Hello everyone! if you are looking for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Atlanta we have you fully covered. Our local LGBT nightlife guide will also be getting into subjects like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the main gayborhood near you and some other stuff as well.
There are some annual or more frequent Atlanta gay pride events that we will also tell you about. And we can’t forget about the best LGBT dating sites since that is the preferred way to meet new people for many these days.
Not everyone likes to do things the same way and we know the gay and lesbian bars in your area are not for everyone. We will just list everything we can think of and then you can proceed in whichever way sounds right for you.
Those who like to travel may want to look through more of our posts on numerous cities across North America.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Atlanta
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Atlanta:
- Atlanta Eagle at 1492 Piedmont Ave NE #F
- Bulldogs at 893 Peachtree St NE
- Friends on Ponce at 736 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
- The Heretic at 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd
- Blake’s On The Park at 227 10th St NE
- Felix’s Atlanta at 1510 Piedmont Ave NE
- Mary’s at 1287 Glenwood Ave SE
- Woofs at 2425 Piedmont Rd NE
- The Model T at 465 Blvd SE
- My Sister’s Room at 1271 Glenwood Ave SE
- Sanctuary Nightclub at 3209 Paces Ferry
- BJ Roosters at 2043 Cheshire Bridge Rd
- X Midtown at 990 Piedmont Ave
The best time to visit Sanctuary would be on Saturday for their gay Latin club nights.
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
Those that want to find purely gay bars and clubs in Atlanta for men to meet men can have success at the spots we just listed. It wasn’t long ago that things were far less inclusive, but these days most spots have become more LGBT friendly instead of being strictly local gay bars.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Atlanta
We could pretty much copy and paste the above here, but if you are looking for good places for women to meet women My Sister’s Rooms is pretty much a lesbian bar in Atlanta.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
While they may not exactly be trans bars in Atlanta you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Lips Drag Queen Show at 3011 Buford Hwy NE
- Drag Queen Show at Truth Restaurant & Lounge at 1100 Crescent Ave NE
- The Face of Friends at Friends on Ponce Every 2nd Sunday
- Blake’s On The Park has many drag shows
- Hideaway on Wednesdays
- Drag shows at My Sister’s Room on Saturdays
Please use the comments to let us know if anything you notice on this page is no longer relevant or if any new LGBT hot spots in your area have opened up since our last visit. We also want to say that we know how things are here pretty good but we are not local experts by any means.
If you think we should be listing any venues as strictly lesbian or gay bars definitely let us know. We have tried our best, but we can’t be experts on the whole world.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the gayborhood in Midtown. 10th Street and Piedmont would be where you may want to start your search.
We have also covered the queer scenes in:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a regular basis:
- Foreplay Fridays at Compound at 1008 Brady Ave NW
And these are the best LGBT and pride events throughout the year:
Best LGBT Dating Sites
Trying to find other local LGBT people for dating or hook ups was not very easy for prior generations, especially if you don’t like to party. The gay or lesbian bars in your area were pretty much your only choice, but thankfully that is no longer the case.
We have no idea what your current status is but we are pretty sure that there are some people reading this who may not want to have their photos taken at a gay bar and posted on social media. Adult Friend Finder has been the biggest hook up site in the world for almost two decades.
They actually have a big network of sites which some may not know. Their top site for finding gay men near you to hook up with is Men Nation and you might be surprised at how many users it has in major cities like this one.
This is where you will find all of the users on their numerous sites across their network which are not only straight and LGBT but also include swingers and numerous types of kinks and fetishes. So if you want local m4m hook ups use Men Nation, and for f4f hook ups use Lesbian Personals.
The world’s top transgender dating site should also get a shout out and it is MyTransgenderDate. Trans dating in Atlanta has never been as popular as it is today and will only continue to grow as more ts near you feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
At this point we have covered the LGBT nightlife in your area in full. You know all about the best mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs in Atlanta plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites to have some fun with. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.