Continue to 17 of 40 below. I'm interested in knowing as well. Mary's pulls in the city's most eclectic crowd—a mix of men and women, mostly gay but with plenty of supportive heteros. The sides of plantains are a nice alternative if you're not so much for fries, and fried-chicken salad, Cubano sandwiches, and chili round out the menu. Gay bars and businesses have come and gone over the years to Ansley Square Shopping Center, a homo-frequented strip mall a bit north of Piedmont Park, with Midtown Moon the next to find a spot in this area. BJ Roosters in Midtown. But it's also a popular bar option, either for lighter snacking or drinking.
Strong drinks combined with all the usual trappings of a strip club—including poles, table dances, and back rooms—make this Westside spot a surprisingly popular draw for straight women, who have been known to go a little loco.
I shit you not, there are some dudes who have had the same profile picture in gay chat rooms for the entire time I have lived in Atlanta. But yeah overall things are pretty good here. There's pretty much a guy for every taste in this place, and it's a particularly fun adventure for a group of friends looking to celebrate, cut loose, and gawk at some lovely bodies.
In recent years, especially with Atlanta having lost some gay country bars, it's become a favorite dance spot with the gay country set on Country Dance Night Thursdays, and all night some Saturdays.