Your LGBT Insider Guide to Atlanta

Pride Your LGBT Insider Guide to Atlanta

If you’re fixin’ to get your PRIDE on in Atlanta this October, get ready to indulge in the southern charm of Georgia’s capital city. With the vibrant nightlife, delectable cuisine, and captivating history that The ATL has to offer, the city’s unpretentious vibe makes everyone feel like a local. This PRIDE, and all year long, follow our Insider Guide to the best LGBT spots around W Atlanta – Midtown for the ultimate southern party.

EAT

Fuel your PRIDE with some down home southern cooking.

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Joe’s on Jupiter

1049 Juniper St, Atlanta

 

Featuring Atlanta’s best outdoor patio and best bar food, Joe’s welcomes guests from all over Atlanta for cocktails and a casual atmosphere. Inside, the rustic charm and nostalgic character sets the mood for a unique tavern experience.

 

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Henry’s Midtown Tavern

132 10th St NE, Atlanta

 

Henry’s Midtown Tavern features a menu of appetizers, pastas, sandwiches, entrée salads and fabulous desserts. Located in Midtown Atlanta on bustling 10th Street in the heart of Midtown, Henry’s welcomes people who crave a good atmosphere as much as great food.

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10th & Piedmont

991 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta

 

Serving seasonally-inspired tapas dishes, 10th & Piedmont’s talented culinary team uses multi-cultural, borderless flavors, and organic ingredients to execute global cuisine with a regional Southern influence. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

DRINK

Dive into a vibrant bar scene that keeps pouring all night long.

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Blake’s on the Park

227 10th St, Atlanta

 

Serving the gay community of Atlanta since 1988, Blake’s is truly a landmark and favorite to locals and visitors alike. Nightly drag shows and spirit-pouring 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

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Ten Atlanta

990 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta

 

A  neighborhood bar where people go to see and be seen. This Midtown spot features a fun, friendly staff and a fabulous outdoor patio for mellow, laid-back nights.

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Burkhart’s 

1492 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta

 

Everyone is always welcome here! Serving Atlanta for decades, Burkhart’s boasts a great menu, nightly shows and entertainment, and a must-see garden to enjoy your favorite drink with both old and new friends.

SHOP

Pick up some new threads for your Pride weekend.

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Boy Next Door

1447 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta

 

This Midtown menswear boutique has become a staple in the city. Featuring all the latest styles and hottest brands, BND is a visitor must-see if you love to shop.

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Lost-N-Found Thrift

2585 Chantilly Dr, Atlanta

 

Hidden treasures are everywhere to be found. The Lost-N- Found thrift store is the place to discover vintage couture and gems of lost art. Also,100% of the revenue goes to charity so you can help others as you help yourself.

GROOVE

Wether your sticking to one or many, the Atlanta clubs are a must see.

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Jungle

2115 Faulkner Rd, Atlanta

 

The city’s biggest gay dance club featuring the hottest Saturday night party!  Nightly shows in the cabaret room ensure that you never know who you will run into when you’re in the Jungle.

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My Sister’s Room

66 12th St NE, Atlanta

 

Atlanta’s number-one lesbian hot spot for more than 19 years, My Sister’s Room is the favorite destination LGBT Atlanta community.

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Heretic

2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta

The Heretic has something for everyone. Sit in the pub and have a drink or dance the night away on the dance floor. This spot features weekly dance parties that range from house music to county line dancing.

EXPLORE

Hike, bike and check out nature’s beauty.

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Stone Mountain

1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain

 

Come hike the mountain for the ultimate scenic experience just a few miles outside of Midtown. There’s even a nighttime laser light show on the side of the mountain that combines the ancient with the new .

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Atlanta Beltline

Throughout the city, accessible near Piedmont Park

 

This rapidly growing running and bike path is quickly extending across the city. It’s a great place to walk with friends, take a run, or enjoy a lazy bike ride.

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Piedmont Park

521 Park Dr NE, Atlanta

 

Atlanta’s largest and most visited green space, right in the center of Midtown. There is always so much to do here, anything from athletics to arts.

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Explore the vibrant culture of the city with museums for any interest.

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Georgia Aquarium 

225 Baker St NW, Atlanta

 

The Georgia Aquarium – we think it’s one of the best aquariums you will see – is open 7 days a week with regular shows to attend. There is something for all ages , but everyone will love the dolphin show!

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Museum of Design Atlanta

1315 Peachtree St, Atlanta

 

The only one like it in the Southeast, this museum is devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of design in architecture, products, interiors, furniture, graphics, and fashion.

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High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta

 

Experience a renowned collection of classic and contemporary art, special exhibitions featuring the world’s greatest art, and celebrated architecture.

ENJOY

Explore the rich history of the ATL.

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Margaret Mitchell House

979 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta

 

Explore the life of Margaret Mitchell, author of the Pulitzer-Prize winning book Gone with the Wind. Visit and see where she wrote the much-loved book, and find out about all the stories that went into the writing of it.

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World of Coca Cola

121 Baker St NW, Atlanta

 

Come see how Coca Cola was all started! Explore the place where the secret formula is kept safe and sample different flavors from around the world.

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Sweetwater Brewing Company

195 Outtly Dr, Atlanta

 

Tour the beer-making facilities and taste the nectar of the gods at this Atlanta Brewery and bring your friends for some nice, casual fun.