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The Eater Atlanta Guide to Tailgating Food During Football Season

College football rules the South on Saturdays in the fall, and so does tailgating food

College football rules the South during the fall, especially on Saturdays. In fact, few bars and restaurants around Atlanta with a TV aren’t tuned in to one game or another on the weekends. Tailgating food plays a pretty big role in helping people cheer on their favorite team. For those spending the day at home taking in all the college ball action on the television or attending a backyard watch party to support their alma mater, restaurants, bars, and breweries throughout Atlanta also offer great takeout options to feed any size crowd.

Below, Eater compiled a guide to tailgating food and drinks, including where to grab a six pack of local beer, ordering barbecue and taco spreads, and purchasing necessary last minute snacks and supplies before settling in to watch a day of college football.

Football fare for takeout

Chicken wings from Sweet Auburn BBQ Sweet Auburn BBQ

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Pintje, a Belgian-style pilsner from Halfway Crooks Beer in Summerhill
Pintje, a Belgian-style pilsner
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Zesto’s in Atlanta with burgers, fries, hot dogs, tacos, wings on a table Zesto’s

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Disclaimer: Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here. Some restaurants require masks for all guests, regardless of vaccination status.

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