There aren’t many places that do karaoke with a live band, much less one that specializes in heavy metal, but that’s why 10 High Club exists. Located in the dark, smoky, and windowless basement of Darkhorse Tavern in the Highlands, it’s exactly the kind of atmosphere you want when you’re singing Metallica in front of 50 strangers. They only have one bar for the whole room, so getting a drink can sometimes be a challenge, but at least you can lip sync to “Enter Sandman” while you wait.
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Majestic Diner is exactly what you picture when you think of a classic diner, from the menu to neon sign to the fact that they’re open 24 hours a day.
The Clermont Lounge is part bar, part dance hall, and part strip club, and an absolutely essential Atlanta experience.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
There are lots of biscuits in Atlanta, but Callie’s in the Highlands has some of our favorites, with 7 different flavors and sandwich options.
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Ponce City Market
Ponce City Market is a food hall with over 30 different restaurants, with options ranging from Italian and ramen to Szechuan and Mexican.
Head to Golden Eagle in Reynoldstown for classic cocktails and shared plates in a space straight out of the art deco era.
This restaurant and concert hall in Old Fourth Ward is where you head for a night of belting out old-school classics with a group of friends.
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Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
Sister Louisa’s is a quirky and fun dive bar with ping pong tables, religious decor, and cheap drinks.
MJQ Concourse in Old Fourth Ward is a no frills, cash only place to dance. Head there late, and in clothing you don’t care about.
Northside Tavern in West Midtown has been around since 1972, and is a classic dive bar with cheap drinks and live music nightly.
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