Guys are great and all, but there are some nights where you just want to get out with the ladies. Whether you want to dress to the nines and go dancing or you prefer a wacky pub where you can have a catch up chat, there are plenty of options in Atlanta. Whether you want to get your drink on in earnest or just sip a glass or two over a meal, we’ve got you covered. Check out these options for your next ladies’ night out.
Lips Atlanta
3011 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 315-7711
www.lipsatl.com

Nothing is more fun than a night at a drag club, and Lips is one of Atlanta’s best bets for a consistently great time. You can have “Dinner with the Divas” or grab a spot at the bar and enjoy the show over drinks. On Wednesdays, there is “Bitchy Bingo” where you can even win prizes. Weekend nights are always glitzy and glamorous, and Sunday afternoons offer a gospel brunch that has to be experienced firsthand.

Johnny’s Hideaway
3771 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 233-8026
www.johnnyshideaway.com

If you want to let your inner cougar loose on the town, this is the spot for you. There are shrines dedicated to Sinatra and Elvis, and the dj will spin a variety of music so even the most stubborn wallflower will find something to get her off her stool. There is a limited amount of valet parking, so you may want to take a car service. It’s a great place for people watching and has been part of the Atlanta nightlife scene since 1979.

Tongue And Groove
565 Main Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 261-2325
www.tandgonline.com

Tongue and Groove is one of the best spots if you and your girls want to get fancied up and dance off some stress. If you want the Buckhead club experience, this is a great choice. Expect it to be pricey and a bit crowded, it’s definitely a night to splurge. Check the schedule for theme nights, including salsa contests on Wednesdays.

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Barcelona
240 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 589-1010
www.barcelonawinebar.com

On one of Atlanta’s many gorgeous evenings, the outside bar at Barcelona in Inman Park is a great place to hang with your friends. Dress to impress on the weekends and enjoy some wine and tapas. It always attracts a chic and friendly crowd. There is valet parking, which is helpful in the busy area.

The Bookhouse Pub
736 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 254-1176
www.thebookhousepub.net

If your crew is not feeling like dressing up, and you just want to grab a booth and hang out in a fun spot, check out The Bookhouse Pub. It’s a great place to grab a bite and some drinks while hanging out in a comfortable but interesting environment. There are kitschy figurines gazing out from all corners of the pub, and the kooky lighting gives it a unique flair. If you’re not looking for a meat market and you actually want to be able to talk to your friends, this could be your jam.

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