3179 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 231-4223
Moondogs Old Side
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
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10/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is a cool little place in the middle of Buckhead. The area is really safe, and on Thursday Nights it is College Night. I love going there on Thursday's because in that same block there are 2 or 3 other bars so we can mix it up depending on what kind of music I want to listen to, and also its close to my apartment to thats always good.
06/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Certainly a good place to go if you are on a budget. their beer specials are good. I didn't quite like the fact that on a Saturday night it was a bit over crowded. However, if you are looking to have lots of drinks, play beer pong and be in a very college atmosphere, this is the place for you
I am from a small town in Virginia and compared to our local hangout Moondogs just blew us away! My friend moved to Atlanta about a year ago and is about to get married so all of her friends met in Buckhead to shop and have a Bachelorette party we could never forget! Moondogs is massive! It has two sides we were hanging out at . One was a big main bar where they had a juke box and the other was a dance floor with stage, lights, and even a pole in the corner! We partied and danced like we havn't in years and it was a night we won't forget! Can't wait to come back and visit.
My girls and I had a ladies night out last night and Moondogs gave us a night to remember. The bartenders Mac and Andy treated us so well it was like we had known them for years. It isn't every night out that a bartender is nice, funny, and can make a mean drink. Between the two of them we tried out about four different red bull bombs that were better than any jager bomb I'd ever had. Once we were ready we went over to the dance floor and had so much fun our faces hurt from smiling. Can't wait for the next girls night out!
These guys run a sweet no limit poker game! Every Tuesday and Thursday they have game running, and if you get there early enough,before the game starts like around 8, you get extra chips for buying drinks that you get to use in the game. Also, if you buy drinks not only do you get free chips but also get free chicken wings. So, let me put this together for you, the poker tournement is free to play, if you're drinking you get extra poker chips and free chicken wings! If you play well and get a little lucky you win Cash for first second and third place, $50, $30, and $20 in cash, not bar cash! The staff is firendly and they pour some big drinks. I'm new to the area and am so glad I found this place! Thanks and I will be back for more!
Don't get me wrong, I love this place. Still wish this bar the best. My girlfriend and I have been coming here for over 8 years. We have two happily married friends who met here. would still be coming here, and love hanging with the staff outside this venue, but it has forgooten what made Moondogs the destination spot. Just hate it when places sell out. It has more of a corporate feel now. Have been in the industry, and this was always a place for me and my coworkers to go and chill. Girlfriend and I were regulars, and friends with the staff and still are close with them. From the heavy smoke, to the hard core rap music (really, they play hard core rap here now), and the new poker format this place has lost its relaxed late night atmosphere. Long time favorite Turner, has moved on and been replaced as the pit boss for poker. And man has it suffered. What used to be a fun group of players is now replaced by hooligans and loiters. Had a great time with the few faces I recognized but could tell they were frustrated with the seedy element now at the tables. An elderly woman, who the table recognized as a regular bother, kept miss dealing and spilled her drink all over my lap and the cards multiple times. Huge pain to us and the table. Still hang with the old regulars, who now frequent irby ave., and they moved on from what was once a great spot to chill and play cards. What happened to a dress code here? Was once unable to enter with my hat on side ways. Now I find at my table hoods, and sun glasses. Really? It is free poker. We are here to mingle and have a good time. Love the extra poker chip idea they have installed. Miss the old regular players who no longer want to deal with the scum bags that occupy the tables now. Understand their frustration. the smoke level is intolerable here. Quit smoking 4 yrs ago but you would never know that by the odor I keep after leaving this place. My girlfriend and I are now in our late twenties and what used to be a fun spirited dance floor is now filled with gansta rap and she and her friends hate it now. Would rather deal with the crowd at Red Door, 5P then get dragged on to this meat party. Who listens to this ridiculous crap. Not college students, or the regulars. Have a bunch of wanta bs on the stage standing around eyeing all the girls. Cant even get to the bar with these loiters hanging around not even dancing. What is this Bar Atlanta? Worked out so well for that place. Prefer my girl to stay off the dance side and not get rubbed up on by these shady individuals. Miss this place and the staff, but lack of dress code, aided by the frequent riff raff leave me to continue to miss this place. It pains me to give it only three stars, but also it pains me even more with the forgotten chill factor and hangout this was. Table 3 no longer.
Full belly, left satisfied from Chops. Went stumbling up the stairs to Moondogs with my buds and colleges!!! Opened a tab and drank. Had to call my wife and told her about this great bar we had been missing out on. She hung up on me. So I continued to drink and party. Met some great folks, and saw some beautiful ladies... please don't tell my wife. Relaxing, and cutting up with the staff. The big Irish bartender was a blur. Fastest bartender I have seen in all my Forty-plus years. Who knows. Tall ice-cold drink was excellent. Bought him a shot and was surprised he did one with us, so we did another. No fear. That was good. Extensive library of music on the jukebox. Played some Petty, Stones, and Foo. Blared that music and kept on rocking. Would have stayed all night if they didn't ask me to leave. Will be back for poker on Tuesday to check it out, and bring my wife so she can drive me home. But she may end up leaving with the bartender. Luck of the Irish!!!
This place has rocked for years in the Atlanta scene. Been in the service industry for sometime, and this place delivers the goods. Living in California for the last 2 yrs. and every time I come back I get recognized by the staff and they know my drink. Very few places can keep such great people together. My fiance and I,who I met here, have told friends in LA about Moondogs, and every time they come in town, they had a blast. Besides having a MMA fight on, smoke, and Nickleback playing this place is very consistent. My girls love it, and don't have to deal with the typical goons of East Andrews and posers of Buckhead. You know who you are with your hats on side ways, and Affliction shirts. Grow up, or stay the outside the perimeter. If Moondogs played their cards right and had a stricter dress codes this would be the elite bar scene of Atlanta. From celebrities to famous athletes you never know who you may run into. This bar is a survivor. Buckhead can try and change and pretend, but Moondogs will always remain. Cheers to Moondogs for keeping it real.
07/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Ive been here a couple times within the past couple years and even though the location and building seem cool this place is not a fun . Im a very easy going fella and must say everytime I have gone here with a couple friends which include a couple hot girls, dudes have tried to start fights out of nowhere. The kids starting these hankie pankie fights as I would call it look like they just stepped out of math class at your old high school. The bouncer one of the times was actually very cool and said after kicking the two sissy boys out that he was really surprised they tried to start a fight with such a big guy as myself, I laughed and said ""well, what do ya expect, their just wannabe punks"", he laughed and said man your right! He said he was glad to see that I threw one of em across three tables, apparently that kid needed his clock cleaned! Well, hope this helps in your decision but honestly I would go elsewhere say like Fados or and of the East Andrews establishments for a more mature professional crowd. Good luck!
02/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've been been in town for about a year now and luckily through a friend found out about Moondogs. It's a great bar, and l love some poker. Moondogs has the best Texas Holde'm Tournaments in town. It's free to play, if you're drinking you get extra chips for play and get free appetizers, and they pay out cash for 1st, 2cnd, and 3rd place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The bar tenders are fast and friendly and the value of the drink is excellent. Instead of throw away plastic cups their drinks are served in pint glasses. If you're a beer drinker the pitcher prices are awesome and the variety is pretty good too. I've met a couple hot ladies on the hoppin dance floor where they play all the new hip hop and the oldie but goodies. If you havn't been to this place check it out. You are bound to a great time! Thanks Moondogs!!
ps, Check out the goldfish cheeseburgers outside the bar, soooo good.
02/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to a lot of places in my travels and I'm here to say that this place is the ""REAL DEAL""! How great it it to go somewhere that provides such outstanding value and service. Another great thing is that it's not chock full of pretenders and posers like you find @ other places. The staff here couldn't be nicer, especially the Doormen! Always a good crowd with lots to do....2 thumbs up !!
01/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This might be the most illegit fake 'bar' in Atlanta. They are obviously scamming people just to make money. If you are from the Buckhead area and want to hang out with fun, business like people as myself, AVOID THIS PLACE. It's more of a immature, first time drinker high school party. Everyone seemed to be underage; so, if statutory forced intercourse is on your agenda, indulge, Moondogs will not let you down!!