Duluth is a suburb of Atlanta, about 25 miles outside the hustle and bustle of the big city. Named "One of the Best 100 Cities in America" by "Reader’s Digest" in 2011, the city lies along Interstate 85 and has access to cultural activities, but it is also a quiet and unassuming haven for residents. The area offers a wide variety of family-friendly activities, including nightclubs for teens who are looking for a safe place to dance and have fun with friends.
Wild Bill's claims to be America's largest dance club and concert hall. Throughout the week, it is an adult club with occasional live music performances. On Sunday nights, it shifts its focus and opens its doors to teens of all ages. No alcohol is served on teen nights, and no smoking is allowed in the main room. Since the club is open to minors on these nights, adults 18 and older are not permitted unless they are accompanying a child or family member. Teens do not need to be accompanied by an adult to attend. Snacks are served, including pizza, candy and soft drinks.
In Snellville, about 23 minutes from Duluth, Eastside Station offers teens 18 and up a place to dance, play games and socialize with friends on certain nights of the week. The club offers a dedicated pool night and karaoke night, which are both open to those 18 and older. Though alcohol is served in the club, only those of legal drinking age can partake. Teens can enjoy the game rooms, pool tournament, darts or singing karaoke with friends. A large menu is also available, including appetizers, salads and entrees like burgers and pizza.
Located in Atlanta, about a half an hour away, the Opera Nightclub is open to teens 18 and older. The club offers entertaining DJs weekly, broadcasts live on Hot 107.9 and occasional live concerts. Ladies get in free twice a week, and men get reduced admission once a week.
Teens who love Latin music will enjoy dancing the night away at La Rumba in Atlanta. Teens 18 and older are admitted but cannot drink, and admission is free once a week. DJs host special events throughout the week, and live performances are sometimes held on the weekends. A dress code is enforced, and everyone is encouraged to "dress to impress." Clothing like shorts, plain T-shirts, tank tops and baggy pants will prevent guests from being admitted.
My Brother's Keeper Teen Center
Everyone 21 and under is invited to My Brother's Keeper Teen Center in Atlanta. The center promises a "guaranteed hangover" -- from all the fun, since no alcohol is served. Teens can dance all night long, since the center stays open. The center is also open for private parties, so teens can customize their own event for a birthday or another special occasion.