7. The Tabernacle
Address: 152 Luckie St. NW
Coolest Feature: The original pipe organ can be seen behind the stage
A sacred place indeed, the Tabernacle first opened its doors over a century ago as the The Broughton Tabernacle. The church remained popular in the Atlanta area until after the 1996 Olympics, when it was remodeled into a House of Blues. The Blues Brothers reunited for their very first performance here, and legends including Al Green, James Brown, and Johnny Cash all performed when the Olympics came to the A.
The House of Blues' run in Atlanta was short-lived, and the club was renamed the Tabernacle in 1998. It's since welcomed everyone from Madonna to Atlanta's own Black Crowes to Adele. It even survived a tornado that severely damaged the building, reopening just a few months later featuring improvements and artwork from the painter who originally opened the House of Blues in 1996.