Plan your Atlanta Falcons pregame like a pro
What do Falcons do? They rise up. Then they take a shower and get their asses down to The Dome early to grab a spot at one of the great pre-game drinking/eating spots around the gulch.
Tucked away on the side of Centennial Park is a raucous little joint with a signature game-day drink that's made w/ Crown Royal & fruit juice, and is so popular they've actually put it on tap. The tap's unmarked though, so you've got to ask for it by name: the "Red Zone Punch".
This little burger stand may not look it, but they've got giant burgers (the double-pattied Beefy Pig Burger w/ bacon, smoked pork, cheese & barbecue mustard sauce), AND, unbeknownst to many, a selection of beers you can drink openly (and legally) in the park!
Bars are always packed on game day, but, if you get a seat at one of STATS' double-tap tables, you can pour your own draughts. They'll even customize it with sweet brews like SweetWater 420 for those who like a little depth in their beer, or a hard cider for the... uh, girls. Riiiiight.
Avoid the 20min drink lines at chain sports bars and hit this sweet adult arcade with an automatic beer pong table and their own game-day drink you'll need to ask for by name: The Dirty Bird, which's a bourbon, OJ, peach schnapps, ginger ale & grenadine combo.
Honorable Mention: TJ's Sandwiches at the CNN Center
Not really a bar, but what looks like a nondescript sandwich place in the CNN food court holds a wondrous secret: 32oz drafts for $6 and change, which is approximately eleventy times cheaper than the beers you can get at The Dome.