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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties are really convenient. They usually have shuttles that will take you to and from the party. Parties are really lit. There's no party like an AUC party. The cost is normal. But sometimes the line to get in the party is RIDICULOUS.

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Always fighting and getting shut done.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Our school parties are very safe.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is always a party and it is very safe.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Theirs parties every week. Its either house parties or club parties with you student ID.

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Atlanta is filled with colleges and people who love to have fun. On campus, there is always something to do. Every weekend there is somewhere to go and a party to attend. Most parties have a specific theme, such as a Toga Party or a Halloween-themed party. There are even music genre-themed parties that focus on particular genres of music, such as reggae vs. go-go. Most freshmen choose to attend parties that provide shuttle buses that take you to the venue and back to campus. They are very convenient but can get rather crowded at times.

Most clubs are 18 and older, but there are a few that require you to be 21 or older. The 21+ clubs are located in Midtown and Buckhead. The clubs that allow you to enter at 18 usually prohibit you from drinking if you are underage (under 21). Overall, Atlanta's nightlife is one of a kind. There is always something to do and people to mingle with. However, partying can be dangerous at times, too. Remember to always have a form of identification and be aware of your surroundings. You can never be too safe.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Buckhead Midtown/Uptown
  • Decatur
  • Downtown
  • East Atlanta
Student Favorites
  • 112
  • Compound
Other Places to Check Out
  • The Atrium
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Club Libra
  • Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
  • Dugan's
  • GME Sports Lounge
  • Hooters
  • Indigo Bar
  • J.R. Crickets
  • La Fonda Latina
  • The Mansion Elan
  • Opera
  • Prickly Pear Taqueria
  • Taco Mac
  • Wet Willie's
Local Specialties
Crunk Juice Special: Crunk energy drink with a mix of your favorite alcohol
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Circle of Fire (Card Game)
  • Spin the shot glass
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Campus flyers
Closing Time
2 a.m.–4 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Dave & Buster's happy hour
Organization Parties
There are many organizational parties thrown during the school year. They usually take place in the student center. Parties around the city are so abundant that campus organization parties are sometimes overlooked.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Velvet Room

3358 Chamblee Tucker Road


(404) 874-4460

The Museum Bar

181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW


(404) 343-2086

The Compound

The Compound is probably the most diverse club in Atlanta. The Compound has several rooms and offers many different genres of music.

1008 Brady Ave. NW

(404) 898-1702

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Strip Restaurant

245 18th St. NW


(404) 385-2005

Park Tavern

Park Tavern has a great club scene, and they promise to offer $1 drafts on rainy days.  

500 10th St. NE


(404) 249-0001

Dave & Buster's

Dave & Buster's offers an entertaining arcade venue, restaurant, and a fully-stocked bar.

2215 D&B Drive SE


(770) 951-5554

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16

261 19th St. NW


(404) 347-9894

House Parties & Clubs

For students who are under the age of 21, there are always house parties and other clubs around the city that cater to youngsters. Most parties that allow underage students provide a free shuttle service to and from the party.

Student Polls

What is the best day of the week for nightlife on your college campus?    Based on 38 responses

  • 0% Sunday
  • 0% Monday
  • 0% Tuesday
  • 3% Wednesday
  • 24% Thursday
  • 45% Friday
  • 29% Saturday

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 84 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 64 responses

  • 3% Walk.
  • 2% Taxis.
  • 3% Public transportation.
  • 72% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 17% Use a designated driver.
  • 3% There are no good options.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 43 responses

  • 63% Off campus
  • 17% Manion Elan
  • 14% The Student Center
  • 5% Obbsessions
  • 2% Anywhere Herblife is.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 96 responses

  • 24% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
  • 54% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 9% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 8% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 4% Parties? What parties?

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 43 responses

  • 79% Homecoming
  • 14% Welcome2Atlanta & Slow Jamz & Queruption
  • 5% All Black Affair at Suite Lounge
  • 2% Anything Herblife is Involved in.
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