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Atlanta king Big Boi recently gave FirstWeFeast a breakdown of all his favorite late night spots in the A. When your night doesn’t start until 11pm, you know it’s going to be a long one. These days, though, 1/2 of Outkast likes to keep things more mellow — and he still swears by strip club food.

“Strip clubs have got some of the best food,” Big Boi says. “Magic City or The Cheetah might have the best kitchens. [But all of them usually] serve everything from lobster to steak. You know what I’m saying?” It’s an all-inclusive trip.

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How the night starts:

Big Boi says: “Ok, typically, I don’t start my night until 10 or 11. But if you start at 6 or 7, nine times out ten, you’ll want to go to a strip club. You might want to start somewhere like Blue Flame Lounge (1097 Harwell Rd NW #303, 404-794-1446). It’s real underground—the underbelly of Atlanta.

When it’s time to hit the club:

Big Boi says: “If you really want to hop around and go to a regular club, which I don’t really particularly like, you could go to The Compound (1008 Brady Ave NW, 404-400-5061). That’s a club where a lot of people come to. There’s an inside and outside, a good DJ, and good music. Then after that, you could probably go to another strip club. You can go to Magic City for a little bit, where all your dreams come true like Disney World. They close at around 3. Or you can head over to the Pink Pony (1837 Corporate Blvd NE, 404-634-6396), because it’s not far. They open an hour later [than Magic City]. That’s more club and more of a mixed crowd.”

When the munchies kick in:

Big Boi says: “You can go to Cafe Intermezzo (1065 Peachtree St NE, 404-355-0411), which is a real cool little spot [in Midtown]. It’s got a pretty special menu, a lot of desserts, and whatnot. If you don’t want that, you can always go to Waffle House.”

When everything is a wrap and night has turned into an early morning:

Big Boi says: “If you want food super-super late—like 6, 7 in the morning—and don’t want Waffle House, there’s a place called R. Thomas (1812 Peachtree St NE, 404-881-0246). The menu has everything from quesadillas to French toast, and it’s all organic. A lot of vegans go there. You might even catch [noted hip-hop vegan] Jermaine Dupri. He definitely knows about R. Thomas.” (Photo: Yelp/Arianna S.)

CHECK OUT THE FULL ATL NIGHTLIFE GUIDE AT FIRSTWEFEAST

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