9 Things To Do In Atlanta, Georgia At Night

things to do in atlanta at night

Atlanta is the historical and cultural capital city of Georgia, so it stands to reason that it offers a booming nightlife. This includes but is not limited to: live jazz and blues music, a variety of theater and stage performances, authentic pubs, clubs, bars, and brews, and the timeless tradition of karaoke. No matter where you are in the city, for a good time all you have to do is go out on the town.

1. The Basement Theatre

The Basement Theatre is most well known for their unique improv comedy shows—and they’ve been doing it for thirteen years. Their shows range from family friendly shows to shows considered “rated R,” and shows take place every Friday and Saturday. (And if you were wondering, yes there is a concession stand.) Tickets for adults are usually 12 USD, so if you’re looking for a night of laughter and watching people make stuff up, just head to The Basement.

The Basement Theatre

Address: 175 W Wieuca Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: The Basement Theatre

2. Prove your karaoke skills

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10 High is located in the basement of the Dark Horse Tavern, and they have karaoke nights every day except Sunday—and there’s no cover charge. 10 High usually opens at 9:00pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays there might be some live musical entertainment. Karaoke (sometimes “metalsome karaoke,” sometimes “soul karaoke”) starts at 10:30pm; if you want a drink, the Dark Horse Tavern is right upstairs.

Karaoke at 10 High

Address: 816 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: The Dark Horse Tavern

3. The Wrecking Bar

Housed in what was once the Victorian-style home of Victor H. Kriegshaber, The Wrecking Bar is an award-winning brewpub that serves specialty beers (which they brew in-house) and delicious craft pub food. The building has a long history, going from being a private home, to a church, to a dance studio, to an antique shop, and finally to the brewpub it is today. They have about twenty original beers, which they serve on a rotating basis to mix it up. Aside from the brewpub area, there are a few other rooms for guests to hang out in or reserve for private parties.

The Wrecking Bar

Address: 292 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: The Wrecking Bar

4. Fandangles Restaurant and Bar

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Located inside the Sheraton hotel, Fandangles is known for its good food and stylish and fun atmosphere. Their menu has a variety of different options, and items like their Grown-up Grilled Cheese, turkey burger, scallops, and other seafood get rave reviews. Sit in booths covered with red-and-white striped upholstery, enjoy the mirrors on the walls, and drink out of curved drinking glasses; some tables even have a nice view of the Sheraton’s pool.

Fandangles Restaurant and Bar

Address: 165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: Fandangles

5. Go totally crazy at the Koo Koo Room

A nighttime hotspot, this upscale lounge-style night club under Midtown streets offers an atmosphere where you can “let loose.” DJs play the night away while guests partake in the Koo Koo Room’s exclusive bottle service and dimly but colorfully lit bar and seating areas. If you want to reserve VIP, I do believe they have a dress code, so be sure to check their website for more information. The Koo Koo Room is open from 10:30pm to 2:30am.

Koo Koo Room

Address: 1140 Crescent Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: Koo Koo Room

6. See a show at the Fox Theatre

The Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA
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There’s always a show going on at the Fox Theatre! Plays and musicals, concerts, kid’s shows, speakers, comedy, ballet, magic shows—you name it. Plus, if you’re interested in seeing more of the theater or learning more about its history, they offer an hour-long guided tour; for adults the tickets are 18 USD. So no matter what time of year you’re in town, be sure to check their schedule of shows—you won’t want to miss what they do next!

Fox Theatre

Address: 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: Fox Theatre

7. Blind Willie’s

What’s Blind Willie’s you ask? Well, it’s a true Gulf Coast blues club that serves delicious classic Cajun food, beers, special drinks and cocktails, and a whole lot of musical entertainment. Willie’s is open every day except Sunday, and there’s live music every night; cover charges range from 3 USD to 15 USD depending on the act, but you can bet it’s always a good time at Blind Willie’s.

Blind Willie’s

Address: 828 N Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: Blind Willie’s

8. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse certainly lives up to its name; it’s both a tavern and a theater! Their menu features café food, and they offer a variety of ales and beers. And, of course, the Atlanta Shakespeare Company performs plays by Shakespeare. Designed to resemble the architecture of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, it’s easy to get caught up in the Renaissance atmosphere of this place—they even hand-make their costumes. If you’re looking for a truly unique and fun night, look no further than the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse—and be sure to check their website for show schedules.

Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Address: 499 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

9. Elliott Street Deli & Pub

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If you want to get into Atlanta’s music and art scene, try out the Elliott Street Deli & Pub. Known for their stupendous sandwiches and location in a vibrant and artsy neighborhood, there’s a lot going on at this pub. They have live jazz music every Wednesday night, as well as other local musical acts and events throughout the week. Come for the food, the music, the company, and the art-vibe.

Elliott Street Deli & Pub

Address: 51 Elliott Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia

Website: Elliott Street Deli & Pub

A Southern hub

Whether you want food, music, drinks, dancing, or shows, Atlanta’s got you covered. With its historical and diverse atmosphere, the nightlife options are endless.

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