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One of the best local watering holes of Atlanta, Northside Tavern is where the crowd gathers, come evenings. Featuring live bands and jam sessions daily, this venue is a hit amongst those in their 20s and the young at heart. The decor though a little outdated, runs parallel to the music played here, with pictures and articles of former blues legends and artists adorning the walls. The lively ambiance adds that extra zing, making up for what the place lacks in it's interiors. A great line-up of gigs and jam sessions by upcoming bands and established musicians further adds to the popularity quotient.
Back in 1986, musicians Eric King and Roger Gregory were on the lookout for a place to play with their band Shadows. This search led to the creation of Blind Willie's, which is today an iconic blues club in Virginia Highlands. Year after year, this rustic and inviting joint continues to be rated among the top blues venues in Atlanta. Notable legends Junior Wells, Lazy Lester and Johnny Clyde Copeland as well as emerging local acts have graced their stage. A well-stocked bar is located in the rear and features domestic beers and wines. The somewhat limited menu features Cajun specialties from New Orleans as well as authentic Chicago and Memphis fare.
Sanctuary is one of the most happening places to experience Atlanta’s night scene. In the entertainment business for over two decades, this club hosts top DJs and music events in a glamorous two-leveled setting. It is a smoke-free establishment serving signature cocktails and premium spirits. Unwind with a drink in their lounge or dance all night to the eclectic playlist of international beats. This spot is most popular for their Latin nights and weekly salsa lessons.