Mike Edge started his second career at Cabbies in Rockdale, moved on to one of the most successful night clubs in Georgia, and then fittingly found himself back where it started.
After six and a half years in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 18 more with the Rockdale Sheriff’s department, Edge took his enjoyment for entertainment and decided to bring the nightlife to Rockdale.
Years after serving as a jack-of-all trades at Cabbies, and then as a General Manager at Wild Bills in Duluth, Edge and fiancée Nancy Scott decided to open a bar of their own.
Last year the couple purchased what was once Cabbies and in June opened up The Edge nightclub, located on 1381 Iris Dr.
"We decided we’d give this a shot," Edge said. "Last year we spent probably six months of prep time deciding where to open, this, that and the other. "Our idea is to have an adult safe environment."
Both drink and food are available at the nightclub, which offers different events each night they are open.
On Wednesday night The Edge hosts Open Jam night featuring a full band setup, allowing guitarists, drummers, keyboardists, singers to come and show their stuff. Thursday is ladies night, with various specials available for the fairer sex, and is also dance night. The Edge hosts bands on Friday night, karaoke on Saturday and is available for parties on Sundays.
"Every night we draw pretty much a different crowd," Edge said.
The Edge never charges cover for the military and every night is industry night, allowing those with server’s permits or an industry paystub to enjoy drink discounts and no charge on the nights there is a cover. The bar is open to 18-and-up and only charges cover for bands or special events, such as Comedy night on Sept. 19.
The smoke-free bar is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. until close. The Edge is open Wednesdays until 2 a.m., Thursdays until 2 a.m., Friday until 3 a.m., Saturday until 1:30 a.m. and on Sunday until midnight.