Food & Drink

Philips Arena seriously steps its game up

Named after the Hawks' primary hue that colorblind fans thought was brown until right now, RED is a $2 million, terraced restaurant & bar open to all ticket holders during games and special events, and offering full court visibility from every seat, a menu that Buckhead Life consulted on, and a wood-topped, Ciroc-sponsored bar with a glass centerpiece that operates like a flat lava lamp, so be sure to bring your flat ELO 8-tracks. Since you'll never look like Marvin Williams anyway, unless you are in fact Marvin Williams (in which case, thanks for reading, Marvin Williams!), tip off your meal with extremely healthy apps like BBQ brisket sliders, cayenne mac 'n cheddar bites, and shrimp & super-lump crab cakes, before moving to locally farmed beef eats like the signature pepper steak burger made with a 1/2lb of Angus sirloin, or the 3/4lb, bone-in filet mignon. Just in case the Gin Blossoms play a concert, there's a full bar to help you cope via signature cocktails like the Sprite/ Hennessy/ Ciroc "Black Peach", plus suds like Red Brick, Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy, Terrapin Hopsecutioner, and others on a tap roster that numbers in the teens, even though everyone knows the '70s is where it's at, man.