Emily is a club hopping music maniac. She hits Atlanta night clubs and lounges for dancing and live music because she knows that Atlanta nightlife suits every style of letting loose. She visits different Atlanta neighborhoods depending on her mood and can find Virginia-Highland's laid-back vibe, chic style in Buckhead or a trendy, cosmopolitan scene in Midtown.
When the sun goes down, the doors stay open at some of the hottest cultural attractions and Emily is there to hear Friday Jazz at the High Museum of Art, and mingle at Fernbank's Martinis and IMAX and the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Cocktails in the Garden.
When Downtown, she hangs out in Luckie Marietta District and Centennial Olympic Park's Wednesday Wind Down. For the latest hot spots in town, Emily plans her night with this list of live music venues, bars, lounges and more.
Beluga Martini Bar
Along with a diverse martini selection, you can hear live jazz most nights beginning at 10:30 p.m.
A must for Blues fans. This smoky juke joint is always packed. A full bar and limited menu round out the venue of choice for local blues fans.
Offering some of the best jazz in the city, Tuesday-Saturday. The club is known for introducing local talent as well as featuring jazz legends. MARTA North Avenue Station
Compound was voted Best Atlanta Nightclub 2005 & 2006 by Atlanta Magazine.
closed for renovations – opening spring 2009
Dress to impress at this 3 level, 5 bar dance club.
Dante’s Down The Hatch
Dante’s specializes in complete dinners, fondue style. The John Robertson Jazz Trio plays along with other live entertainment, seven nights a week. The menu is now in 58 languages.
A popular spot for enjoying the crowd at the antique bar, and live music downstairs every Monday-Saturday until 3 a.m.
If you are looking to quench your thirst for a beer garden and authentic German fare you'll find it here with world class service in a festive, traditional atmosphere.
Donlan & Greenbaum’s New York
Enjoy a drink at the Martini Bar and one of their various offered cigars while listening to the vibes of live music.
Eddie’s Attic is a popular live music venue and listening room for performing songwriters as well as a launching pad for several national acts.
Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station
Relax in a comfortable, upscale atmosphere featuring a contemporary American menu and sports and entertainment viewing.
A bit of everything - dance floor, jukebox, pool tables, four plasma big screen TVs, plasma TVs in every booth, 50 foot bar, kitchen until 2 a.m., drinks until 3 a.m.
Hard Rock Cafe
World-famous institution of rock-n-roll, featuring the hottest rock memorabilia, cool tunes and all American favorites.
House Nightclub at Underground Atlanta
The House has all the characteristics of a nightclub, dance club and lounge. Guests can hang out in the living room, dining room, kitchen and patio while listening to Atlanta’s hottest DJs.
What used to be an old tin shed is now Krog Bar with a hip, European scene. Communal tables, thoughtful snacks and a wine list heavily focusing on Spain and Italy make up the friendly, comfortable vibe.
Considered the home of blues in Atlanta, this super-casual hangout has a music lineup starting at 10 p.m.
This Latin Dance Club appeals to young and old.
Star Community Bar
The best neighborhood dive live music venue in Little Five Points has an Elvis shrine, live rock n’ roll, 15 Minutes of Fame Karaoke, DJs spinning and more, depending on the night’s theme.
Serious food and serious sports. With five bars, you can find your favorite beer, cocktails and wine at every turn while enjoying your favorite sporting event on one of the 70 high-definition televisions.
Sutra Lounge is sophisticated, stylish, and seductive. Relax, mingle, and dance. Nightly DJs and VIP lounge.
Underground Atlanta is six historic city blocks in the heart of Atlanta. Join the party at Kenny’s Alley, Underground’s nightlife and entertainment avenue.
Utopia Martini & Tapas
This trendy tapas lounge specializes in sushi, cocktails and specialty entrees. On Friday and Saturday nights, the lounge features a live DJ and the party doesn’t stop until 3 a.m.
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