Buckhead Village bars: Best nightlife in Atlanta's entertainment district

By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


The Buckhead Village nightlife scene has long been a staple in Atlanta. Buckhead Village bars generally draw a young crowd seeking a fun night on the town. Over time the area has experienced a renaissance, but is still a popular nightlife destination. Buckhead Village bars are now nestled into an opulent, world-class shopping district and a lively community.

Here are the top-rated Buckhead Village bars.

Buckhead Saloon
3227 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta

Buckhead Saloon gets high marks for sports-watching, music selection, large dance floor, reasonably priced drinks and a high-energy atmosphere. It's a favorite stop for party people who are club-hopping.
Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant
273 Buckhead Ave. Atlanta

Fado is the place for soccer fans to go to watch their favorite team and enjoy a huge selection of beers, great sandwiches and first-rate pub fare. The pub's friendly, laidback atmosphere can turn electric during an exciting match.

3179 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta

Moondogs is a popular watering hole that is actually four different bars: a karaoke club, a sports bar, a pub and an electronic dance music club. The bar has five special nights a week with cheap drinks, free poker nights with cash and prizes, pool, beer pong and dart lanes.

The Hole in the Wall
3177 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta

The Hole in the Wall opened in 1995, and has remained one of the top dance clubs in the Buckhead Village area. The club offers four bars, a large dance floor, notable DJs and a state-of-the-art sound and light system.

Elbow Room Bar
248 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta

One of Buckhead Village’s favorite dive bars bills itself as a “sports pub and pizzeria.” Expect typical bar food with an Italian twist, along with an award-winning burger. The Elbow Room offers an impressive list of bourbons.

Whisky Mistress
3161 Maple Dr NE, Atlanta

Popular cocktail bar with live music five nights per week. A menu featuring pizza, appetizers and fried lobster tail is available, along with a full bar. 

Havana Club
3112 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta

Havana Club has been a fixture of Buckhead Village nightlife since 1996, originally opening as a cigar bar before becoming a high-energy club. Three rooms feature three types of music, House music, Latin music and anything goes. The dress code is strictly enforced.

Next Up: