Just one story tall and tucked between 7th and 8th streets on Peachtree, a tiny gay bar has built a reputation that towers over many of the skyscrapers that surround it. Magellan Thompson was 22 years old when he arrived in Atlanta from Chicago during Black Pride weekend in and found himself at Bulldogs on his first day in town. Atlanta would lose something if Bulldogs ever closed as well. The line of folks who begin gathering along Peachtree Street around 11 p.
Not only does the space attract a down-to-earth clientele, but it's smoke free — a rarity among the city's gay bars. Have your Babylon moment at this untz-untz dance club on the delightfully sordid Cheshire Bridge Road. Jungle arguably has the best drag stage in town, and two sex clubs reside in the same complex. Others may opt for a spa day. Atlanta gays, on the other hand, go to this all gay male strip club with the strongest drinks in town to celebrate birthdays, out-of-town guests and the spare Tuesday when there's no cover before midnight. The two-story setup with a lovely patio is packed with all walks of life. And if you need a break from the trashtastic drag show, the Ansley Mall location places it right next to Mixx and across the lot from Felix's and Oscar's.
In short, going out here is an insanely good time. Hairy chests, broad shoulders and backs, and rhythmic body contact reign supreme here. Bulldogs Midtown Cheap drinks and pool tables at a black gay pride classic Entering this famed Peachtree hotspot immediately places you amid inexpensive, yet highly potent, cocktails, the latest chart-topping urban hits, pool tables, and a patio for reprieve if your engagement gets a little too hot.
Successfully finding a gay club in an unfamiliar city can be trying. That's why 10Best has sought out the top candidates in Atlanta, detailing their clientele, music, and atmosphere. We let you know which ones cater to gay men or lesbians, what kinds of shows and entertainments they host, and what tracks the DJs spin. To tap into one of the most popular clubs in the area according to 10Best readers, head to Jungle.