Atlanta entertainment

Stadium in Downtown

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta's state-of-the-art, $1.6-billion multipurpose eight-petal retractable-roof stadium is home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons (football) and the MLS' Atlanta United FC (soccer). The striking, architecturally wowin…
Dance in East Side

Clermont Lounge

The Clermont is a strip club, the oldest in Atlanta. But not just a strip club. It's a bedrock of the Atlanta scene that welcomes dancers of all ages, races and body types. In short, it's a strip club built for stri…
Blues in East Side

Blind Willie's

This divey Virginia-Highland blues bar behind a neon alligator is one of the nation's top spots for the world's best down-and-dirty blues. Taj Mahal, Rufus Thomas and Charles Brown have all graced this stage and reg…
Live Music in East Side

Variety Playhouse

A historic, smartly booked and well-run concert venue built in 1940 and fully renovated in 2015. It hosts a variety of touring artists and is one of the main anchors of the Little Five Points scene.
Arts Center in Midtown

Woodruff Arts Center

This arts complex contains within its campus the High Museum, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre.
Live Performance in Midtown

Apache Café

An eclectic performance-art venue for hip-hop, spoken-word poetry and soul artists on the rise. It's a must-stop for those looking to dive into Atlanta's diverse African American music scene.
Live Music in Westside

Terminal West

One of Atlanta's best live-music venues, this concert space is located inside a beautifully revamped 100-year-old iron and steel foundry on the Westside.
Performing Arts in Westside

Goat Farm Arts Center

Embedded in a revamped 19th-century cotton-gin manufacturing factory that previously stood in ruin, Goat Farm Arts Center is the city's most cutting-edge and experimental visual performing-arts studio, set on 12 acr…
Theater in Midtown

Alliance Theatre

Internationally renowned theater inside the Woodruff Arts Center which produces a diverse bill of 10 or so annual productions, several of which later wind up on Broadway (such as Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award…
Theater in East Side

Dad's Garage

No, that's not a hipster worship hall. Dad's Garage, Atlanta's most award-winning and longest-standing improv group, took over this former church in the Old Fourth Ward after losing their previous home to mixed-use …