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553 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3416 (Morningside - Lenox Park)
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Ranked #1,171 of 3,485 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $7 - $10
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bar, Café, Bistro
Neighborhood: Morningside - Lenox Park
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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!
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English first
metro Atlanta
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Kennesaw, Georgia
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117 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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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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Additional Information about Red Light Cafe

Address: 553 Amsterdam Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3416
Phone Number: 404-874-7828
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Morningside - Lenox Park
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 10
Cuisine: American, Bar, Café, Bistro

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