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Your guide to the ATL’s coolest speakeasies

Beyond an unmarked door behind Smokebelly BBQ, you find The Blind Pig Parlour Bar.

You’ve probably walked right past them and didn’t know it. Atlanta’s speakeasies are some of the city’s coolest spots to meet friends for drinks—if you know where to look and how to get in, that is.

THE BLIND PIG PARLOUR BAR

What’s cool: A small […]

CITY CLUB OF BUCKHEAD

City Club of Buckhead, the newest of the private clubs in the neighborhood, strives to appeal to those who want both a private club and a fitness club. Opened in December of 2008, it has a full spa and exercise facility with an indoor pool. “Not many clubs offer that anymore,” says Mario Campuzano, City Club’s general manager.

Between the athletic club and the dining club, City […]

BUCKHEAD CLUB

Founded in 1988, Buckhead Club currently has about 1,100 members, says Jeffrey Goldworn, who has been general manager for 19 years.

“We have a really good cross section of members,” he says. They come largely from the financial services, legal and commercial real estate industries, although since moving to its current location at the Sovereign building in 2008, the club has had “a huge influx of [members […]

FOUR SMOKIN’ ACES

Love cigars? We have you covered

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em at Buckhead Cigar Lounge.

With all the hustle and bustle Atlanta generates daily, relaxing with a good cigar in a cozy, club-like atmosphere can serve as the perfect escape. After doing some research, lighter in hand, we found a quartet of lounges specializing in selling “sticks” to enjoy in bliss.

BUCKHEAD CIGAR LOUNGE

Located inside […]

A SNEAK PEEK INTO BUCKHEAD’S PRIVATE CLUBS

In a dimly-lit, wood-paneled lounge, random groups of smartly dressed Atlantans are hunkered around the tables, watching the Falcons game on the big-screen TV, enjoying dinner with a commanding view of the city skyline or simply unwinding with a scotch and a cigar after a hard day’s work. Such is a typical nightly scene at Buckhead’s premier private clubs.

Once the restricted domain of Atlanta’s business echelon, […]

THE CLUB AT CHOPS

The Club at Chops essentially got its start because Buckhead Life Restaurant Group founder Pano Karatassos wanted a private space where he and his friends could dine and smoke.

It was the late 1990s, when the laws regarding smoking in restaurants were changing, says Brian Fogarty, the club’s general manager. Back then, there was a smoking area in Chops Lobster Bar, one of Buckhead Life’s premier restaurants. […]