Classy crowd, but definitely not aloof. Wednesdays they have Salsa dancing lessons and plenty of spicy club music every night. Enter off of Bolling Way, then head to the back bar and say "Hi" to Karen and Carolyn taking care of the bar.
Dress Code: It's a popular place, but they seem open to reasonable attire.
Hey---you can check out The Sanctuary in Buckhead--should be close to Marta
3209 Paces Ferry Place very close to intersection with peachtree rd, roswell rd and W Paces Ferry down Roswell Rd a bit.
We hopped around to several places in Buckhead, but overall it's one of the best things to do in Atlanta on a weekend night. BAR Atlanta was the first place we hit; it was a fun and rowdy atmosphere, where people can just "be themselves." We then hit Mako's, an indoor/outdoor place. Not sure the other places we went but overall it felt like spring break--strangers hugging you for no reason and everyone just having a great time!
Dress Code: None that I'm aware of
The Buckhead district is located about 10 miles north of downtown. It is most known for its two major malls, its high priced hotels and high end restaurants.
While it is certainly true that you can drop some bucks in Buckhead, there is a range of choices when it comes to nightlife. There are fancy restaurants such as The Palm Steakhouse and the Ritz Carlton dining room and trendy clubs and bars, but there are also local laid back bars where the drinks are cheap and the locals are friendly.
Here's a few suggestions:
Tavern at Phipps The Tavern is a popular Friday night hangout with reasonably priced food and drinks. Its located in Phipps Plaza Shopping Center.
East Andrews: East Andrews street has a collection of bars and clubs. This area is a little less friendly than the main drag, but its still a good time.
Fado's: Fado's is a great Irish Pub. I believe its a chain, as I've seen them in several cities. Casual, reasonably priced and popular, its a good bet on the weekends. Live bands play here often too.
I'll update this tip after my next visit and share some thoughts on the best and worst of Buckhead, as I see it.
Dress Code: Unless you're going to a fancy restaurant, jeans will work just fine anywhere.
Within a 5 block radius is something for everyone, from hole-in-the-walls to swanky places 'to be seen'.
Dress Code: Depending on where you plan to spend the evening you can get by in shorts/t-shirts to club attire. Most of the hopping places (on Boling Way) are teeming with people in the finest 'check me out' garb... especially in the Spring & Summer.
Club Vision is a nightmare to go to on a Friday night if you are white!! We were the only white people there, which we had no problem with....it was the "Eat Sh!t" looks we got that were the problem. The music and atmosphere were very nice but I suggest you go somewhere else if you are white!!
Dress Code: nice attire, no camo
Visit Buckhead! It has many many bars of all types under the sun. It's a really fun place if you can find a place to park!
Every kind of bar imaginable. Home of the infamous Rob Lowe video and countless court cases involving sports figures! If celebrities can get in trouble here you know the common man can have some fun.
Dress Code: Usually your somewhat dressy club clothes are the norm. I'm sure that tank tops and flip flops are discouraged.
Ladies 80s on Thursdays. Lame (top 40) 80s music but good list:
'Television Shows We Wish We'd Seen in the 80s:'
1) Lifestyles of the Rich and Androgynous (hosted by Boy George and Grace Jones)
2) Three's Company; Four's An Orgy
3) The Price Is Wrong And Grossly Inflated
4) Eight Is Way More Than Enough
5) Doogie Howser, S.O.B.
I particularly wish I'd seen #2 with Suzanne Somers in the nude.
If you want to go out and have the opportunity to check out a bunch of different places - go to Buckhead! There are over 100 bars in 2-3 block area.
My favorites were Lulu's Bait Shack (order a fish bowl) and Fado's, an Irish Pub.
Dress Code: There are all types of different bars and clubs. This is an upscale area and pretty trendy - casual is fine, but dress to impress!
Great atmosphere and traditional irish music. We all came here after my brother won the silver medal for swimming in the paralympic games. The staff were so nice, they even gave us a free bar for the night!
Dress Code: casual
Hey - I just came across this cool little mini doc that highlights Hole in the Wall - it is a fun, relaxed, casual bar/club that has great music, a wonderful crowd, and cheap drinks. It should be the start and finish point for any party-goer in Buckhead in my humble opinoin.
May you all enjoy
Dress Code: casual, dressy, how ever you want to go out that night!
Peachtree Tavern is a great bar located in Buckhead. It is filled with mostly with people in their early to mid twenties. It usually has a lot of famous local artists such as Luke Bryan perform. It also has many appearances from semi-famous reality TV stars such as from the Real World.
Buckhead is a part of town which is full of nightclubs. If you're into stuck up, gold diggin, slutty women. Or sleazy guys who spend more time in front of the mirror than the women, Buckhead is the place for you. However, if you are a little more classy, you might want to check out Virginia Highlands.
Dress Code: It varies bar to bar, but to be safe, no hats, sneakers, or jerseys.
The Ritz Carlton is Buckhead's 5 star hotel and its lobby bar is the scene of a lively happy hour crowd on Friday nights. Its known as a place to see and be seen. As expected, food and drinks cost extra here, as its the Ritz, after all. Its not a place you'd make a night of, unless you were eating and staying here, but its a nice spot to stop in and have a cocktail to begin the evening.
Dress Code: Jackets and ties are not required, but its definitely not a t shirt and jeans kind of place either. I think the phrase I'm going for is "business casual".
This is a great place for those who are fans of the all-American dive bar. Buckhead has a mixture of nightlife, ranging from high priced restaurants, after hours nightclubs where music booms till the wee hours and the bars.
The bar scene in Buckhead also provides a range of options. This upscale area has its share of high priced venues for sipping expensive coctails while, minutes away, you'll find places like the Buckhead Pool Hall, where patrons throw peanut shells on the floor and listen to rock music. The place is casual and laid back- a true find in a high end neighborhood. Everyone is friendly here and jeans meet the dress code.
Dress Code: See above. Its a dive bar. I did see some people wearing suits in here. I couldn't believe it either, but it looked quite out of place.