We’ll have to wait two more years for what’s destined to be one of the best sports bars in town -- the 100-yard-long drinking station at Mercedes-Benz Stadium where the seats are rumored to vibrate. But since we’re not gonna hold out on drinking or losing games between now and 2017, we have to plan for today. Here’s the truest list you’ll find of ATL’s greatest game-time gathering places with lots of food eating, beer guzzling, and more.
The cost of game-watching inside the flashy, big numbers-displaying building near Philips, the Dome, and the soon-coming Mercedes-Benz Stadium ain’t cheap, but neither is Downtown real estate or the TableTender that lets you pour your own brew. Recent upgrades to the system include high-res, Wi-Fi-enabled iPads for food ordering, watching web videos of “just about anything,” and pulling up apps like Bleacher Report and Uber.
One of the most energetic and economical choices, Dugans feels like a motorcycle club and a sports bar got together and had a love child. Open since 1982, the wings are legendary, the crowd is crunk, and the drinks are made for shit-talking a rival fan and/or helping you get over a loss. And do remember, this is ATL. We lose often, but we eat and drink like winners daily!