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A Rainy Day Dining Guide to Atlanta

Indoor food crawls, game bars and bowling alleys, and cozy dining spots when the forecast calls for rain in Atlanta

Midtown Bowl.
| Ryan Fleisher
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Despite North Georgia’s temperate climate and months of mostly sunny weather, pop-up thunderstorms during the summer, the occasional tropical storm passing through the state in the fall, and cold rainy days during the winter occasionally make dining out in Atlanta unpleasant. But folks shouldn’t let a rainy day or wet week stop them from heading out to restaurants and bars around town to enjoy a meal or even some live entertainment with friends.

Eater compiled this handy rainy day dining guide that includes everything from indoor food crawls to consider and spots for playing games to maps with restaurants perfect for relaxing over food and drinks when it’s tipping down outside.

Indoor food crawls

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Group dining and gaming

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Atlanta Game Bars and Bowling Alleys

Atlanta Restaurants Offering Team Trivia

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Atlanta Restaurants Hosting Weekly Bingo

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Rainy day restaurant ideas

Lucian Books and Wine is a wine bar and book shop combo in Buckhead serving French-American fare.
Lucian Books and Wine.
Ryan Fleisher

Bookstores Doubling as Cafes and Wine Bars

Best Dine-In Movie Theaters Around Atlanta

Best Covered Restaurant Patios Around Atlanta

Local Restaurants Featuring a Drive-Thru Window

Best Atlanta Bars and Restaurants for Live Music

Splendid Spots for Dim Sum Around Atlanta

Best Restaurants for Soup Around Atlanta

Atlanta Restaurant Openings

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