Atlanta is known, in part, for its thriving music scene. While this fact is certainly not lost on those visiting our great city, it can be a bit daunting trying to find a good show when there are so many artists.
The Bullet Team has got you covered. We live, breathe, and know the Atlanta music scene so we thought it would be great to put together a list of our top five music venues. No matter the night, these spots are guaranteed to have an awesome show happening with one of your current favorite artists or a discovering new talent.
5. Smith's Olde Bar
Located in idyllic Ansley Park, Smith's Olde Bar is the rocking bit of edge in an otherwise quaint neighborhood. In addition to being a bar, it hosts roughly four to five shows a week, not including the resident DJ and occasional secret comedy shows. Happy hour at this place is a smorgasbord of great food, alcohol, and an eclectic mix of singer-songwriters and bands.
4. The Tabernacle
In the heart of downtown's most touristy attractions, there lies a music hall that has become a local landmark. The Tabernacle is strictly a music venue. Most venues become known for the catering to a specific genre, but The Tabernacle services a diverse array of artists across different fields. Housed in an old church building the experience is almost spiritual when hearing the music echo off of the lofted walls and columns. Whether you're in the balcony, mezzanine, or on the floor, any seat is prime for having a good view of the stage and a dynamic interaction with the act.
3. The Sound Table
The growing underground scene in Edgewood has been well documented but the nucleus of that development is certainly The Sound Table. Edgewood is known for it's weekend ragers where the party literally spills out of the bars and into the street that eventually gets blocked off. The Sound Table, however, rules the weekdays with amazing parties and shows that can go easily unnoticed by passerby pedestrians. Partnering with cool brands like Topman and Budweiser to put on parties and showcases of Atlanta's upcoming talent, The Sound Table is more than just a music venue, but a movement.
2. Aisle 5
Nestled in Atlanta's Little 5 Points area, Aisle 5 combines the eccentricity of music venues in New York's East Village or San Francisco's Castro with good ole southern hospitality. With a space that's equal parts bar and performance centre, Aisle 5 hosts a series of intimate performances throughout the year that really connects the audience to the artists and in turn helps performers build an authentic fan base.
1. Terminal West
It seems like overnight West Midtown sprang up with its high rise condos, hip farm-to-table restaurants, and smattering of high-priced bars. Terminal West is multi-use center that exudes elegance but has an edge not found much in the West Midtown area. Hosting some of the liveliest concerts and being the initial stage for some rising artists in Atlanta, Terminal West is certainly the top spot for young people looking to hear some of the newest acts Atlanta has to offer.