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“Best Concert Venue in Atlanta”
Review of Variety Playhouse

Variety Playhouse
Ranked #42 of 298 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Variety has been my personal favorite venue for concerts for a long time. They get really good names and a good mix of styles. Some of the performers I've seen here are: Baba Maal, God Speed! You Black Emperor, Adele, Adrian Belew, Bill Frisell, Grinderman and most recently The Residents. Not a bad seat in the house, always good sound, full bar and convenient to pre-show and post-show food/drink options.

Thank Tim V
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's an old school house of about 400 seats. So, the sound is great and the sight lines are pretty straight forward. The beer lines get long but the service people behind the bar have a great attitude and move them along nicely. The smokers' alley could use some coverage for rain even if it were some umbrella's (I'm sure the beer vendors would be willing to provide them). Plenty of cool bars and eateries in the area.

Thank Americana29
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

One of my favorite places to see a show because every seat is so close to the stage. The space in front of the stage is open to dance and is often packed, which makes the first row of seating unattractive to me since there is no separation between the thrashing bodies and people in seats.
Small lobby with some food and drinks. Fairly small seating downstairs and small balcony section. Bathrooms are upstairs. Parking can be a challenge on the street (pay at the kiosks) or in one of the small lots or free on residential streets further away. Bring your street smarts with you, there have been several armed robberies in this neighborhood over the years. Don't let it keep you away, but be aware.

1  Thank Bijoux404
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

It's a great place to catch a concert. The small venue provides an excellent experience. Go plenty early to catch what little parking there is - but no worries, just catch a dinner or drink at one of the many nearby establishments. The place isn't the cleanest in the world, but hey - it's a concert:)

Thank ATLBuckeyeGirl
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is a bit of an old-school theater. It feels a little dated which just adds to it's charm. The pit is always open for standing room, the acoustics are very good, and the crowd is usually excellent. They have a very good selection of beers, and some light food. Overall, if there is a band you want to see, and they are performing here...go. Skip the ticket service charges by going to the box office to purchase.

Thank GreenBiners
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