Find the most fun to be had at the best LGBTQ bars in Atlanta.

Atlanta’s Top 5 Gay Bars

Updated October 2019

Atlanta is a welcoming city for the LGBTQ community, and there are a number of bars, clubs and restaurants that not only welcome but also cater to the community. Here are five of the best gay bars in Atlanta.

  1. Blake’s on the Park is a longtime favorite, and its Midtown location a few blocks from Piedmont Park is just one reason. Blake’s has great food and some of the city’s best bartenders. It’s been around for 30 years so the folks there must be doing something right.
  2. Atlanta Eagle, located in Midtown, is the a leather/Levi bar known for cutting edge music and  dance music. There are three bars, a fully stocked leather shop and an expansive deck. Thursday Blackout Nights feature $5 Svedka cocktails and shots. 
  3. The Heretic Atlanta is located in the Cheshire Bridge area. It features two bars and a back deck. There is a leather shop where the gear is custom fitted while you wait. Did we mention that there is lots of dancing? 
  4. Woofs bills itself as the city’s only gay sports bar. In addition to a full menu, Woofs has 27 TVs for sports watching. It is a non-smoking establishment that supports a variety of nonprofit organizations, Trivia Night is every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tuesdays are billed as retro video nights when Woofs serves $5 Svedka cocktails.
  5. Mary’s in East Atlanta was voted Atlanta’s Best Gay Bar and Best Karaoke five years in a row by Creative Loafing newspaper. Mary’s proprietors describe “the little bar in East Atlanta” as having a “hip and fun vibe.”

    There is plenty to do in Atlanta after dark. Keep your finger on the pulse of Atlanta’s nightlife scene here.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications. 

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