by Andy M. on
Terrific experience! I only wish we would have came in at 6pm to get our Planetarium show passes for the 6:30 show. This is way better then during the day and I've had membership at the Academy since it re-opened two years ago. PROS: Positively the 21+ well dressed and educated crowd. Entertaining and learning experience all at once! I had no idea, for example, that fish sleep at night and how they do it. Low admission cost (for members it was $10) and regular $12. Great DJ music flowing in the air creating an atmosphere of lounge and tunes you to a different perception of the world around you. What could be better than to top off the wonderful evening with a dance under the stars (thanks to a glass roof of the building)?! CONS: limited Planetarium shows, early closure of the Tropical Sphere. Open till 10pm? Would be nice to have those FIREshooting people there again, or something of that nature. How about Cirque du Soleil for an extra charge? Kidding ;-) Do I recommended it? Absolutely. It would be your loss not to experience it on a fairly quiet and foggy Thursday summer night in the City.
by Lucy Shepperdson on
Mega night club with several large rooms, each playing a different genre of music (house/techno, R&B, top 40 pop). Cool lighting in the dance rooms. I came here on Halloween ($23 admission fee), and the dance floors were packed! Sometimes, it was difficult to dance with people constantly pushing me to get from one point to another inside the dance rooms. At least a dozen creepy male strangers attempted to grope me, and some stalked me even when I deliberately moved three feet away. Also, bathroom lines can be ridiculously long here. I would recommend staying with your group of friends for the whole time, because people literally disappear for at least 45 minutes when they leave the dance room to go to the bathroom or to get a drink from the bar. And it's almost impossible to meet up with friends at the club, because the space is so huge. However I did run into a bunch of my old Emory friends whom I had not seen since graduation, so that was cool. Don't wear your nice shoes here. I went in with BLACK shoes, came out with the same shoes, but they turned white. Not sure how that happened, but it could have resulted from a combination of the drunk dude who fell at my feet and the drinks spilled by random people.
by Tillie Braucher on
this place is a great irish pub to go to when you want to sit and drink with friends because its huge and you can usually find a seat. the patio out back is small, but the inside is cozy and relaxing. this isn't what you'd think of when you think of a buckhead bar, its not super expensive and it kinda has a neighborhood feel, as though its not so much for the tourist type looking for a night out in buckhead. sometimes the bands are good, but they're always so loud you cant hear yourself think, so if youre looking for conversation avoid the band nights. i heard so many promotions about this place for st. patricks day, it sounded like fun!