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.
Local Expert tip: Live music, comfortable seating areas, and signature cocktails are some of the bonuses at this lounge.
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.
Local Expert tip: Stop off here for cool trivia games, and there is a large free parking lot, too.
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.
Local Expert tip: If you are lucky, you may spot a celebrity at the Halo.
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.
Local Expert tip: Not a Hole in the Wall, at all, but it is a comfortable place in a strip mall with a parking lot. There's additional parking in other strip malls along the strip.
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.
Local Expert tip: Have a cocktail at this neighborhood tavern.
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.
Local Expert tip: A casual watering hole that attracts large crowds to watch sports and sing karaoke.