Welcome. Probably the closest thing to a metal pub that Atlanta has these days is The Highlander. There are at least a few metal heads there most any night of the week and particularly in the back bar on weekends when we take over the juke box. They also occasionally have bands play, but the quality varies greatly. Plenty of metalheads frequent the 529 bar and The Earl in the East Atlanta Village as well. Both of these small bars are some of the best in the city for real metal shows and by far the best live sound in Atlanta.Sarita wrote:Hello everyone!
First of all, I am very glad that I have found this forum! This place seems to be perfect for my further preparation
But now to me: My name is Sarita, I am 27 years old from Germany and study English and German at University. In the framework of my study, I have to stay in a foreign country for 3 months and since I have family in Atlanta, I will stay in Atlanta for that time!
Of course I listen to metal and I am quite afraid of not finding a pub or something else where I can listen to some good metal stuff! So I really hope you can give me quite a few recommendations for places where you can party at weekends.
Furthermore, I hope to get some information about the possibilities to drive home in the night since I have heard that Marta does not provide the security at night that our institution provides in Germany
I am not used to the way you party in America, but here we party like hell and so... Yeah, I am looking forward to your recommendations
Edit: I forgot (in case someone is interested): my favorite kind of metal is death and thrash metal, but I also love to see Grindcore Bands on stage! But in general I like to listen to nearly every kind of metal, even Steel Panther
Check out our regularly updated list of upcoming shows here on the forum for info on good bands playing locally and regionally. There are some great ones coming up this summer. I also highly recommend listening to the Georgia Tech radio metal show, WREKage, airing Friday nights starting at midnight for concert updates and regular ticket giveaways. Not to mention the fucking killer tunes that they play on the air.
Also, I'm not sure where you'll be staying, but riding MARTA is generally pretty safe even at night with the exceptions of a few bus routes and train stations in some residential areas. I live in Midtown and have used MARTA buses and trains regularly around the metro area for years without any issue. Just conduct yourself the way you would in any unfamiliar major city at night and you should be fine. And keep in mind that MARTA does not run 24 hours a day.