Since 2003, the hometown party people known as The Natives (Marlon Nichols, Ronald Sims & Jodi Merriday) owned Thursday nights in The “A”. If you don’t believe me, ask Atlanta Magazine. They’re the ones in 2006 that credited The Natives with reigning over the “Best Thursday Night Party Spot” in the city. Fast forward three years and The Natives Thursday night party is still the place to be if you were born, bred, or just begat your buppie and your bling in ATown. But just like Bey did Jay, they’ve recently upgraded. The Natives got restless and moved on up to the Eastside (of Peachtree, that is).
Clockwise: Marlon Nichols, Ronald Sims, MiMi Gresham, Ms. Auburn & ATLien
The crowd grew up so the party followed. Gone is the old time bar/house party feel, replaced by the more upscale and ultralounge-ish sushi and ‘tini’s offered in the new digs at SHOUT restaurant (1197 Peachtree St .). It ain’t sididdy, just a lil’ more Diddy-ish. Valet is only $5.00 so the parking issue is straight. Adjacent to the new intown W Hotel location (old Colony Square to us old “A” heads), it’s the perfect place to start the evening as an adult dinner with friends and end it with an old-fashioned jook good enough to get…..something.….took. Spinning everything from Michael Jackson to T.I., Shout is now the place to go if your sexy side can’t help it that your grown side is jealous (and wouldn’t help it even if it could).
Jeans? Yes. Sneakers? No. Folk? Cool. Door? Free. Food? Great. Party? Hot!
So, skip the traffic and the congestion down the street and ‘round the corner this Thursday and go Shout it out. All of your sides will thank you.