Both The Red Phone Booth and Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium are two of the most defining locations of Atlanta night life to me. Does that make me lame? Maybe, but probably not.

A good choir girl armed with darts.

Why Should I Go Here?

Sister Louisa’s isn’t a speakeasy, but it’s fun as fuck to go to. It’s irreverent and iconoclastic, but that’s part of the fun!

So I’ve heard

Sister Louisa’s has an backstory for itself that they elaborate on much better than I ever could. The story involves a wayward nun by the name of “Sister Louisa” who left her convent to start this bar. And what a bar it is.

The interior decoration is a bit haphazard, but the attraction of the place is in its humor. They have free ping pong tables to satisfy all of your drunk ping pong/beer pong needs on the second floor.

If you go on a Wednesday night, you can participate in one of the most unique karaoke nights you’ll ever experience. Although the karaoke song list is limited compared to a professional karaoke bar, the music is played live by a skilled organ player.

A man in plaid sings Alanis Morisette to live organ music

If you’re not the type who’s brave enough to take the neon “Fuck Fear” sign seriously enough to stand up and sing in front of a crowd, Sister Louisa’s offers audience members choir robes for you who want to sing along. It adds a layer of fun and interaction you don’t always get from karaoke.

Some girl in a choir robe during karoke night.

Can I Take Clients Here?

I mean, I did…but it has to be a certain type of client. They have to have a good sense of humor and be willing to put up with the atmosphere of this place.

Where it is:

Sister Louisa’s lives in Edgewood at 466 Edgewood Ave SE.

You know you’re in the right place when you find the box for “prary quests” on the front door.

Reservations?

No such thing at Sister Louisa’s.

Price:

Very cheap.

What To Wear:

Whatever you feel like. Anything more than casual will feel overdressed.

What To Drink:

Sister Louisa’s is known for their sangria. The sangria flows like the rivers of the Nile bringing a similar degree of culture with it.

Sister Louisa’s isn’t the place to go if you want to drink anything except swill that’s cheap and will get you quick drunk. If you feel like drinking beer and having a wild night, check out this dive. It’ll be worth your time.

Atmosphere:

Sister Louisa’s has a somewhat edgy, but playful milieu. If you take your religious beliefs seriously, you’ll probably find Sister Louisa’s low-key offensive. If on the other hand, you have a healthy sense of humor that will allow you to laugh a the more performative aspects of Christian religion, you’ll probably have a good time here.

The interior decoration is a bit haphazard, but not dirty. You won’t forget that you’re in a dive bar, but you’ll be having too much fun to care about the rough edges if you don’t appreciate that sort of thing.

TL;DR Verdict:

Sister Louisa’s checks a lot of boxes for me personally. It’s a bar that doesn’t take itself or anything else seriously. Nothing and nobody is special at Sister Louisa’s.

Sister Louisa’s encourages everyone who enters to take the advice of the glowing pink neon sign on the second floor that says “Fuck Fear”. This bar wants their visitors to step out of their shell and learn to laugh at themselves. If you’re not having the kind of day where you’re in the mood to do that, maybe go to Hard Rock Cafe or something instead.

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