Atlanta Sports Bars
When it comes to cheering on the Falcons, the Hawks, and the Braves, Atlanta fans know how to have a good time when a game’s on. We found the best bars to watch the game while enjoying that famous Southern hospitality. You’ll find many diverse options, as befitting a world-class city like Atlanta.
What: Sports and swankiness
Address: Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 760-8873
Description: A sports bar with a high-class feel that most don’t have. The menu features upscale options such as oysters and Maine lobster. Enjoy watching one of their many plasma screens while drinking a beer or sipping on a fine wine.
What: The state-of-the-art sports bar
Address: 300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: (404) 885-1472
Description: This modern pub features beer taps at every table. That’s in addition to the five bars you’ll find around the place. If you can’t find a beer here, you don’t want one.
Where: Little Five Points
What: European sports served with Southern hospitality
Address: 401 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 525-7799
Description: When it comes to football and baseball, you’re spoiled for choice. But when it comes to soccer and rugby, Atlanta’s best bar is the Brewhouse Cafe. Enjoy a game while drinking an American or European beer, as befitting an international venue.
What: Balancing coziness with a crowd
Address: 942 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 892-0892
Description: At this chain’s Midtown location you’ll find a bar that’s as large as it is cozy. There’s enough room for everyone showing up but the service can keep up with the crowd and the fireplace on the patio is great for winter weekends full of football. The menu is similarly extensive, filled with grub that’s just on the right side of gourmet.
What: Party in a mansion even if you don’t have a rich friend
Address: 3717 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 941-3081
Description: If you’re looking for space and room to explore, what better place than a mansion-turned-pub? Get a drink from the wraparound bar and head up to the second tier or out to the gazebo. They still have enough flat screens to cover the place, including an outdoor 300 inch TV.
Diesel Filling Station
Where: Virginia Highland
What: Sports and pop culture meet
Address: 870 N. Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: (404) 815-1820
Description: What actually was once a filling station is now a wild and wacky place where you can catch a Falcons game in the morning and join a Walking Dead viewing party at night. The food is dive bar brilliance, including their award-winning chili. There’s plenty of seating, including their outdoor patio.
Fado Irish Pub
What: Authentic Irish
Address: 273 Buckhead Ave. Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 841-0066
Description: Known as one of the most genuine and respected Irish pubs in Atlanta, this the place for both football and soccer (or as it’s called everywhere else: football). When you’re surrounded by cheering soccer fans eating shepherd’s pie, you may think you’ve found yourself on the other side of the Atlantic. That is, until you notice other people eating fish tacos
Mazzy’s Sports Bar & Grill
Where: North Fulton
What: Lots of screens and lots of games
Address: 10729 Alpharetta Hwy. Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 645-8576
Description: One of the four Mazzy’s locations, this is the place to play some games of your own while the athletes compete on the screen. Darts, billiards, and even poker are available for you to partake in. To keep your energy up, partake in some of their bountiful burgers, include “The MOAB” -- The Mother of All Burgers.
What: The quaint neighborhood hangout
Address: 180 Carroll St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 827-0434
Description: A family-owned bar in a developing arts district. You wouldn’t think this cozy little place would be a go-to for sports, but they’ve got the screens and packages to make sure you never miss a game. They are serious about pub food too, offering amazing wings and specialty burgers.
Where: Various locations
What: An off-the-chain chain
Description: You don’t usually see chains recommended in these lists, but after 35 years of servicing The South, Taco Mac has won a seat at the table. The sheer number of craft beers on tap put almost every other sports bars to shame. To complete the play, their hot wings are prized throughout Atlanta.