Hot picks: 4 of the hottest underground parties this weekend in Atlanta


Atlanta's heating up this weekend, and, with the rising temps, comes even more ways to enjoy a hot night out on the town.

Become a part of Atlanta's nightlife inner circle by knowing where the hottest parties are happening this weekend. There's plenty to frequent —from luxurious pool parties to epic bar crawls.

Here are four of the top underground parties to attend this weekend:

Fete Drapo 

10 p.m., Thursday, May 18

Opera Nightclub

1150 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta

Mad Max of Team 8 Nation is celebrating Haiti's Flag Day full force by hosting Fete Drapo or Flag Party tonight at 10 p.m. Come out to dance to the sounds of four DJs playing Reggae, Afrobeat, Soca, Zouk and more. People of the Caribbean, from Barbados to Puerto Rico, are expected to fill the multi-level Opera Nightclub to commemorate the flag. Those over age 21 can get in for free before midnight by RSVPing here and bringing a flag. Otherwise, it costs $10 for general admission. The celebration lasts until 3 a.m.

Local brewery hosts ‘I Survived I-85 Party’

Pretty Girl Pool Party

11 p.m., Friday, May 19

The Atrium Event Center

5479 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain

Break out your swimsuit for the Pretty Girl Pool Party Rapper Yung Joc is hosting at The Atrium Event Center in the Poolside Lounge at 11 p.m. Friday. More than 50 celebrities were invited to the bash, so prepare to see some stars in the indoor heated pool area. There's a $5 entry fee for ladies and men get in the door for $10 until 1 a.m. You can also fill up on $5 beers and food for less than five bucks. Plan to swim, splash and party the night away until 4 a.m.

Silent "Trap" Party

9 p.m., Saturday, May 20

Warehouse,  258 Auburn Ave., Atlanta

Urban Fetes is throwing a one-of-a-kind event that gets party goers turnt without making sound. At the silent party, attendees choose what they're listening to through headphones. The unique experience in Edgewood will feature three live DJs spinning music including hip hop, reggae, R&B and top 40 hits that can only be accessed through a specific channel until the midpoint of the party. When midnight strikes, only trap music will be blasted. Those 21 and up can get in, but early bird tickets are already sold out. General admission tickets for $20 are available. Expect to trap out quietly until 2 a.m.

Super Hero Pub Crawl

4 p.m. Saturday, May 20

Diesel Filling Station,  870 North Highland Ave. Northeast, Atlanta

Unfurl your superhero cape and lay out your trusty spandex suit for a night of quirky fun at the Super Hero Pub Crawl happening 4 p.m. Saturday. Atlantans dressed up as vigilantes and villains will swoop into five different pubs in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood to "save Atlanta one drink at a time!" Tickets are on sale for $20- $30 online until Saturday. Tickets will also be sold at the event between 4- 10 p.m. Saturday at Diesel Filling Station. Admission also includes exclusive access to an after party and five rare super hero themed shots, such as "The Mystique" and "Peter Parker Punch."


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