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  • 1. Vortex

    Little Five Points | Bars/Pubs

    Vortex prides itself on being impolite—a look at the "rules" will show you they take no guff—but really it's a friendly bar with great burgers...Read More

  • 2. 10 High Club

    Virginia-Highland | Music Clubs

    A brick-walled space in the basement of the Dark Horse Tavern, the 10 High Club hosts local and regional bands that are guaranteed to be loud...Read More

  • 3. 529

    East Atlanta | Music Clubs

    A cavelike bar that opens up into a live music venue with great sound and a patio, 529 hosts local and national emerging indie bands. ...Read More

  • 4. Blake's on the Park

    Midtown | Dance Clubs

    Weekly drag shows, a diverse crowd, and plenty of people-watching all help keep this place near the southwest corner of Piedmont Park popular. ...Read More

  • 5. Blind Willie's

    Virginia-Highland | Music Clubs

    New Orleans and Chicago blues groups are the main thing here, although Cajun and zydeco are also on the calendar from time to time. The name...Read More

  • 6. Brick Store Pub

    Bars/Pubs

    You can choose from hundreds of bottled and draft brews—including high-gravity beers—along with some very good burgers, salads, and sandwiches...Read More

  • 7. Bulldogs

    Midtown | Dance Clubs

    A fixture on the gay scene since 1978, Bulldogs is the place to hang out with friends or dance to hip-hop, house, or R&B. ...Read More

  • 8. Burkhart's

    Midtown | Bars/Pubs

    Gay men come to this neighborhood hangout for pool, karaoke, and drag shows. ...Read More

  • 9. Clermont Lounge

    Midtown | Dance Clubs

    You may have heard of the infamous Clermont Lounge, a strip club unlike any other, but the women who rule the roost at this local landmark are...Read More

  • 10. District

    Midtown | Dance Clubs

    Located away from the main strip of Midtown bars, the warehouse-style exterior of this two-level club belies its upscale feel and fashionable...Read More

  • 11. Drunken Unicorn

    Midtown | Music Clubs

    Indie bands play in Drunken Unicorn's small performance space. Pull an all-nighter at the neighboring underground dance club MJQ. ...Read More

  • 12. Eddie's Attic

    Music Clubs

    Close to the Decatur MARTA station, this bar and restaurant is a good spot for catching local and some national rock, folk, and country-music...Read More

  • 13. El Bar

    Midtown | Dance Clubs

    Behind the El Ponce Mexican restaurant on Ponce de Leon Avenue, El Bar has a tightly packed dance room with live DJs, cold drinks, and a refreshingly...Read More

  • 14. Electric Cowboy

    Music Clubs

    The 44,000-square-foot Electric Cowboy is known for big crowds, bikini contests, and line dancing to country and more mainstream pop and hip-hop. ...Read More

  • 15. Euclid Avenue Yacht Club

    Little Five Points | Bars/Pubs

    If you're looking for a spot at which to become a "regular," here's a great candidate. Euclid Avenue Yacht Club is the kind of place where everybody...Read More

  • 16. Jungle Atlanta

    Dance Clubs

    Located off Atlanta's seedy Cheshire Bridge Road, this nightclub has a popular dance floor and drag stage. ...Read More

  • 17. Karaoke Melody

    Bars/Pubs

    The private room karaoke here is perfect for those who like to hog the mic or prefer to perform in front of smaller crowds. The iPads hold a...Read More

  • 18. Laughing Skull Lounge

    Midtown | Comedy Clubs

    These 73 seats in the back of the Vortex restaurant and bar are Atlanta's most popular destination for local and national touring comedians. ...Read More

  • 19. Manuel's Tavern

    Virginia-Highland | Bars/Pubs

    This local landmark and favorite of left-leaning politicos and media gadflies owes its popularity to its spirit and friendly service. Look for...Read More

  • 20. Mary's

    East Atlanta | Bars/Pubs

    One of the best gay bars in Atlanta, the divey and fun Mary's is known for its "Mary-oke" karaoke night. ...Read More

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