Being a VIP means different things in different cultures, from the adoration of fellow citizens in Morocco to the privilege of receiving a meatloaf to the face from Danny Glover here in America. Wipe the home-style carnivore cake from your eyes with today's Groupon: for $15, you get priority admission, which includes cutline entry and VIP access, and two drinks at Opera Nightclub in Midtown (a $70 value). Today's deal lets you pick up as many as 10 passes to gather a group of friends for birthday celebrations or prenuptial partying.
A night at Opera begins like a night for a celebrity—you get to cut in line with your priority admission ($50), and unlike a washed-up ’80s hair-band singer, the bouncer lets you in. Once safely under the massive, purple-lit chandelier, you'll gain unrestricted access to the club's intimate spaces and scenic expanses, get two drinks ($10 each), and be free to mix, mingle, and dance until your pants explode in a burst of elite, VIP-energy emissions. The dress code is strictly enforced, so make sure you have a pair of backups. Check the site for dress-code information.
Opera has won multiple accolades as a nightclub and hotspot for dancing, including a top-five finish for best nightclub in the U.S. from Nightclub & Bar magazine. Opera's exclusive setting hosts upscale crowds of city elites under the 100-foot ceilings in the main lounge as well as in the private opera boxes and the cabana area with spanning views of midtown Atlanta. The parties and events are frequent and varied, including regular salsa dancing, DJs, and musicians, so have a look at the upcoming shows across the bottom of the website's flash display.
Nightclub & Bar named Opera a "Nightclub of the Year" for 2010, and both Metromixers and Citysearchers voted Opera best nightclub in Atlanta. Though Yelpers only give Opera 2.5 stars, Judy's Book reviewers give it four:
- We salsa danced in one room, got some fresh air on the patio and rocked out in the big room while this cool fog surrounded us. It was so awesome! – pinkprincess, Metromix
- I'm always impressed with the talent that this place books. One night they will have "Cirque Du Soleil" style performance with dancers hanging from strings in mid-air, the next they have live bands and a world famous DJ. – TwoTimes, Citysearch
- Many clubs have come in gone the last few years, but enter Opera. And what a sight it is. Once a 1920's theatre, it has now been outfitted as a modern nightclub with three levels, yes even opera boxes for V.I.P's… – jaymaygm, Judy's Book
Nabbing the top spot in Jezebel Magazine’s Best of 2013 contest for best night club, Opera Nightclub presents old-fashioned red-curtain glamour. After cracking the dress code, VIPs can romp freely through all areas under the club’s 100-foot ceilings, including a VIP-only upstairs area with cozy private nooks. Cash in two drink tickets for a beer or a cocktail to delicately balance while finally perfecting the Super Bowl Shuffle, or take in the deck’s panoramic view of the city and its galactic ceiling. Opera’s crowd-charming DJs spin top 40 hits alongside genre-specific jams, catering to hip-hop hankerings and salsa appetites alike.