Nightlife impresarios Michael Krohngold and Scott Strumlauf opened the original Tongue & Groove in 1994 in the former Buckhead Village. As NEWSWEEK magazine so aptly described the club, “it’s named for the wooden floors and what happens on them”. Named Best new nightclub by ATLANTA magazine at the time, it has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Robb Report, Atlanta magazine, DJ Times, and Nightclub & Bar magazine amongst others, and most recently on TMZ network television and online at E Entertainment news.
Thirteen years of continuous operation in the same location earned them a reputation for delivering a lasting, world-class nightlife experience. Tongue & Groove (T&G) attributes their ongoing success to staying relevant on a number of fronts in the marketplace. A constant evolution in music has seen DJs over the years play dance music ranging from pop to techno to hip hop to EDM, and Latin salsa to swing. A dress code that at one time required sports coats for gentlemen, now acknowledges that jeans and sneakers are fashion forward. The constant upkeep and redesign of the interior, coupled with a desire to stay on the leading edge of technology, keeps the club fresh. In the true spirit of hospitality, a team mentality with regards to staffing couples 20-year veterans with hot young rookies behind the bar, sexy social media mavens serving cocktails, and good coaching from behind the scenes.