25. Blake’s on the Park


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Atlanta’s quintessential gay bar is as much a bar as it is a club. The drinks are like stiff backhands to the face, but you may need them if you hope to conquer the dance floor, where sweat and swagger run amok. Remix music videos of Lana Del Rey and Rihanna blast overhead, and the drag shows get going at 11 p.m. every Thursday and Friday (8:30 p.m. on Sunday). 227 10th Street, 404-892-5786, blakesontheparkatlanta.com