May 11, 2018
Part of the sprawling Cosmo Lava complex, this three level Midtown club opened in 2001 and remains perennially popular, always drawing a crowd. It’s a place of obvious appeal the music is mainstream and unchallenging, mainly house and electro, and the atmosphere is fun and lively. The larger venue houses 6 bars over 3 floors, including VIP space, with four dance floors on offer so there’s plenty of space to party. The bar tenders whip up some of the best Martinis in Midtown and the décor ticks all the usual boxes. On the main floor there’s velvet seating, deep blue, mosaic patterned walls, and a working fireplace to stave off the chill. Downstairs there are the apparently now essential exposed brick walls, though the candle-lit bar is a nice touch and there are plenty of sofas if you need a place to flop with your drink and escape the throb of bodies. The third floor goes for the full on nightclub deluxe experience; floor to ceiling gold drapes, pale décor and lots and lots of sofas. The spacious decked terrace (or ‘Tropical Deck’ as they would have it) is a particularly nice place to sit, with sweeping views out over the city. The venue has a good track record of attracting top level DJ talent from Atlanta and beyond. The dress code varies depending on which part of the complex you are aiming at (Lava’s sister bar Cosmopolitan is stricter) but we’d still advise dressing the part if you don’t want to stick out among the attractive crowd for all the wrong reasons.