanta Nightlife


Atlanta's nightlife offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a dance club on Edgewood, a cozy bar, to see which band is playing at Northside Tavern. If you're looking for a bit of edge, you can explore the stripper culture made famous by Atlanta's hip Hop scene over the years.

Check out all the options. We've got the most comprehensive list of live music from Jazz, to EDM, to Hip Hop and Southern Rock.

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Music

Live Music Clubs

The Music Room

This cave-like underground bar is located below Pizzeria Vesuvius. A wide flight of stairs ushers you into a moderate-size venue that features live mu...

The Basement

This (literally) underground club, located below the Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta, hosts local and touring indie rock and hip-hop shows (T.I. and ...

Drunken Unicorn

The literally underground club features plenty of figuratively underground punk, electro, and hip-hop acts. Although connected to MJQ Concourse, it ha...

The Earl

East Atlanta staple for local and up-and-coming rock bands, as well as nationally established indie acts, and grub for the hipster-PBR set.

The Highlander

Cheap beer, pool tables, and fried food are the pillars of this dingy Midtown strip mall dive. Conveniently located next to Landmark Midtown, this is ...

The Masquerade

Tucked away in the Kenny's Alley section of Underground Atlanta, the Masquerade is Downtown Atlanta’s most revered music venue. Over the last 30 years...

529 Bar

In the central East Atlanta spot formerly occupied by retro soul bar the Village, you'll find 529 — a tiny, smoky space that oozes cool. Despite being...

Apache Cafe

Eclectic venue for hip-hop, spoken-word poetry, and up-and-coming soul artists. Home to Wednesday night jam sessions featuring a live band and open mi...

MJQ Concourse

The tiny, shacklike entrance reveals an eclectic and loyal late-night crowd. Music at this underground clubber’s club ranges from hip-hop and Brit-pop...

Smith's Olde Bar

Floor to ceiling renovations! With live music from the likes of Zack Brown, Butch Walker, Blackberry Smoke, and John Mayer plus past performances from...

Vinyl

One of three music venues that make up Center Stage Theater that opened in 2003. Offers an intimate setting with 300 capacity and billiards.

The Loft

One of three music venues at the Center Stage Theater. The Loft is located on the second floor. It offers full bar service and a view of the Midtown s...

City Winery

Atlanta's first urban winery, City Winery has an intimate music venue able to seat 300 people, a restaurant, bar, an outdoor patio, and a private even...

Blind Willie's

A local blues, jazz, and roots institution that's been around for more than 25 years. The North Highland Avenue storefront, with its signature guitar-...

Kat's Cafe

The comfortably chic lounge located under a hair salon near Piedmont Park hosts everything from comedy to erotic poetry to live music.

Red Light Cafe

The bohemian living room serves as the city's center of bluegrass and Americana. The venue hosts a variety of other musical performers as well, plus d...

Venkman's

Chef Nick Melvin’s long-awaited Old Fourth Ward restaurant/music venue, Venkman's, opened its doors in September 2015. The eatery is a casual neighbor...

Northside Tavern

This legendary dive bar in West Midtown is Atlanta's home for live blues. The weekly lineup includes a Monday night jam and a regular Wednesday night ...

Tabernacle

This former church has Gothic ambiance to spare, making it a fun spot to catch a rock or hip-hop show. The club, which boasts some inviting bar and lo...

Terminal West

As part of the King Plow Arts Center, Terminal West has become the Westside’s premier live music venue, giving equal stage time to hip-hop, indie rock...

Red Clay Music Foundry

This 260-seat theater hosts a variety of musical acts. Acoustic music and singer/songwriter material is the venue's forte, but the format is open, and...

Dance Clubs

The Music Room

This cave-like underground bar is located below Pizzeria Vesuvius. A wide flight of stairs ushers you into a moderate-size venue that features live mu...

El Bar @ El Ponce

Located under the El Ponce on Ponce de Leon Avenue, this sleek lounge draws a young, hip crowd.

MJQ Concourse

The tiny, shacklike entrance reveals an eclectic and loyal late-night crowd. Music at this underground clubber’s club ranges from hip-hop and Brit-pop...

The Basement

This (literally) underground club, located below the Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta, hosts local and touring indie rock and hip-hop shows (T.I. and ...

District Atlanta

District, one of Atlanta's newest nightclubs, brings the biggest parties to the city.

Comedy Clubs

The Punchline Comedy Club

Scope out the glossy head shots that line the walls of this barely OTP comedy institution and you’ll see that everyone from John Stewart to Jeff Foxwo...

Uptown Comedy Corner

The longest-running African-American comedy club in Atlanta, Uptown Comedy Corner has featured Chris Rock, the Wayans Brothers, Steve Harvey and Chris...

The Vortex - Midtown

Popular Atlanta institution for serious slacking, burger eating, and drinking. Home to the Laughing Skull Lounge comedy club.

Laughing Skull Lounge

Atlanta's best full-time option for seeing stand-up is an intimate venue tucked away in the back of Midtown's Vortex Bar & Grill. The Laughing Skull L...

Village Theatre

Since 2008, this hole-in-the-wall comedy venue has hosted improv comedy multiple nights a week as well as stand-up and sketch comedy.

Dad's Garage Theatre

Dad’s Garage is a non-profit comedy theatre located in the heart of Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. With award-winning Atlanta improv...

The Music Room

This cave-like underground bar is located below Pizzeria Vesuvius. A wide flight of stairs ushers you into a moderate-size venue that features live mu...

The Basement

This (literally) underground club, located below the Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta, hosts local and touring indie rock and hip-hop shows (T.I. and ...

District Atlanta

District, one of Atlanta's newest nightclubs, brings the biggest parties to the city.

The Earl

East Atlanta staple for local and up-and-coming rock bands, as well as nationally established indie acts, and grub for the hipster-PBR set.

The Highlander

Cheap beer, pool tables, and fried food are the pillars of this dingy Midtown strip mall dive. Conveniently located next to Landmark Midtown, this is ...

529 Bar

In the central East Atlanta spot formerly occupied by retro soul bar the Village, you'll find 529 — a tiny, smoky space that oozes cool. Despite being...

MJQ Concourse

The tiny, shacklike entrance reveals an eclectic and loyal late-night crowd. Music at this underground clubber’s club ranges from hip-hop and Brit-pop...

Smith's Olde Bar

Floor to ceiling renovations! With live music from the likes of Zack Brown, Butch Walker, Blackberry Smoke, and John Mayer plus past performances from...

The Loft

One of three music venues at the Center Stage Theater. The Loft is located on the second floor. It offers full bar service and a view of the Midtown s...

Blind Willie's

A local blues, jazz, and roots institution that's been around for more than 25 years. The North Highland Avenue storefront, with its signature guitar-...

Elliott Street Deli & Pub

This tiny bar in a lovingly renovated old building in Downtown's Castleberry Hill boasts an authentic neighborhood vibe. Downstairs hosts a variety of...

Northside Tavern

This legendary dive bar in West Midtown is Atlanta's home for live blues. The weekly lineup includes a Monday night jam and a regular Wednesday night ...

Red Clay Music Foundry

This 260-seat theater hosts a variety of musical acts. Acoustic music and singer/songwriter material is the venue's forte, but the format is open, and...

Eddie's Attic

Located across from Decatur Square, Eddie's hosts aspiring and accomplished singer-songwriters for live shows almost nightly and is famous for its bia...

Blake's On The Park

Located across the street from Piedmont Park, Blake's is ground zero for the Midtown gay set, where well-groomed young men gather to see and be seen. ...

Friends on Ponce

Welcoming neighborhood bar with lots of special events, plus cold beer, strong mixed drinks, billiards, pinball and video games. Bonus: an enclosed pa...

Mary's

A super-fun gay bar with some of the best karaoke (or, as they say, "Maryoke") in town on Tuesday and Saturday nights (but not the first Saturday of e...

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

Owner Grant Henry, aka Sister Louisa, has built a national reputation for his pub's kooky religious knickknacks, late-night ping-pong tournaments on M...

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

A comfortable restaurant in an uncooperative space with heavy stone walls in the basement of a Victorian-style home. There's a lot of wood everywhere,...

Holeman and Finch

Holeman and Finch Public House has changed the face of Atlanta's dining scene since opening in 2008. From the outset, H&F's cocktail program s...

Uptown Comedy Corner

The longest-running African-American comedy club in Atlanta, Uptown Comedy Corner has featured Chris Rock, the Wayans Brothers, Steve Harvey and Chris...

Late

Aisle 5

Aisle 5 maintains the communal philosophy of its predecessor, the Five Spot, but its guts are brand new. The 2014 renovation brought the space a new s...

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

With 14 beers on tap, 40 bottled selections, and a fully stocked selection of wine and spirits, Cypress has become a local favorite neighborhood haunt...

MJQ Concourse

The tiny, shacklike entrance reveals an eclectic and loyal late-night crowd. Music at this underground clubber’s club ranges from hip-hop and Brit-pop...

Onyx Atlanta

This gentlemen's club offers women free entry until midnight.

Pink Pony

There are strip clubs, and then there are Atlanta strip clubs. The Pink Pony sits atop an extended list of adult emporiums for the city, but it's the ...

Smith's Olde Bar

Floor to ceiling renovations! With live music from the likes of Zack Brown, Butch Walker, Blackberry Smoke, and John Mayer plus past performances from...

SOHO (Compound)

This mega-nightclub feels kind of like a resort, with several indoor and outdoor environments, including a pool area (swimming, not billiards). A grea...

The Basement

This (literally) underground club, located below the Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta, hosts local and touring indie rock and hip-hop shows (T.I. and ...

The Highlander

Cheap beer, pool tables, and fried food are the pillars of this dingy Midtown strip mall dive. Conveniently located next to Landmark Midtown, this is ...

The Masquerade

Tucked away in the Kenny's Alley section of Underground Atlanta, the Masquerade is Downtown Atlanta’s most revered music venue. Over the last 30 years...

The Music Room

This cave-like underground bar is located below Pizzeria Vesuvius. A wide flight of stairs ushers you into a moderate-size venue that features live mu...

The Vortex - Midtown

Popular Atlanta institution for serious slacking, burger eating, and drinking. Home to the Laughing Skull Lounge comedy club.

Yard House

An upscale-casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music and 100-250 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales & lagers.

Adult

Swinging Richards

All-male, all-nude strip club. Mostly gay clientele. No bachelor or bachelorette parties. "Clients must remain dressed at all times while inside the ...

The Cheetah

The city's top high-end strip club stresses the "gentleman" part of "gentleman's club" more than most local clubs. It's handsomely appointed and stock...

Pink Pony

There are strip clubs, and then there are Atlanta strip clubs. The Pink Pony sits atop an extended list of adult emporiums for the city, but it's the ...

Clermont Lounge

If you haven't witnessed Blondie, the city's most well-embraced stripper (she's appeared in the city's marketing material, for Christ's sake), crushin...

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