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These gay bars put the ‘hot’ in Hotlanta

A cheeky man down to his underwear lays flirtatiously on a pool table. Photo via Atlanta Eagle

Atlanta, a bustling and inclusive metropolis, often called “the Black gay mecca” of the US, offers an incredible music scene, great restaurants, and wild nightlife. Also known affectionately as Hotlanta, this city is a melting pot of folks from all over who love a good time.

Looking at GayCities user reviews, of all the great nightclubs and gay bars in Atlanta, these five are the most popular…

1. Blake’s on the Park

Blake’s On The Park

Midtown’s favorite 227 10th St NE · Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 464-7715

For over 35 years, Blake’s has served a mixed crowd of LGBTQ+ hotties tasty drinks, and great dance music. Always packed with folks ready to play, this Atlanta hotspot has the most exciting calendar in the city. Don’t miss out on a moment of fun!

2. BJ Roosters

BJ Roosters

Centrally located since 1995 2043 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE UNIT 1 · Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 634-5895

Who doesn’t love a casual game of pool while watching a couple of male dancers show off on top of the bar? BJ’s is popular with a slightly older crowd who enjoy the great food menu, cheap drinks, and live entertainment. 

3. The Heretic

The Heretic Atlanta

A touch of leather 2069 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE · Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 325-3061

There’s no place better in Atlanta to see dancing shirtless men than The Heretic. Imagine a giant room filled to the brim with gorgeous hunks, tasty drinks, and great DJ sets, you’ll never want to leave!

4. Atlanta Eagle

Atlanta Eagle

Premiere leather bar 1492 Piedmont Ave NE · Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 999-3826

At this Atlanta watering hole, you’ll meet bears and cubs who come ready to play. The Eagle has a reputation at all its’ many locations as a welcoming and wild place for a night out. Bust out your leather gear and get ready for a great time!

5. Bulldogs


Everyone is welcome 893 Peachtree St NE · Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 872-3025

Widely considered one of the steamiest clubs in Atlanta, Bulldogs caters primarily to a younger Black crowd. This late-night spot has some serious eye candy to be enjoyed with a strong cocktail and great music. 

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