My Sister's Room

Midtown

Though it recently shed its East Atlanta Cool for more mainstream Midtown, My Sister's Room is still the go-to spot for lesbians in Atlanta. The crowd is mostly...

  • For Women
  • Bar
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Burkhart's

Midtown

Burkhart's should be a destination for every gay traveler: it's low-key but always crowded, with the most diverse set of gay Atlantans one will find out on the town....

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Mary's

East Atlanta

It may be Atlanta's only gay hipster hole-in-the-wall, but this small bar on Glenwood never seems too crowded. With a real gayborhood feel, the clientele is of all...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Blake's On The Park

Midtown

Good for an afternoon cocktail or a night out since 1988, Blake's packs a fun crowd within a small, dimly-lit bar, particularly after 11 pm when there is usually

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Phase One

Stone Mountain

In the wealthier Stone Mountain enclave is this lesser known lesbian bar, where hip-hop is the music of choice and the vibe is, well, outside-the-perimeter. But it...

  • For Women
  • Bar

529

East Atlanta

On the corner of Glenwood and Flat Shoals, this grungy bar and music venue is cramped and ultra-cool - good for catching live acts, drinking a PBR or hanging on the

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

97 Astoria

Cabbagetown

Right on the southside of the graffiti-filled Krog Street Tunnel is this pillar of Cabbagetown. A great beer selection, decent bar food with vegan-friendly options,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Aisle 5

Little Five Points

Long a question mark between two Little Five standards (the Variety and the Star Bar), this strange warehouse-space has finally been transformed into one of the best...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

Apache Café

Midtown

A small establishment that has always been a notable player on the Atlanta underground scene: the café hosts different events nightly, ranging from spoken-word...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

Atlanta Eagle

Midtown

Nearly thirty and still kicking it, Atlanta's premier leather bar is the one-stop shop for anyone looking for larger, harrier, and leather-clad. The dance floor is...

  • For Men
  • Bar

BJ Roosters, the Heretic, and Jungle on Cheshire Bridge

Midtown

This trifecta of nightclubs on the adultest of avenues might be best taken all at once in one drunken, brave evening. Cheshire Bridge has a certain infamy in Atlanta...

  • For Men
  • Nightclub

Clermont Lounge

Poncey-Highland

Decrepit but loved for that very reason, this strip-club underneath one of the city's most wretched hotels attracts both the down-and-out and the new-and-shiny to...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Show

El Bar

Poncey-Highland

El Bar is the speakeasiest speakeasy in the city: found beneath the El Azteca Mexican restaurant off of Ponce, the only way to find one's way inside is to go around...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Elmyr

Little Five Points

A pretty-decent burrito bar that grows more and more party as the night go on, with almost always more-than-decent DJs and the edgy Little Five vibe. Enjoy the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Erosol a.k.a Department Store

Old Fourth Ward

Though the neon signs out front are a bit foreboding, this cutting-edge bar on Edgewood is well worth braving a step inside. A multi-ethnic sensorium from the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Euclid Avenue Yacht Club

Little Five Points

Standing across from American Apparel as though in a showdown, this no-nonsense, blue-collar joint is the best haven in the city away from the too-cool-for-school....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Johnny's Hideaway

Buckhead

An infamous bar frequented by cougars and silver-haired foxes on the prowl for some loving, it's a landmark as essential to the city's identity as Stone Mountain. If...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Lips Atlanta

Buford Highway

"The Ultimate in Drag Dining." Leopard-print walls, chandelier, and a lovely, fearless all-drag wait staff guarantee the campiest dinner in the city. With live shows...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Other

Manuel's Tavern

Midtown

One of Atlanta's most famous bars (so famous, in fact, it has been visited by the last three Democratic presidents), Manuel's could be touted as the city's living...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Morris Restaurant and Lounge

Kirkwood

The oldest African-American-owned business in Kirkwood, Morris has been offering its dive-y but somewhat refined interior to the over-25 set for the last forty...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Northside Tavern

Westside

The Northside has cultivated itself into a burly, malcontent watering hole since the 1940s and to this day hosts a motley crew of crotchety regulars in its...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium

Downtown

The walls of this very popular bar on Edgewood begun by the local apostate-turned-artist Grant Henry (or "Sister Louisa") are completely covered in the work that...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Southern Comfort Restaurant and Lounge

Conley

Venture outside the Perimeter to this true working-class bar with clientele ranging from truck-drivers to the hipster dive-tourists. Called "SoCo" by the locals, its...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Swinging Richard's

Westside

Self-proclaimed the only gay-owned-and-operated male strip club in the Southeast, Swinging Richard's in seediest Westside certainly has made a name for itself with...

  • For Men
  • Other

The Bookhouse Pub

Midtown

Named after the roadside bar in Twin Peaks, it plays the part of the "enlightened" gastropub off of Ponce, with an impressive selection of beers and well-curated

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

The Cleaners

College Park

An experimental space giving Atlanta's DIY-set new hope, this multi-purpose venue seems to sprout new purposes every month. Its artist-founders John Cable, Adam...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

The Cockpit

Grant Park

The Cockpit in Grant Park has had its ups and downs, but offers a nice alternative to Mary's. That said, hazard Mary's first.

  • For Men
  • Bar

The Drunken Unicorn

Poncey-Highland

Across from the Clermont and sharing a parking lot with the Bookhouse, the Drunken Unicorn completes the hipster trinity with its underground club featuring punk,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

The Earl

East Atlanta

The Earl has become a trademark of the East Atlanta nightlife scene - a triple-threat of restaurant, indie music venue and cheap tall-boy dispenser long before the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

The Music Room

Old Fourth Ward

Just when you thought Edgewood Avenue couldn't get its finger any more on the pulse, sitting at its far end is this essential club for the some of the most...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue