21. Eastside Lounge
Address: 485 Flat Shoals Ave. SE
Though this East Atlanta bar has changed names many times over the years, the place has always had a sketchy vibe. Perhaps it's the long, small, and skinny layout. The gauntlet, er, bar quickly fills up with wall-to-wall hipsters in tank tops who will burn you with cigarettes and then spill drinks on you to salve the wound. The upstairs dance floor is accessible via an extra-long staircase that becomes exceedingly difficult to navigate as the night staggers on. Trend-humping hairstyles on male patrons are often more elaborate than those of their female friends. Resident DJs aren't the worst and the drinks are cheap, but don't stick around for too many wall concoctions. The bathroom line will have you pinching your bladder for up to 30 minutes, depending on how considerate the cokeheads are that night.