Swinging into Atlanta’s gay scene

We took our tour to Atlanta for the first time in four years. Atlanta is the city known for the Olympics, sweet tea, Coca-Cola, CNN, and Hot-Atlanta. It is also known for strange laws like every restaurant having to serve sweet tea and businesses being forced to close at midnight on Sundays thanks to the local religious right.

Atlanta has a great gay community but it is very spread out. The Midtown area is very hard to navigate with many streets that turn into five other names before you reach your destination or intersect with Peachtree NE or Peachtree West many times. I am still confused on how to find my way around Hotlanta’s Midtown area but we had a great time partying.

Friday night we went to Swinging Richards which is a male strip club where they really get naked. I would recommend this for a Thursday or night that doesn’t take away from club time. There are lots of boys most of them being beefy, muscle guys that are there to please the straight girls but there are some twinky college boys too. I was impressed with the place in that it was only $10 bucks to go in the VIP area then you can request a private dance for some money beyond that. There were some hotties dancing but some of the straight dancers had bad attitudes that needed to be shut down.

Swinging Richards is 21 and up and only features the premium liquors so be prepared to shell out some money for a drink. My bar tab was over $100 in the few hours I was there.

Every city needs a Swinging Richards so we can look at nude boys dancing too but maybe if they are wearing a thong. Looking at limp dicks for too long doesn’t do too much for me. It just gets you in the mood to move on to the club and find some real dick or log on to Manhunt for that matter. Atlanta also features a sex club as well called Eros if you are in to that sort of thing. I did not check it out but Eros is behind the leather bar and the Jungle club.

Swinging Richards is 21+ – Gay and straight male dancers who strip down to their birthday suits

Eros Sex Club – (cluberosatlanta.com) open thurs, fri, sat, sun 10pm to 6am
Jungle had dj Tony Moran there and was packed with lots of hot young guys
Afterhours clubs – Spice (may have closed down) and Verve (located at an invisible location)

Best Atlanta Gay Scene Websites for Atlanta’s Midtown area:

  • AtlantaClubland.com
  • AtlantaBoy.com
  • DailyEducation.Wordpress.com great blog about the happenings in the Atlanta nightlife – I found this website in Google but did not know it was a gay site at first because of the education in the name.

Traveling to Atlanta to enjoy a weekend on the town? Here are some things to do on Friday and Saturday. Remember that Sundays the bars and clubs close at 12 Midnight with an exception of the Triple Play drag show in the Underground.

Eagle (atlantaeagle.com) Code Friday with DJ Coqui (must wear leather or be shirtless)
Heretic (hereticatlanta.com) DJ Rick Walsh
Amsterdam (amsterdam-atlanta.com) DJ Vancronkhite (cover $5)
Chaparral- (atlanta.citysearch.com/profile/33615591) Noche Latino
Mary’s Atlanta (marysatlanta.com) Boy’s Room
Tower II (wassupnatl.com) Manhunt Fridays (lots of brothers)
Blake’s (blakesontheparkatlanta.com) Kitty LeClaw’s Meox Mix drag show
Burkhart’s (burkharts.com) Drag show hosted by Mary Edith Pitts
WETbar(wetbaratlanta.com) Charlie Brown’s Cabaret – used to be club Blue remodeled and has a very sexy dancefloor, stages, and patio to socialize. These are currently closed.

Eagle- DJ Coqui
Heretic – DJ Brian Beck
Amsterdam – DJ unknown (cover $5)
Club 708 (ozonentertainment.com) The Knockout
Red Chair (redchairatlanta.com) Ladies Night (more of a lesbian crowd)
Burkharts – Drag show hosted by Mary Edith Pitts
Jungle (jungleclub.net) DJ Tony Moran Verve Afterhours club (Pine & Peachtree)
WETbar – DJ Bryan Pfeifer

Sunday (most bars close at 12 Midnight)
Blake’s – The Big Time Drag Show
Burkhart’s Amorette’s Drag Show
Amsterdam – drag show
Triple Play (tripleplayatl.com) Sunday night drag show at Underground. Doors open at 11pm. Show starts at 1am.
Chaparral – Hip Hop Night

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been there done that. and i wanna do it again in a better way.

One thought on “Swinging into Atlanta’s gay scene”

  1. To Update the Atlanta Club listings we must say that there has been some major changes in the club scene there.

    Jungle is now called the Wild Mustang – a Country & Western two-steppin’ club.

    I cannot find any information on Amsterdam for Fri and Sat nite and not sure where the best 18+ club is right now. If anyone has any info on the 18+ Atlanta club scene for 2008 let me know in the comments below!

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