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Byline: Rebecca Kleinman

Nomenclature Museum, an art gallery/lounge/ disco, is the latest addition to Atlanta’s nightlife.
“Atlanta needed a nice affordable atmosphere where a young, eclectic crowd could have a good time without dealing with stuffiness,” said owner Scott Pohl, who opened the club with three partners and a group of local artists.
A transformed old midtown bungalow, the new space is filled with red lights that illuminate a three-tiered bar. Wooden castings originally used for train parts decorate the walls. An art gallery made its debut during the September Atlanta Arts Festival, and performance art also flourishes.
From the black and red uniforms by local designer Bill Halman to the local fashionistas and art scene aficionados, the club is a feast for people-watchers and fashion observers. Since opening in July, word has spread fast, so expect long lines most nights. Cover varies depending on the entertainment, but drink prices are reasonable.
Nomenclature Museum is at 44 12th Street; (404) 874-6344; open 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., seven days a week.