10) The Cockpit
The Cockpit is the only gay watering hole in Grant Park, not far from Mary's in East Atlanta, and an encouraging sign of the city's sprawling gay population. Not only does the space attract a down-to-earth clientele, but it's smoke free — a rarity among the city's gay bars. 465 Boulevard. 404-343-2450. www.thecockpit-atlanta.blogspot.com.
9) Jungle (Pictured)
Remember "Queer as Folk"? Have your Babylon moment at this untz-untz dance club on the delightfully sordid Cheshire Bridge Road. Jungle arguably has the best drag stage in town, and two sex clubs reside in the same complex. 2115 Faulkner Road. 404-844-8800. www.jungleclubatlanta.com.