Sure, Atlanta is a hub for live and recorded music, but every now and then we all want to be our own rockstar. This musical city is chock-full of sing-it-yourself joints that up the ante with everything from a live heavy metal band to an organ player to an adoring crowd. Take your pick from our favorite stops.
This is one of the most popular bars in Atlanta thanks to its no-holds-barred dedication to outrageous fun. The gay scene is popping, but you'll find every shape, color, size and sexual orientation getting down to good music. Repeatedly named the city's best, karaoke is on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 21 and over at all times.
This outrageous bar on the uber-popular Edgewood Avenue strip of bars downtown isn't for everyone—you'll find owner Grant Henry's (alter ego Sister Louisa) bold artwork crowding the walls and random items hanging from the ceiling.