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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 the size of a Manhattan apartment, there’s a closed-circuit TV above the bar on which you can watch the band playing on the stage behind you. The fro... | more...

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 mic for vocalists to join in. Street parking available. | more...

International lounge just North of Buckhead. Catch the game, enjoy food, music, and dance at Josephine. | more...

“Restaurant by day! Nightclub when the sun goes down! A bar at all times! This upscale establishment caters to all walks of life thus the name! Come in and simply enjoy a drink without the hassle or party until you faint, the choice is truly yours. Lyfe is what you make it!” | more...

The friendly nightclub staff knows its cocktails. The space features a video lounge, roomy dance floor, and large outdoor area. The club hosts live entertainment and special events (everything from drag shows to wine tastings), and offers weekday menus and cookouts on the weekend. | more...

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 to downtempo and rare grooves. The dim basement space feels like the most happenin’ speakeasy in town. | more...

Modern, neon-lit nightclub with lounge-like seating for bottle service & an energetic dance floor. | more...

The historic club and live music venue that was the backdrop in the video for “Rosa Parks,” OutKast’s lead single off Aquemini, reopened to much excitement in 2010. | more...

This mega-nightclub feels kind of like a resort, with several indoor and outdoor environments, including a pool area (swimming, not billiards). A great spot for dancing, chilling, or the chance celebrity sighting. | more...

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 Iggy Azalea once shared the stage here). The aptly named space is also home to old-school dance parties. | more...

Relocated from Peachtree Road to a stylish new home in the still-growing Lindbergh City Center, Buckhead’s long-running nightclub for grown-ups parties on. | more...


ATL Untrapped

11/01/2023 12:00 AM
Joshua Robinson keeps you up-to-date on hip-hop, trap, and rap in Atlanta.

ATL UNTRAPPED: Hip-hop’s newest manufacturers — The Dope Coffee co-founders detail the family business

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And hip-hop royalty descends on the ATL celebrating the genre’s 50th anniversary

ATL UNTRAPPED: The best local records of 2023 … so far

07/11/2023 1:09 PM
Deante’ Hitchcock, DvDx, and Will Hill discuss their latest projects and weigh in on their picks for the best music to come out of Atlanta this year


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Familiarize yourself with one of Atlanta’s most pressing issues

ATL UNTRAPPED: Three Decades of Speech

03/13/2023 4:26 PM
The GRAMMY® award-winning frontman of Arrested Development is thriving as an elder statesmen of hip-hop; it’s not surprising that he still has a lot t...


02/02/2023 3:35 PM
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ATL UNTRAPPED: The Best of Atlanta hip-hop 2022

01/06/2023 1:12 PM
Welcome to the inauguraul ATL Untrapped Awards

ATL UNTRAPPED: Hip-hop for the holidays

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Lil Baby, Destroy Lonely, Kenny Mason, and more lead the charge of highly anticipated year-end shows

ATL UNTRAPPED: Sole Play and the importance of community

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TJ Bennett details Sole Play’s ambitious joining of the sneaker and gaming communities

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