Nightlife in South Atlanta

Two General or VIP Tickets for "Alice in Wonderland" from Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance on Sept. 13 (Up to 56% Off)

Belly Dance Evolution: Alice in Wonderland

Rialto Theatre

$80 $35

As part of the Essence of Belly Dance festival, skilled performers present a belly-dance interpretation of Alice in Wonderland

"Ivan Amodei's Intimate Illusions: A Magical & Musical Experience" at Omni Hotel on October 4 or 5 (Up to 52% Off)

"Ivan Amodei's Intimate Illusions: A Magical & Musical Experience"

Omni Hotel

$75 $36

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Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Walker Stalker Con 2014 at The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 50% Off)

Walker Stalker Con 2014

Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart

$48.25 $24

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The stars of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and "Comic Book Men" treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

Comedy Show for Two or Four with Optional VIP Seating at Uptown Comedy Corner (Up to 60% Off) 

Uptown Comedy Corner

Uptown Comedy Corner

$30 $20

Intimate comedy venue has landed such acts as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle

Movie for Two or Four at Plaza Atlanta Theatre (Up to 40% Off)

Plaza Atlanta Theatre

Poncey-highland

$20 $11.99

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Historic, recently renovated theater screens new releases and cult classics

Pizza with Two Beers or Salads at Villagio Italian Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

Villagio Italian Kitchen

North Decatur

$27.95 $15

Enjoy pizzas topped with veggie alfredo toppings or classic sausage, paired with beers or the Caesar or ensalada mista salad

The Peach State Film and Music Festival at Atlanta Adamsville Rec Center on Saturday, September 20 (Up to 51% Off)

The Peach State Film and Music Festival

Atlanta Adamsville Rec Center

$100 $49

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Film and music fest features neo soul from Takiya Mason, Africa samba dancers, a fashion show, independent movies, and a three-course meal

Hookah with Chips and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Up N' Smoke Hookah Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

Up N' Smoke Hookah Lounge

Atlanta-Decatur

$55 $25

Groups of two or four enjoy chips and soft drinks between puffs of hookah smoke in flavors such as fruit cocktail, mint, and blue mist

Stand Up Comedy at Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre and a $20 Credit for Cellar 56 (Up to 50% Off)

The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

Atlanta

$70.40 $35

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Atlanta outpost of storied comedy-club chain hosts nationally touring comedians seen on sitcoms and late-night television

Jennifer Nettles at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on August 31 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Jennifer Nettles

Chastain Park Amphitheatre

$68.50 $34

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The lead singer of Sugarland tours behind new solo work with Nashville singer-songwriter Brandy Clark

$8 for $15 Worth of Hookah Smoking — Ole Lounge Bar & Grill

Ole Lounge Bar & Grill

Stone Mountain

$15 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Standup for Two at The Punchline Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

The Punchline Comedy Club

Atlanta

$50 $25

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Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep, and other headliners bring the laughs

Hookah, Drinks, and Pub Cuisine, Valid Weekdays or Weekends at J's Lounge (Up to 45% Off)

J's Lounge

J's Lounge

$40 $22

Laid-back lounge features 30 flavors of hookah, drinks, and Greek and American snacks such as gyros and pizza

$11.50 for $20 Worth of Bar Food for Two at T J's Sports Bar & Grill

T J's Sports Bar & Grill

Rivermont

$20 $11.50

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Sports bar serves up classic fare such as onion rings, wings, burgers, and fish 'n' chips

Movie Outing with a Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

$11 $6

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Brew-U Home-Brew Class for One, Two, or Four at Peachtree Growler Co. (50% Off)

Peachtree Growler Co.

Peachtree Corners

$35 $17.50

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Certified beer master teaches students the basics of home brewing craft beer; students receive 32-ounce growler of beer

The Big Psychic Fair at Harmony Place Spiritual Center on August 2–3, September 6–7, or October 4–5 (Up to 50% Off)

The Big Psychic Fair

Harmony Place Spiritual Center

$90 $45

Dozens of psychics deliver readings during a fair held over several weekends at Harmony Place Spiritual Center

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wine & Beer (Up to 51% Off)

Wine & Beer

Johns Creek

$40 $23

Tasters sit around a large wooden bar as an expert pours up to eight samples of wine, paired with cheese, crackers, and sweets

"Harriet's House", "A Christmas Story", or "The Great Gatsby" at New Dawn Theater (Up to 50% Off)

New Dawn Theater Company

New Dawn Theater Company

$30 $15

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A spooky tale just in time for Halloween, the beloved Christmas comedy about a quest for a BB gun, or F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous work

Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two or Four at Talk of The Table (45% Off)

Talk of The Table

Cumming

$40 $24.25

Sample a variety of wines and artisan cheeses in a charming boutique setting

Two or Four Hookah Flavors with Non-Alcoholic Drinks at The Blue Caterpillar Hookah Lounge (Up to 61% Off)

The Blue Caterpillar Hookah Lounge

Buford

$45 $19

Sink into leather sofas while sampling selections from more than 75 premium hookah-tobacco flavors and picking up a game of chess or mancala

Wine and Sweets Tasting with Truffles, Winescream, and Custom Labels for 2 or 4 at Boutier Winery (Up to 44% Off)

Boutier Winery

Ila

$76.50 $45

Tasters sip 6 award-winning wines paired with truffles and sample an ice cream–wine blend on a 32-acre vineyard

Tastings at Paradise Hills Winery and Hightower Creek with Michaelee’s Chocolate Caffe Credit (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Hills Winery

Blairsville

$30 $15

Visitors sip vintages at two wineries an easy driving distance from each other along the Georgia Wine Highway

Classic American Fare for Two, Four, or More at at Sports Page (45% Off)

Sports Page

Columbus

$20 $11

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More than 60 televisions; all sports and pay-per-view WWE events can be displayed on one 200-inch and three 115-inch screens

Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottles of Wine for Two or Four at Courson's Winery ($20 Off)

Courson's Winery

Sparta

$25 $15

After tasting and learning about the winery's muscadine, scuppernong, and fruit wines, patrons take home bottles of their favorite variation

ReptiDay Perry at Georgia National Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 30, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay

Georgia National Fairgrounds

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Two Hours of Pool with Soft Drinks and Appetizers for Two or Four at Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill (Up to 55% Off)

Lil Dixie's Cue & Grill

Anniston

$26 $13

Head to one of 11 professional-grade pool tables, sip on sodas, and enjoy appetizers inside classic billiards hall

Select Local Merchants

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

2002 Lakewood Ave SE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Strings of hot-pepper-shaped lights hang over the bar at Mezcalitos Cocina & Tequila Bar's main location, where they're accented by colorful toy parrots and bullfighting posters. This lively decor helps distract from the lurking menace behind the bar: a housemade 10-pepper tequila known as Devil's Water. Adventurous sorts can gulp it straight as a shot, and more timid diners can take its spicy edge off by blending it with one of the restaurant's other signature tequilas. It's a tradition so popular that Mezcalitos has carried it over to their newly opened Grant Park location, too.

When it comes to the food, everything on the menu is made from scratch, from the hand-rolled tamales to the cilantro-infused rice and mole sauces. Chipotle-cheese grits complement grilled ribeye steak, and oranges and cinnamon add an unexpected sweetness to the slow-cooked red pork mole. Vegetarians and vegans can fill up on tofu tacos or salads piled high with pumpkin seeds, grilled zucchini, and roasted red peppers.

304 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

The Drafting Table's head chef, David Barnett, won't settle for just any local ingredients. What goes into his upscale pub dishes has to be free of hormones, antibiotics, and chemicals. Strips of nitrate-free bacon, for example, are combined with all-natural ground chuck to create the 50/50 burger, which Dereck crowns with white cheddar, arugula, and housemade herb mayo. His other creative options range from seared tuna tacos smothered with roasted red pepper aioli to slow-roasted jerk chicken piled on a pita. Local craft beers and spirits complement feasts, which unfold amid wood-beam ceilings, subway tiles, and Edison lights, named after the legendary inventor's eerie glow-in-the-dark skin.

349 Decatur Street Southeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

At Blu Canitna, chefs play with the traditional flavors of the Caribbean and Latin America to create inventive fusion dishes. They toss wings in spicy peach-bourbon sauce, and they put an upscale twist on beef brisket tacos by adding a dollop of creme fraiche infused with cilantro. They also turn plates of nachos and quesadillas into hearty meals by topping them with proteins such as brisket, tilapia, and smoked chicken. These all pair with aromatic hookahs and an extensive drink menu that showcases margaritas in unique flavors such as Sassy Strawberry Sriracha, which tastes like a combination of spicy chilies and alliteration.

257 Peters St
Atlanta,
GA
US

Part tapas restaurant and part upscale lounge, bar ONE offers a sultry retreat from Atlanta's daily bustle and peach-avalanches. The lounge's ivory sofas, artful semi-nude photos, and mirror-polished surfaces create a chic background, no matter where or how guests choose to situate themselves. The best foreground, however, is a spread of small plates that blend the classic flavors of southern food with the spices and fruits of the Caribbean. Coconut curry shrimp, for instance, shares the spotlight with sweet potato waffles, and jerk chicken is folded into quesadillas. That combination of tastes is personal for Chef Natasha Wong, who draws on culinary know-how gleaned from both her years of cooking professionally in the states and her childhood spent in the Virgin Islands helping out in her parents' kitchen.

687 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Cartoon skulls color the ragged wooden sign outside Matador's, creating a rustic, yet playful, atmosphere where cuisine from the Michoacán region treats taste buds to an authentic taste of Mexico. Pulled pork, tilapia, and tofu are just a sample of what's stuffed into the tortillas of 14 types of tacos, which sate south-of-the-border cravings quicker than a deep-fried bolo tie. Combination plates and vegetarian options round out the menu at the restaurant's two locations, both of which offer spacious patio seating. At the newer Glenwood Park location, patrons can relax in a separate bar area as flat-screen TVs glimmer across intoxicating bottles of top-shelf spirits.

925 Garrett St SE
Atlanta,
GA
US