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Best Dance Music Club

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The best dance music clubs in Atlanta.

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Music Room

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best Dance Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best Dance Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best dance music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best 18 and up BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » After Dark
Opera Nightclub (Permanently Closed)

Best dance music institution BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
MJQ Concourse (Featured)
MJQ CONCOURSE is Atlanta’s staple spot for all flavors of old-school, new-school, and worldly hip-hop. Want proof? Look no further than the legendary Fantastic Friday nights, featuring D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik, DJ Fudge, Majestik, and DJ Lord (when he’s not on the road with Public Enemy) every first,more...
MJQ CONCOURSE is Atlanta’s staple spot for all flavors of old-school, new-school, and worldly hip-hop. Want proof? Look no further than the legendary Fantastic Friday nights, featuring D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik, DJ Fudge, Majestik, and DJ Lord (when he’s not on the road with Public Enemy) every first, third, and fourth Friday of the month. Come back for Face Off Fridays with DJ Rasta Root and Jah Prince every second Friday. Trap, that old-school, up top sound, Caribbean inflections, EDM, and ’90s classics are all on the playlist. less...

Best 18+ dance club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » After Dark
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)
RUSH LOUNGE AKA the IRIS is the quintessential spot for 18-and-up nightlife, and all things trap, EDM, and candy bracelets. This late-night Buford Highway haunt is a stomping ground for such lauded DJs and producers as Ployd, Skymatic, Eddie Gold, and many more. But this year's resident DJs Strangermore...
RUSH LOUNGE AKA the IRIS is the quintessential spot for 18-and-up nightlife, and all things trap, EDM, and candy bracelets. This late-night Buford Highway haunt is a stomping ground for such lauded DJs and producers as Ployd, Skymatic, Eddie Gold, and many more. But this year's resident DJs Stranger Candy and Syl-O set a high standard for electronic dance music, and they always know how to keep the people on their feet. The weekly ESP 101 Learn to Believe parties are the spot for those in the know. less...

Best dance music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best progressive dance club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Sound Table (Featured)
THE SOUND TABLE is the cornerstone of Edgewood Avenue, where the current epicenter of Atlanta’s weekend nightlife developed its sense of style. Since opening its doors in 2010, the Sound Table has served as an essential spot for delicious dining and making moves on the dance floor. The club’s DJsmore...
THE SOUND TABLE is the cornerstone of Edgewood Avenue, where the current epicenter of Atlanta’s weekend nightlife developed its sense of style. Since opening its doors in 2010, the Sound Table has served as an essential spot for delicious dining and making moves on the dance floor. The club’s DJs spin a sophisticated set of funk, soul, R&B, and hip-hop. This year, the addition of Drums On Fire on the first Thursday of every month, added of bit of old-school Atlanta flare by exploring underground beat culture through the lens of DJs Ryan Rasheed (LebLaze, Prefuse 73), Chris Devoe, and Gnosis. less...

Best dance music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best 18 and up club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » After Dark
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

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

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Music Room

Best 18 and up club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » After Dark
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best dance music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best dance music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
IRIS aka Rush Lounge (Permanently Closed)

Best dance club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
QUAD @ Spring4th Complex (Permanently Closed)

Best dance club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best dance club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Runner-up: Opera


1150 Cresent Ave. N.E., 404-874-3006, www.operaatlanta.com/

Best bar for electronic/DJ music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Sound Table (Featured)

Best dance club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Runner-up
Opera
1150-B Crescent Ave., 404-874-3006, www.operaatlanta.com

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
El Bar @ El Ponce (Featured)

Best Dance Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
MJQ Concourse (Featured)
Midtown nightclub MJQ CONCOURSE is the perennial favorite in this category because there’s no place more dependable on a weekend night. Each week hundreds of people go for the swirling disco lights, hot guys and girls, large dance floor, and music that’s commercially palatable withoutmore...
Midtown nightclub MJQ CONCOURSE is the perennial favorite in this category because there’s no place more dependable on a weekend night. Each week hundreds of people go for the swirling disco lights, hot guys and girls, large dance floor, and music that’s commercially palatable without hitting the lowest common denominator. A roster of capable resident DJs, special theme nights such as the “Saturday Party Sneak Attack,” and such out-of-town DJ stars as Flosstradamus and Girl Talk add to the unpredictable fun. less...
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