12 Best Things To Do In Atlanta At Night - Updated 2021

things to do in atlanta, georgia at night
Marissa
Marissa
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Are you a night owl looking for some good, old fun in the coolest neighborhoods in Atlanta? Or are you visiting on the heels of major jet-lag just looking for some short term rentals? Whatever the reason, there are countless of things to do in Atlanta at night. From clubs and nightlife to surprising late night activities, here are some of the top nighttime spots in Atlanta.

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1. The Basement Theatre

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Ever wanted to check out an underground Improv Comedy Theatre? Look no further! This comedy club features acts at 8pm and 10pm Thursday-Saturday nights and tickets are available online. Traveling with children? No problem because the 8pm show on Fridays is G-Rated (you can also stay late for the R-Rated Comedy). This theatre should definitely make your list of what to do in Atlanta at night!

The Basement Theatre

Address: 175 W Wieuca Rd NE, 30342 Atlanta, Georgia

Website: The Basement Theatre

2. The Porter Beer Bar

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What is equally as impressive as the mile long draft, bottle, and vintage list? The food! Think classic pub fair with a gourmet twist. Atlanta nightlife is never complete without a visit to this funky bar!

The Porter Beer Bar

Address: 1156 Euclid Ave NE, 30307 Atlanta, Georgia

Website: The Porter Beer Bar

3. SkyView Atlanta

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Take in the view of the city at night from 20 stories above popular Centennial Park on the SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel. Each gondola is climate controlled for maximum comfort while you ride and take in panoramic views. Want to take the experience to the next level? Try the VIP seats with glass floors and a longer ride time. You can also get a discount parking voucher when you ride and it makes a great compliment to your downtown shopping and dining experience.

SkyView Atlanta

Address: 168 Luckie St NW, 30303 Atlanta, Georgia

Website: SkyView Atlanta

4. Top Golf

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If you’re up for a sporty activity, you’ll enjoy Top Golf Atlanta with its climate-controlled hitting bays, full-service restaurant and bar, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace with a fire pit. Great for couples or groups, this venue has thought of everything to make it a good time.

Top Golf

Address: 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Website: Top Golf

5. Bar Margot

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Bar Margot is fine dining right in the Four Seasons Atlanta hotel. The culinary team consists of an executive chef who incorporates food fresh from his roof top garden and two beverage specialists. Not only are alcoholic drinks top notch but the coffees are of the highest quality. Much love and care go into the preparation of every drink and dish and it will be a dining experience to remember!

Bar Margot

Address: 75 Fourteenth Street N.E., Atlanta, Georgia

Website: Bar Margot

6. The Sound Table

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If dinner, cocktails, music, and dancing sound like the way you want to spend your evening, check out the Sound Table. You’ll want to get in early to get some food as the place fills up quickly with returning guests who love the service and atmosphere. Dancing at the Sound Table is definitely one the many fun, late night activities in Atlanta!

The Sound Table

Address: 483 Edgewood Ave SE, 30312 Atlanta, Georgia

Website: The Sound Table

7. Hankook Taqueria

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At Hankook Taqueria, the street vendor taco truck meets traditional Korean food. Tomas Lee brings his expertise from working as a chef in New York and Georgia as he creates these interesting food fusions that keep visitors coming back for more. Just imagine beef bul gogi served in a tortilla with cilatro, lime, jack cheese, and soy sesame vinaigrette; it’s a flavor explosion!

Hankook Taqueria

Address: 1341 Collier Rd NW, 30318 Atlanta, Georgia

Website: Hankook Taqueria

8. Alon's Bakery and Market

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This European-style market and bakery has an old world traditional ambiance that will make you feel like you’ve slipped away to a place in a story book. Freshly baked bread, gourmet pantry foods, and eloquent dining are available from morning until late Monday-Saturday. The only thing that may be more captivating than the market is Alon’s story. To paraphrase, he grew up in Israel, worked in bakeries throughout Europe, immigrated to the United States in the 1980s and settled in Georgia where he met the love of his life, started a family, and never looked back. He used his skills as a baker and experience in European markets to recreate the experience in Atlanta. It’s a lovely little gem of a place to visit!

Alon's Bakery and Market

Location 1: 1394 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Location 2: 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30346

Website: Alon’s Bakery and Market

9. Sleep over at the Aquarium (from USD 42.0)

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You might normally consider attractions such as aquariums and zoos to be geared toward families and daytime activities. Well the Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world and it is truly phenomenal. It also schedules sleep overs in which you get daytime admission and special tours and activities to enjoy at night before choosing a place to sleep near a gallery window. They also organize different sleepovers for different groups such as kids, families, scouts, and even adult sleepovers.

Georgia Aquarium

Address: 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Website: Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium General Admission

8 reviews

10. Haunted Evening Atlanta Pub Tour (from USD 25.0)

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Allow a southern lady or gentleman to take you and a group on a walking tour through some of Atlanta’s pub haunts! After meeting at the cemetery, you’ll be able to purchase a drink at each stop while you listen to spooky tales of departed souls such as the confederate soldiers who roam the area. The tour ends at a kitchen that is open late so you can grab some food. It’s a unique tour that will give you a taste of old southern story telling tradition while you take in the city atmosphere.

Haunted Evening Atlanta Pub Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

2 reviews

11. City Lights Atlanta Night Tour (from USD 51.0)

For obvious reasons, Atlanta makes the list of the most vibrant cities in the United States. As the economic and cultural center of Metropolitan Atlanta, the city is filled with towering buildings that light up at night, which makes for a magnificent skyline. Joining this list of nighttime activities in Atlanta is the city lights tour. An expert will guide you through famous landmarks, such as The Varsity and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park, and will make sure that you’re not ending the night without knowing the impact and significance of such places.

City Lights Atlanta Night Tour

Duration: 2 hours

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12. Midtown Bowl

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If you somehow haven’t exhausted yourself yet with all the amazing activities to do in Atlanta at night, check out Midtown Bowl! This place doesn’t see a quiet day as they have more than 30 lanes. That’s how you know you’ve hit the jackpot of where to go in the city at night. We’d recommend visiting the place on Fridays and Saturdays, as they do not close doors until 1 am. Not only is it a bowling alley, but Midtown Bowl is also an arcade that houses a full bar and serves really good food!

Midtown Bowl

Address: 1936 Piedmont Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Website: Midtown Bowl

Opening hours: Wed, Thu, Sun: 12pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1am (closed on Mon & Tue)

There are lots of options for night owls in exciting Atlanta!

While the city has clubs and bars that are too numerous to count, they aren’t the only fun things to do in Atlanta at night! From late night food options, to golf, to an underwater sleepover, there is plenty to experience when the sun goes down. If you’re a night owl or just having major jet-lag, check out these attractions!

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I'm a Texan and Southern Girl in my heart and soul with an insatiable desire to see new places and taste new foods. I love exploring local niches in tiny small town America as much as visiting...Read more

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