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Best Place to Hear Local Music

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The best places in Atlanta for local music.

Best Place to Hear Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The beloved East Atlanta indie music venue and neighborhood bar recently underwent a facelift that more than tripled the size of its hallowed music room. That means bigger crowds, an amped-up sound system, a second bar, and, oh yes, more bathrooms (sorely needed). The change has perfectly positionedmore...
The beloved East Atlanta indie music venue and neighborhood bar recently underwent a facelift that more than tripled the size of its hallowed music room. That means bigger crowds, an amped-up sound system, a second bar, and, oh yes, more bathrooms (sorely needed). The change has perfectly positioned 529 as one of the city's premiere small concert venues. Local and touring bands alike flock to play there pretty much every night of the week. As such, music and merriment seep through walls and onto the village streets, inviting regulars and passersby to stop in, grab a drink, and join the rowdy crowd. less...

Best Place to Hear Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best place to hear Best local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to see local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics

Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
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Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up: The Earl


488 Flat Shoals Avenue S.E., 404-522-3950, www.badearl.com/

Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up
Eddie's Attic
515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur, 404-377-4976, www.eddiesattic.com


Best place to hear local music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Moving out doesn’t always mean moving up, and LENNY’S proves that even with a newer and bigger location, it can still proudly call itself the “CBGB’S of Atlanta.” Despite the new location, the floor is still scuffed and dirty, the music is loud, and the PBRmore...
Moving out doesn’t always mean moving up, and LENNY’S proves that even with a newer and bigger location, it can still proudly call itself the “CBGB’S of Atlanta.” Despite the new location, the floor is still scuffed and dirty, the music is loud, and the PBR is always flowing. The rock ’n’ roll venue has doggedly stuck to a slate of local bands, from new prospects to such local kingpins as the Carbonas and Brass Castle. And it always kicks off the weekend with the raucous and drunken Trashed Friday night dance party. Now settled into its bigger building, Lenny’s crowd has the room to do what it does best — get drunk, loud and rowdy. less...

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best Place To Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Throughout 2006, there’s been an ongoing debate around the office: Does fried okra and nitrates on a stick make music better? Well, recent trips to THE EARL have confirmed that yes, a little salt of the earth makes for a meatier experience. Not that anyone was concerned about the quality ofmore...
Throughout 2006, there’s been an ongoing debate around the office: Does fried okra and nitrates on a stick make music better? Well, recent trips to THE EARL have confirmed that yes, a little salt of the earth makes for a meatier experience. Not that anyone was concerned about the quality of music at the Earl to begin with. We turn to the Earl not just because we’re hungry in our tummies but also because we’re hungry in our hearts for that prime grade-A local music. less...

Best Place To Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best Place to Hear Local Music and Best Rock Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Listening to the earnest heartland rock of Bob Seger makes us want to drink PBR. So does THE EARL. We’re not saying Seger and the Earl have much in common — thanks to booking agent Patrick Hill, the mood is more jamming and idiosyncratic Neil Young — but we will say that Seger’smore...
Listening to the earnest heartland rock of Bob Seger makes us want to drink PBR. So does THE EARL. We’re not saying Seger and the Earl have much in common — thanks to booking agent Patrick Hill, the mood is more jamming and idiosyncratic Neil Young — but we will say that Seger’s “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” could be the Earl’s theme song. There’s nowhere else in Atlanta so dedicated to not letting people forget the rawk, showcasing the top tier of local bands alongside nationally acclaimed indie acts. With its junk-store chic, the Earl embodies the garage-band spirit and we raise our tall boys to it. less...

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur 404-377-4976 www.eddiesattic.com

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