East Side Nightlife, Atlanta (Self Guided)

Atlanta's nightclub scene includes a mix of different types of clubs that range from stylish ultra high-end to local neighborhood favorites. If you want to feel like a VIP or you just want to indulge in a friendly, family-like atmosphere filled with live music and cheerful ambiance, you can always find the perfect nightspot in Atlanta. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience in Atlanta.
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East Side Nightlife Map

Guide Name: East Side Nightlife
Guide Location: USA » Atlanta (See other walking tours in Atlanta)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: doris
The Drunken Unicorn

1) The Drunken Unicorn

Transformed out of a former underground parking garage, The Drunken Unicorn is one of Atlanta’s most popular clubs. It’s low-key location still doesn’t deter crowds from flocking to this hot nightclub, however, even during the week. A good variety of sounds can be heard here, including house, R and B, industrial, punk, and more, though The Drunken Unicorn tends to avoid mainstream music, truly living up to its underground theme. Two rooms, each with its own music, are available for guests to enjoy. The main room features a centrally-located bar with the dance floor surrounding it, while a smaller lounge with a chiller atmosphere invites guests to relax in its lush red, Asian-inspired, decor.
Clermont Lounge

2) Clermont Lounge

Opened in 1965, Clermont Lounge is a kind of a heritage place in Atlanta's nightlife. The club features a circular bar - that serves only strong drinks - and a jukebox. On Saturday nights the place is filled with DJ Romeo Cologne's music. The club was featured on Comedy Central's "Insomniac with Dave Attell" and some of past clientele include Marilyn Manson, Kid Rock, and Jon Stewart. Clermont Lounge has plenty of space to dance so you can be sure you'll have a great night out.
Dark Horse Tavern & 10 High Club

3) Dark Horse Tavern & 10 High Club

Dark Horse Tavern & 10 High Club are like Yin and Yang, two indispensable elements that form a single working unit. The tavern supplies the best beer in town while the club downstairs hosts up-and-coming rock-n-roll and heavy metal acts. Every Monday the club features Metal karaoke. So grab a beer and have some fun.
Blind Willie's

4) Blind Willie's

Blind Willie's is famous across the whole country. Named after the famous "Blind" Willie McTell, here you'll meet only the best blues acts, among which The Shadows and House Rocker Johnson and Sandra Hall perform weekly. Blind Willie's has nice staff, excellent live music and great bar. What more can one ask for?
Star Bar

5) Star Bar

Star Bar has recently passed into the hands of new owners and has been converted from a rockabilly club into a great night club with live music that features local bands as well as national acts. The crowd is very friendly and open minded. If you happen to be in town on Saturday night, don't miss the opportunity to check this club out.

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Atlanta for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Atlanta has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Atlanta, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.