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Best Bars in Atlanta

In Atlanta, as the sun sets, the nightlife begins to heat up! Discover our Atlanta nightlife guide and uncover the best of the best of Atlanta lounges and nightclubs, bars and late night restaurants and live venues. Atlanta nightlife is considered to be the zenith melting pot of fun that allows you to decide between the relaxed vibes of Virginia Highland, the chic in style scene of the Buckhead area, or a trendy atmosphere in Midtown. It doesn’t matter what scene of nightlife you are craving to experience, you are sure to discover it in Atlanta!

The Northside Tavern

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone number (404) 874-8745

The Northside Tavern has been voted one of the Top Ten Dive Bars in America at #7. They are one of the best small live entertainment venues in Atlanta. I’m talking week day live music folks, not just the weekends. This is Atlanta’s home of the blues with 7 days of live music! Check out their website to see who is playing. As you sit in the Northside, there will be times when your mouth hangs open in disbelief. This bar is a combination of The Mos Eisley Tavern in Star Wars and The Color Purple’s Harpo’s Juke Joint! At any moment you are expecting to see Rod Serling walk out and do an epilogue. When and if you get past the circus like environment of the Northside Tavern you have then discovered a great watering hole. They are hosts to some of the greatest regional and local Jazz and Blues acts. This bar has strong and cheap drinks and fabulous music.

The Earl

488 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 522-3950

The Earl in East Atlanta is a restaurant and lounge and is known for their fabulous live music venue, their great food, fantastic menu and fun atmosphere. All of their shows are 21+ years of age. Their kitchen specializes in salads, burgers and sammies. Just as an example, you can get Baskets of: Tator Tots, Sweet Potato Fries, Shoe String Fries, Fried Okra or Onion Rings. This menu has much to choose from, you must check it out! The cocktails are strong and cheap and they offer a good selection of draft beer!

The Porter Beer Bar

1156 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 223-0393

The Porter Beer Bar is a star of Atlanta, a showcase beer bar situated in the middle of Little 5 Points. They offer an extensive selection of more than 800 beers! There is plenty of reason for beer lovers to keep retuning to the The Porter! It has been voted “Best Bar Food” by Creative Loafing. The Porter Beer Bar provides a wide variety of premium beers, and premium food as well. They are rated highly by Draft Magazine and BeerAdvocate. The Porter Beer Bar has gained recognition among beer lovers nationwide.

The Euclid Avenue Yacht Club

1136 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 688-2582

While trendy bars come and go in Atlanta, The Euclid Yacht Club seems to remain the same. The professional and welcoming staff, nonjudgmental patrons and higher than average bar food make you a believer, like of most who walk through the door. This personality-plus bar has the well-worn feel of a pair of faded old jeans. There’s a casual, relaxed vibe that makes all kinds of people — from aging hipsters to Buckhead preps, to college kids and the alternative crowd — feel welcome here. Check out their entertainment schedule on their cool website.

Clermont Lounge

789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 874-4783

Did you know that the world famous Clermont Lounge is the one of the Greatest Shows on this big ole Earth?! A must see Atlanta attraction, it is Atlanta’s oldest strip club and ranked as one of the coolest dive bars anywhere! The Clermont is a joint where you are served cheap drinks and can truly be yourself, whoever that may be. They are a strip club that mixes in live music, karaoke and a DJ that spins hot 70’s funk on various nights (see weekly shows and events on website). Most customers come to see what the excitement is about, but return because it was the best time of their life!




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