Where Atlanta - - THE GUIDE -

Adult Clubs

OA­SIS GOODTIME EM­PO­RIUM— North­side club with three stages. www.oa­sisatl.com. 6363 Peachtree In­dus­trial Blvd., Nor­cross, 770.454.8065. Map1/E4 ONYX— This ex­ec­u­tive gentle­men’s club of­fers bot­tle ser­vice, VIP sec­tions and free bil­liards. www.show­bars.com. 1888 Cheshire Bridge Rd., Buck­head, 404.876.9992. Map2/E11


AT­LANTA BAL­LET— Led by Artis­tic Direc­tor Gen­nadi Ned­vi­gin, the At­lanta Bal­let was founded over eight decades ago. Ex­pect eclec­tic per­for­mances, in­clud­ing tra­di­tional clas­sics and boldly mod­ern pieces. www.at­lanta­bal­let.com. Cobb En­ergy Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, 2800 Cobb Gal­le­ria Pkwy., 404.873.5811. Map1/C5

Brew­eries & Dis­til­leries

AMER­I­CAN SPIRIT WHISKEY— At­lanta’s only whiskey and brandy dis­tillery uses Scot­tish-style twin cop­per pot stills to craft bour­bon, rye and malt whiskies. www.aswdis­tillery.com. 199 Ar­mour Drive NE, Buck­head, 404.590.2279. Map1/C6 MON­DAY NIGHT BREW­ING— The idea for this brew­ery grew out of a Bible study group that started brew­ing beer to­gether. Now, it’s one of At­lanta’s most pop­u­lar brew­eries. In 2017, Mon­day Night opened The Garage, a bar­rel-ag­ing and sour­ing fa­cil­ity with a tap­room, in the West End. www.mon­daynight­brew­ing. com. 670 Trabert Ave. NW, West­side, 404.352.7703. Map3/A1; 933 Lee St. SW, 404.352.7703. OLD 4TH DIS­TILLERY— Af­ter nearly a cen­tury, At­lanta got its first le­gal dis­tillery with the open­ing of Old 4th Dis­tillery. Cop­per stills sparkle in the ul­tra-cozy, beau­ti­fully de­signed space, which pro­duces vodka and gin. www.o4d. com. 487 Edge­wood Ave.SE, Old Fourth Ward, 844.653.3687. Map3/J7 RED BRICK BREW­ING— For­merly known as the At­lanta Brew­ing Com­pany, this is the long­est-oper­at­ing craft brew­ery in Ge­or­gia. Don’t miss the sea­sonal brew which gives all pro­ceeds to­wards re­search and con­ser­va­tion ef­forts at the Ge­or­gia Aquar­ium. www.red­brick­brew­ing.com. 2323 De­foor Hills Road NW, West­side, 404.355.5558. Map1/C6 SWEET­WA­TER BREW­ING COM­PANY— This brew­ery was founded by col­lege room­mates Freddy Ben­sch and Kevin McNer­ney in 1997. To­day, it’s one of largest craft brew­eries in the coun­try. Spe­cial­iz­ing in West Coast-style beers, Sweet­wa­ter’s award­win­ning lineup in­cludes Sweet­Wa­ter 420, IPA, Goin’ Coastal, Blue, Hop Hash and Ge­or­gia Brown, plus spe­cialty and sea­sonal beers through­out the year. www.sweet­wa­ter­brew.com. 195 Ot­t­ley Drive NE, 404.691.2537. Map1/D7 UR­BAN TREE CIDERY— This fam­ily owned and op­er­ated cidery is At­lanta’s first. All ciders are made on-site, and tours of­fered at se­lect times dur­ing tast­ing room hours. www.ur­bantreecidery. com. 1465 How­ell Mill Road NW, West­side, 404.855.5546. Map1/C7

Cock­tail Lounges

PAPER CRANE LOUNGE— The up­stairs cock­tail lounge to the award-win­ning restau­rant Staplehouse. Last call is at close. www.in­sta­gram.com/ pa­per­cranelounge. 541 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.524.5005. Map3/J8 THE S.O.S. TIKI BAR— Walk through Vic­tory Sand­wich Bar and through an in­con­spic­u­ous door to ac­cess this small tiki tem­ple. www.vic­sand­wich.com/sos. 340 Church St., De­catur, 404.377.9308. $$ Map1/D7 TICONDEROGA CLUB— You’ll feel like the cap­tain of your own ship at this themed cock­tail bar. Some of the city’s best bar­tenders are at its helm, so you know the bar de­liv­ers. A var­ied food menu serves up de­li­cious bites. www.ticon­dero­ga­club.com. Krog Street Mar­ket, 99 Krog St. NE, 404.458.4534. Map1/D7

Com­edy & Im­prov

DAD’S GARAGE THE­ATRE COM­PANY— The im­prov com­pany re­cently moved into a new home in the Old Fourth Ward (a for­mer church), where it serves up its hi­lar­i­ous im­prov and scripted shows. www. dads­garage.com. 569 Ez­zard St. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.523.3141. Map1/D7

THE LAUGH­ING SKULL LOUNGE— This 74-seat venue is tucked in the back of the Vor­tex Bar & Grill in Mid­town, and con­sid­ered the city’s go-to com­edy club. www.laugh­ingskul­l­lounge.com. 878 Peachtree St. NE, Mid­town, 877.523.3288. Map3/D5

Live Mu­sic Venues

BUCK­HEAD THE­ATRE— Orig­i­nally opened in 1931, the his­toric At­lanta build­ing hosts con­certs, sport­ing events and more. www.the­buck­headthe­atre.com. 3110 Roswell Rd. NE, Buck­head, 404.843.2825. Map2/C7 THE CELLAIRIS AM­PHITHE­ATRE AT LAKE­WOOD— The large, 19,000-seat out­door am­phithe­ater south of the city presents ma­jor na­tional acts. www.live­na­tion.com. 2002 Lake­wood Ave. SE, 877.686.5366. Map1/C8 CEN­TER STAGE AT­LANTA— Com­prised of three dif­fer­ent stages, this venue of­fers all kinds of shows. Guests can sit back at Cen­ter Stage The­ater, dance at The Loft or drink and min­gle at Vinyl. www.cen­ter­stage-at­lanta. com. 1374 West Peachtree St. NW, Mid­town, 404.885.1365. Map3/A5 CHAS­TAIN PARK AM­PHITHE­ATRE— This am­phithe­atre is one of the city’s most pop­u­lar thanks to its phe­nom­e­nal acous­tics (it’s carved into a hill) and out­side food al­lowances for most con­certs. www.clas­s­ic­cha­s­tain.com. 4469 Stella Drive NW, Buck­head, 404.233.2227. Map2/A2 CITY WIN­ERY— This fully func­tion­ing win­ery hosts in­ti­mate con­certs, food & wine classes, pri­vate events and fine din­ing—bring­ing the wine coun­try ex­pe­ri­ence to the mid­dle of a large city. www.city­win­ery.com/at­lanta. 650 North Ave., 404.946.3791. Map2/E5 THE COCA-COLA ROXY— Named for the for­mer Buck­head in­sti­tu­tion, this 3,600-per­son venue opened in 2016 at The Bat­tery At­lanta. www. co­ca­co­laroxy.com. 800 Bat­tery Ave. SE, Suite 500, Cum­ber­land, 470.351.3866. Map1/C5 ED­DIE’S AT­TIC— This sec­ond-level hide­away is where artists like Jen­nifer Net­tles and John Mayer gained their first tastes of star­dom. It con­tin­ues to be the club for se­ri­ous au­dio­philes to dis­cover new ta­lent on Mon­day open mic nights or catch their fa­vorite tour­ing mu­si­cians. www.ed­diesat­tic.com. 515-B N. Mc­Donough St., De­catur, 404.377.4976. Map1/D7 NORTH­SIDE TAV­ERN— This blues joint show­cases live ta­lent ev­ery day. Cover charge on week­ends. www.north­side­tav­ern.com. 1058 How­ell Mill Road NW, West­side, 404.874.8745. Map1/C7 SMITH’S OLDE BAR— There aren’t many gen­res you won’t find at this gritty, two-story bar that knows how to gather a crowd. Smith’s of­fers fea­tures a di­verse per­for­mance sched­ule in three rooms— the gen­eral-pur­pose Bar Room, large and lively Mu­sic Room and in­ti­mate At­lanta Room. www. smith­sol­de­bar.com. 1578 Pied­mont Ave. NE, Mid­town, 404.875.1522. Map1/D6 TER­MI­NAL WEST— Housed within the King Plow Arts Cen­ter, Ter­mi­nal West once was an iron smelt­ing roomk and has been trans­formed into a mu­sic venue with mod­ern pro­duc­tion while main­tain­ing orig­i­nal fac­tory aes­thet­ics. A bar and restau­rant, Sta­tion­side, is ad­ja­cent to the venue. www.ter­mi­nal­wes­t­atl.com. 887 West Ma­ri­etta St. NW, Stu­dio C, 404.876.5566. Map3/C1 THE DRUNKEN UNICORN— Show­cas­ing indie bands of from near and far, this venue is al­ways packed with lo­cals. A full bar is lo­cated in the back of the venue. www.the­drunk­e­nuni­corn.net. 736 Ponce De Leon Place NE, Mid­town, 404.870.0575. Map1/D7 THE EARL— Guests can pe­ruse the ex­ten­sive menu in the front room or dance to bands play­ing in the back at this East At­lanta restau­rant and lounge. www.badearl.com. 488 Flat Shoals Ave., East At­lanta, 404.522.3950. Map1/D8 THE MAS­QUER­ADE— Lo­cated in the heart of down­town At­lanta, this venue hosts lo­cal, re­gional, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional artists cov­er­ing gen­res from metal to EDM to indie rock. Three lev­els— named Hell, Pur­ga­tory and Heaven—of­fer three stages. www.mas­quer­adeat­lanta.com. 50 Lower Alabama St., 404.577.8178. Map3/J4 THE TABER­NA­CLE— Lo­cated in a for­mer Bap­tist church, this is one of the best spots to see live mu­sic in the city. www.taber­na­cleatl.com. 152 Luckie St., Down­town, 404.659.9022. Map3/I4 VA­RI­ETY PLAY­HOUSE— This is one of the city’s most pop­u­lar stops for big-name, tour­ing artists. The venue’s size al­lows for ma­jor acts to per­form more in­ti­mate shows. www.va­ri­ety-play­house. com. 1099 Euclid Ave., Lit­tle Five Points, 404.524.7354. Map1/D7 VENKMAN’S— This for­mer soda-bot­tling plant is now a stel­lar per­for­mance venue and com­fort­food restau­rant. Live mu­sic spills from the stage nightly as chef-driven food and killer cock­tails flood the menu. www.venkmans.com. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 470.225.6162. $$ Map1/D7 VER­I­ZON WIRE­LESS AM­PHITHE­ATRE AT ENCORE PARK— This 12,000-seat out­door am­phithe­atre is lo­cated in the north­ern ’burbs. www. vzwamp.com. 2200 Encore Pkwy., Al­pharetta, 404.733.5397. Map1/D3

Night Clubs

JOHNNY’S HIDE­AWAY— This “night­club for big kids” is known for its disco and top 40 dance mu­sic, dark light­ing and open dance floor. Open nightly. www.john­nyshide­away.com. 3771 Roswell Rd., Buck­head, 404.233.8026. Map2/C4 MARY’S— This is one of the most pop­u­lar bars in At­lanta thanks to its no-holds-barred ded­i­ca­tion to fun. The gay scene is pop­ping, but you’ll find a di­verse mix of peo­ple break­ing it down to great mu­sic.1287 Glen­wood Ave. SE, East At­lanta, 404.624.4411. Map1/D7 THE SOUND TA­BLE— On ever-pop­u­lar Edge­wood Av­enue, The Sound Ta­ble stands out with crèmede-la-crème DJs and an ex­cep­tional din­ner menu. Check web­site for weekly hap­pen­ings and spe­cial events. www.the­soundtable.com. 483 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.835.2534. Map1/D7 TONGUE AND GROOVE— This Latin-in­flu­enced club is a great place to dance. www.tand­gonline. com. 2420 Pied­mont Road At­lanta, GA 30324, 404.261.2325. Map1/C9

Recre­ation & Gam­ing Bars

MID­TOWN BOWL— This has been the bowl­ing spot for At­lantans since 1960. It caters to par­ties, fam­i­lies, sin­gle bowlers and leagues who are look­ing for good ol’ fash­ioned bowl­ing fun. A full ser­vice bar is also avail­able for pa­trons. www. mid­town­bowl.com. 404.874.5703. 1940 Pied­mont Cir­cle, NE, Map1/D6 THE PAINTED DUCK— From the team be­hind The Painted Pin in Mi­ami Cir­cle, The Painted Duck is the place to be in West Mid­town for duck­pin bowl­ing, sa­vory bites and so­cial­iz­ing in a mod space. Lanes are first come, first served, and valet park­ing is avail­able. www.the­p­ainted­duck­atl.com. 976 Brady Ave NW, West­side, 404.352.0048. Map3/D1 PUNCH BOWL SO­CIAL— Come for the bocce court, pri­vate karaoke rooms, eight bowl­ing lanes, two out­door ping pong ta­bles, Bonzini and 360-de­gree bar. Stay for ac­claimed chef Hugh Ach­e­son’s menu. www.punch­bowl­so­cial. com. 875 Bat­tery Ave., Suite 720, Cum­ber­land, 470.443.1443. Map1/C5 REVERY VR BAR— This cre­ative con­cept stakes its claim as the na­tion’s first full bar to pair vir­tual re­al­ity (VR) tech­nol­ogy and top-notch cock­tails with cool so­phis­ti­ca­tion. Ex­perts and novices alike are wel­come. Ages 21 and up only. www.reveryvr­bar.com. 728 Mon­roe Dr., Suite C, Mid­town, 470.639.8448. Map1/D7 SKY­LINE PARK— Come one, come all to the Roof of Ponce City Mar­ket. As if the sky­line views alone weren’t tough to beat, a minia­ture amuse­ment park a la Coney Is­land of­fers fun for all ages. www. sky­lineparkat­lanta.com. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 770.999.1530. Map1/D7 SIS­TER LOUISA’S CHURCH OF THE LIV­ING ROOM & PING-PONG EM­PO­RIUM— This out­ra­geous bar isn’t for ev­ery­one—you’ll find owner Grant Henry’s (al­ter ego Sis­ter Louisa) bold art­work crowd­ing the walls and ran­dom items hang­ing from the ceil­ing. This jam­packed stop fea­tures a ping-pong ta­ble up­stairs and an open-air pa­tio out back. www. sis­ter­louisas­church.com. 466 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.522.8275. Map1/D7


AL­LIANCE THE­ATRE— The lead­ing pro­duc­ing the­atre in the South­east, the Al­liance The­atre is ded­i­cated to putting world-class work on stage and cel­e­brat­ing the pow­er­ful ex­pe­ri­ence of shared the­ater for di­verse peo­ple. www.al­liancethe­atre.org. 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Mid­town, 404.733.5000. Map3/B5 FOX THE­ATRE— This 1929 the­ater is a lav­ish show­place of Moor­ish-Egyp­tian style. Visit web­site for sched­ule and ticket prices. www. foxthe­atre.org. 660 Peachtree St., Mid­town, 404.881.2100. Map3/F5 HORI­ZON THE­ATRE— Known for its tal­ented en­sem­ble ac­tors, Hori­zon pro­duces new works that run the gamut from mu­si­cal come­dies to dra­mas. www.hor­i­zonthe­atre.com. 1083 Austin Ave., Lit­tle Five Points, 404.584.7450. Map1/D7 THE NEW AMER­I­CAN SHAKE­SPEARE TAV­ERN— This group per­forms the Bard’s plays and other clas­sics in a build­ing in­spired by the Globe The­atre. Each show fea­tures El­iz­a­bethan cos­tumes and live mu­sic played on pe­riod in­stru­ments. www. shake­speare­tav­ern.com. 499 Peachtree St. NE, Down­town, 404.874.5299. Map3/G5 TRUE COL­ORS THE­ATRE— Tony Award-win­ning direc­tor Kenny Leon’s the­ater com­pany ex­plores the rich canon of African-Amer­i­can the­ater while also boldly in­ter­pret­ing global works. www.true­col­orsthe­atre.org. South­west Arts Cen­ter, 915 New Hope Road SW, 877.725.8849. Map1/B8

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