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Red Light Cafe

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Morningside - Lenox Park
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553 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3416
404-874-7828
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7:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Since its inception in 1992, Red Light Cafe has been Atlanta's Living Room...
Since its inception in 1992, Red Light Cafe has been Atlanta's Living Room - a comfortable, familiar place to enjoy food, drink, and live music & entertainment with friends. 20 years later, Red Light Cafe is now under new management, and we've refreshed almost everything - new furniture, new menu, new craft beer selection, full bar, fresh coat of paint, a new sound system, and more!Wednesday nights are still the longest-running Open Mic in Atlanta, and Thursday nights will always be the best acoustic bluegrass jam in town.And new for 2013 - Every other Sunday is Kitty Love's Sultry Sunday - some of the finest Burlesque Atlanta has to offer!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great live music

We went to hear New York's Rachel Zylstra play. Cover was $10. This is a great place to hear live music. My husband had a few beers. There was one he wasn't particularly fond of and they took it back easily. We also ordered bbq and cheddar pie. It was surprisingly good. It came with an equally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2013
Everellie
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went to visit this place on Saturday night. Cover charge of $30 to enter for the live music. Would take credit card but wants to charge me $4.00 for the charge. First of all, an upcharge for a taking a VIsa card is illegal. Second a credit card fee is about 3% not 13%. I have reported this place to... More 

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Thank M R
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice venue in a great location to midtown. Cozy, intimate place to see live shows. Came to see Virginia Schenck with her band on 3/7/15. The singer and band were on fire with fun, upbeat sets!! Large selection of libations. Great place to be able to see and hear up close. We did not come to eat but rather for... More 

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Thank EHanson2013
metro Atlanta
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

I visited the Red Light Cafe for the first time to see Leo & Anto (of the Saw Doctors/Waterboys) last night. Really love this place. Cool, intimate setting with a small stage at the front corner. Convenient, easy to find location. Parking was not an issue the evening I visited, even though it's in Midtown. Adequate sound. Lighting was a... More 

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Thank ladytez
Atlanta, Georgia
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We went to hear New York's Rachel Zylstra play. Cover was $10. This is a great place to hear live music. My husband had a few beers. There was one he wasn't particularly fond of and they took it back easily. We also ordered bbq and cheddar pie. It was surprisingly good. It came with an equally decent salad. I... More 

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Thank Everellie
Smyrna, Georgia
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238 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Red Light is not so much a cafe as venue for unique musicians to perform while you drink a beer or coke and munch on very basic food/snacks. This small places hold something like a 100 people with everything focus on the stage rather then TV's or the bar. Nothing fancy almost lawn furniture seating but if your musician or... More 

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2 Thank riceland
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

We had such a great time. The place was packed, but the bartender was really good and on top of it. It is a listening room, so no table service. We ordered from the bar and they brought the food to us. The sound was great and no interruptions. Looking forward to going again.

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Thank Sarasmile0322
Atlanta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

Doorman never looked up from his paper. Just said " Seven each" . As we entered he didn't even try to move his little desk over so my wheelchair could get through. Food not good, limited to ham / turkey sandwiches , very basic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 553 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3416
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Neighborhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
  • Phone Number: 404-874-7828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 10
  • Cuisine: French, American, Cafe

Description

Since its inception in 1992, Red Light Cafe has been Atlanta's Living Room - a comfortable, familiar place to enjoy food, drink, and live music & entertainment with friends. 20 years later, Red Light Cafe is now under new management, and we've refreshed almost everything - new furniture, new menu, new craft beer selection, full bar, fresh coat of paint, a new sound system, and more!Wednesday nights are still the longest-running Open Mic in Atlanta, and Thursday nights will always be the best acoustic bluegrass jam in town.And new for 2013 - Every other Sunday is Kitty Love's Sultry Sunday - some of the finest Burlesque Atlanta has to offer!
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?