by Sonny Ketelaar on
"Is it a restaurant?" Yes. "Is it a club?" Yes "But how could it be both?" I just didn't get the concept. But it's a typical Atlanta setup--the same thing you'll find at Strip or Dolce on a Friday night. People go early, grab a table, dinner and drinks and then stick around as the tables get removed from the center of the restaurant and convert to a dance floor. Another DJ upstairs and a patio roundout the restaurant/club transformation. Unfortunately, Luckie is the typical Atlanta club, which I don't like. Covers at ridiculously early times ($20 after 9:15), overpriced drinks ($10 for a well Lemon Drop, $15 for Ciroc & cran), chicks who think they are models (justifiably, from the 5 different club website photographers there) and guys who stand around ogling the multitude of women gettin' down but never joining in the fun. This is a great place to take out of towners who want to go "out" if they're not quirky enough to appreciate MJQ or Apache. Oh well, I went, I had fun and you can find me on one of those websites if you look hard enough!
by Andres Pease on
I love Smiles!! I live walking distance so I was so excited to have a new restaurant/bar open up nearby. Even before they were open I saw a "coming soon" sign and was eager to check this place out. I told myself...if the owner is nice I will support his business....if he is not nice...well.....not worth my time or money. And guess what? I really believe the owner Chris is such a great guy! He seems to be getting bad reviews on here about him and I'm not seeing why? Who else would give you lots of free drinks and food? Discounts and promotions all the time? Perhaps people have a personal issue with him...but all I see is a guy working hard to promote his business. They have an awesome happy hour from 7-9. That is the perfect time for me! It's later than most happy hours, so it gives you time to get ready after getting off work and not have to rush there. You can't beat the deals at this time. Also the food that I have tried has been great! The BEST part of smiles is they have great DJ's and my girlfriends and I love to tear it up on the dance floor! There are seriously NO places to really dance in the valley and I think this is their best asset. Friday and Saturday nights are great! You don't have to deal with paying a huge cover or trying to get on some pretentious guest list. If they do have a cover it is usually very minimal for a specific event....but I've never had to pay one. The only bad thing I'm seeing about Smiles is that you guys aren't there! Let's change that. : ) I wouldn't want my favorite local bar to have to close just because people haven't tried it yet. You can't beat what they offer in this area. I see "Off Kilt" and "Chimneysweep" packed and I just don't get it?? I payed $10 the other night at Off kilt for a vodka soda. Hello...it's a dive bar! Also neither of those places serve food or have dancing. This girl has the munchies and needs her energy for some serious dancing. : ) Oh! Also my fiance loves it because they have a ton of video games you can play. Even old school Nintendo that is always a ton of fun. Tons of great TV's too. No I don't work for Chris...I just want more people to hang at my fave local place. Hope to see you there!
by Eagan I. on
A must see just for the kitch factor. A piano bar that well, actually has a bar around the piano. Comes complete with classic old-tyme crooner and a giant martini glass for tips. I kept expecting to see a member of the Rat Pack come rolling thru at any moment. Bonus points go to the tender for totally nailing my freestyle cocktail order