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Where in Atlanta to Watch Your Favorite College Football Team

A guide to watching your team with fellow diehard fans.

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Football season is here, marking many Southerners' favorite time of the year. And while Atlanta has its very own NFL team, many residents are mad for the college game, and a great number of fan bases are represented in the area. With that in mind, here's a map of the best bars and restaurants to watch college football with likeminded diehards.

No, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State aren't included. Since those schools are local, there are plenty of places throughout the city to watch the Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets, and Panthers. This map is meant to be a guide for fans of faraway schools who are looking for solidarity. It's intended to be a living document, so if you don't see your school included and have a place where you watch with a large group, let us know in the comments and it will be added.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Adele's Authentic Cajun Experience

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690 Holcomb Bridge Rd Ste 260
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 594-0655
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Screaming "Geaux Tigers!" with a bunch of rowdy fellow LSU fans is one of the most authentic Cajun experiences.

2. Big Kahuna

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303 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 343-0409
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Watching the Hurricanes and dining on "surf-themed" food should help give Miami fans a taste of home.

3. Black Bear Tavern

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1931 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-9089
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It might not be the Grove, but Ole Miss football is the center of attention on fall Saturdays. And for any Chicago expats, Black Bear Tavern shows Bears games on Sundays.

4. Bucket Shop Café

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3475 Lenox Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 261-9244
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It's easy to have a War Eagle Moment at the Bucket Shop when Auburn is playing. And for fans who want to follow former Tigers quarterback Cam Newton, the restaurant shows Carolina Panthers games on Sundays.

5. Republic Social House

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437C Memorial Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 577-3997
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No, those aren't Braves fans doing the "tomahawk chop" on football Saturdays. They're Florida State fans doing the "war chant."

6. Diesel Filling Station

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870 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 815-1820
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Fans of Auburn also gather at this Virginia-Highland bar.

7. Buckhead Saloon

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3227 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 963-7739
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M-I-Z! Z-O-U! If watching with fellow Missouri fans isn't enticing enough, bottomless mimosas from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays should help.

8. D.B.A. Barbecue

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1190 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 249-5000
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While watching the Gators on Saturday and throwing back a few cold ones, Florida fans should satisfy their hunger by chomping down on some of D.B.A.'s smoked meats.

9. Deadwood Saloon

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66 12th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 671-4290
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A lot of Clemson grads end up in Atlanta, and Deadwood Saloon is their meeting place to cheer on the Tigers.

10. Famous Pub & Sports Palace

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2947 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 633-3555
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Atlanta is a long way from Happy Valley, but Penn State fans can watch the Nittany Lions together at Famous Pub.

11. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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3242 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 264-0253
UCF shocked the world with a Fiesta Bowl win at the end of the 2013 season, which gives Knights fans plenty of reason gather for games.

12. Hooligans Sports Food Drinks

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8440 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA 30022
(678) 367-2841
Can camaraderie fill the void left by the sound of cowbells clanging in Starkville? Maybe not, but watching the Bulldogs with other Mississippi State fans at Hooligans is better than watching alone.

13. Hudson Grille

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942 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 892-0892
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Hudson Grille's Midtown outpost is the place to catch the North Carolina play. The extensive food and drink menus offer a little something for every Tar Heel.

14. Hudson Grille

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6317 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 554-8282
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Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs is the best place for Texas A&M fans to band together and watch the Aggies.

15. Hudson Grille

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4046 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 233-0313
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Yet another Hudson Grille location, this one in Brookhaven for Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt fans.

16. Hurricane Grill & Wings

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9700 Medlock Bridge Rd Ste 120
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(678) 279-5505
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Arkansas fans can call the Hogs at this Johns Creek sports bar.

17. Jocks & Jills Sports Grill

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1 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 952-8401
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Rutgers fans have been cheering for the Scarlet Knights ever since the then-Queensmen won the first-ever college football game in 1869. Were high-def TVs available back then?

18. Meehan's Public House

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322 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Being a Kentucky football fan isn't always easy, but Meehan's in Midtown gives Wildcats fans a place to come together.

19. Mellow Mushroom

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4058 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 266-1661
South Florida fans pull for the Bulls at the Brookhaven Mellow Mushroom.

20. Neighbor's Pub

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752C N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
Neighbor's is the place for Texas fans to yell "Hook 'em Horns!"

21. Rock 'n' Taco

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3247 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-1048
Rock 'n' Taco is the place for South Carolina fans to get cocky on game days.

22. Smith's Olde Bar

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1578 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 875-1522
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If you're passing by Smith's when the Crimson Tide are playing, expect to hear a chorus of "Roll Tide" from Alabama fans.

23. Taco Mac Sports Grill

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5600 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
(404) 941-1503
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Louisville's football program has improved greatly in recent years, giving fans something to cheer about during the basketball offseason.

24. The Smoke Ring

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309 Nelson St SW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 228-6377
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There might be plenty of local bars and restaurants to watch Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State, but Georgia Southern fans gather at The Smoke Ring in Castleberry Hill.

25. Tin Lizzy's Cantina

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1136 Crescent Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 537-5060
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When Tennessee is playing, Tin Lizzy's in Midtown becomes Rocky Top South.

26. Whitehall Tavern

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2391 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 842-1010
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Even in the Peach State, Michigan fans have a place to hail to the victors.

27. The Wing Factory

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5071 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
(678) 580-4300
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Notre Dame boasts one college football's biggest fan bases. The Atlanta branch pulls for the Fighting Irish at The Wing Factory in Buckhead.

1. Adele's Authentic Cajun Experience

690 Holcomb Bridge Rd Ste 260, Roswell, GA 30076
Screaming "Geaux Tigers!" with a bunch of rowdy fellow LSU fans is one of the most authentic Cajun experiences.
690 Holcomb Bridge Rd Ste 260
Roswell, GA 30076

2. Big Kahuna

303 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Watching the Hurricanes and dining on "surf-themed" food should help give Miami fans a taste of home.
303 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

3. Black Bear Tavern

1931 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
It might not be the Grove, but Ole Miss football is the center of attention on fall Saturdays. And for any Chicago expats, Black Bear Tavern shows Bears games on Sundays.
1931 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

4. Bucket Shop Café

3475 Lenox Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
It's easy to have a War Eagle Moment at the Bucket Shop when Auburn is playing. And for fans who want to follow former Tigers quarterback Cam Newton, the restaurant shows Carolina Panthers games on Sundays.
3475 Lenox Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

5. Republic Social House

437C Memorial Dr., Atlanta, GA 30312
No, those aren't Braves fans doing the "tomahawk chop" on football Saturdays. They're Florida State fans doing the "war chant."
437C Memorial Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30312

6. Diesel Filling Station

870 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Fans of Auburn also gather at this Virginia-Highland bar.
870 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

7. Buckhead Saloon

3227 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
M-I-Z! Z-O-U! If watching with fellow Missouri fans isn't enticing enough, bottomless mimosas from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays should help.
3227 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

8. D.B.A. Barbecue

1190 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
While watching the Gators on Saturday and throwing back a few cold ones, Florida fans should satisfy their hunger by chomping down on some of D.B.A.'s smoked meats.
1190 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

9. Deadwood Saloon

66 12th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
A lot of Clemson grads end up in Atlanta, and Deadwood Saloon is their meeting place to cheer on the Tigers.
66 12th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

10. Famous Pub & Sports Palace

2947 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Atlanta is a long way from Happy Valley, but Penn State fans can watch the Nittany Lions together at Famous Pub.
2947 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

11. Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

3242 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
UCF shocked the world with a Fiesta Bowl win at the end of the 2013 season, which gives Knights fans plenty of reason gather for games.
3242 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

12. Hooligans Sports Food Drinks

8440 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30022
Can camaraderie fill the void left by the sound of cowbells clanging in Starkville? Maybe not, but watching the Bulldogs with other Mississippi State fans at Hooligans is better than watching alone.
8440 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Roswell, GA 30022

13. Hudson Grille

942 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Hudson Grille's Midtown outpost is the place to catch the North Carolina play. The extensive food and drink menus offer a little something for every Tar Heel.
942 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

14. Hudson Grille

6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Hudson Grille in Sandy Springs is the best place for Texas A&M fans to band together and watch the Aggies.
6317 Roswell Rd NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

15. Hudson Grille

4046 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Yet another Hudson Grille location, this one in Brookhaven for Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt fans.
4046 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

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16. Hurricane Grill & Wings

9700 Medlock Bridge Rd Ste 120, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Arkansas fans can call the Hogs at this Johns Creek sports bar.
9700 Medlock Bridge Rd Ste 120
Johns Creek, GA 30097

17. Jocks & Jills Sports Grill

1 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Rutgers fans have been cheering for the Scarlet Knights ever since the then-Queensmen won the first-ever college football game in 1869. Were high-def TVs available back then?
1 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

18. Meehan's Public House

322 E Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Being a Kentucky football fan isn't always easy, but Meehan's in Midtown gives Wildcats fans a place to come together.
322 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

19. Mellow Mushroom

4058 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
South Florida fans pull for the Bulls at the Brookhaven Mellow Mushroom.
4058 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

20. Neighbor's Pub

752C N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Neighbor's is the place for Texas fans to yell "Hook 'em Horns!"
752C N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

21. Rock 'n' Taco

3247 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Rock 'n' Taco is the place for South Carolina fans to get cocky on game days.
3247 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

22. Smith's Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
If you're passing by Smith's when the Crimson Tide are playing, expect to hear a chorus of "Roll Tide" from Alabama fans.
1578 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

23. Taco Mac Sports Grill

5600 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30342