Nightlife: Music

10 High

This bare-bones club space beneath the Dark Horse Tavern is best known for live-band “Metalsome” hard-rock karaoke. But 10 High also ho

529

In the central East Atlanta spot formerly occupied by retro soul bar the Village, you'll find 529 — a tiny, smoky space that oozes cool

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood is Atlanta’s preferred venue for spending an evening under the stars, taking in a massive outdoor conc

Aisle 5

Aisle 5 maintains the communal philosophy of its predecessor, the Five Spot, but its guts are brand new. The 2014 renovation brought th

Apache Cafe

Eclectic venue for hip-hop, spoken-word poetry, and up-and-coming soul artists. Home to Wednesday night jam sessions featuring a live b

The Arena at Gwinnett Center

The Arena at Gwinnett Center stands at the heart of an 80-acre lakefront campus designed to host various events such as concerts, perfo

The Basement

This (literally) underground club, located below the Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta, hosts local and touring indie rock and hip-hop s

Blind Willie's

A local blues, jazz, and roots institution that's been around for more than 25 years. The North Highland Avenue storefront, with its si

The Buckhead Theatre

After a two-year restoration project, this longtime landmark (originally opened in 1931) reopened its doors as the Buckhead Theatre in

Center Stage

Center Stage is the largest of the three venues that make up the Center Stage Atlanta Music Complex. But this 1,050-capacity theater ne

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

This picturesque outdoor venue features acts from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to pop tours. Patrons are encouraged to bring picnics

Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe

Located right next to the Fox Theatre, Churchill Grounds offers nightly live sets of jazz, blues, swing, and more on Tuesdays through S

The Cleaners

This small DIY space focuses on experimental music and art. Operating out of a former dry cleaners in Lakewood Heights, the Cleaners op

Darwin's Burgers and Blues

The legendary bar attracts patrons with live music coming from fresh talent in the blues community. Chef Akin heads the kitchen, which

The Drunken Unicorn

The literally underground club features plenty of figuratively underground punk, electro, and hip-hop acts. Although connected to MJQ C

Earl Smith Strand Theatre

Take in a classic movie or concert at the beautiful 1930s art deco Strand Theatre.

The Earl

East Atlanta staple for local and up-and-coming rock bands, as well as nationally established indie acts, and grub for the hipster-PBR

Eddie's Attic

Located across from Decatur Square, Eddie's hosts aspiring and accomplished singer-songwriters for live shows almost nightly and is fam

Elliott Street Deli & Pub

This tiny bar in a lovingly renovated old building in Downtown's Castleberry Hill boasts an authentic neighborhood vibe. Downstairs hos

Erosol aka Department Store

Edgewood Avenue's home to electro, Afro-Cuban, jazz, and hip-hop dance parties. DJs spin retro dance music and Southern hip-hop, and li

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Since its inception in 1998, Eyedrum has been a diverse venue for creative arts and music programming. For years it was ground zero for

Fox Theatre

In the late ’70s, Atlanta almost allowed a telephone company to demolish one of the city's architectural gems. Everybody thinks Gone

The Goat Farm Arts Center

Originally a cotton-gin manufacturer, the Goat Farm is a Westside haven for working artists and performance companies, a frequent locat

The Loft

One of three music venues at the Center Stage Theater. The Loft is located on the second floor. It offers full bar service and a view o

The Mammal Gallery

The Downtown music venue, art space, and burgeoning community center has become one of the most exciting additions to South Broad Stree

The Masquerade

This former mill hosts a variety of events, from punk and heavy-metal shows to goth and retro nights. The venue features three music ro

Northside Tavern

This legendary dive bar in West Midtown is Atlanta's home for live blues. The weekly lineup includes a Monday night jam and a regular W

Patchwerk Recording Studios

The reigning kings of Atlanta's mainstream rap scene consider Patchwerk their throne. From Gucci to Jeezy, practically everybody has re

Pecola

This Inman Quarter hybrid boutique offers a curated selection of women's apparel and other items, including jewelry, handbags, and home

Red Clay Music Foundry

This 260-seat theater hosts a variety of musical acts. Acoustic music and singer/songwriter material is the venue's forte, but the form

Red Light Café

The bohemian living room serves as the city's center of bluegrass and Americana. The venue hosts a variety of other musical performers

Southern Comfort Restaurant & Lounge

Southern Comfort is a little slice of honky-tonk heaven located south of East Atlanta off of Moreland Avenue. The trucker bar most comm

The Star Community Bar

The Star Bar, as it's known, hosts a regular lineup of rockabilly and hard-rockin' acts, as well as the city's best free stand-up on Mo

Steve's Live Music

This intimate space in Sandy Springs is worth the drive to catch local and national singer-songwriters and performers. There's a weekly

The Tabernacle

This former church has Gothic ambiance to spare, making it a fun spot to catch a rock or hip-hop show. The club, which boasts some invi

Terminal West

As part of the King Plow Arts Center, Terminal West has become the Westside’s premier live music venue, giving equal stage time to hip-

The Music Room

This cave-like underground bar is located below Pizzeria Vesuvius. A wide flight of stairs ushers you into a moderate-size venue that f

Union at East Side Lounge

Formerly known as Union EAV, this East Atlanta spot hosts local and regional indie-rock bands, live hip-hop, and dance music nights. Bu

Variety Playhouse

This Little Five landmark bills itself as a combination theater and nightclub, and its mixture of tables and theater-style seating bear

Venkman's

Chef Nick Melvin’s long-awaited Old Fourth Ward restaurant/music venue, Venkman's, opened its doors in September 2015. The eatery is a

Vinyl

One of three music venues that make up Center Stage Theater that opened in 2003. Offers an intimate setting with 300 capacity and billi

WhirlyBall Atlanta

Located minutes from downtown Roswell, Whirlyball is one of the city's most established and unique entertainment centers. Combining bum

Wolf Creek Amphitheater

An amphitheater in southwest Atlanta that hosts jazz, hip-hop, and R&B performers.

WonderRoot

A nonprofit arts and service organization, WonderRoot is a community meeting place, art gallery and event space located on the southern