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After Dark

When the Roman Empire was about to come crashing down, a time of great decadence swept over the land. Humanity was on the frontline of a major cultural shift, and the collective subconscious seemed well aware of the changes at hand. It was party time. Food culture was embraced — even worshiped by the people. Wine festivals, music, theater, dance, and all the creature comforts that come along with a night on the town in the shadow of imminent collapse were in great abundance.

There are many parallels that can be drawn between Rome at its end and Atlanta in 2015. The live/work/play blitzkrieg continues reshaping our surroundings with banal and monolithic condo-lofts springing up at seemingly every intersection. Our musical institutions are being dispatched with impunity. The Southern charm and haunted character of Atlanta’s well-worn facade is drying up. And like Emperor Nero tuning his violin, the city’s nightlife understands that time for change has come, and, once again, it’s party time. But with every end comes a new beginning. This year saw the phoenix-like rise of long-percolating hip-hop superstar Future’s latest album, Dirty Sprite 2. CL’s winner for Best overall music act earned Billboard’s No. 1 slot upon the album’s release, forging the soundtrack to our deliverance and illuminating a city bent on refining and diversifying in the face of opposition. Album of the year, Run the Jewels II follows suit with teeth-gnashing underground hip-hop gravitas.

Artists such as thrash-metal band Sadistic Ritual, ’80s hardcore revivalists Nurse, and electronic music innovator HXV have all raised the standards in their fields, casting off malaise and challenging their peers to work toward a stronger scene in the future.

Our Best hostess with the mostess, Brigitte Bidet, is an ambassador embracing the aesthetics of the avant-garde and queer arts with a sense of fortitude that Atlanta hasn’t seen since Ru Paul was perfecting her strut along Moreland Avenue in the Reagan era.

From the appearance of cutting-edge music venues from Aisle 5 in Little Five Points to the scrappy spirit of the Cleaners finding new life in Lakewood Heights, intown gentrification means it’s time to re-examine how the city works, and to work around the oppressive forces that pushed us toward a life immersed in the arts, music, and nightlife in the first place. These things are the heart and soul of our city. Rather than flee while the familiar façade crumbles, Atlanta has amassed an army and a burgeoning infrastructure that’s ready to meet a new era of change head-on. Indeed, a renaissance is at hand.

— Chad Radford, Music Editor

Best album BOA Award Winner

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Run the Jewels II

Best Atlanta legacy artist BOA Award Winner

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Glenn Phillips

Best band to push Atlanta's boundaries BOA Award Winner

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Faun and a Pan Flute

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

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Heroes x Villains

Best electro space odyssey BOA Award Winner

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"Retrograde Space Opera"

Best expat band to keep Georgia on its mind BOA Award Winner

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Algiers

Best experimental act BOA Award Winner

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Cave Bat

Best fest to give Bonnaroo and Coachella a run for their money BOA Award Winner

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Shaky Knees

Best hip-hop innovator BOA Award Winner

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Father

Best hostess with the mostess BOA Award Winner

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Brigitte Bidet

Best instrumentalist BOA Award Winner

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Ben Davis

Best live band BOA Award Winner

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Dot.s

Best local label BOA Award Winner

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Bear Kids Recordings

Best metal band BOA Award Winner

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Sadistic Ritual

Best musical shaman BOA Award Winner

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Lonnie Holley

Best new DIY music space BOA Award Winner

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The Cleaners (Permanently Closed)

Best new music venue BOA Award Winner

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Aisle 5

Best overall musical act BOA Award Winner

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Future

Best punk outfit to reinvent itself BOA Award Winner

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Nurse

Best vocalist BOA Award Winner

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Marshall Ruffin

Democratic Lore: Best Bar to belly up and hear some local Democratic lore BOA Award Winner

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Manuel's Tavern (Featured)

Democratic Lore: Best burrito bar BOA Award Winner

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Elmyr

Democratic Lore: Best cornerstone for East Atlanta BOA Award Winner

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The Earl (Featured)
Had the the Earl not opened and become a bedrock local music hangout, bar, and restaurant on a once forgotten stretch of Flat Shoals Avenue, East Atlanta Village might not be the thriving nightlife district it is today. Its formula combining top tier pub grub, PBR tallboys, and indie music has made itmore...
Had the the Earl not opened and become a bedrock local music hangout, bar, and restaurant on a once forgotten stretch of Flat Shoals Avenue, East Atlanta Village might not be the thriving nightlife district it is today. Its formula combining top tier pub grub, PBR tallboys, and indie music has made it the go-to for locals and out-of-towners alike. This place has character in spades, from the walls lined with old-school clutter to the hardworking staff. less...

Democratic Lore: Best L5P bar to avoid the tourists BOA Award Winner

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Euclid Avenue Yacht Club

Democratic Lore: Best place to sing (and hear) the blues BOA Award Winner

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Northside Tavern (Featured)

Democratic Lore: Best Southern honky-tonk experience BOA Award Winner

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Southern-Comfort Restaurant and Lounge

Spin City: Best anthems for the common man BOA Award Winner

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Working Class Music

Spin City: Best creative party planners BOA Award Winner

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WERC Crew

Spin City: Best DJs to class up the Dirty South BOA Award Winner

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Queen Cartel

Spin City: Best reason to blow up the soundsystem BOA Award Winner

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Tomahawk Chop Squad
Tomahawk Chop Squad is an experimental crew. Featuring 14-plus affiliated members, Taste Tester, HYDRABADD, Personal Trainer DJ, and the rest of TCS are on the come up with a blend of rap, mutant electronic soundscapes, EDM, and bass swells that resonate in the furthest reaches of Atlanta music wheremore...
Tomahawk Chop Squad is an experimental crew. Featuring 14-plus affiliated members, Taste Tester, HYDRABADD, Personal Trainer DJ, and the rest of TCS are on the come up with a blend of rap, mutant electronic soundscapes, EDM, and bass swells that resonate in the furthest reaches of Atlanta music where hip-hop and electronic music collide. soundcloud.com/tomahawk-chop-squad. less...

Young and restless: Best bet for a night of cutting-edge beats BOA Award Winner

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The Music Room

Young and restless: Best gathering spot for Atlanta BOA Award Winner

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97 Estoria (Featured)

Young and restless: Best leisure institution on Ponce BOA Award Winner

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The Local

Young and restless: Best place to cool off with frozen booze BOA Award Winner

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Victory Sandwich Bar (Featured)

Best Cougar Bar BOA Award Winner

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Johnny's Hideaway
Ah, Johnny's Hideaway. We all snicker just a little when we say the name. But the oh-so-famous outpost is more than a pick-up spot for silver-haired foxes and cougars on the prowl. This wood-toned lounge doesn't get enough credit for being the destination for nightlife in the outer reaches of Buckheadmore...
Ah, Johnny's Hideaway. We all snicker just a little when we say the name. But the oh-so-famous outpost is more than a pick-up spot for silver-haired foxes and cougars on the prowl. This wood-toned lounge doesn't get enough credit for being the destination for nightlife in the outer reaches of Buckhead that it has become. The dance floor is a mini disco inferno with everything from Gloria Gaynor's"I Will Survive" to the Bee Gees'"Stayin' Alive" blasting on the regular. And this place serves breakfast all day. Every day. CL has given Johnny's the nod in the category of Best Cougar Den for more years than anyone on staff can remember. It's safe to say Johnny's is canonized within Atlanta's nightlife culture. Like the Clermont Lounge, Stone Mountain, the Majestic, and MJQ, this place is woven into the fiber that holds Atlanta together. less...

Best 18 and up club BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best acoustic music venue BOA Award Winner

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Eddie's Attic (Featured)

Best after hours spot BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best band name BOA Award Winner

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Kurt Thomas Band

Best bar photo booth BOA Award Winner

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The Star Community Bar (Featured)

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best bar to drink alone BOA Award Winner

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Manuel's Tavern (Featured)

Best bar to hook up BOA Award Winner

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QUAD @ Spring4th Complex (Permanently Closed)

Best bar with games BOA Award Winner

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Ormsby's

Best bathroom graffiti BOA Award Winner

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The Earl (Featured)

Best bluegrass act BOA Award Winner

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The Whiskey Gentry

Best blues club BOA Award Winner

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Blind Willie's (Featured)

Best bouncer BOA Award Winner

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B12

Best bowling alley BOA Award Winner

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The Painted Pin (Featured)

Best burlesque BOA Award Winner

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Blast-Off Burlesque

Best cocktail bar BOA Award Winner

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Kimball House (Featured)

Best college bar BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best concert of the past year BOA Award Winner

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Centennial Olympic Park (Featured)

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

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Terminal West

Best cougar den BOA Award Winner

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Johnny's Hideaway

Best country music club BOA Award Winner

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Wild Bill Wholesale (Permanently Closed)

Best cover band BOA Award Winner

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Yacht Rock Revue

Best dance music club BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best dive bar BOA Award Winner

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Northside Tavern (Featured)

Best DJ night BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best drag queen BOA Award Winner

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Violet Chachki

Best gay bar BOA Award Winner

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Blake's On The Park (Featured)

Best hookah bar BOA Award Winner

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Anatolia Cafe & Hookah Lounge

Best hotel bar BOA Award Winner

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W Atlanta – Downtown

Best jazz night BOA Award Winner

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The Velvet Note

Best jukebox BOA Award Winner

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The Righteous Room (Featured)

Best karaoke BOA Award Winner

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Mr. Smokey's Karaoke @ Sweetwarer Bar and Grill

Best Latin music club BOA Award Winner

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Loca Luna

Best lesbian bar BOA Award Winner

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MSR My Sisters Room

Best live act BOA Award Winner

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Sneaky Hand

Best local act BOA Award Winner

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Blood on the Harp

Best local album BOA Award Winner

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2075 by Stokeswood

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

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The Breeze Kings

Best local classical music act BOA Award Winner

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

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Levi Lowrey

Best local DJ BOA Award Winner

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Leah Culver
soundcloud.com/leahculvermusic

Best Local electronic act BOA Award Winner

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Leah Culver
soundcloud.com/leahculvermusic

Best Local experimental music act BOA Award Winner

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Jungol
jungol.net

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

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Mighty High Coup

Best local instrumentalist BOA Award Winner

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Francesco Maceri

Best local jazz act BOA Award Winner

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Joe Gransden

Best local label BOA Award Winner

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Block Society

Best local mainstream act BOA Award Winner

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Mastodon

Best local MC BOA Award Winner

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MC Word

Best local metal act BOA Award Winner

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Best 18 and up club BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best acoustic music venue BOA Award Winner

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Eddie's Attic (Featured)

Best after hours spot BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best album BOA Award Winner

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Run the Jewels II

Best Atlanta legacy artist BOA Award Winner

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Glenn Phillips

Best band name BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Kurt Thomas Band

Best band to push Atlanta's boundaries BOA Award Winner

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Faun and a Pan Flute

Best bar photo booth BOA Award Winner

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The Star Community Bar (Featured)

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best bar to drink alone BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Manuel's Tavern (Featured)

Best bar to hook up BOA Award Winner

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QUAD @ Spring4th Complex (Permanently Closed)

Best bar with games BOA Award Winner

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Ormsby's

Best bathroom graffiti BOA Award Winner

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The Earl (Featured)

Best bluegrass act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
The Whiskey Gentry

Best blues club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Blind Willie's (Featured)

Best bouncer BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
B12

Best bowling alley BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
The Painted Pin (Featured)

Best burlesque BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Blast-Off Burlesque

Best cocktail bar BOA Award Winner

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Kimball House (Featured)

Best college bar BOA Award Winner

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IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best concert of the past year BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Centennial Olympic Park (Featured)

Best concert venue BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Terminal West

Best cougar den BOA Award Winner

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Johnny's Hideaway

Best country music club BOA Award Winner

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Wild Bill Wholesale (Permanently Closed)

Best cover band BOA Award Winner

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Yacht Rock Revue

Best dance music club BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best dive bar BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Northside Tavern (Featured)

Best DJ night BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best drag queen BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Violet Chachki

Best electronic act BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Heroes x Villains

Best electro space odyssey BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Critics Pick
"Retrograde Space Opera"

Best expat band to keep Georgia on its mind BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Algiers

Best experimental act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Cave Bat

Best fest to give Bonnaroo and Coachella a run for their money BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
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Shaky Knees

Best gay bar BOA Award Winner

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Blake's On The Park (Featured)

Best hip-hop innovator BOA Award Winner

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Father

Best hookah bar BOA Award Winner

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Anatolia Cafe & Hookah Lounge

Best hostess with the mostess BOA Award Winner

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Brigitte Bidet

Best hotel bar BOA Award Winner

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W Atlanta – Downtown

Best instrumentalist BOA Award Winner

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Ben Davis

Best jazz night BOA Award Winner

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The Velvet Note

Best jukebox BOA Award Winner

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The Righteous Room (Featured)

Best karaoke BOA Award Winner

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Mr. Smokey's Karaoke @ Sweetwarer Bar and Grill

Best Latin music club BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Loca Luna

Best lesbian bar BOA Award Winner

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MSR My Sisters Room

Best live act BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sneaky Hand

Best live band BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Dot.s

Best local act BOA Award Winner

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Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Blood on the Harp

Best local album BOA Award Winner

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2075 by Stokeswood

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

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