10 Best Late Night Spots to Keep You Occupied After Hours

Dance the night away or sit back and enjoy the beats with your friends at these Atlanta night spots. If you want to stay up into the early hours of the morning, you will find that there are several different clubs that are open late. When you have the munchies, too, there’s nothing better than being able to get some good snacks at the club, rather than letting your hungry force you to leave earlier than you’d like. Johnny’s Hideway has a decent bar menu to keep your stomach from grumbling late at night.  Sometimes people just want to chill place to hang out with friends. For the evenings when you are feeling more mellow than hype, head to a bar like Ormsby where you can shoot a little pool, get something to drink and partake of snacks.

The live music at some of  the clubs keep the action fresh and will keep you entertained with edgy music that will give your evening a little more flavor. When live music comes into play, you are in for a night highlighted with an energetic performance. A good live performance can really get the crowded grooving.  In clubs that are mellow, a live performance can create a memorable ambiance.

The afterhours clubs that we have chosen will satisfy question regarding what’s there to do tonight? What’s more, the clubs will provide with excellent places that you can go for dancing, laughing, or simply hanging out and chilling at some fantastic venues, late night. 

6 Mood Lounge
This house, turned lounge, is one of Buckhead's trendiest nightclubs. The club design is captivating, with its chic, modern architecture and sleek glass bar, glowing with color-changing LED lights. DJs spin the hottest new music, and the sound is nothing short of incredible, with the state-of-the-art technology. For a dance break, patrons can kick back with a mixed drink and maybe a cigar or two. To avoid paying upwards of $15 for a cover charge, RSVP on the Mood Lounge website. (404-627-8464)

5 Tin Roof Cantina
A large space, vibrantly colored, welcomes patrons who crave a little Latin-accented festivity. There's plenty to prove distracting, whether it's pub fare, South of the Border dishes, a regular slate of live music, or a large assortment of tequilas, beers, and other liquors. A youngish crowd finds much entertainment in Tin Roof, whether it be dancing, catching the game on TV, playing pool, taking part in trivia competitions, or trying their hand at karaoke. Night owls regularly keep the energy level hopping until the wee hours. Smoking allowed inside after 9pm. (404-329-4700)

4 Halo Lounge
Sleek furnishings of chrome, glass and wood ably temper the poured concrete shell of this hip lounge. Its centerpiece, a white onyx bar, takes on the colors of changing light, and patrons cozy up to it for Halo's fabulous cocktails. During the week, the scene takes on a low-key vibe, and relaxing with friends is a standard pastime. On weekends, though, the pace picks up, DJs spin the latest tunes, and folks revel in the heightened activity. Drinks are top quality, food is served from 5pm till 10pm, and just so you know, the entrance to the lounge is located on Sixth Street, not Peachtree. (404-962-7333)

3 Hole in the Wall
Not exactly what its name suggests, the trendy Hole in the Wall is a favorite of Buckhead's young and hip crowd, who shake their stuff to the best 70s and 80s grooves until the wee hours. The expansive dance floor, flanked by funky hand-painted murals and hypnotic disco lights, gets packed on the weekends, so show up early to stake your claim. The Hole's kitchen serves up tasty bar food and, if you need to catch your breath, the lounge area offers several comfy leather couches. (404-233-9801, 404-313-0829)

2 Ormsby's
Ormsby's is the ideal hang out spot for those who like a casual bar and a little competition. The downstairs area of the bar is devoted to games, including bocce, shuffleboard, and pool. If the competitive spirit leaves you hungry, Ormsby's serves classic pub fare with delicious southern twists. The Guinness-dipped pretzels served with stout mustard are particularly enticing. And to quench your thirst, Ormsby's has an expansive list of draft beers that changes on a regular basis to keep things exciting. (404-968-2033)

1 The Masquerade
Edgy atmosphere and a norm-testing attitude perfectly define The Masquerade. Housed in a renovated turn-of-the-century mill, the club plays host to New Age, pop-funk, and explosive metal bands that keep patrons coming back for more, often three or four times a week. If live music isn't your flavor, come every Thursday for DJs and "Old Wave and Bootylicious" music. The club also features the occasional CD release party. Cash only at the box office. (404-577-8178)


Claudine Williams worked as a newspaper reporter and a teacher before becoming a freelance travel writer. Claudine has lived in several cities in the United States, but moved to metro Atlanta after falling in love with the city during the 1996 Olympics. She has written about Atlanta’s attractions for About.com and as the Atlanta Traveler for b5 media. Although her travels have taken her to Africa, South Korea, and Germany, Claudine still enjoys Atlanta’s great food, shopping, spas, and hospitality.

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Mood Lounge 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Live Music
Neighborhood: Buckhead
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Tin Roof Cantina 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Live Entertainment
Neighborhood: North Druid Hills Road
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Halo Lounge 10Best List Arrow
Type: Hotel Bar, Late Night / After Hours, Lounge
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Hole in the Wall 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club, Late Night / After Hours, Lounge
Neighborhood: Buckhead
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Ormsby's 10Best List Arrow
Type: Late Night / After Hours
Neighborhood: WESTSIDE
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The Masquerade 10Best List Arrow
Type: Live Music
Neighborhood: Poncey-highland