The New York–based Lips, which opened a location on Buford Highway last year, dazzles with over-the-top costumes, glittery decor, divas, and dirty jokes. Sip tropical purple drinks over a full dinner while divorcees celebrate onstage along with the bachelorettes. Then dance in the aisles as several of the performers sing (yes, some actually sing rather than lip-sync) the requisite Whitney Houston. Warning: If you sit up front, you will probably be the target of sharp-witted MC Mr. Charlie Brown. Bring cash—you’ll want to tip. $5 to $10 cover; 3011 Buford Highway, lipsatl.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.