Georgia Voice 2017 Best of Atlanta winners: Nightlife

Chad McDaniel (Oscar’s)
When LGBT Atlanta folks want to wet their whistles, they go to Chad McDaniel ( It’s the Oscar’s drink-slinger’s third year in a row taking the honors in this category.

Following McDaniel were The Heretic’s Rob McGuire ( in second place and My Sister’s Room’s Jaxon Jones ( in third.

Overall LGBT Bar
Ansley Square mainstay Burkhart’s ( takes the crown for overall LGBT bar this year. Visitors to the neighborhood pub have plenty of options, whether they want to dance, watch a drag show, play pool or hang on the spacious patio.

Coming in second place was The Heretic ( and in third place was My Sister’s Room (

Dance Floor
There are plenty of LGBT bars and clubs at which to dance in Atlanta, but readers picked the Heretic ( as best overall. The Heretic’s midweek theme nights are always a hit, and the club books some of the hottest DJs on the weekend.

Readers’ second choice for dance floor was Jungle ( and coming in third was the Atlanta Eagle (

Drag Show
The Armorettes
Atlanta’s LGBT community loves drag that gives back, and nobody does it better than The Armorettes (, who have raised over $2.2 million for AIDS support services over their nearly 40-year history.

Jungle’s always popular The Other Show ( took second place and Birdcage Bingo with Ruby Redd ( finished in third this year.

To Meet Women
My Sister’s Room
No surprise here. My Sister’s Room ( takes the crown again for best place to meet women. Killer DJs, fun theme nights, a spacious multi-floor spot in Midtown – MSR has got it covered and the community agrees.

Mary’s ( came in second place this year while Felix’s ( rounded things out in third.

To Meet Men
Readers picked the longtime Piedmont Road resident Woofs ( for best place to meet men. The only gay sports bar in Atlanta supports local LGBT sports teams and nonprofits, and gained a bunch of new fans when it became a non-smoking establishment last February.

Trailing behind Woofs in second place was Burkhart’s ( while Ansley Square neighborhood bar Oscar’s ( came in third.

After Hours
The bathhouse still has a place in LGBT culture in Atlanta, and the community’s pick for its favorite is Flex ( The spot gets a steady flow of customers seeking whatever pleasure they seek to fulfill, but weekends are the busiest.

Manifest4U ( came in second place this year and Xion finished up the competition in third.