Atlanta’s nightlife scene is rife with options for those seeking entertainment, dancing, socializing and fun. From the dazzling night club filled with singles to the low-key singer-songwriter hangout chockablock with burgeoning musicians, the city caters to a diverse crowd after hours.
For those who prefer getting glammed up for a night of cocktails and dancing to a score of the city’s hottest DJs, enter Midtown dance clubs like Opera and Vanquish or Tongue & Groove and East Andrews (home to a range of restaurants, bars and dance floors) in Buckhead, all teeming with singles looking to hit the dance floor and swap digits. Pre-game at Tavern at Phipps for a ritzy start to a social evening.
The more laid-back lounge-style scene prevails at spots like the famed Laughing Skull Lounge (also in Midtown) where you can catch both local and nationally renowned comedy acts. Eddie’s Attic in Decatur is another low-key spot to gather with a group and catch a show over an order of beers–most acts tend to lean singer-songwriter or Americana.
An edgy, hipster scene can be found at locales like the bar Sister Louisa’s Church of the Ping Pong Emporium, the grungy (but fun!) dance club MJQ Concourse and the cult favorite, strip club The Clermont Lounge.
Enlist a designated driver, or take advantage of services like MARTA or Uber for a safe night of fun.
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