Downtown Nightlife Guide

Discover the best places to go out in Downtown Atlanta

From rooftop bars to art strolls, explore downtown Atlanta’s best nightlife

Have a glass of wine or savor the best cocktails from more than 50 stories up in rooftop hotel bars in Downtown Atlanta. Dance to live music above city streets while breathtaking skyline views surround you. Whether you’re attending a convention with colleagues or celebrating with friends, access Atlanta’s downtown nightlife scene through secret doors, via soaring elevators, down stone staircases and behind velvet ropes.

Hotel rooftop bars with skyline views

rooftop views from hotel bars in downtown atlanta
Photo courtesy of Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection

Walk across the street from Centennial Olympic Park to the Glenn Hotel’s SkyLounge where sophistication is served in the form of a handcrafted fusion cocktail. SkyView Atlanta and CNN World Headquarters light up your panoramic view of Atlanta’s skyline. For a 360-degree view of downtown, hang out atop the Hyatt Regency in Polaris’ rotating retro ’60’s lounge with a chilled peach daiquiri.

Ground level explorations

bars in downtown atlanta
Photo courtesy of Red Phone Booth

Not a fan of heights? Downtown Atlanta also offers ground-level hidden gems including local speakeasy Red Phone Booth, where you’ll need to dial the secret code to enter this 1920’s swanky cigar lounge. Or escape the city to visit the South Pacific while drinking mai tai’s at Trader Vic’s located inside the Hilton Atlanta hotel.

Entertainment along Peachtree Street

Game X - Downtown Atlanta GA
Photo courtesy of Game-X

Walk along Atlanta’s most well-known Peachtree Street to watch a sports game at Atlanta Braves All Star Grill, Hard Rock Cafe, Meehan’s Public House, Park Bar or Sidebar. And have fun while playing games at Game-X or performing live karaoke at Metro Diner.

Castleberry Hill’s artistic culture

No Mas! Cantina - Downtown Atlanta GA
Photo courtesy of No Mas! Cantina

Discover Downtown Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill, a nightlife common area found off the beaten path for the city’s loft-dwelling artists. Enjoy an Art Stroll every second Friday of the month. Become creatively inspired while listening to live music at Elliot Street Pub or celebrate post-game festivities at No Mas! Cantina located four blocks away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena.

Explore more nightlife in neighborhoods throughout Atlanta: BuckheadDowntownEastsideMidtown and Westside
 

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