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View Poll Results: Which city has the best nightlife?
Houston 15 6.02%
Austin 19 7.63%
Dallas 14 5.62%
New Orleans 91 36.55%
Memphis 6 2.41%
Nashville 11 4.42%
Atlanta 86 34.54%
Orlando 7 2.81%
Voters: 249. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 11-05-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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This might be a matter of personal taste. But which city do you prefer/think is best for nightlife in the South?

I would say New Orleans, since I prefer older styles of music to electronic/techno/dance. Not a huge hip hop fan either. The party was definitely everywhere in town on the streets, not just inside in clubs, bars etc like other cities.

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Denver
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New Orleans.

The city has that techno/dubstep scene as well.

Next up is probably Atlanta.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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Austin.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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2. New Orleans
3. Austin
4. Atlanta
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:10 AM
 
Location: san francisco
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you might as well should have called this, "which city in the south has the best night life? austin or new orleans?"

i've never been to new orleans... but i doubt austin can hold a candle to new orleans night life. i'd say if you were including miami... it would certainly be new orleans and miami all the way. and then austin. but then again... i dunno, people seem high up on atlanta and even some would suggest houston or dallas.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Nightlife is overrated these days, you pay a ridiculous cover charge at most places and on average a 10 dollar cocktail plus tip. And people standing around thinking that they are somebody, ugh, those good ole days are over when people were "normal".
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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What makes for a good nightlife? Just about all the cities on the list have lots of bars and clubs. What truly makes one better? I can see New Orleans and Miami because their cultures are more centered around partying. The others have lots of places to go out.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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I would say Atlanta and New Orleans.

Orlando comes in 3rd.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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Nightlife is overrated these days, you pay a ridiculous cover charge at most places and on average a 10 dollar cocktail plus tip. And people standing around thinking that they are somebody, ugh, those good ole days are over when people were "normal".
Bingo for Atlanta but N.O. is the polar opposite in every way.

Liveliness to the point of boarderline mass hysteria goes to New Orleans for sure. Nothing else approaches what I've witnessed down there (away from the Quarter). But all things considered, (variety of clubs, bars, genres of music, televised events etc.) Atlanta wins easily IMO.

The nightlife vibe of the two couldn't be any more different though. N.O. is way more 'leave all inhibitions at the door and drop it like it's hot' than ATL will ever be which I can appreciate in doses, while Atlanta is far more 'nose in the air' which becomes equally exhausting after a time.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I haven't completely made up my mind about this, but right now I'm thinking:

1. New Orleans
2. Austin
3. Houston
4. Atlanta
5. Dallas
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