The 4 Best Bars in Atlanta to Watch Football
It’s football time again in Atlanta, and that means one thing – its time to start rooting for the Falcons. It’s great to watch games at home, but in a town like Atlanta, where football is more than mere sport, heading out to watch the game is an experience that can’t be beat. There are plenty of fans in need of spots to watch the game that provide a great atmosphere and a tasty menu of snacks and drinks. Here are our four top picks for the best spots in Atlanta to cheer, drink and eat for the home team.
The Ivy Buckhead
This favorite sports bar is located in a renovated mansion in Buckhead, and has become one the area’s most popular spots for watching the game on any given Sunday in Atlanta. You’re not going to have to strain to watch the game – the Ivy features 22 flat screens all tuned in to the best sports channels. The clientele is mostly of the millennial set, so the spot is jumping with youthful energy. Its rooms are spacious, and the fireplace gives it a lodge-like feel. This place has a raucous charm, especially when the Falcons are in the “Red Zone”. There are plenty of tasty eats, including great pizzas, burgers, and of course, nachos (you’ve got to have nachos on game day, right?). The Ivey is known for it’s fabulous outdoor patio and slick wraparound bar.
Fado Irish Pub
Another Sunday favorite in Buckhead is this Irish pub that’s been a go-to for sports fans for years. While they tend to focus mostly on soccer, streaming games live from numerous European feeds, they make sure to make the Sunday football games a priority on Sunday. Now remember, this is an Irish bar, so you better be ready to get a bit boozy while cheering on the Falcons. There are plenty of flat screens to enjoy the Falcons, as well as some of the best Irish pub grub in town, such as shepherd’s pie, Irish breakfast (served all day) and Fado’s famous fish and chips.
This is a family-run neighborhood spot that is loved by locals for its great beer selection, solid pub fare and terrific service. While it’s not necessarily known as a sports bar per se, they do provide a comfy, family oriented spot to kick back and watch your favorite team. The Tavern reflects the laid back vibe of the neighborhood of Cabbagetown, and you can be sure that you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing Sunday with some excellent burgers and beers while you kick back and cheer on the home team.
7 Taco Mac Sports Grill
With 25 locations in the Atlanta area, this is an all American sports bar that won’t disappoint. This chain features a plethora of TVs, so you’ll never have to strain to catch the next play. There are options for everyone here, so feel free to bring the whole family. Check out the Decatur location, which was recently renovated by the Atlanta design firm ai3. There’s lots of craft beers and delectable Mexican grub, as well as wicked burgers and their famous macaroni.
In Atlanta, we’re certainly not lacking when it comes to sports bars. So even if you feel like chilling at home this football season, try and get out to enjoy some of them. You won’t be at loss for flat screen TVs, wings and all sorts of drinks as you cheer for the home team this football season. Go Falcons!