Successfully finding a gay club in an unfamiliar city can be trying. That's why 10Best has sought out the top candidates in Atlanta, detailing their clientele, music, and atmosphere. We let you know which ones cater to gay men or lesbians, what kinds of shows and entertainments they host, and what tracks the DJs spin. To tap into one of the most popular clubs in the area according to 10Best readers, head to Jungle. It's a telling example of what you can expect when you go out in Atlanta.

Although this is a gay bar, expect to find lots of women here on the weekends looking for fun. Food is surprisingly good here too.


Among the most celebrated gay bars Atlanta has to offer, Mary's has been named Atlanta's best gay bar by "Creative Loafing" and one of the top 50 gay bars in the world by "Out" magazine. These well-deserved honors pay homage to Mary's stellar...  Read More

The Hideaway

The ideal hangout for anyone weary of over-the-top gay clubs in Atlanta, The Hideout is the oldest remaining gay bar in the city. Open since the 1970s, this well-loved institution boasts one of the most laid-back atmospheres around where new...  Read More


When it comes to gay clubs in Atlanta, Jungle is the preferred hot spot for dedicated dancers. In exotic jungle-themed rooms, patrons can down potent, palate-pleasing beverages before heading to the enormous dance floor where the irresistible...  Read More

The Heretic

An old-school landmark amongst gay bars, this Atlanta hot spot is still one of the most beloved places to party in Midtown. The bartenders are sociable, the crowds are attractive and the DJs are top-notch. The Heretic's special events are...  Read More

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The Atlanta Eagle

One of the most unpretentious gay clubs in Atlanta, the Eagle, a nontraditional leather bar, has been drawing in wonderfully diverse and amicable crowds for decades. The spacious, dimly lit club offers strong but inexpensive drinks, well-stocked...  Read More

Blake's on the Park

A location near Piedmont Park, floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on 10th Street, and a friendly, casual vibe distinguish this neighborhood bar, whose clientele is largely gay. For many years, Blake's has been a top place to socialize, have a...  Read More

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