Atlanta >Bars & Clubs > 10 High Club
816 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.776748 -84.352512
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, St. Charles/ Greenwood
Poor service – While 10 High is in a great location and scene on Highland, the typical service received in this area is not to be expected here. Though the management is friendly, the bartenders are RUDE and INCONSIDERATE. They do not listen to the customers, and they do not respect the customers or their employer. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this establishment in the Highlands. There are far better places with higher quality customer service.
Horrible Nightmare – Ok- Just read "Nirvana for the rock star wannabe" review and that will explain it all. Unless you are a middle aged, washed up, chain-wearing hair band rocker, I don't think this place is for you. I had heard about Metalsome Monday and thought that it sounded pretty fun so decided to check it out for my Bachelorette party since I LOVE karaoke. BIG MISTAKE. Every single person was rude to me from the moment I walked in. Then when you go to sign up to sing with the amazon woman (I was one of the first to sign up), she doesn't tell you that only a select few people get to sing for free and then you are not guaranteed a spot, but if you do get the "chance" it will cost you a whopping 20 dollars on top of the cover that you pay to get in to the smoky dump. Meanwhile you have to stare at women (at least I think that they were) wearing practically nothing who REALLY shouldn't be wearing anything remotely revealing. If you decide to go, come equipped with your black lipstick, chain, and guitar to sing about how hard core you are because that is cool. Horrible, horrible place. I think that I had a nightmare last night about it.
nirvana for the rock star wannabe – we found this place after blind willie's was not to my friend's liking. we started wandering down the street and a few doors down from BD we found this not very welcoming little place with a trashy sign above. i don't know what pulled us in and after becoming $14 poorer we proceeded to go downstairs where we found this really loud metal band playing (metal bands? are they still around?). the lead singer had stage presence (a lot of antics) but his "singing" sucked big time. the band was worth it, knew well what they were doing. then comes another lead singer who sucked more and that's when it hitme: it's a metal karaoke with a live band. and old school metal too: zeppelin, sabbath, motley, and the like. the lightest song that night was "don't stop believing" which some dude massacred. but some of the singers were actually pretty good. you could tell they were probably regulars or had practiced a few times before. i had been looking for a kakaoke bar for so long but i'm a rocker and the ones i had seen somehow weren't my thing but this one... i felt like moses when he saw the promised land. the karaoke is only on saturdays and mondays i heard. the crowd was very eclectic, some kids (and i mean kids) looked straight out of the '80s (wannabes) but i'm thinking "you weren't even BORN when KISS was playing that song kiddo... other women were wearing their spring dresses (really). a lot of spiked hair and a lot of black around... i was very preppy and my friend very "tough working class guy" but we didn't feel out of place. there's a bar but the stage drama was too interesting, didn't care about the beer and i think most people didn't care either. you pay $20 to sing (steep i think) but can get your performance on DVD (i suppose for a few bucks more). we stayed there until they kicked us out at 2am (too early). will be back again and again and again and...!
Because it is in a basement, it definitely has a basement feel to it. But yeah its an ok place to see a band. I went there for the live band kerioke night on Friday...$7 for cover? How much is that cover band ripping you off for? Local bands that play original material dont even charge that much. Crowd was ok....some poseurs. Nothing really outstanding. I'll go back to see live bands there but not for kerioke.
This basement-level music club went from secret local hideout to an always-packed theme night bar. – In Short
At one point in time the 10 High was Atlanta's undercover spot to catch highly buzzed, on-the-verge bands. Like a secret society, celebs like Andre 3000 and Butch Walker would rub elbows with who's who of Atlanta's music biz, polishing off pints of Stella. However with the success of Metalsome Monday, (the live band, heavy metal karaoke night) the 10 High has evolved from a hipster den to a cover-happy theme bar. The Metalsome band does karaoke multiple nights a week while other themes like yatch rock or 80's night fill the room with hit-happy music lovers and those looking for a break from East Andrews. While it feels like a corporate-invaded-dive, the club has mastered the success formula--most nights are super-packed, and the bands are far-and-away the best cover acts in the city. Bring some rowdy friends, grab a drink and get ready to sing your ass off.
Different Than Dark Horse – If the typical Dark Horse crowd is not your thing, be relieved that the one downstairs at 10 High is completely different. Most of the people here are serious about the band theyve come to see. Ive noticed that with the renovations also came a much better selection of music.
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