Just moved here to ATL.I NEED SOME PLACE TO PARTY
Thanks Loveewing, I've taken out Saturday nights Maryoke.
Thanks Rachael, I changed the day.
As another straight guy with plenty of gay and lesbian friends, I was "dragged" many times to Backstreets an Metro Bar or Club Anytime. Although the clubs catered to a gay clientele, everyone I ever met there was fun and friendly. I can remember one night partying at BS and the dance floor colapsed in one area. But instead of the club shutting down for the night, management roped off the area and the music played on. No one got hurt and by the next night the floor was repaired. The drinks used to be served strong as hell. Good thing one dear friend lived walking distance so we usually just stumbled home. Those were the great nights of Atlanta Midtown Nightlfe.
I meant same feature like you did with MJQ. Didn't specify that before I hit post. Sorry.
As a straight any thoughts of best gay bars in Atlanta always makes me remember, with a tear in my eye, Backstreets. You should do the same "in their words" historical look at that joint. That is if you can find anyone who remembers it clearly enough to talk about it.
Y'all- the Marketplace in Piedmont Park is only open on Saturday and Sunday, not on Friday. Thanks!
Great story. And I think you're right on the money about all the spots mentioned in the article. But Mary's hasn't had karaoke on Saturday nights since May 2010, despite what their website might claim.
I joined this website just to comment on this crap. Is this "world" we live in so consumed with mind-fart-journalism that we can't see what something like this might perpetuate in the LGBT community?? I am guessing that you were having a laugh when you created this, but I am offended by the Empowerment Sister especially...you obviously don't know who Queen Sheba is, if you did, you wouldn't have put those LAME AZZ stereotypes by her photo. "What's your favorite Nikki Giovani piece?"...REALLY??? Which dumb yokel in your office had that flash of contemporary genius? TIP: The next time you guys get it in your mind to add to the myriads of stereotypical oppressive journalism that already exists, get a fukkin' clue and try to be a bit more knowledgeable about your subjects...where did you do your research, in a 1987 issue of Essence magazine...current much?
I would add an mp3 of a Queen Latifah song for your listening pleasure as you read this, but she hasn't made an album that would appeal to that dumb azz stereotype in YEARS...IDIOTS
Fuck this article.
This is PURE garbage.
You have got to be kidding me right? Where are the real writers of the creative loafing? This used to be a great publication, and I am sad to see what it has become. You had an opportunity to put out a great piece that could have uplifted and educated, but instead you choose to poke fun and give credibility to every negative stereotype there is. Shame on you.
So gayness is essentially a bad circus act? That's what I'm taking away from this...
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