Nightlife

LGBTQ restauranteur finds success and home: ‘Atlanta is that city’

If you don’t know Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, you probably know her vibe. With several thriving Atlanta restaurants, lounges and cafes to her name, Dillard...

Atlanta drag entertainer Monica Van Pelt dies at 46

Tributes from across LGBTQ Atlanta are commemorating Monica Van Pelt, the drag mainstay who entertained fans for years. She died Sunday at the age...

Eagle building gets initial landmark status from city commission

Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission unanimously approved recommendations to designate two Midtown buildings – including the former home of the Eagle – as historic landmarks,...

Effort to protect former Eagle home as landmark faces delay

The effort to protect the 122-year-old building that once housed the Atlanta Eagle stalled on Wednesday, delaying discussion of designating it as a historic...

Queens make epic pandemic pivots to save Atlanta drag

When coronavirus created nationwide shutdowns last March, artists and entertainers were among those whose steady income evaporated in a matter of days. That includes...

Atlanta Eagle wants to reopen in former Midtown home

The Atlanta Eagle could reopen in its longtime home on Ponce de Leon Avenue, but first must reach an agreement with the building owner...

Will ‘historic landmark’ status save Atlanta Eagle’s home?

The longtime home of the Atlanta Eagle is being designated a historic landmark, which could breathe new life into the iconic gay bar that...

Meet RuPaul’s two newest Atlanta queens on ‘Drag Race’

Leave it to RuPaul to make sure not all is quiet on New Year’s Day. Her reward for fans making it to the end...

Eagle celebrates last call as its home threatened with demolition

The Atlanta Eagle danced all weekend with those who brung them. The bar celebrated more than three decades at its historic Ponce de Leon...

Atlanta drag entertainer beaten, robbed in Midtown

A day of celebration in Midtown ended in violence for an Atlanta drag entertainer early Sunday as someone attacked and robbed them on a...

Campaign helps MSR as one of only 15 lesbian bars left in U.S.

A crowdfunding effort aims to help the only remaining lesbian bars in the country stay afloat. Of course, that includes Atlanta’s own My Sister’s...

Winter is coming: Richard Ramey on why the Atlanta Eagle is closing

The public announcement that the Eagle is closing was a shock to gay Atlanta nightlife. But Richard Ramey, the owner of the iconic leather...

Man dies during unofficial Atlanta Pride afterparty

A man lost consciousness and later died early Sunday while attending an unofficial Pride afterparty hosted by GA Boy Productions. The man was pronounced dead...

Iconic gay bar Atlanta Eagle to close, plans new location for 2021

The Atlanta Eagle – one of the city’s oldest LGBTQ bars and the site of a notorious police raid – is closing next month,...

My Sister’s Room innovates to power through the pandemic

In a barrage of moves to help Atlanta's lesbian bar outlast the coronavirus pandemic, My Sister’s Room overhauled its backyard lounge, began selling meal...

Never-miss Ho Sho benefit goes virtual, topical for Pride

What is Atlanta’s only live-singing, sketch-comedy drag troupe to do when a year of upheaval threatens their uproarious signature show? The Ho Sho looked...

Q ATLus helps pop your LGBTQ bubble

Protecting our hearts and feelings can be a fulltime job. If we’re not careful, though, we can become set in our ways. The queer...

Gay bar Amsterdam Atlanta closes after 15 years

Longstanding gay bar and restaurant Amsterdam Atlanta shut down earlier this month after a large drop in business due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amsterdam’s owners...

Swinging Richards reopens, adds masks for its dancers

Swinging Richards reopened with a limited schedule while it continues its “All Male, All Nude” ways with a caveat fit for these pandemic times. “People...

In the ‘Zone: GAYmers geek out on Hump Day at Heretic

Forget what you heard. Heretic is not just a weekend hotspot, and please catch up if you think that video-gaming is only for straight...
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