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Dine While Listening to Live Music at These Atlanta Bars and Restaurants

Where to have dinner, drinks, and catch a show

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There are plenty of concert halls and venues around Atlanta to catch a show during the week, but sometimes it’s nice to just sit back, relax, and listen to a little live music over dinner and drinks. From blue bars to restaurants for dinner and dancing, here are a few establishments around ATL offering live music on the menu.

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1. Red Sky Tapas & Bar

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1255 Johnson Ferry Rd #16
Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 973-0100
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This piano and tapas bar offers weekly dueling piano shows along with other live music acts, including acoustic guitar performers and jazz trios, Thursday through Saturday. The family-friendly restaurant serves small bites like bacon wrapped dates, dumplings, and artichoke dip as well as larger portions such as a duck breast, fried chicken, and tenderloin tacos.

2. Smith's Olde Bar

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1578 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 875-1522
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This iconic dive bar in Midtown opened in 1994 and has been rocking on Piedmont Avenue into the wee hours ever since. Head in for dinner, drinks, dancing, and live music nearly every night.

3. Northside Tavern

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1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 874-8745
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The dive blues bar Northside Tavern has been an establishment on Howell Mill Road for decades. This iconic Westside haunt hosts bands and blues legends from around the country, and even helped launch of few locals musicians onto the national music scene. Open well into the early morning hours. Be sure to keep an eye out here for celebrity sightings.

4. Waller's Coffee Shop

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240 Dekalb Industrial Way
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 975-3060
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The coffee house and live music venue just outside of Decatur opened in February. Waller’s Coffee Shop, owned by Jason Waller, is part-coffee house and part-music room for local musicians, spoken word artists, poets, and other entertainers to perform. Waller opened the shop in order to provide a safe haven for people battling mental illnesses or recovering from addiction. He plans to host educational classes and support groups. Waller’s hosts live music three to four times a week, including songwriter nights and bluegrass jams.

5. Park Tavern

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500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-0001
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Park Tavern on the edge of Piedmont Park offers one of Atlanta’s most impressive views of the Midtown skyline and the occasional local musical act on its stage. This includes Atlanta’s favorite soft rock band, Yacht Rock Revue.

6. Eddie's Attic

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515 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-4976
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Eddie’s Attic in downtown Decatur is the ultimate spot for dinner, drinks, and musical acts in an intimate setting. The music bar opened in 1991 and has become a staple for catching local and independent musicians from around the world as well as spoken word artists nearly every night of the week. The bar hosts songwriter open mic nights, too. Eddie’s Attic offers a full bar and food menu.

7. City Winery

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650 North Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 946-3791
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City Winery in Old Fourth Ward at the Ponce City Market complex is all about dinner (and wine) and a show, whether that’s in their dining room or for acoustical acts on the patio. Concerts here can range from local musicians and national acts wanting to perform in an intimate setting to throwback shows featuring musicians like Colin Hay from Men at Work and Natalie Merchant from 10,000 Maniacs, and even burlesque. Check the calendar for concert dates and tickets. City Winery offers a full food and drink menu.

8. Venkman's

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1118, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(470) 225-6162
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Venkman’s was born to rock during dinner (and brunch on the weekends.) The restaurant and music venue is the brainchild of partners Nicholas Niespodziani and Peter Olson of soft rock cover band Yacht Rock Revue. Venkman’s is home base for the band, and includes musical acts ranging from rock and bluegrass to soul and salsa. The menu skews pub grub, like burgers, steak, and pulled pork tacos paired with plenty of beer on tap, cocktails, and wine.

9. The Star Community Bar

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437 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 500-4942
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The Star Bar in Little Five Points, housed in a former bank on Moreland, is the dive bar to catch eclectic musical acts in ATL ranging from funk to punk. There’s even a shrine (in a bank vault) to Elvis — the Star Bar’s patron saint. Head in for comedy on Monday nights, DJs and dancing on Tuesdays, and live music Wednesday through Saturday until 3 a.m.

10. Bread & Butterfly

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290 Elizabeth St NE F
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 515-4536
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Inspired by the cafes of Paris, this sunny Inman Quarter cafe shines with French bistro fare and a simple but excellent wine list. Enjoy live music in the cafe’s dining room every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.

11. Trader Vic's

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Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 221-6339
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Few restaurants in Atlanta give diners of today a window into the past quite like Polynesian restaurant throwback Trader Vic’s. Opened in 1976 in the basement of the Hilton Atlanta Downtown, the interior hasn’t changed in its 43-year history. The $6 mai tai cocktails and live music on Thursday nights still draw a crowd. Fun fact: Atlanta is home to one of two Trader Vic’s remaining in the United States, and the only one still associated with Hilton hotels.

12. The EARL

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488 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 522-3950
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The Earl in East Atlanta Village is known for hosting a wide and eclectic range of alternative and underground bands on its stage. Most tickets for shows here are well under $20. The bar includes a full bar and menu of pub food, including a couple of Atlanta’s finest burgers — the bacon blue cheese burger and the El Diablo topped with chili, Diablo salsa, jalapeños, roasted poblanos, and pepper jack cheese.

13. Buteco

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1039 Grant St SE suite c-10
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 963-2929
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The Brazilian coffee house and bar at Grant Park’s Beacon complex is a quiet neighborhood hangout by day, but evenings see Buteco transform into a buzzy bar serving caipirinhas, beer, and wine. Live music and open mic nights are hosted throughout the week on the covered patio out back and include acts ranging from local indie rock bands to samba and acoustic guitar. It’s not unusual to see couples during samba nights spill out onto the sidewalk dancing. Buteco offers a small but solid food menu. Try the pao de queijo waffles, stuffed with mozzarella cheese and filled further with pesto, tomato, and basil or ham and oregano.

1. Red Sky Tapas & Bar

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd #16, Marietta, GA 30068

This piano and tapas bar offers weekly dueling piano shows along with other live music acts, including acoustic guitar performers and jazz trios, Thursday through Saturday. The family-friendly restaurant serves small bites like bacon wrapped dates, dumplings, and artichoke dip as well as larger portions such as a duck breast, fried chicken, and tenderloin tacos.

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd #16
Marietta, GA 30068

2. Smith's Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

This iconic dive bar in Midtown opened in 1994 and has been rocking on Piedmont Avenue into the wee hours ever since. Head in for dinner, drinks, dancing, and live music nearly every night.

1578 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

3. Northside Tavern

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The dive blues bar Northside Tavern has been an establishment on Howell Mill Road for decades. This iconic Westside haunt hosts bands and blues legends from around the country, and even helped launch of few locals musicians onto the national music scene. Open well into the early morning hours. Be sure to keep an eye out here for celebrity sightings.

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. Waller's Coffee Shop

240 Dekalb Industrial Way, Decatur, GA 30033

The coffee house and live music venue just outside of Decatur opened in February. Waller’s Coffee Shop, owned by Jason Waller, is part-coffee house and part-music room for local musicians, spoken word artists, poets, and other entertainers to perform. Waller opened the shop in order to provide a safe haven for people battling mental illnesses or recovering from addiction. He plans to host educational classes and support groups. Waller’s hosts live music three to four times a week, including songwriter nights and bluegrass jams.

240 Dekalb Industrial Way
Decatur, GA 30033

5. Park Tavern

500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Park Tavern on the edge of Piedmont Park offers one of Atlanta’s most impressive views of the Midtown skyline and the occasional local musical act on its stage. This includes Atlanta’s favorite soft rock band, Yacht Rock Revue.

500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

6. Eddie's Attic

515 N McDonough St, Decatur, GA 30030

Eddie’s Attic in downtown Decatur is the ultimate spot for dinner, drinks, and musical acts in an intimate setting. The music bar opened in 1991 and has become a staple for catching local and independent musicians from around the world as well as spoken word artists nearly every night of the week. The bar hosts songwriter open mic nights, too. Eddie’s Attic offers a full bar and food menu.

515 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030

7. City Winery

650 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

City Winery in Old Fourth Ward at the Ponce City Market complex is all about dinner (and wine) and a show, whether that’s in their dining room or for acoustical acts on the patio. Concerts here can range from local musicians and national acts wanting to perform in an intimate setting to throwback shows featuring musicians like Colin Hay from Men at Work and Natalie Merchant from 10,000 Maniacs, and even burlesque. Check the calendar for concert dates and tickets. City Winery offers a full food and drink menu.

650 North Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

8. Venkman's

1118, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Venkman’s was born to rock during dinner (and brunch on the weekends.) The restaurant and music venue is the brainchild of partners Nicholas Niespodziani and Peter Olson of soft rock cover band Yacht Rock Revue. Venkman’s is home base for the band, and includes musical acts ranging from rock and bluegrass to soul and salsa. The menu skews pub grub, like burgers, steak, and pulled pork tacos paired with plenty of beer on tap, cocktails, and wine.

1118, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

9. The Star Community Bar

437 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

The Star Bar in Little Five Points, housed in a former bank on Moreland, is the dive bar to catch eclectic musical acts in ATL ranging from funk to punk. There’s even a shrine (in a bank vault) to Elvis — the Star Bar’s patron saint. Head in for comedy on Monday nights, DJs and dancing on Tuesdays, and live music Wednesday through Saturday until 3 a.m.

437 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

10. Bread & Butterfly

290 Elizabeth St NE F, Atlanta, GA 30307

Inspired by the cafes of Paris, this sunny Inman Quarter cafe shines with French bistro fare and a simple but excellent wine list. Enjoy live music in the cafe’s dining room every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.

290 Elizabeth St NE F
Atlanta, GA 30307

11. Trader Vic's

Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Few restaurants in Atlanta give diners of today a window into the past quite like Polynesian restaurant throwback Trader Vic’s. Opened in 1976 in the basement of the Hilton Atlanta Downtown, the interior hasn’t changed in its 43-year history. The $6 mai tai cocktails and live music on Thursday nights still draw a crowd. Fun fact: Atlanta is home to one of two Trader Vic’s remaining in the United States, and the only one still associated with Hilton hotels.

Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

12. The EARL

488 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

The Earl in East Atlanta Village is known for hosting a wide and eclectic range of alternative and underground bands on its stage. Most tickets for shows here are well under $20. The bar includes a full bar and menu of pub food, including a couple of Atlanta’s finest burgers — the bacon blue cheese burger and the El Diablo topped with chili, Diablo salsa, jalapeños, roasted poblanos, and pepper jack cheese.

488 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

13. Buteco

1039 Grant St SE suite c-10, Atlanta, GA 30315

The Brazilian coffee house and bar at Grant Park’s Beacon complex is a quiet neighborhood hangout by day, but evenings see Buteco transform into a buzzy bar serving caipirinhas, beer, and wine. Live music and open mic nights are hosted throughout the week on the covered patio out back and include acts ranging from local indie rock bands to samba and acoustic guitar. It’s not unusual to see couples during samba nights spill out onto the sidewalk dancing. Buteco offers a small but solid food menu. Try the pao de queijo waffles, stuffed with mozzarella cheese and filled further with pesto, tomato, and basil or ham and oregano.

1039 Grant St SE suite c-10
Atlanta, GA 30315

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