50 Hot Atlanta Bars for Ladies' Night Out

If you're looking for bars/lounges that offer just what you want for the perfect ladies night out in Atlanta, you won't be disappointed. The city is home to an expansive, vibrant nightlife, which incorporates all types of hangouts from comfortable neighborhood bars to pulsating dance clubs and everything in between. To help you choose, we've compiled a list of the Top 50 places, which cater to women of all ages. When deciding which ones made the list, we considered several factors, including entertainment, activities, drink specials, ambiance, food, ratings and more. Here are the standouts:

  • 300 Atlanta, 2175 Savoy Drive. This bowling alley with a twist is equipped with a full bar and offers specialty cocktails, happy hour, plush seating along its 300 lanes, music videos, DJ-spun tunes and even a game room for non-bowlers.
  • 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave., N.E. What people like at this spot in East Atlanta Village is the live bands representing all music genres, dancing, the bar area view of the stage, fun lighting and the outside, walk-up bar window.
  • Apres Diem, 931 Monroe Drive. In the cozy lounge of this Midtown European bistro-like eatery, you'll find nightly DJs, live jazz on Wednesdays, salsa night the second Tuesdays of the month and free WiFi.
  • Artmore Hotel, 1302 W. Peachtree St., N.W. In this boutique Midtown hotel is The Studio Lounge, a hip, contemporary spot offering beer, wine, signature cocktails and music in a comfortable modern setting. A bonus is the tree-lined courtyard filled with chairs and couches.
  • Beluga Martini Bar, 3115 Piedmont Road, N.E. Check out this Buckhead cigar and jazz bar in an old two-story house that oozes with style and boasts a small dance floor, a bar on each level, live and DJ music, and happy hour.
  • Blind Willie's, 828 N. Highland Ave., N.E. This Virginia Highland bar has been serving up blues, booze and Cajun food since 1968. It offers a full calendar of live music -- blues and jazz -- which guests enjoying dancing to.
  • The Book House Pub, 736 Ponce De Leon Ave., N.E. At this Twin Peaks-inspired place (can you spot the references?), the draws are the outdoor patios, jukebox, cozy interior, great beer selection and Tiki Tuesdays celebrated with tiki drinks and tacos.
  • Cellar 56, 56 E. Andrews Drive. This upscale Buckhead wine bar, with a charming atmosphere, serves up delectable small plates that nicely complement its wines, all Spectator rated 90+.
  • Churchill Grounds, 660 Peachtree Road, N.E. This Midtown jazz club is divided into two primary areas: a full bar/dining section and The Whisper Room, its live music venue for aficionados. The setting is intimate and cigar friendly.
  • Compound, 1008 Brady Ave., N.W. With its nonsmoking lounge, lavish Asian garden, bamboo room and outdoor terrace, Compound is a trendy Westside dance club with a full bar, DJ and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
  • CosmoLava, 45 Thirteenth St. This urban chic night location showcases five bars serving tasty libations on three levels, hot DJs spinning the latest, dancing, a state-of-the-art sound system and a tropical deck outdoors.
  • CRÜ Urban Lounge, 620 Glen Iris Drive, Ste. 101. For eclectic beer, worldly wines, ultra-premium liquor, and craft cocktails, indulge at CRÜ in its Manhattan lounge-inspired digs where you'll relax in an elegant setting, listening to lush sounds from the DJ booth.
  • Cypress Street Pint & Plate, 817 W. Peachtree St., Ste. E125. At this Midtown pub, the beer and wine selections are good, and taps rotate daily. Expect happy hour, televisions, free WiFi, a patio and laid-back people. If you're daring, try the Sublime Burger (a beef patty sandwiched between two donuts).
  • Dantanna's, 1 CNN Center, Ste. 269. You'll be surrounded by big-screen plasma TVs in this downtown, upscale sports restaurant where you have a choice of more than 50 beers, an impressive wine selection, fresh mixed drinks and your choice of cigar from the walk-in humidor.
  • Dante's Down the Hatch, 3380 Peachtree Road, N.E. At this jazz and fondue restaurant club in Buckhead, you feel as if you're on an 18th century sailing ship in a mythical Mediterranean village (even live crocodiles surround the hull). It serves up jazz six nights a week, a comprehensive wine list and a menu in 55 languages, including Braille.
  • Divan Restaurant & Hookah Lounge, 3125 Piedmont Road, N.E. People rave about the hookah and available flavors at this intimate, dimly-lit Buckhead lounge and restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean food.
  • Electric Cowboy, 1750 N. Roberts Road, N.W. If you like to kick up your heels country style, this dance nightclub is your place, with its free line dance lessons on Wednesdays, which also happen to be Ladies Nights.
  • Five Spot, 1123 Euclid Ave., N.E. Along with an intercontinental, 100-plus beer selection and gourmet-style deli menu (including vegan options), Five Spot is a venue for all kinds of music genres, with Musician's Jam on Tuesdays and live shows throughout the week.
  • Gold Room, 2416 Piedmont Road, N.E. This sizable nightclub and ultra-lounge in Buckhead boasts a sleek, modern design, impressive DJ lineup, unique champagne bar, expansive signature cocktail menu and VIP service. You can't miss the big disco ball.
  • Graveyard Tavern, 1245 Glenwood Ave., S.E. This spot, with jukebox and occasional DJ music, is good for dancing. The scene is eclectic with a hipster ambience accentuated by the dark wood furniture, brown couches and black chandeliers. Attached to it is The Basement, a game room.
  • HALO, 817 W. Peachtree St., Ste. E100. Midtown's HALO, with its two eye-catching bars, one that subtly changes colors over time, is known for its music-driven atmosphere, expert mixologists, signature drinks and modern speakeasy feel.
  • The Havana Club, 3112 Piedmont Road, N.E. This 15,000-square-foot nightclub in Buckhead boasts four bars, three stages, satellite television throughout, wine cellar, stocked humidor and Saturday night salsa lessons.
  • The Highland Ballroom, 644 N. Highland Ave. The Ballroom is good for "booze, bands, DJs and more" Thursday to Saturday. Thursday catch live 20s-era barrelhouse piano with drink specials. Friday and Saturday feature live music followed by DJ-accompanied dancing.
  • Johnny's Hideaway, 3771 Roswell Ave. For DJs spinning hits from the 1950s to today, dancing, all-request Mondays and Ladies Night Wednesdays, you're sure to be entertained at this casual spot. Be sure to see the Sinatra Room and King's Corner dedicated to Elvis.
  • Krog Bar, 112 Krog St. At this Spanish-style wine bar, expect an extensive wine menu, small plates, happy hour and the rustic intimacy of an Old World hangout, great for meeting people while sipping and tasting.
  • La Rumba II, 4300 Buford Highway. For a nonstop party atmosphere, hit this Latin nightclub with DJs mixing music, dancing amid surrounding plasma screens, exotic drinks and specials, flavorful cuisine and ample seating.
  • La Tavola, 992 Virginia Ave., N.E. Stop in to this classic, cozy trattoria in Virginia Highland for a quick bite or drink at the bar. Dishes are progressive variations of Italian classics, and the ambience is warm and comfortable.
  • Limerick Junction Irish Pub, 822 N. Highland Ave. At this authentic Irish pub in Virginia Highlands, you'll find live music by Celtic and other performers, nightly beer specials, bar food and happy hour.
  • Loca Luna, 550 Amsterdam Ave., N.E., Ste. C. This restaurant and bar specializes in all things Latin -- tapas, exotic drinks, samba, salsa and merengue, Latin music every night and DJ music late Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Mood Lounge, 3081 E. Shadowlawn Ave. Set the mood here with an artfully crafted cocktail or glass of fine wine and a gourmet canapé while taking in live or DJ-provided music in a comfortable, intimate environment, indoor or out.
  • The Northside Tavern, 1058 Howell Mill Road, N.W. Among the things to do at this cozy dive bar are catch live blues and jazz any day of the week, shoot pool and hang out on the patio.
  • Ormsby's, 1170 Howell Mill Road. A classic neighborhood tavern, Ormsby's features an extensive craft beer selection, classic cocktails and fresh pub menu along with traditional games to occupy you -- backgammon, darts, pool and shuffleboard.
  • P'cheen International Bistro & Pub, 701 Highland Ave., N.E., Ste. 5. Touted as one of the best late-night lounge scenes in Atlanta, this Old Fourth Ward is always hopping with DJs and dancing. To eat and drink, there are international comfort foods, eclectic cocktails and boutique moonshines.
  • The Peachtree Tavern, 3179 Peachtree Road, N.E., Ste. B. Here you'll find happy hour, weeknight specials, Ladies Night Thursdays, live and DJ music, happy hour, outdoor seating and a relaxed vibe.
  • PIOLA, 1080 Peachtree St., N.E. With a colorful interior and trendy feel, this Midtown eatery dishes out classic Italian pizzas, cocktails and wines like bellinis, caipirinhas and caipiroskas. Happy hour is daily, Ladies Nights are Wednesdays.
  • The Porter Beer Bar, 1156 Euclid Ave. At this Little Five Points beer bar, you have a choice of more than 430 beers, a full cocktail menu with many unique wine, whiskey and liqueur options and American eats.
  • Primal, 960 Spring St., N.W. Check out this spacious, Midtown party destination with a sky bar and VIP service, where a different type of music plays in each of the rooms.
  • Pub 71, 4058 Peachtree Road, N.E., Ste. C. Highlights of this Irish pub in Brookhaven include grub like fish and chips, All You Can Eat Wings Wednesday, beer and signature drinks, drink specials and live bands on weekends.
  • Republic Social House, 437 Memorial Drive, S.E. You can't get bored at this Grant Park bar, with its games -- life-sized Jenga, beer pong, ring toss -- Thursday night trivia and DJs on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Rose & Crown Tavern, 1931 Powers Ferry Road, S.E. The offerings at this modern-day English pub include live music, karaoke, 70s/80s dance nights, classic American and English food, a wine bar, lots of flat-screen TVs, billiards, darts and other games.
  • The Sanctuary Nightclub & Lounge, 3209 Paces Ferry Place, N.W. At this smoke-free Latin nightclub, enjoy a mixed drink in one of the lounges or dance all night to the hottest beats played by well-known DJs. Salsa class on Fridays is followed by dancing, Saturday nights is all dancing.
  • The Shelter, 2101 Tula St. With its events like retro punk, alternative dance and retro video nights and the attire of its guests, much of it black, some call The Shelter a goth club. Here you can drink, dance, shoot pool, listen to music and play arcade games.
  • The Star Community Bar, 437 Moreland Ave., N.E. With the DJ and live music and dancing, the crowd here tends to be energetic. Amenities include a color photo booth, darts and an Elvis shrine.
  • STATS, 300 Marietta St. A downtown restaurant and bar, STATS is a prime location for watching sporting events (it has 70 high-definition TVs), socializing or celebrating. Sample American fare, pour your own beer and enjoy the jukebox.
  • Sutra Lounge, 1136 Crescent Ave., N.E. This is a stylish, sophisticated underground nightclub in Midtown with wonderful cocktails, hookah service, various DJs, an Atlanta House Party on Wednesdays and Tropical Addiction on Thursdays.
  • Taboo2, 6075 Roswell Road, N.E. Partake in the fun at Taboo -- DJ-spun tunes, dancing and live entertainment three nights per week -- rhythm and blues, jazz, neo-soul, hip-hop, comedy, karaoke and more. VIP rooms are available.
  • Tongue & Groove, 565 Main St., N.E. Before dinner, after dinner and late into the night, Tongue & Groove caters to an upscale crowd that enjoys fashion, music, art and nightlife that showcases music and dancing.
  • Top Flr, 675 Myrtle St., N.E. At this two-story, Midtown restaurant/bar, expect bistro dishes, an impressive wine menu, distinctive and seasonal mixed drinks and a casual atmosphere.
  • TWO urban licks, 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. With its trendy feel, this industrial-chic, Old Fourth Ward neighborhood bar offers wood-fired meats and fish, happy hour, a full bar and live music Tuesday to Saturday nights.
  • Velvet Room, 3358 Chamblee Tucker Road. Here you'll find a classy, dressed-to-the-nines crowd dancing to pumping DJ-spun tracks. Amenities include a full bar, VIP service, special events and ladies free nights.