There aren’t many places that do karaoke with a live band, much less one that specializes in heavy metal, but that’s why 10 High Club exists. Located in the dark, smoky, and windowless basement of Darkhorse Tavern in the Highlands, it’s exactly the kind of atmosphere you want when you’re singing Metallica in front of 50 strangers. They only have one bar for the whole room, so getting a drink can sometimes be a challenge, but at least you can lip sync to “Enter Sandman” while you wait.
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Atkins Park Tavern
Atkins Park in Virginia Highlands is one of the oldest bars in Atlanta, and it’s great for a beer and a burger.
The Clermont Lounge is part bar, part dance hall, and part strip club, and an absolutely essential Atlanta experience.
Murphy’s in the Virginia Highlands has a long, varied menu and is your answer when your group can’t decide where to go.
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Sweetwater Brewing Company
Head to Sweetwater Brewery in Armour Yards for beer on a big patio with live music, or to take a tour that includes tastings.
Tin Tin, from the same team as AIX next door, is a casual bar and you could come for a glass of wine and small plates or a cocktail and full meal.
If you want to watch sports and eat food that wasn’t microwaved, head to The Albert in Inman Park for a great burger and over 70 different beers.
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Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
Sister Louisa’s is a quirky and fun dive bar with ping pong tables, religious decor, and cheap drinks.
MJQ Concourse in Old Fourth Ward is a no frills, cash only place to dance. Head there late, and in clothing you don’t care about.
Northside Tavern in West Midtown has been around since 1972, and is a classic dive bar with cheap drinks and live music nightly.
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