Even if you're chronologically challenged, there are still plenty of great nightlife options in the city that don't require an I.D. at the door. After all, age ain't nothing but a number, so we've narrowed the field to a few of our favorites that won't leave you with a hangover in the morning.
Looking for a poetry slam, live music, or the opportunity to watch an art masterpiece created all in one night? Apache is the place. Stop by for events that cater to the 18-and-over crowd, including Art Mondays and Tru Skool Tuesdays featuring artist's talks, figure study sessions, and the popular Sunday night poetry readings. 64 Third St. 404-876-5436. www.apachecafe.info.
CASCADE SKATING RINK
If you've seen the movie ATL, then you've already been introduced to Cascade Skating Rink. Most popular for its Sunday adult skate nights, this is the place to be to enjoy skating, fun music, and watch the regulars perform ridiculous stunts. Due to unfortunate flooding, Cascade will be closed until the fall; check the website for the official reopening date. All ages: Fri., 7:30-11 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., 3-7 p.m. 18 and over: Wed., 8 p.m.-midnight. Teen night: Sat., 7:30-11:30 p.m. Adult night: Sun., 8 p.m.-midnight. 3337 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 404-699-9559. www.cascadefamilyskating.com.
A great place for the tone deaf, "American Idol" rejects, and the soon-to-be-discovered next big thing, this local establishment features private rooms, plasma screens, extensive song lists, and wireless microphones so you can get your friends hyped for your next rendition of "Baby One More Time." Sun.-Thurs., 6 p.m.-2 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., 6 p.m.-3 a.m. International Plaza, 5979 Buford Highway, Doraville. 770-986--8881.
A former factory, the Masquerade houses three levels of entertainment: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. Hell houses DJs and live music, Purgatory is a place to chill with friends in a game-lounge setting, and Heaven is the place to catch local and national live performances. In addition to the tri-level excitement, there are weekly 18-and-over dance parties. 695 North Ave. 404-577-8178. www.masq.com.
Neighborhood favorite Midtown bowl features 32 lanes and is a great place for bowling enthusiasts and beginners. Cheap rental prices, funky shoes and lunch specials make this affordable fun and the best place in town to bust out your best Big Lebowski impression. Mon.-Sun., 9-3 a.m. 1936 Piedmont Circle. 404-874-5703. www.midtownbowl.com.
Join the fun at this local pub every Tuesday for 18-and-up trivia outside on the patio overlooking Virginia-Highland. After you're quizzed out, stop by the new state-of-the-art photo booth with some friends and take a few silly pictures. Mon.-Wed., 11-2 a.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 11-3 a.m.; Sat., 10-3 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-midnight. 752-C N. Highland Ave. 404-872-5440. www.neighborsatlanta.com.
STARLIGHT SIX DRIVE-IN
Roll up in front of the big screen, bring a blanket to sprawl out with a few friends, and catch the latest flicks at the drive-in. The Starlight features a larger concession stand than those other movie theaters, and as one of the few remaining drive-ins left in the country, you'd be doing yourself an injustice to miss it. Check website for showtimes. 2000 Moreland Ave. 404-627-5786. www.starlightdrivein.com.