6 Can’t Miss Gay Bars/Restaurants to Celebrate Pride in Atlanta
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on June 18, 2019 and last updated October 7, 2022. Please refer to restaurant websites for the most up-to-date information. Written by Chloe Guillaume and Trisha Pintavorn
There’s a lot to love about Atlanta! Our status as the queer capital of the South is definitely something to celebrate. Here is a list of local beloved places that offer a safe haven and rockin’ night out for you to be yourself!
1. Blake’s On the Park
227 10th St NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Blake’s is a mainstay and has been a go-to option in Midtown for decades now, but it never feels stale! The music leans pop/dance, and it’s always a party at Blake’s, weekday or weeknight, and they’re open to 3am on most nights!
893 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Bulldogs has been a late night destination in Atlanta for years and years. The drinks are strong, they have hookah, and the food is reasonably priced. The music always hits at Bulldogs, with predominantly your hip-hop favorites. This club tends to be more geared towards and popular among Black gay men, though of course, all are welcome! Be sure to stop by this Sunday (10/9/22) after the pride parade–they will be open at 11am!
3. Henry’s Midtown Tavern
132 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Head on over to Henry’s Midtown Tavern for one of Midtown’s top brunch spots. They have an outdoor deck where you can enjoy the nice weather and even bring your pup! We recommend trying their Chili Cheese Fries or Banana Nut Bread French Toast! Order a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary, and make a toast to love!
1287 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
This divey gay bar in East Atlanta Village is all fun, all the time. The interiors have a lot of retro throwbacks, and they host plenty of events from drag to karaoke. The dance floor can get crowded so you’re going to have a bad time if you’re claustrophobic, but if you’re looking for cheap drinks, a cool alt crowd, and a great time, it’s a must visit! There usually is a cover, so have a bit of cash on you.
5. My Sister’s Room
1104 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
This longrunning lesbian/queer bar just moved to a larger space on Crescent Avenue, and there’s a patio now, too! The music is always rocking and there’s no place quite like it during Pride weekend! There’s plenty of drag shows, burlesque shows, and live music always happening at My Sister’s Room. They do have a small, no frills menu of things like wings and chicken fingers if you need a little sustenance to keep the night going. Their 2022 pride schedule is packed with fun, too, with a glow party on Friday, 10/7 and burlesque show on 10/8 before a closing party with the “Hellfire Harlots!”
494 Plasters Ave NE Ste 200 Atlanta, GA 30324
Another fun place to celebrate Pride is at Woofs, Atlanta’s only gay sports bar! Kick back, watch some sports, eat and celebrate! The crowd tends to be a little older than other spots, and the food is truly solid and delicious bar food like wings and burgers.