That rowdy, raucous, fairly priced game place your friends have told you about
When the EPL plays, Fado opens early. When you’re getting off work and need bar snacks, they’ve got fish tacos and more for $6 an order. On Fridays they have $2.50 beer specials and $5.50 cocktails. Obviously soccer rules (like it does in Atlanta right now anyway), so it’s best to get in there sooner, but for those few months off they still keep a running calendar of sports events, and if you’ve never watched a game or match in the 20 years the Dublin-inspired franchise has been in Atlanta, believe that it gets Beyonce-level apeshit.
A sports bar gone gastro
Football -- and every other sport -- doesn’t need to be fancy (aside from equestrianism), but the food can be the exception that makes you appreciate a restaurant’s good sportsmanship. B&B takes this route -- obviously, it’s in Alpharetta -- but does it in an approachable manner that applies freshly baked bread to sandwiches like The Landlady, which is a pork belly banh mi, with ginger-chili mayo, or The Underwood, which employs Big-Green-Egg-smoked house pastrami. There’re plenty more available, but you’re here to watch competitions, so the clean design of the white painted brick walls neatly lined with screens makes it easy to focus. Oh, and brew? There’s plenty (18 drafts; 30+ bottles), and it’s always being updated, so that Wicked Weed, Monday Night, or Creature Comforts sipper you love might be replaced with something even more local and delicious soon.