by teamluis - 3 Reviews - 1 List
the best music venues intown to see the new, the up-and-coming and the blow-your-mind amazing live music this fine city has to offer!
Updated: January 31, 2010
The Star Bar sits comfortably in the heart of Little Five Points. Open Monday thru Saturday, the Star Bar offers everything from Karaoke Mondays, Funk Night Tuesdays, free shows on Thursdays and everything from indie hip-hop to greaser Rockabilly every other day in-between. $2.50 PBR and the coolest staff in town makes it THE place to see live music and enjoy cheap drinks!
The Earl is king. Booking the hippest local and touring acts - from Atlanta indie heroes The Black Lips - to newcomers Girls - the Earl has earned the baddest rep in the ATL. Wait, there is more! Not only can you catch a great live show at the east Atlanta venue - the food at the Earl is oh-so-delicious. Your classic bar grub kicked up a couple notches: the guacamole burger, grilled salmon salad, shrimp platter - yes, its ALL tasty. Next time you're heading to the Earl for a show, plan on dinner too!
529 might be the newbie music venue - but with superb booking, a rad little patio and an above average quality sound system - it has quickly become one of heavy hitting venues in Atlanta. The intimate sized room hosts gut busting sized acts, often times including a fancy laser show - always including great times and delicious beverages.
An Atlanta classic, The Drunken Unicorn is snugly tucked in the rear end of the ever so popular dance party that is MJQ. Catering to almost every kind of music lover, the DU knows very well how to throw down. Be prepared with a pocket full of cash - the bar doesnt take plastic, but it is stocked with all your favorites - tall boys and cheap whiskey!
The Variety Playhouse is the music venue where you can see your favorite bands as they're on their way to playing arenas - in an intimate 1,000+ person room. The drinks are reasonably priced - which is a relief for a bigger sized venue, and the selection of balcony vs floor vs plenty of standing room makes every visit a possible new experience!