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Best Urban Music Club

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Royal Peacock Lounge

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Royal Peacock Lounge

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Halo Lounge

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Erosol aka Department Store (Permanently Closed)

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
SOHO (Compound)

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Apache Cafe

Runner-up: Echelon 3000 Ultra Bistro


1179 S. Hairston Road, Stone Mountain, 404-294-1820, www.echelon3000.com

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Apache Cafe

Runner-up
MJQ Concourse
736 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-870-0575, www.myspace.com/mjqconcourse

Best urban music club BOA Award Winner

Apache Cafe

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best Urban-Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Cenci (Permanently Closed)

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Sugarhill (Permanently Closed)
No other venue captures the sonic and cultural diversity of Atlanta like SUGARHILL, an urban hang suite where underground legends, Blackberry professionals and occasional pop stars shake their groove thangs to 4 a.m. Sugarhill reminds us that soul has always been a Southern thing, as a new generationmore...
No other venue captures the sonic and cultural diversity of Atlanta like SUGARHILL, an urban hang suite where underground legends, Blackberry professionals and occasional pop stars shake their groove thangs to 4 a.m. Sugarhill reminds us that soul has always been a Southern thing, as a new generation of crooners and sexy sirens gets funky and free during Tuesday night jam sessions hosted by soul mama Joi, featuring Little John and the Chronicle. An all-star lineup of DJs (Kemit, Salah Ananse, Jamad) offers a sweaty good time raising the roof with an alluring array of house, soul, dance and hip-hop. Beyond the music, the mixed-use venue also hosts poetry nights, comedy and fundraisers with a signature home-grown flair. less...

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Apache Cafe

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Club Vision (Permanently Closed)

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Apache Cafe

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Club Vision (Permanently Closed)
1068 Peachtree St. 404-874-4460 www.visionatlanta.com

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Apache Caf
When APACHE CAFE rose from the ashes of the legendary Yin Yang Cafe years ago, denizens of Atlanta's soul music scene predicted that the spot would also die. Almost one decade later, Apache is still alive and kicking. The secret of its success? Owners Asa and Karen Fain changed what didn't work [(checkmore...
When APACHE CAFE rose from the ashes of the legendary Yin Yang Cafe years ago, denizens of Atlanta's soul music scene predicted that the spot would also die. Almost one decade later, Apache is still alive and kicking. The secret of its success? Owners Asa and Karen Fain changed what didn't work [(check out the refurbished patio in the back) and kept the great spoken word, hip-hop, jazz and soul music flowing. less...

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Apache Cafe
Just behind the Varsity lies a place where soul, R&B and hip-hop got its beginnings in Atlanta. The APACHE CAFE has the cheap PBRs that you can find in East Atlanta, but it also features first-rate talent like power-piped Dionne Farris, indie rappers Sol Uprising, cocksure bassist Divinity and themore...
Just behind the Varsity lies a place where soul, R&B and hip-hop got its beginnings in Atlanta. The APACHE CAFE has the cheap PBRs that you can find in East Atlanta, but it also features first-rate talent like power-piped Dionne Farris, indie rappers Sol Uprising, cocksure bassist Divinity and the rock-meets-funk-meets-soul stylings of Whild Peach. The cozy venue has also played host to underground sensation MF Doom, the multi-personality masked man whose flow has disarmed an entire nation of plugged-in audiophiles. This is the official launching pad for soon-to-be-known black music in Atlanta. It may not look like much, but neither does CBGB. "64 Third St. 404-876-5436. www.apachecafe.info" less...

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best Urban Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
MJQ Concourse (Featured)

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Club 112
By now you may have heard: CLUB 112 is where the party doesn't stop until morning - as in, 8 a.m. Name-checked by Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris, and visited by (insert big-name rapper/R&B singer/ pro-athlete here), Club 112 is hip-hop's cash-only Studio 54. Late at night, the line is often five deepmore...
By now you may have heard: CLUB 112 is where the party doesn't stop until morning - as in, 8 a.m. Name-checked by Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris, and visited by (insert big-name rapper/R&B singer/ pro-athlete here), Club 112 is hip-hop's cash-only Studio 54. Late at night, the line is often five deep and 50-feet long. Neon - flashy as the crowd's fashions - flanks the DJ booth. VIPs look down on the headz, while everyone else watches the back of each other's heads. But even in a house packed with heavyweights, DJs 4play, J-Nice and Cowboy keep the mood light. "2329 Cheshire Bridge Road. 404-261-0155." less...

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Kaya Club & Bistro

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

AHOP (African House Of Peace)
840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. From the bamboo and tribal-mask-lined lobby to the Egyptian icons that flank the stage, the African House of Peace (or AHOP, as it's better known) is a unique encampment in Atlanta's West End. Located at the end of an alley marked only by a small sign on Ralph David Abernathymore...
840 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. From the bamboo and tribal-mask-lined lobby to the Egyptian icons that flank the stage, the African House of Peace (or AHOP, as it's better known) is a unique encampment in Atlanta's West End. Located at the end of an alley marked only by a small sign on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, AHOP serves primarily as a community theater/empowerment center. But the hot little room also has hopped to some major touring acts like KRS-One, who managed to blow up the place (literally and figuratively: his strong voice and street beats were a heavy load for the sound system). Whether hanging around AHOP for a musical act or to learn African dance and/or martial arts, you're in for an enlightening time, and maybe even a home-cooked meal (vegetarian dishes are sometimes on sale). less...

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Studio Central (Permanently Closed)
It's under-utilized, hard to find and impossible to reach by phone, but this quiet warehouse at the corner of Memorial and Central avenues in downtown hosts some great urban-music parties, from Chocolate Soul and Atlantis' Urban Symposium to a variety of raves, radio-sponsored dance parties and hip-hopmore...
It's under-utilized, hard to find and impossible to reach by phone, but this quiet warehouse at the corner of Memorial and Central avenues in downtown hosts some great urban-music parties, from Chocolate Soul and Atlantis' Urban Symposium to a variety of raves, radio-sponsored dance parties and hip-hop promotions. Not only large enough to accommodate a band stage/dance floor and a traditional DJ/club area, Studio Central also boasts a kitchen that often serves chicken wings and other delectables that help the crowd stay crunk. less...

Best Urban Music Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Kaya
One thing is true about Atlanta's urban music aficionados: We love clubbin'. In the ever-changing world of Atlanta's nightlife, Kaya has remained a constant for the past six years, consistently drawing the celebs (from Lennox Lewis to Goodie Mob) and the common man, with lines usually stretching outmore...
One thing is true about Atlanta's urban music aficionados: We love clubbin'. In the ever-changing world of Atlanta's nightlife, Kaya has remained a constant for the past six years, consistently drawing the celebs (from Lennox Lewis to Goodie Mob) and the common man, with lines usually stretching out the door and down Peachtree. Set lists rotate depending on the night, but the schedule is available online at www.kayaclub.com. less...

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