Nightlife in Atlanta's Buckhead Neighborhood

Welcome to Atlanta nightlife, Buckhead style.
  • Whiskey Blue, located on top of the W Hotel, is part of the famed Gerber Group of bars and restaurants.
    Whiskey Blue, located on top of the W Hotel, is part of the famed Gerber Group of bars and restaurants.
  • Get your groove on at Sanctuary.
    Get your groove on at Sanctuary.
  • Find the O2 Lounge on Pharr Road and keep on dancing. (Brandon Wiggins Photography SNS)
    Find the O2 Lounge on Pharr Road and keep on dancing. (Brandon Wiggins Photography SNS)

Buckhead has always had a varied nightlife with beautiful people mingling with businessmen, sports stars and regular folks. There is something for everyone after hours in Buckhead. Put on your party clothes, adopt some attitude and enjoy the best of Buckhead when the sun goes down and the club lights go up.

  • District Atlanta offers everything you want in a nightclub: pulsating music, lights, drinks and beautiful people having fun. Located on Armour Drive, District often has special events with such music favorites as Babey Drew, DJ Weaponz and Claptone.

  • Eleven45 Lounge is located in south Buckhead near Piedmont Hospital. The lounge offers posh seating, specialty cocktails and an original menu featuring fire-inspired coastal soul cuisine. There are three unique environments with a variety of planned events catered to each, such as Tacos & Tequila "TwosDays," Eden on Peachtree Sundays and Flight Saturdays.

  • Gold Room Lounge is 7,500 square feet of fun located on two floors with lavish decor that excites the senses, a state-of-the-art audiovisual environment and world-class customer service that clients such as Ludacris expect. The Gold Room, located on West Piedmont Road, has a dress code, and you can book a table ahead of time.

  • Havana Club ATL bills itself as “Atlanta’s Ultimate Party Destination,” and it just might be right. Opened in 1996, the Havana Club was closed for a bit while Shops Buckhead Atlanta was under construction, but now it’s open again and better than ever. Enjoy the fun in the Main Room, the Latin Room and Havanahaus Room. Located on Piedmont Road, it’s always a party here with lots of special themed nights.

  • Johnny’s Hideaway calls itself “Atlanta’s Only Nightclub for Big Kids.” Located on Roswell Road, Johnny’s Hideaway is one of a kind with DJs spinning all the favorites from the '50s to today, from shag to disco, from the Beach Boys to Madonna to Tony Bennett. Step back in time and enjoy. All-request Mondays and Ladies Night Wednesdays highlight the week. See the Sinatra Room and the King’s Corner, dedicated to Elvis. The food is topnotch and the bartenders ensure that everyone has a great time. It’s really a lot of fun.

  • Moondogs, on Peachtree Road, offers a lot of options. It’s a sports bar, pub, karaoke club and an EDM (electric dance music) bar — the total package. It’s a great place to let your hair down and relax. There’s free poker on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  • O2 Lounge on Pharr Road is another hot club with lots of dancing, drinking and special events.

  • Regent Cocktail Club doesn’t feature pulsating music and wild dancing; instead its a sophisticated art deco-decorated cocktail club that offers a seasonal rotation of cocktails and curated music programming featuring an electic mix of live musicians and DJs. The indoor/outdoor deck/bar offers striking views of Atlanta. 

  • Rose Bar Lounge, on Piedmont Road, is a party spot for locals and visitors — and celebrities — who enjoy luxury, class and style. In keeping with that theme, there is a dress code. Put on your best duds and dance to the music by resident DJ MLK and Mix Master David. There is a VIP-seated section with special cocktail waitress service.

  • Sanctuary, on Paces Ferry Road, is the longest-running Latin nightclub in Atlanta. It’s upscale with a down-to-earth vibe. Enjoy cocktails in the lounges and dance the night away. During Latin Fridays there are free salsa lessons included in the cover. On Saturdays, dance to all the Latin beats. 

  • The Tongue & Groove was an Atlanta institution in the former Buckhead Village but fell victim to development until it reopened at Lindbergh City Center. The 8,600-square-foot club is bigger, better and more beautiful, and the music is loud and pulsing. The Joint is a redesign of the club’s second room, which is a space for those who prefer an alternative music format and a more intimate atmosphere. Once of its best features is that it is steps away from the Lindbergh MARTA station.

  • Whiskey Blue is located in the W Hotel and is part of the internationally renowned Gerber Group. Even the entrance to this club is special — it’s a glass elevator that climbs 125 feet outside of the hotel. Boasting two outdoor terraces with magnificent views, the vibe is amazing. Modern art adorns the walls of this art deco club. Guests enjoy signature cocktails while listening as DJs spin the beats. Note that Whiskey Blue is closed for renovations for two months starting in September 2018.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications. 

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