When you're visiting "Hotlanta" don't miss out on the chance to party like a rock star at the city's hottest clubs. Whether it's your first time in Atlanta, or you haven't been to the city in a while, you're in for a treat. There are plush clubs featuring large outdoor patios, to hot spots owned by hip-hop ingenues. When you want to dance to hip-hop music, indulge in a kitschy cocktail and party the night away, there are a few clubs you must check out.
Head to Compound in downtown Atlanta for a night of fun and entertainment. The nightclub is not only one of the most popular places to party in the city; it is also one of the most famed spots to indulge in a night of hip-hop music. After a brief hiatus in 2008, the club reopened in 2009 to the delight of locals. This dual-level club features a variety of rooms, including a white-drenched dance hall complete with open VIP levels.
When the temperature warms, clubbers hang out in the garden patio areas and lounge, and dance under the stars in the uncovered portion of the club. Those who want a little privacy can head to an exclusive upper-level VIP area for bottle service, which is not as easily accessible as the lower-level VIP digs.
Compound 1008 Brady Ave. NW Atlanta, GA 30318-5528 404-898-1702 compoundatl.com
This hot spot club has been a staple in the Atlanta nightlife scene and a mainstay in rap songs that dish on Atlanta's most popular nightclubs. The Velvet Room attracts celebrities like Diddy, T.I. and even Jay-Z, as well as a bevy of athletes. Inside its lush digs, several mini chandeliers hang near the dance floor to set the upscale, clubby scene. Velvet coated booths pair up with chic, indoor cabanas inside this two-level club, and clubbers pack the dance floor on weekend nights, as well as Sundays, while team players from the Atlanta Hawks crowd VIP booths. As the martinis and cocktails flow, clubbers drift from the bar to the dance floor to groove to hip-hop hits.
Velvet Room 3358 Chamblee Tucker Road Atlanta, GA 30341 404-874-4460 velvetatl.com
On weekend nights and Wednesdays, this restaurant/lounge transforms into a club atmosphere. As Atlanta's hottest hip-hop DJs take their places across from the sushi bar, partygoers leave their booths to hit the dance floor and party to the latest Atlanta hip-hop hits. When the lower area gets too packed, which usually happens around midnight, the upper lounge area of the club opens, which features panoramic views of the city, a full bar and a more laid-back vibe.
Luckie Lounge 375 Luckie Street NW Atlanta, GA 30313 404-525-5825 luckiefoodlounge.com
According to 10best.com, Leopard Lounge is one of the best places to party in Atlanta. On weekend nights, Atlantans and in-the-know visitors head to this swanky nightclub to party the night away and lounge on comfy black leather couches after they've worked up a sweat. The top portion of the club gets packed on late weekend nights, but there is a lower basement-like area that features a low-lit scene and a separate dance floor where clubbers shake their hips to hip-hop tunes.
Leopard Lounge 84 12th Street Atlanta, GA 30309 404-875-7562 Leopardloungeatl.com