Atlanta >Arts & Entertainment > Blake's
227 10th St, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030933.781729 -84.379875
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Midtown
BIG DISSAPOINTMENT – CONS= PARKING, AIR CONDITIONING, VERY DANGEROUS LOOKING PEOPLE SINCE LAST TIME I WAS THERE , THIS IS A PLACE TO HOOK UP NOT TO GO AND HAVE FUN WITH OUT SOME BODY TRYING TO TAKE YOU TO BED.
Great Bartenders, Good Show, and nice place to hangout – I used to live in ATL and make it a one time a year thing to visit ATL and all the bars. I just love to hang out at Blake's and watch the shows. Parking is usually a little tight, but if you know your way around you can find some close street parking. The bartenders are great, especially Andrea (my girl). There is usually a good crowd, and a line for the restrooms, but the place is always great fun!!
Midtown gay institution delivers a laid-back scene and people-watching at happy hour. – In Short
Blake's, which boasts some of the cutest and friendliest bartenders in town, holds strong as the neighborhood boy bar, located a stone's throw from Piedmont Park and a few steps from the historical Atlanta gay epicenter of 10th and Piedmont. While a DJ spins the latest tunes and TVs showcase sexy video clips, flocks of 20- and 30-somethings mix and mingle with an unbeatable view of the street action. Nightly events such as karaoke and drag shows keep the place hopping. An upstairs screened porch provides a break from the exploits inside. Packed top to bottom early in the evening for Happy Hour and later on weekends, crowds get younger as the night ages and the more established clientele take it to the house. This watering hole is great for early nights and as a warm-up to an evening on the town It's also a convenient place to duck in for drinks after an afternoon in the park.
Awesome place to go with friends! – I enjoy the atmospher! I have met tons of wonderful people! I am there every wednesday night!!! Its a great local place to go to!!!
Avoid this place! – I used to be a regular customer until recently. The drinks are over priced. You can go to Burkharts, Bellissima, Oscars or Heritic and drink $2 / $3 dollars cheaper!
The place is filthy and the bathrooms are so nasty that some guys go outside the building to relieve themselves!!!
The food was good until recently everything tasted like it was left over. The hamburgers are never cooked fully and sometimes come frozen inside. I mean I like my burgers well to medium not raw.
I went with some of my Lesbian friends and they where treated very badly. I could not find any sign of a manager and it seemed like the bartenders where drinking ( partying ) more that the patrons.
Atlanta offers much better than this so check out the alternatives before giving over your money to this place.
Good location, hot bartenders, average food, mean drag queens – Great location!! This place is just around the corner from my house, and I take my guest there for night caps when I am feeling lazy. The bartenders are good looking and the atmosphere is cool. The shows can be hard to see sometimes but Kitty is great! The largest down side to the place is the fat drag queen Ruby Red.
She is mad at her own mama...(why is she still working there?), anyway check it out if you can when Kitty is working, its worth it.
ONE OF (MA)Diversities MEETING PLACES – Blakes is a good place to have a drink or two if you like really crowed places. You can find some of our community in Blakes at any given time. Who is our community, only the NEWEST ATLANTA LGBT COMMUNITY IN METRO ATLANTA """"""""""""""""""""""""(MA) DIVERSITY you can find us in Meetup under LGBT FRIENDS. Blakes has a variety of drag shows on the weekends, and special eventing throughout the year by various communities and groups.
Great Entertainment! – My friend convinced me to go here and I must say it is a great place to hang out! Drinks are strong and the entertainment is great the music is great it is all good! Parking can be a hassle but it is worth it is you want to do something different. The bartender "Leslie" is fantastic, she makes the best drinks and has good convo for you if you are not watching a show! I love Ruby Red, not P.C. and that is what I love! !
Hands Down Best Bar – I just moved to Atlanta a little over a year ago and have ventured into all of the gay/lesbian bars. Blake's is the only bar where not only are all of the bartenders hot but they are always smiling and treat everyone the same no matter how rude some customers can be. If you're ever intown this is definitely the bar to go to no matter what your taste is.
Reminds me a lot of a straight bar. – Maybe it's because there's a lot of straight folks or maybe it's because the guys don't seem to be interested in other guys. Overall, it's a nice place once you get past the mobile-home-looking side of it. It looks and feels like a classy straight bar. There's some people there alone but not really recommended for solo barhopping. Younger crowd fo' shizzle. There's lines for the bathroom but I think you'd be pretty drunk to use a bar bathroom anyway. That's just me though. No dance floor so no dancing here.
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