Blake’s on the Park / within walking distance
227 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Straight-friendly gay bar & neighborhood hangout with karaoke, live DJs and drag shows.

Café Intermezzo
1065 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

European-style coffeehouse that offers amazing coffee drinks and pastries/desserts. Open until 2:00 AM on weekends.

Joe’s on Juniper / within walking distance
1049 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Very LGBTQ-friendly bar with food and a hopping patio scene.

Loca Luna
550 Amsterdam Ave NE C, Atlanta, GA 30306

High energy dancing to Latin-flavored music.

My Sister’s Room (MSR) / within walking distance
84 12th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Atlanta’s only lesbian bar. 21+ only.

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill — AIGA ATL Fave 
1812 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Not a bar. Eclectic outdoor spot open 24/7 for an organic menu of burgers and vegetarian fares. Plus, there are rescued exotic birds.

The Heretic Atlanta
2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Gay night club with a diverse crowd and lots of dancing.

Tongue & Groove
565 Main St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Trendy and more “mainstream” nightclub.

Waffle House
Pick one. We have more than 100 locations in Atlanta.

It’s the golden god of late-night eats and an Atlanta institution.

West Midtown

Little Trouble
1170 Howell Mill Rd. NW Suite P-10C, Atlanta, GA 30318

Futuristic drinks den with creative cocktails and Asian street food.

Northside Tavern
1058 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Good-time tavern that was once a gas station, offering live blues nightly and pool.

1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318

Stylish speakeasy with craft beers and pub fare, bocce, shuffleboard, darts, and pool tables.

Old Fourth Ward

Joystick Gamebar
427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Nerdy dive bar with classic arcade games, tabletop gaming, and booze aplenty.

Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium
466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

It’s a bar! It usually packed, but a lot of fun and they have ping-pong tables.

The Sound Table
483 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Dance to funk, soul, and techno beats all night long.

Virginia Highlands

Dark Horse Tavern
816 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Dancing and karaoke with a live band.

Blind Willie’s
828 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Dark, divey bar with great live Blues.


Clermont Lounge — AIGA ATL Fave 
789 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Atlanta’s oldest and most popular dive bar and strip club — but not your father’s strip club. It’s more of a dance club with older strippers. If you are in Atlanta, you have to go at least once. It’s mandatory.

Friends on Ponce
736 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Unit 6, Atlanta, GA 30306

Unpretentious gay watering hole with pool tables, a jukebox, poker nights, and more.

Hotel Clemont Rooftop Bar
789 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Fun rooftop bar.

The Local
758 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Energetic bar offering pub grub along with arcade games and weekly karaoke nights. 21+ only.

Manuel’s Tavern
602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

An Atlanta staple that’s laidback and welcomes a diverse crowd.

MJQ Concourse  AIGA ATL Fave 
736 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

High-energy, underground dance club. 21+ and cash only.

Victory Sandwich Bar
913 Bernina Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Offers late-night eats with contemporary, globally-inspired sandwiches, and Ping-Pong tables.

East Atlanta Village — AIGA ATL Fave

470 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Laid-back gastropub with great food, open late.

Graveyard Tavern
1245 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

EAV favorite. High-energy watering hole featuring pitchers, pub grub, and live music. They even have vegan wings!

1287 Glenwood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

One of the best gay bars in Atlanta. (Logo says in the country.)

Octopus Bar
560 Gresham Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

The intersection between a local eatery and punk rock fine dining.

The Earl
488 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Your favorite band played here before they were famous.

Little Five Points

Star Community Bar
437 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Rockabilly dive bar with basement bar, patio, and vault housing a shrine to Elvis.

The Porter
1156 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Highly-rated beer bar with great food.

The Vortex
438 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Enter the giant skull for amazing burgers, tater tots with cheesy goo, a great beer & whiskey selection.