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The Best Bachelor Party Ideas in Atlanta

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Why go?: In Atlanta, it’s either hotter than you’ve ever felt in your life, or cool, calm and collected with a Southern gentleman style that can’t be beat. 

Best ideas: Book a room at Hotel Clermont, a one-stop-shop where you can get tipsy and enjoy the view at the rooftop bar, have dinner at French-inspired Tiny Lou’s, then head to Clermont Lounge, Atlanta’s oldest strip club, located in the basement. Skip the regular haunts in Buckhead and Midtown and bar hop your way through hip hoods like Inman Park, Virginia-Highland, and Little Five Points. Visit the headquarters of American cultural icons like CNN and Coca-Cola, then ball out on a bespoke tailored suit at world-famous haberdashery Sid Mashburn.

Good to know: You haven’t met a proper American rush hour until you’ve hit the pavement in Atlanta. In fact, the term is borderline irrelevant since the traffic can actually hold you hostage any time of day. Traffic app Waze will be your best friend — it’s not wise to plan activities on opposite sides of town. And don’t forget to make reservations at restaurants in advance as the locals here tend to make eating out an event . 

Depending on when you’re going — and it better not be in the summer — Atlanta’s a truly great place for a bachelor party. Unlike many Southern cities, Georgia’s capital city is a great style and fashion center with a killer food scene that puts a refreshing spin on southern classics while introducing some of the best international cuisine in the Sun Belt. Before diving into ATL’s indulgences, there’s just one rule: You and your buddies must vow to never speak about your crazy night(s) at one of the city’s legendary strip clubs. It’ll be one to remember — if you can.

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Travel & Essentials for an Atlanta Bachelor Party

Atlanta is home to the world’s largest airport and Delta mega-hub Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, so chances are you’ve already touched down in the Georgia capital before. Wherever you’re coming from, it’s also likely there will be a direct flight into town. If you’re driving, I-75 cuts right through Atlanta’s core. 

Driving is inevitable: This is a city built for four-wheelers. With the exception of a few older, walkable neighborhoods, getting around means strapping on a seatbelt and entering the maze of highways, some of which have more than eight lanes across. In other words, there’s pretty much no way to avoid car travel, so plan on renting a car or relying on ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft, which are fairly affordable.

Lakes, mountains and beaches: ATL is landlocked and surrounded by nature. The North Georgia Mountains are about an hour above the city, where Atlantans escape the bustle for quaint towns like Dahlonega and Bavarian-inspired Helen. There’s also Lake Lanier, a recreational haven — check out the Margaritaville in Lake Lanier Islands — a spa resort, and basically the closest thing Atlanta has to a beach since the closest actual seashore is a five-hour drive away on Tybee Island, near Savannah. 30 minutes east you’ll find Athens, a surprisingly dynamic college town with the University of Georgia at its core. Unless crossing into Alabama is something you want to tick off your bucket list, there is no immediate need to head west or south for the purposes of your bachelor party.

Weather: Atlanta enjoys four distinct seasons that bring everything from snow to incredible heat waves. The milder temperatures during spring and fall are utter bliss, with minimal humidity and maximum sunshine, the perfect conditions for outdoor boozing. The hellish summer heat, on the other hand, will have you thanking the air conditioning gods every 15 minutes past noon. It’s a casual, anything goes kind of city, so bring athletic clothes for a hangover-curing jog or bike ride down the Beltline and a snazzy look for finer restaurants.

Street smarts: The city has experienced a tsunami of gentrification throughout areas that have historically been unsafe, so you likely won’t find yourself in danger on any given night. That said, it’s always a good idea to stay alert at night and keep any valuables in your car hidden, especially in East Atlanta and downtown.

Pros and Cons of an Atlanta Bachelor Party


  • It’s a large, crowded, culture-packed city that still manages to preserve its Southern charm.
  • Home to the busiest airport in the world, it’s pretty much accessible from anywhere. 
  • The weather is sunny all year round, and it never stays too cold for long.


  • Public transportation is inefficient and limited, and rush hour extends well beyond the typical weekday commuting hours.
  • Urban sprawl here is real. The combination of distances and constant traffic makes planning for the day a necessary evil.
  • There’s a reason it’s nicknamed “Hotlanta.” The heat and humidity of the high summer can be oppressive and since the city’s inland, there’s little relief.

Best Attractions and Activities in Atlanta

Atlanta isn’t quite an arts hub like New York City, a film powerhouse like Los Angeles, or a music mecca like Nashville, but it has a little bit of everything, making it one of the South’s culture capitals.

  • Catch an Atlanta Braves Game at Truist Park

    Truist Park, Battery Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Atlanta-area sports fans have been recently gifted with two bright and shiny state-of-the art stadiums. If you’re heading there during the spring or summer, catch a Braves game at Truist Park formerly SunTrust Park. 

  • Watch the Atlanta Falcons Play at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AMB Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    If you’re coming to Atlanta during the fall or early winter, huddle up for an Atlanta Falcons game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Just remember to hit up your significant other for a quick phone call before the game — totally worth it! 

  • College Football Hall of Fame

    College Football Hall of Fame, Marietta Street NorthWest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Hop over to the College Football Hall of Fame, where you’ll find the greatest college football museum in the world and a ton of interactive attractions, like the chance to try kicking a football through a goalpost.

  • Centennial Olympic Park

    Centennial Olympic Park, Park Avenue West Northwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Stroll through Centennial Olympic Park, which was home to the 1996 Summer Olympics. These days, the crown jewel of Atlanta’s downtown entertainment and hospitality district offers popular attractions like the College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium, Center for Civil and Human Rights, as well as residential development, new hotels, nightlife and restaurants. 

  • Stroll Along Atlanta's BeltLine

    Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Rent a bike from the Relay Bike Sharing program, cruise on a Lime or Bird scooter, or use your two feet to stroll down Atlanta’s BeltLine, a 33-mile multi-use trail that, upon completion, will connect 45 neighborhoods throughout the city. 

  • Hit the Local Food Halls and Markets

    Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, John Wesley Dobbs Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    When you’ve finally worked up an appetite, hit up one of the bars right off the trail, like Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall, or local foodie favorites like the Krog Street Market

  • Snack Your Way Along Buford Highway

    Sushi Hayakawa, Buford Highway Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    This stretch of asphalt from Brookhaven to Duluth has been knighted by locals as Hotlanta’s nouveau culinary heartland. Thanks to an influx of immigrants from Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Mexico among other places, more than two dozen national cuisines are represented in the strip malls that flank the four-lane road. Snack your way along Buford Highway, but if you’re looking for Atlanta’s most epic sushi omakase, reserve a spot at Sushi Hayakawa well in advance. 

  • Lenox Square Mall

    Lenox Square Mall, Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Atlanta is a mall city, period. Everything you would ever want to buy is here in a major shopping center, and Lenox Square Mall is the mother of them all. It’s not just a mall — for many locals, Lenox is a lifestyle. People come here to chill out, eat at any number of restaurants, shop at designer outlets, get their laptops fixed, get their haircuts, or have a drink. Even if you’re not looking to buy anything, the people watching here is top-notch. Stores are listed in alphabetical order here, ranging from Abercrombie & Fitch to ZinBuger. 

  • Head to Atlanta's Ritziest Shops

    The Shops of Buckhead, Peachtree Road, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    For an even ritzier shopping experience, cross the street to Phipps Plaza or migrate to The Shops Buckhead, an outdoor mall that serves as Atlanta’s own Rodeo Drive.

  • Visit the World of Coca-Cola

    World of Coca-Cola, Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Atlanta is known as the home of numerous global corporations, and you’re going to want to check out some of the most recognizable ones downtown. Start off at The World of Coca-Cola, where you can learn about its history — Coke was originally a mistake, who knew? — and sample several varieties from around the world. 

  • Take a Tour of CNN Headquarters

    CNN Studio Tours, Marietta Street NorthWest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Go on a behind-the-scenes studio tour of CNN Headquarters. Entry fees range from $13 to $50 depending on how much VIP insider access you’d like — wanna meet Robin Meade on set?

  • Treat Yourselves to the Best Spa in Town

    Waldorf Astoria Spa, Atlanta, Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead has the best hotel spa in the city, featuring steam rooms, a sauna, and a vitality pool, as well as a 60-foot salt water lap pool and outdoor terrace, perfect for purging all the toxins from last night’s epic adventure. There are male-specific treatments including massages with the best therapists in town, so treat yourselves and refresh after a big night out. 

  • Don't Forget to Explore the Suburbs

    Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Not to get all travel-guru on you, but Atlanta is a huge convention city. Most travelers come here, see Buckhead and downtown Atlanta, visit all the major attractions, and leave—a huge mistake because the surrounding neighborhoods are what really make Atlanta the great city it is. So, first, we’re sending you to Virginia-Highland, a highbrow neighborhood with tons of boutique shops.

  • Explore Little Five Points

    Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Little Five Points is an “indie” area crammed with cool mom-and-pop shops that’s also worth checking out. It’s brimming with neighborhood restaurants, cafes, and bars, and more pedestrian-friendly than downtown and Buckhead. 

  • Chill Out in Piedmont Park

    Piedmont Park, Park Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    End with a trip to Piedmont Park, a sprawling urban oasis where you’re likely to find a festival going on. Toss a frisbee, lie down in the grass, and enjoy a chill afternoon. 

  • Best Hotels, Resorts & Airbnbs in Atlanta

    At first Google, you’ll notice that Atlanta seems to have an obsession with luxury hotel brands. All the big ones have outposts here, from the St. Regis to the Four Seasons, but a smattering of boutique hotels popping up in emerging neighborhoods are also worthy of your bachelor party consideration. 

  • Hotel Clermont

    Best for Bachelor Parties Hotel Clermont, Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: Housed in a storied Southern landmark in the Poncey-Highland district, the 94-room Hotel Clermont is filled with history and verve from Tiny Lou’s, the property’s trendy French-American brasserie, to Clermont Lounge, its legendary strip club hiding in the basement. Oh, and there’s also an incredible rooftop bar with the best views in the city. With this magic formula, it’s like this hotel was destined to be a bachelor party crash pad from its inception.

    Price: Rates start at $152 a night.

  • W Atlanta–Buckhead

    Best Rooftop Pool W Atlanta - Buckhead, Peachtree Road Northeast, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: W Atlanta–Buckhead sits in the heart of the affluent Buckhead neighborhood. By day, the 291-room hotel is an urban resort and by night, it’s party central with a killer rooftop pool. Check into your sought-after WOW Suite with a separate living area, wet bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, and signature 24-hour whatever/whenever service.

    Price: Rates start at $161 a night.

  • Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

    Best Luxe Splurge Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: Also in the prestigious Buckhead zip code is the Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead. A major highlight is its English-style courtyard surrounded by calming manicured gardens, your secret spot for spiritual rejuvenation after a night out with the boys. Another is the 60-foot indoor pool to help you swim off all the fried chicken and bourbon you had the night before.

    Price: At $256 a night, it may be a splurge, but at least you’ll be racking up those Marriott Bonvoy points.

  • The Ellis Hotel

    Best Value Ellis Hotel, Atlanta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: As the only boutique hotel in downtown Atlanta, Ellis Hotel is a perfectly suited home base for city exploration. It’s walking distance from landmarks like Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights — and trust us, with all the traffic in Atlanta, being able to walk somewhere is a rare blessing.

    Price: Rates from $127 a night.

  • Glenn Hotel

    Best Location Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection, Marietta Street NorthWest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: History buffs should look no further than The Glenn, a Marriott Autograph Collection property housed in a revamped building from 1923. Like The Ellis, its downtown location puts you in proximity to the CNN Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Philips Arena, Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coca-Cola. Before you head out for the night, treat yourselves to a drink on the rooftop terrace.

    Price: Rates from $153 a night.

  • If you’re going to be more than a party of five, it’s definitely worth looking into Airbnbs and vacation rentals. With a wealth of options in literally every neighborhood, you can choose your accommodation based on location rather than hotel room rates and availability. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Inman Park Cottage

    Best for a Small Group Inman Park, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: This two-bedroom cottage in Inman Park sleeps up to four guests, putting you within walking distance of MTA transit and in the heart of one of Atlanta’s most beloved neighborhoods.

    Price: Rates from $89 a night.

  • Historic Craftsman House in Midtown

    Best Amenities Midtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: This four-bedroom historic craftsman house sleeps up to 10 guests and puts you in the middle of all the action in Midtown. The best part: there’s a Jacuzzi and it comes with a complimentary parking spot.

    Price: Rates from $258 a night.

  • Buckhead Home

    Best for Gamers Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: This lovely five-bedroom Buckhead home sleeps up to 12 guests and includes a game room complete with ping pong and foosball tables,

    Price: Rates from $240 a night.

  • New Modern Home With Rooftop Deck

    Best for a Large Group Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Vibe: This amazing seven-bed, six-bathroom, three-level modern home sleeps up to 16 guests, comes with a rooftop deck and gives you seven complimentary parking spots. What more do you need?

    Price: Rates from $812 a night.

  • Best Restaurants in Atlanta

  • Southern Art and Bourbon Bar

    Best Upscale Food Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Tuck into the Intercontinental Buckhead for lunch at Art Smith’s Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. A James Beard Award winner, Art Smith was formerly Oprah’s personal chef so you know you can expect the best. Devour Southern comfort food like Georgia shrimp and grits served with house-made andouille and okra, and buttermilk fried chicken. You also can’t go wrong with the Southern Art Cheeseburger. 

  • Bread & Butterfly

    Best French Brasserie Bread & Butterfly, Elizabeth Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Everyone loves Bread & Butterfly — and no, it’s not because of the bread and butter. Request a table in the stylish glass patio for a jovial brunch in what feels like a French brasserie. The killer cocktail list is an ode to the classics, like the sidecar and Negroni, which, it turns out, are super complementary sippers to soft eggs with smoked salmon and crème fraîche, or the indulgent gruyère burger. 

  • The Southern Gentleman

    Best Example of Southern Hospitality The Southern Gentleman, Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    While it may sound like a sweater store, The Southern Gentleman is a sleek gastropub with tufted camel leather booths, seersucker window treatments, herringbone floors, and vaulted ceilings, but with all of Atlanta’s trademark Southern hospitality. Before you even get your food, order a Bloody Mary carafe for the table, then go nuts over the chorizo frittata, smoked-citrus Canadian salmon, and pimento cheese and bacon omelet. 

  • The Optimist

    Most Innovative Twists on Familiar Foods The Optimist, Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    When The Optimist opened in 2013, it was a top 10 finisher in Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants and took the number one spot in Esquire’s best new restaurants in the country. Not much has changed at this casual-yet-fancy seafood house that gets packed with foodies every night of the week. Throw everything you thought you knew about fish and chips and lobster rolls out the window; they’re perfect here. Go crazy with the fresh oysters and order a pitcher of signature Fish House Punch, a classic colonial American recipe featuring dark rum, cognac, black tea, sugar, lemon juice, and a splash of Leopold Brothers’ whiskey flavored with Georgia peaches. 

  • Holeman and Finch

    Best Modern Gastropub Holeman and Finch, Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Hole up at Holeman and Finch, a modern gastropub helmed by celebrity chef Linton Hopkins, who basically perfected the burger in Atlanta — it started as a special and is now a permanent menu item due to popular demand. The patties are a blend of chuck and brisket, which is ground in-house twice before it’s pattied, while the homemade ketchup might be the best you’ll ever have. If you’re not into beef, opt for the soft shell crab with sweet corn, popcorn mayo, and cilantro or the fried oyster Benedict. 

  • SluttyVegan ATL

    Best Vegan Food SluttyVegan ATL, Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard Southwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    If its name doesn’t catch your eye, the plump buns will. Formerly a food truck, Slutty Vegan ATL has become a popular stop on Atlanta’s trendy restaurant circuit because of its provocatively named vegan burgers. While your soon-to-be-spouse might shame you if you order a “One Night Stand” or a “Ménage à Trois” for dinner, the boys know those are just the names of plant-based burgers smothered in an array of vegan-friendly toppings. 

  • Miller Union

    Best Southern/New American Fare Miller Union, Brady Avenue Northwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Atlanta native and James Beard award winner Steven Satterfield cooks up innovative, progressive, and truly delicious Southern/New American fare at Miller Union. If you don’t order the lamb chops with English peas, carrots, preserved lemon, fennel, and mint, you’re missing out. This is one of the more expensive restaurants in Atlanta but don’t be fooled by the prices. It’s got a super casual atmosphere for high-end dining. 

  • Best Bars & Clubs in Atlanta

  • Hop City Craft Beer & Wine

    Best Craft Brewery Hop City Craft Beer & Wine - West End, White Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Come to one of the two Hop City locations — there’s one in the West End and one in Inman Park — and you’ll be greeted by the largest selection of craft beer for purchase in the Southeast. Even if you don’t want to cart a few cases back to the hotel for a late-night rager, you can always knock them back here, with 50 brews available on tap. It’s a zythophile’s fantasy and a cool local hangout offering $15 classes so you can learn how to make your own brew at home, too — just call in advance to book. 

  • Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

    Best German-style Biergarten Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA, USA
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    Hitch a ride to Gordon Biersch, a popular brewery that gets packed for happy hour. The German-style bier, malts, and lagers are crafted to the standards of the German Beer Purity Law — which is indeed a real thing — so you can expect top-notch drinks in a laid-back environment. For a real treat, order the famed garlic fries.

  • Ormsby's

    Best Pub Full of Games Ormsby's, Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    A speakeasy-style neighborhood tavern, Ormsby’s is all about having a great time rather than stirring up bar fights — those are reserved for somewhere in Buckhead. The upstairs level feels like a modern, industrial pub. Downstairs, it feels like your Dave & Busters-loving uncle’s cool warehouse basement, complete with pool tables, darts, TVs, and shuffleboard, and he just happened to invite some of the coolest people in the city over for a party. 

  • Northside Tavern

    Best Dive Bar Northside Tavern, Howell Mill Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Some people who grew up in Atlanta have been coming to the Northside Tavern for more than 50 years. This stand-alone local haunt is all about no-frills, stripped-down, anything-goes fun times with live blues, pool tables, and some of the dive-iest vibes you’ll find in the ATL. It’s a total fixture in the area, a magnet for college students, washed-out rock stars, hipster indie rockers, and young finance types who get so wasted they’ll sometimes let a drunken “Freebird!” loose. 

  • Tongue & Groove

    Best Place to Go Dancing All Night Long Tongue & Groove, Main Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Tongue & Groove is the go-to for special occasions in Atlanta thanks to banquets, VIP table service, and two huge dance floors with their own respective vibes — you can expect hip hop and top 40 in both areas though. Everyone says this is where the “beautiful people” go, but it’s really where all the party people go, and they just happen to be good looking — since you’re coming here too, at the very least you’ll get a boost from the proximity. Expect to see go-go dancers, live DJs, and at some point, one of those fancy Champagne bottles with sparklers.

  • MJQ Concourse

    Best Old-School Party Scene MJQ Concourse, Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    MJQ is so old school your Dad still talks about partying here when he was on that summer bender. And it’s still the best. Not only has it survived by word of mouth since there’s no website or phone number, it’s underground (in more ways than one) and is the type of place where you roll in early and dance until the sun comes up. Expect a high-energy vibe and the most eclectic crowd you’ll find in Atlanta, where a mix of all sorts of types — from frat boys, fashionistas, and rappers, to ravers and hipsters — meet to create one huge scene.

  • Best Strip Clubs in Atlanta

  • Cheetah Lounge

    Best Strip Club The Cheetah, Spring Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Don’t show up like a slob to Hotlanta’s classiest gentleman’s club, The Cheetah Lounge. The ladies are dependably gorgeous no matter the night — and so is the steak served at Alluvia, a surprisingly not-so-bad steak house located on the premises. A night (or late afternoon — who are we to judge?) at Cheetah Lounge is like the bachelor party equivalent of dinner theater. Just know that the “no camera” rule is strictly enforced, so if you don’t want your phone confiscated, don’t take it out of your pocket. There’s no cover charge until 4 p.m., but entry will increase from $4 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to $10 after 7 p.m. Pro tip: Entry is free on game day with a ticket stub from a sporting event.

  • Oasis Goodtime Emporium

    Best If You Like Burlesque Oasis Goodtime Emporium, Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Would we consider this joint a true oasis? Eh, probably not. But it sure as hell is an emporium for good times. The Oasis Goodtime Emporium may not be as polished as the Cheetah Lounge, but its spacious layout — there are three stages and multiple VIP zones — and spot-on customer service make it worthy of a visit. The dancers go fully nude here, and if you’re lucky, you might catch a borderline Cirque du Soleil moment with an aerial or hula hoop performance. Entry is free until 7 p.m., but beyond that, you can expect to pay a $10 cover charge. 

  • Clermont Lounge

    Best Strip Club for Celebrity Sightings Clermont Lounge, Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Prepare yourself for one of the wildest, campiest, and most amazing gentlemen’s clubs in Atlanta. Clermont Lounge, Atlanta’s first and longest-running strip club, is full of solid, low-brow entertainment, and you’ll likely end up buying drinks for everyone because it’s just a feel-good kind of place like that. Clermont Lounge is better than a theme park, and you will always find some sort of entertainment, like seeing Mumford & Sons get kicked out for taking a photo. Just ask the celebrities who’ve swung by in the past — Bill Murray, Robert De Niro, and Morgan Freeman. Note that there’s a $10 cover after 8 p.m. and lap dances are $20 cash, plus tip. 

  • Bottom Line

    In the state of Georgia, it’s all about the peaches. You’ll find proof of that in its capital city, Atlanta, where they’re served on a plate as a cobbler and dropped to signify a Happy New Year. Have your bachelor party here, and you can bet your bottom dollar it’ll be sweet.