Monday, July 4, 2011

Magic City (Atlanta, GA)

Quality of Dances (6.5/20) – You know there won't be much grinding since these are just table dances right out in the open, but there's still lots of friction and the girls don't mind if you touch their hips or legs.  You'd have to be insane or at least dropping insane amounts of cash to try to push your luck in this place though.

Quality of Dancers (10/10) – If you like black women, you're in luck, because Magic City has some of the hottest in the world.  It's packed wall-to-wall with girls who look like they just stepped out of a T.I. video. I've always wondered why Atlanta rappers all love strip clubs so much, but the talent in this place removes the mystery.

Number of Dancers (8/10) –  Despite the fact that Magic City can get packed with customers on weekends and Monday nights, there are always still more than enough dancers working the crowd. Even my table of white guys got plenty of love.

Variety/Diversity of Dancers (1/5) – The dancers are about as diverse as the customers, which is to say not very.  There are a few Latinas mixed in, but this place is almost exclusively a black club.  There is at least plenty of size variation, with everything from model thin to car show model thick represented in full force.

Attitude of Dancers (7/10) – These ladies are really friendly, and most seem to genuinely enjoy trying to one-up each other on stage. The music is loud, so interaction can be difficult, but just seeing dancers have fun like this adds so much to a strip club experience.

Value (3/10) – Magic City is not the place to go if you're trying to ball on a budget.  The dances and beers aren't too bad at $10 and $6, respectively, but the $20 cover is ridiculous and you shouldn't even bother to sit at the stage unless you're dropping stacks of cash. Every person that I saw sit at the stage was burning through money, and when no one was making it rain, the stageside seats were empty. You just don't sit up there to spend $5 per song. And don't bother to replenish your funds at their ATM, because the 10% surcharge is practically theft. Some of the stage action is almost worth it though.

Dance Setup (0/10) – You'll get your dance wherever you are.  If you're lucky, that will be a shitty chair towards the walls, but if you're here on a Friday, Saturday or Monday night, you'll more likely be standing. One girl took me to a chair by the stage, but you're on full display up there, so you might be self-conscious with a room full of guys watching you get a dance.  I could practically see thought bubbles above guys' heads saying "no way that white boy can handle that ass."

Club Setup (2/10) – There's a long, nice bar along the left hand wall, but it's not nearly big enough for the crowds that descend on this place at night.  A large, H-shaped stage takes up the middle part of the club, and there are a few shitty chairs around it for the big spenders.  Other than that, though, there are a few tables, but most of the crowd will end up standing when it's busy.  That wouldn't be great anywhere, but in a place where everyone gets table dances, it's particularly awful.

Club Atmosphere (3.5/10) – There were a few scary looking guys in the crowd, but overall, I never felt like I was in danger.  That may have been my own naiveté though, because one dancer whispered to me to "just be safe," and everyone around town seemed shocked when I said I was going here. Still, my own impression was that Magic City is a nice place to hang out, have a few drinks, and take in some scenery. I wouldn't get out-of-my-mind drunk in here, but that's not really ever a great idea in an unfamiliar club anyway. As long as you're respectful, you should have a solid time here.

Club Accessibility (4.5/5) – Magic City isn't in the greatest area, but it's right downtown by the bus terminal and isn't too far from Turner Field and the Holiday Inn.

Overall – Whether you realize it or not, you've almost certainly heard of Magic City if you've listened to any hip hop over the last 15 years.  This place is name dropped about as much as Biggie, and it's the home club for all of the Atlanta rappers including Big Boi of OutKast. Several guys helped to make strip clubs socially acceptable back in the 90's (Howard Stern, etc.), but Big Boi was really the guy who I remember making them cool. Maybe that's just false memories from a guy who wasn't even old enough to go to clubs when ATLiens came out, but that's how I remember it. And, if that's how you remember it too, then Magic City is a place that you won't want to miss. Otherwise, it's an above average club with blazingly hot black dancers and great stage action, but you might be better served going elsewhere if funds are limited or you're looking for quality lap dances.



  1. I'm eager to see MC whenever I make it to Atlanta. I think there should be room made for more tables so workers and clients alike can enjoy more table dances, but it sounds like MC is a place with blaring music where stripping (the pole dancing part) is a true-blue SHOW. At least, so I've heard. You watch the stage, tip generously, and throw in a couple drinks and dances, MC seems like a stage-oreiented place where the girls are entertainers and performers in the true sense of the word, not just girls half-assedly grabbing the pole while eyeing the clients whose wallets to rape later.

  2. This is Magic City posting this comment and we just want to let you know that we are listening/reading and we really do appreciate your feedback. After 26+ years in the business we take pride in staying tuned into our guests, with that being said, THANK YOU for all the nice things and we will work on the not so nice things :) Thanks again. Visit us on Twitter @Magiccityatl

  3. Magic City,

    Glad to hear you're paying attention to feedback and listening to your customers. That's a refreshing attitude that many strip clubs lack.

    I'll definitely be back.