The definition for a honky tonk is “a cheap or disreputable bar, club, or dance hall, typically where country music is played”. No place better embraced this description than Southern Comfort, a restaurant and lounge south of Atlanta. The stage was set driving south on Moreland as you passed Striker’s Motorcycle club, Foxy Lady Lounge and Club Scorpion. You only knew you had reached your destination when you caught sight of a number of big rigs under a humble sign. It was a dive bar with a fantastic range of people, where folks came to dance, sing and forget their troubles, open for over thirty years. Inside those smoky rooms, I found some of the best characters Atlanta had to offer and the patrons found a place to belong, if for only a night.