A cherished Atlanta landmark, this blues club's reputation as one of the city's best live music venues is a well-deserved status. The award-winning club, named after songwriter "Blind" Willie McTell, has been booking acclaimed local and national blues acts since 1986, including such legends as Charles Brown and Rufus Thomas. Backed by the talented house band, well-known wailers inspire patrons to down their deliciously inexpensive drinks and hit the dance floor to groove with abandon.
An unassuming local favorite in the Atlanta area, this blues club's intimate setting adorned with eclectic decor perfectly complements the bluesy tunes belted from the small corner stage by some of the most talented acts in the region. The staff is attentive and amiable while serving up selections from the extensive menu of scrumptious sandwiches, beers, wine and martinis. If your eardrums start singing the blues, head to one of the comfortable, quieter outdoor patios.
Home of the internationally acclaimed Mudcats, this unpretentious Atlanta bar is what blues clubs were meant to be. Having hosted some of the biggest legends in blues history, Northside Tavern continues its tradition of booking stellar musicians almost every night of the week, and whether you're a dancing fiend or a wallflower, you can't help but move your body to the beat. Cheap drinks, pool tables and fire-blowing bartenders round out this late-night hot spot.
One of the top jazz clubs in Atlanta, Cafe 290 features live music (jazz or blues) nightly. A full menu including seafood, steaks, pasta, and vegetarian specialties is available. A separate section houses a sports bar.