From 1933 to today, Atlanta has gone through prohibition, hundreds of clubs, a change in the legal drinking age to 18, and more. Here’s the exhaustive (though not complete) timeline of Atlanta’s nightlife.
Kenneth Canada, flight operations manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, wakes up when most people are eating lunch and starts his day with a workout. By night, he oversees FedEx packages at the airport.
In 2014, one year after founding Von Allen, a communications and event production firm in downtown, Trévon Williams wanted to break down the silos he saw separating Atlanta’s creative community. Vain, a monthly multimedia event, was born.
Three nights a week, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., Addis Lewis joins Grady Memorial Hospital medical professionals tending to car crashes, gunshot wounds, heart attacks.
At Church, the beloved Old Fourth Ward bar that helped turn Edgewood Avenue into a nightlife hot spot, it’s Dillon Knight who helps keep the peace.
For a select group of VIPs, Himitsu is their regular playground. The Buckhead speakeasy allowed us a glimpse into the world of some of those regular guests, from restaurant moguls to sports execs.
Marshall Rancifer found recovery after addiction. Now he helps Atlanta’s homeless get off the streets.
Six nights a week, Marshall Rancifer visits Atlanta neighborhoods to help thousands of homeless men, women, and children by passing out meals, hygiene kits, overdose medication, and condoms—and, if they want, referrals to permanent housing or treatment.
Karaoke at FamFam, roller skate at Golden Glide, relax at Jeju Sauna, go bowling at Painted Pin, go to a strip club—the list goes on.
These aren’t midnight snacks. These are midnight meals. The 10 best places to eat—in descending order of lateness.
At Trapeze Club, you won’t see a massive orgy upon entering. The large front room has a dance floor (with an obligatory stripper pole), a buffet table, and two bars. Most of the action occurs in the back.
Five years ago, Gabriela broke off a bad engagement and started escorting. Today, the 34-year-old Westside resident charges Atlanta men, women, and couples $700 for 90 minutes.
Cheshire Bridge Road’s long history as one of Atlanta’s most notorious nightlife destinations began as an accident of geography. But the famous red light district has seen changes—and more change could be coming.
Phantogram comes to the the Tabernacle, get into national parks for free, and JapanFest brings anime and street food to Infinite Energy Center.
How $4,000 mattresses and blue-light boxes help Atlanta’s small army of night owls get a good day’s rest.
When not spinning at MJQ, DJ Taradactyl likes cocktails at Banshee. We asked Tara Davies what she considers a perfect weekend in Atlanta, from Friday to Sunday.
Opening a bar—and keeping it in business—takes a lot more than you think. We spoke with proprietors of Porter Beer Bar, Georgia Beer Garden, and Lean Draft House about what it takes to not lose your sanity and shirt in the process.
To think of Cardinal as a mere speakeasy doesn’t do justice to its extraordinary whimsy. With CBD juice drinks, low-ABV cocktails, and a snacky bar menu, Cardinal is a free-spirited space at The Beacon.
No other place came as close to satisfying my simultaneous yearnings for discovery and acceptance as this weirdly tropical and uncharacteristically health-focused restaurant. When I found R. Thomas, it didn’t fit in, and I therefore believed in my teenage heart that it was just like me.
We enlisted Kendall Dreyer, lead bartender at Poor Hendrix, to taste-test a few of Tip Top Proper Cocktails and Post Meridiem Spirit Company’s canned cocktails and speculate on their place in cocktail culture.
We followed Bon Ton’s bar manager for a few hours of gluttonous consumption—from customized cocktails to a mega-quesadilla—at his favorite post-shift haunts.
It’s been five years since Kawan Moore, known as Hommeboy, originally released his debut EP, Funkwitme. His unique sound is a blend of electronic, pop, and positive rap, with shades of house and EDM.
Need to de-stress on a budget? Look no further than Gwinnett County’s Jeju and Gangnam Sauna. Offering everything from steam rooms, saunas, and hot pools to services like body scrubs and massages, to sleeping areas—these spas are open 24/7.
Have an erratic schedule or just like sweating it out at night? These gyms are always open.