10 Best Clubs for the Under 21: Dancing, Lounging or Live Music - Take Your Pick

Just because you are under 21, doesn't mean there aren't lots of places in the ATL to have some fun and get your groove on. In and around the Atlanta area are fun spots to gather with your gang of pals or linger and meet new friends for a fun evening out.

If you are not enamored with the clubbing and dance scene, check out some of the live music venues that are available in Atlanta. In Decatur, Eddie's Attic has been a popular spot for singers before they've made it big. John Mayer and Shawn Mullins have both played here. Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points also has a lot of decent bands as well. 

For an ultra-posh experience head to Opera nightclub in the heart of Midtown. More laid back spots to hit up in Midtown are Flip Flops and Loca Luna. Both offer a tropical atmosphere to get your groove on. The DJ spins a variety of top 40 music at both of these venues. 

If you aren't into the scene and just want to dance your heart out, head to the Masquerade or MJQ Concourse. Here, dance the night away without the worry of being hit on. Masquerade also features and upstairs spot for concerts. 



If you are more into the live music scene vs. the dance or clubbing scene, then you'll definitely want to check out Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points. Acts are a wide variety of genres. There is no smoking inside the entire building....  Read More

Buford Highway


The under 21 crowd definitely love to play here. A sizzling standout amongst teen clubs in Atlanta, Club Miami features a jam-packed dance floor and substantial after-midnight entry lines that confirm its status as a red-hot nightspot for the...  Read More



This 18+ club has a convenient Midtown location. Near many of the other hot clubs and restaurants, you are in for a fun night on the town when you choose to party at the this two level club. Cover charge ranges between $5 to $10. The tropical...  Read More



One of the longest running clubs in Atlanta, MJQ Concourse takes the word "underground" to an entirely new level. The club is actually entirely underground. There's no website and most find out about it through a friend. Unassuming to a...  Read More

Opera Nightclub
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When you want to party at one of the prettiest and seen and be seen places in Atlanta, Opera in Midtown is the perfect choice. Searching Atlanta for a teen night club can yield limited results, but Opera, indisputably the classiest club in the...  Read More

Wild Bill's


Among the most popular teen clubs in Atlanta, Wild Bill's is also the country's largest dance club and concert hall. Wild Bills provides plenty of sleek space for the 18-and-up clubbers to party until the wee hours of the morning. Patrons rock...  Read More

The Masquerade


Although the dark atmosphere and non-traditional attire worn by party goers at Masquerade may be a little intimidating, don't let it be. All types of people are welcome at Masquerade. Housed in a renovated turn-of-the-century mill, this three...  Read More

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Loca Luna


Who says a place can't have it all? Loca Luna serves up tasty tapas in the early evening in a fun and festive atmosphere. And at night it turns into a popular dance club. Loca Luna is 18 and up but that doesn't stop the over 21 crowd from...  Read More



Hosting an ensemble of well-known and lesser-known acts, Eddie's Act is an ideal place to chill out over a few brews and good live music. A favorite of Decatur's youngish professionals (since you don't have to be 21 to enter) , Eddie's has...  Read More


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