A Guide to Atlanta Nightlife

They don’t call it Hot’Lanta for nothing! Whatever you’re idea of good music is, Atlanta has it all. Rock, blues, country, hip-hop or jazz, just put on your party clothes and get ready because when the sun starts to set and that fabulous skyline lights up, you’ll find the hottest entertainment anywhere.


If, you’re looking for a laid-back place to just have fun, Moondogs is it. Here you’ll find four full bars, five flat-screen TVs, comfortable booths, free pool, snacks, darts and Texas Hold’em contests. The dcor is wood paneled walls with photos of bygone eras. If you wish to dance just go downstairs to Hole In The Wall and come back to Moondogs for your breaks and really inexpensive drinks!

Fever Nightclub

Join the crowd as you make your way up the red carpet and into this trendy, two level Euro-style nightclub with marble floors, fine woodwork and modern furnishings. Wear your best so you aren’t overlooked in one of the four lounges.

Dance the night away under the hypnotic dance lights as the country’s top DJs spin some scorching tunes. It may be a little pricey and crowded but that’s a sure clue that this is a happening spot in Atlanta.

Cosmopolitan and Lava Lounge

This exciting spot is really two sister clubs joined by a legendary Tropical Deck. Both Lava and Cosmopolitan are high-end and sophisticated yet undeniably inviting with plush decor, innovative music and a state of the art sound system.

Whatever you seek, you’ll find it here. The soothing ambiance of the mosaic design, plush velvet seating and fireplace on the main level invite you to stay a while as the view of the city from a tropical deck beckons you to mingle outside and the music calls you to trip the light fantastic on one of three separate dance floors.

Blind Willies (Blues)

Absolute best blues in Atlanta! Named for Georgia’s own “Blind” Willie McTell, this club is known for the best, hottest, smoothest and mellowest blues in Atlanta. Enjoy the weekly acts of Sandra Hall and the Shadows and Houserockers Johnson, as well as other local and nationally known artists.

Great spicy foods and icy cold beer make up for the small dance floor and the fact that it’s always crowded, which tells the tale of just how great the music is.

The House Nightclub

For those seeking something new, the House offers a fantasy world where you can dance on the dining room table and find the refrigerator in the kitchen stocked with jello shots, cold beer and milk and cookies. All of this and much, much more as you are served cocktails by a French Maid or two other provocatively dressed servers.

Sambuca (Jazz)

This place has the hottest jazz in Atlanta and a fantastic menu as well. You’ll have the time of your life as you move to the soothing vocals and finger-snapping rhythms on the dance floor. Local as well as nationally known artist entertain the weekly crowds that spill out onto the patio.

The Sanctuary (Latin)

Even though there are no sports wear or jeans allowed, The Sanctuary Nightclub is the longest running Latin club in Atlanta presenting Latin Nights on Friday and Saturday featuring Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more. Come at 9 PM and learn the fancy steps if you don’t know them yet.

Club Frequency (Hip Hop and Rhythm & Blues)

Located in Underground Atlanta in Kenny’s Alley, Frequency is the place for Hip Hop on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy videos shown on a flat screen TV as you sip your favorite drink then get your moves on and show Atlanta what you’ve got.

Atlanta is a diverse city with every type of nightlife you can imagine. You can use my source as a guide to Atlanta nightlife and search for the perfect place for you to party. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to have a great time in Atlanta.