Nightlife: DJ/Dance

Ai Tunes Karaoke Lounge

The floors and couches in the private rooms at this karaoke joint glitter with green lights. The rooms are large and temperatures are k

Anatolia Cafe and Hookah Lounge

This Mediterranean-influenced restaurant and bar serves tasty and inexpensive wraps, kebabs, salads, and entrees. But you'll probably b

Après Diem

Cozy bistro with an eclectic menu. A nice stop before or after a film at Midtown Art Cinema.

The Basement

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

The Drunken Unicorn

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

El Bar

Located under the El Ponce on Ponce de Leon Avenue, this sleek lounge draws a young, hip crowd.

EQ Nightclub

Nestled in South Downtown, this underground nightclub has an amped-up sound system that thumps with techno, trance and house beats.

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

Graveyard Tavern

This East Atlanta hangout looks better than you’d expect (soaring ceilings, a handsome bar), and attracts a young crowd that parties in

The IRIS aka Rush Lounge

A staple of Atlanta's EDM nightlife scene. Seating is at a premium, but then again, you come here to dance -- to trap, drum and bass, d

Johnny's Hideaway

This dark, wood-paneled lounge enjoys a reputation as a pick-up spot for cougars, but most patrons come to dance to music from an array

Magic City

The ATL's strip club of choice for ballers, players, and visiting rap stars. Come dressed on the nicer side of casual if you want to ge

MJQ Concourse

The tiny, shacklike entrance reveals an eclectic and loyal late-night crowd. Music at this underground clubber’s club ranges from hip-h

Mother

Beep Beep Gallery's Mark Basehore and James McConnell joined forces with two Brooklynites to open this gastropub. The back patio is an

My Sister's Room

Every night is ladies' night at this popular bar and dance club in its new location in the heart of Midtown. MSR is a great place to me

Noni's Bar and Deli

Though Noni's is a respectable place for Italian food during the week, it transforms into Edgewood Avenue's de facto dance party on the

Opera

This nightclub, music venue and event space recalls the opulence of a European opera house. But the goings-on are decidedly modern -- d

Shewit Eritrean Restaurant & Bar

Expect a menu of home-style East African food that's full of flavor. It's a neighborhood institution, and home to the monthly Radio Om

SOHO (Compound)

This mega-nightclub feels kind of like a resort, with several indoor and outdoor environments, including a pool area (swimming, not bil

The Sound Table

The Sound Table is as much a dance club as it is a restaurant. It's a showplace for some of the best DJs around, both in the downstairs

Space2

Adjacent to the Sound Table in Old Fourth Ward, Space 2 serves as a secondary event space for that venue (hence the name).

Swinging Richards

All-male, all-nude strip club. Mostly gay clientele. No bachelorette parties.

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-

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

Wetbar

It's pricey to park here, so ride your bike or take MARTA. But the views are incredible from the all-weather rooftop pool and patio. Ro

Wild Bills

Wild Bills is a sanctuary for suburban cowpokes in search of line-dancing, fight nights, and concerts from such country and western sta