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Northside Tavern

1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5555
+1 404-874-8745
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Northside Tavern

Whenever people ask me about the best bar venue playing live music nightly (Blues or some other... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
Absolute dive, good blues music, VERY SMOKEY

Enjoyed the blue bank when they finally started (promo said music at 10, it was 10:45 before they... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Macon, GA
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“great blues” (3 reviews)
“college girls” (2 reviews)
“live blues” (2 reviews)
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1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5555
+1 404-874-8745
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Whenever people ask me about the best bar venue playing live music nightly (Blues or some other genre) this place gets my top vote. Don't get me wrong, I really do like Blind Willies a lot; however, I absolutely LOVE Northside Tavern. It also features...More

Thank romulus1129
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Enjoyed the blue bank when they finally started (promo said music at 10, it was 10:45 before they actually began. VERY smoke-filled atmosphere -- my clothes reeked when we left. Music was good (which is why I was there, after all). Small place, pool tables...More

Thank South_Georgia_boy
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Wow, the type of bar seen in roadhouse movies. Not sure what you are walking into but a friendly welcome awaits. It's traditional pool tables and small stage, a bit basic and just how I like it. A hand full of people at 9.30 turned...More

Thank Nicksswilson
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Wanted a down home bar with, live music, good whiskey and no sign of unpretentiousnous....This was it! Was introduced to this gem by a local who was gracious enough to escort us there. Swami Gone Bananas was playing...they were awesome!!! Thank you Ed!!!

Thank tinalee725
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

-Great blues music. Had different guest singers, players...changed it up a little -EXTREMELY smoky, even with front door open -$10 cover charge, cash -Pool tables -Dancing -Parking limited -Decent size bar. Ordered bottled beer.

Thank Christy F
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great Blues Band the night we were there.A friendly diversified crowd in this small place.A true dive bar with cheap beer prices,bathroom with a wet floor with a light hanging,brought me back memories of some of the places I frequented in my youth,without the music.If...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Imagine combining the characters of Cheers in Boston with the banging music of the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle with the dive vibe of the 1970's... and you have the Northside. Esquire Magazine top 10 Dive bars in the country is clear and apparent. Awesome staff,...More

Thank bryanhildebrand
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A friend recommended we all go. From the outside it looks like a dive, I asked to take a peek, since I did not want to pay the $10 cover charge if were not going to stay. When I heard the music I was sold!...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Good blues , good drinks, bathrooms could be cleaner. It is a smokers bar. A real dive bar. $10 cover

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on a solo visit to Atlanta and glad I did. Friendly staff and locals, had several interesting chats with various people, good beer and amazing music. Not knowing Atlanta at all was a bit concerned it would be miles out of town...More

Thank 8Ace
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