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Old 12-28-2009, 03:48 PM
 
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True..

My problem with it is that there are really no dance clubs in Atlanta. There used to be, but they have all died out. Primary hang out type clubs outnumber dance clubs probably 10 to 1. Maybe higher.

International DJ's come here.. to Opera and now Filter, on Wednesdays. They won't waste their weekends here. Which is a shame.

Anyway, I like that scene.. occasionally. I at least liked having the option back in the days of the Riviera and Backstreet. Now, the option generally doesn't exist.

I suppose if more felt the way I did, it would exist. Also perhaps if the ability to dance all night wasn't legislated out of existence, some of these places would still exist.

I don't think it's debatable that Atl nightlife has taken a huge hit in the last few years. It's not what it was 10 years ago.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I don't think it's debatable that Atl nightlife has taken a huge hit in the last few years. It's not what it was 10 years ago.
Could be, but culture can shift radically in a 10-year period. And like you said, it's possible that legislative changes are partially responsible. Since I'm not into the dance club scene, I don't have a clue.

The past couple of years have also resulted in a lot of people spending a lot less money on entertainment in general. That may be a factor, too.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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LOL in response to the above post--we are too tired from sitting in the traffic to drag out at night. Some of us live 'OTP' and those of us 'ITP' can still barely get around---it was awful today--on the NE side, I can tell you that.


There is a thriving 'nightlife'--East Atlanta, Decatur, VA Highland and Midtown and of course Buckhead---once The Place to Party---now it sounds like Rodeo Drive--or soon to be some version of that.

What would a drink cost ---$25 for a glass of wine--that could inhibit some--such as myself.

LOL

There are a few 'real bars' around but you have to have connections ---know people in 'low places'. j/k

I had to search for some places to take an outoftowner and this is fresh on my mind. It seemed like an 'easy' thing when I started and then it became 'difficult'. Story of my life.

having a piece of cheese with my whine tonight
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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LOL in response to the above post--we are too tired from sitting in the traffic to drag out at night. Some of us live 'OTP' and those of us 'ITP' can still barely get around---it was awful today--on the NE side, I can tell you that.


There is a thriving 'nightlife'--East Atlanta, Decatur, VA Highland and Midtown and of course Buckhead---once The Place to Party---now it sounds like Rodeo Drive--or soon to be some version of that.

What would a drink cost ---$25 for a glass of wine--that could inhibit some--such as myself.

LOL

There are a few 'real bars' around but you have to have connections ---know people in 'low places'. j/k

I had to search for some places to take an outoftowner and this is fresh on my mind. It seemed like an 'easy' thing when I started and then it became 'difficult'. Story of my life.

having a piece of cheese with my whine tonight
My idea of nightlife at age 54 has changed quite a bit since the day...mostly friends' houses, but on SSI, DH and I will walk down from the house down to Crabdaddy's for a drink or dinner, or to the Delegal Room at the King and Prince hotel for a cocktail with an ocean view. That is what makes me happy these days. My, how times have changed.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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Cameli's is alive and well on Ponce de Leon (Ford Factory Square). Yum!
I was just about to get happy when I noticed that you were probably talking about the pizza spot. The Cameli's I was referring to was a vegan restaurant that was at 1263 Glenwood Ave SE. It closed a few years ago.

Thanks anyway. Perhaps I'll go check out Cameli's Pizza...
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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My idea of nightlife at age 54 has changed quite a bit since the day...mostly friends' houses, but on SSI, DH and I will walk down from the house down to Crabdaddy's for a drink or dinner, or to the Delegal Room at the King and Prince hotel for a cocktail with an ocean view. That is what makes me happy these days. My, how times have changed.
I absolutely agree. Just walking around the village/town of SSI and watching the waves crash on the pier is my idea of an exciting evening but then I am 'freakish' about the ocean--lol.

Those little shops and restaurants on St Simon's --you step back in time which is what I would like to do at times.

I don't know the name --but there is a tea room that I want to visit again.

I hope SSI stays just as it is for the most part. Brunswick/St. Mary's will develop and need to grow, I suppose but St. Simon's is 'perfect' the way it is.

Blue crabs, Lovin Decatur--I'll bet you've eaten a few. Fried soft shell crabs--heaven in your mouth. Raw oysters with lemon and horseradish --oh,yes--you can enjoy yourself at the beach.

'Sand in your shoe--you always return'.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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True..

My problem with it is that there are really no dance clubs in Atlanta. There used to be, but they have all died out. Primary hang out type clubs outnumber dance clubs probably 10 to 1. Maybe higher.

International DJ's come here.. to Opera and now Filter, on Wednesdays. They won't waste their weekends here. Which is a shame.

Anyway, I like that scene.. occasionally. I at least liked having the option back in the days of the Riviera and Backstreet. Now, the option generally doesn't exist.

I suppose if more felt the way I did, it would exist. Also perhaps if the ability to dance all night wasn't legislated out of existence, some of these places would still exist.

I don't think it's debatable that Atl nightlife has taken a huge hit in the last few years. It's not what it was 10 years ago.
Have you checked out MJQ?
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:30 PM
 
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I used to love going to The Crab Shack and that little Jamaican patty place ther

The patty hut cafe! I forgot all about that place, but I used to get such a kick out of their commercials. Chris Tucker had a comedy club there too, didnt he?

It makes me sad to hear that Music Midtown died, I remember living close enough in Midtown to be able to hear the music from my back porch.


Things I miss (may have been mentioned, but I didn't notice it):

Tortillas on ponce. I loved that restaurant like no other, and have yet to find a suitable replacement. I've found food that's arguably as good, but nothing that comes close to matching the price/taste/vibe that I got there. Nothing like driving 3 minutes, grabbing a burrito and a coke for $5.24 (If memory serves me right.. may have been 5.25?) and eating on the upper deck watching life unfold beneath you. It still breaks my heart every time I pass by that place.

Bridgetown Grill, mostly because I worked at just about every one of them at one point or another in the late 90s/early 00s. I probably wouldn't miss it as much if it wasn't such a big part of my life, but it was so I do. And their jerk wings, conch fritters and mojo-flavored steak really were quite good (among other things). I'd *kill* for an order of jerk wings with extra raspberry coulis.


I miss other stuff but they've already been beat to death (Pink Pig, Turtles, Richway, etc).

One thing I'm happy to learn isn't gone is Jake's Ice Cream. I used to frequent their location on Piedmont years ago and when I saw it was closed I worried that the chain went down with it. Glad to see it's still around (even if I live too far away to eat it very often lol).

Awesome thread, if a little bittersweet.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Bridgetown Grill, mostly because I worked at just about every one of them at one point or another in the late 90s/early 00s. I probably wouldn't miss it as much if it wasn't such a big part of my life, but it was so I do. And their jerk wings, conch fritters and mojo-flavored steak really were quite good (among other things). I'd *kill* for an order of jerk wings with extra raspberry coulis.
My fondest memory of the Bridgetown Grill was meeting Rue McClanahan at the L5P location.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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Maynard Jackson (how's that for a gone but not forgotten?) came to the Midtown location on Peachtree with his family years ago during a shift I was working, and another time the drummer for 311 came in when they were in town for a concert.

Good times.
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