Atlanta offers a large selection of nightlife and it's hard to make a decision where to go. Bring proof you are 18 or older and party with locals and tourists alike at any of these night clubs.
The Mark Ultralounge
Michael Hileman and Brandon Lewis have brought the "chic hotel bar" known in larger cities to Atlanta, minus the hotel, by offering The Mark Ultralounge. Come expecting to hear funk, trance, hip-hop, house and many other types of music. While Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Allyn, and DJ Cozy Shawn are there regularly, a few underground DJ's are hosted at The Mark as well. You may find Dimitri, Grandmaster Flash, Doc Martin or Afrika Bambataa mixing the sounds when you visit.
The Mark Ultralounge 79 Poplar Str Downtown Atlanta, GA 30303 678-904-0050 themarkatlanta.com
At Johnny's Hideaway, you'll be taking a step back into the past. A part of the Atlanta scene since 1979, the club offers the "Sinatra Room" as well as the "King's Corner." Listen to music from the 50's to today, from disco to shag, while you dine or dance the night away. Come prepared to make your requests on All-Request Mondays and enjoy Ladies Night every Wednesday. Check the online schedule of live talent to catch an up-and-coming band or a local favorite.
Johnny's Hideaway 3771 Roswell Road Atlanta GA, 30342 404-233-8026 johnnyshideaway.com/
At Primal Atlanta, you have a choice of styles. Join the crowd watching the wrap-screen TV or live musical talent in the RockBar. Catch a glimpse of the night sky from the upstairs deck in the SkyBar. To truly feel like a VIP, take advantage of VIP packages offered by the club. Book a section with the Bronze package (five or fewer guests) or the Platinum package (15 to 20 guests) to have your own waitress and security guard for your intimate gathering.
Primal Atlanta 960 Spring Street NW Atlanta, GA 30309 404-745-9494 primalatlanta.com/pavip.html
Tongue and Groove
Owners Michael Krohngold and Scott Strumlauf had a setback when developers demolished Tongue and Groove in 2007, but they've made it even better in its new location. Enter through the lounge and take in the gorgeous staircases that lead to the VIP section upstairs. Step into the Champagne Room to relax in snakeskin seats surrounded by diamond-tufted walls. Weekends offer DJ's mixing the Top 100 and Wednesdays feature the best Latin Night in the area.
Tongue and Groove 565 Main Street at Lindbergh City Center Atlanta, GA 3032 404-261-2325 tandgonline.com
Lysandra Lee was an intern with the Lake City Reporter for 6 months, writing business spotlights and senior bios. She has also worked in the restaurant industry and insurance business. She holds an Associate of Arts in journalism from Lake City Community College