Atlanta line dancing enthusiasts, you're in luck. Whether you're a nervous novice or a near-pro, an urbanite or suburbanite, Atlanta has a line dancing club for you. With its large line dancing scene, the city is full of country western bars and clubs where you can show off your skills, or just enjoy a night out with friends.
Every Wednesday is line dance night at this suburban venue, which bills itself as “America’s largest country dance club and concert hall.” Entry is reserved for those 18 years or older. Group line dancing lessons begin at 7:30 p.m., and freestyle line dancing goes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The dress code is casual but not sloppy.
Wild Bill's 2075 Market St. Duluth, GA 30096-4714 678-473-1000 wildbillsatlanta.com
The crowded dance floor of this Kennesaw country bar is populated by a mix of line dancers, two-steppers and the occasional group of college students grinding. If you’d like line dancing lessons, be sure to go on a Thursday night. The dress is definitively country yet pulled together.
Cowboy's Atlanta 1750 North Roberts Road Kennesaw, GA 30144 770-426-5006 cowboysatl.com
3 Legged Cowboy
3 Legged Cowboy is technically a gay bar, but the country-themed hot spot welcomes patrons of all sexual orientations and genders. Line dancing classes are held at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, but there’s line dancing in the middle of the dance floor every night. Best of all, there is no cover charge and parking’s free.
3 Legged Cowboy 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta, GA 30308 404-876-0001 3leggedcowboy.net
Country Rock Cafe
This Athens hidden treasure offers both square dancing and line dancing. The crowd at this bustling local hangout ranges greatly in age, but is united by a common love for country music and dancing. Open at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, the Country Rock Cafe is about an hour outside of downtown Atlanta.
Country Rock Cafe 1720 Commerce Road Athens, GA 30607 706-369-7625
Jill R. Bell has been writing since 2006. Her work has appeared in online publications such as My DISFunkshion and Cracked.com, as well as the print journal "Bunnies & Traps." Bell is pursuing a Bachelor of Journalism.