5. Mary’s


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How fun is Mary’s? It’s an East Atlanta Village gay bar where all are welcome, and the second you walk in the front door, you’re on the dance floor. Gyrate your way through the crowd—a mix of ages, genders, fashion choices, and sexual orientations—to the bar, where you’ll find friendly servers and cheap drinks. When you need a breather, head up to the Boozy Cougar, the code name for the airy loft that offers prime people-watching. 1287 Glenwood Avenue, 404-624-4411, marysatlanta.com