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18 Top-Notch Sports Bars in Atlanta

Where to watch college and NFL football, gather for an Atlanta United match, or cheer on the Atlanta Hawks

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Between the college and NFL football seasons during the fall, and baseball, basketball, and soccer filling up the rest of the calendar year, sports dominate the airwaves, spurring on watch parties at homes and in bars around the country. There’s no denying Atlantans love to gather to watch a good game, which can be seen in the many bars dedicated to all things sports. Here are just a few sports bars and restaurants where diehard fans can cheer on their favorite teams while indulging in pub grub, beer, and cocktails.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Doc's Food & Spirits

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Located just a few blocks from Battery Atlanta and Truist Park, this unfussy sports bar is the real deal and features plenty of game day action on the TVs paired with cold beer, strong drinks, and no-nonsense food, including wings, burgers, and loaded nachos.

Sports & Social

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The two-story Sports and Social at Battery Atlanta isn’t lacking in space or in giant screens. This includes a 30-foot, high-definition LED screen making sports-watching here a 3D experience. Beyond food, beer, and cocktails, Sports and Social also offers games to play, like skeeball, table tennis, and air hockey.

Murph's

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This sports bar and grill located at the Galleria just south of Truist Park and Battery Atlanta features baseball-themed decor and includes plenty of TVs for taking in various game action throughout the year.

Restaurant Ten

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Located directly across from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Restaurant Ten is a family-friendly sports bar no matter whether taking in a college game, the Falcons, or Atlanta United. It’s a good place for tailgating prior to any game at the Benz or nearby State Farm Arena or for post-game food and drinks. Try the Southern burger with ground chuck, sliced brisket, and pimento cheese, any of the nine wing choices, or the shrimp po’boy. Restaurant Ten also has a kids menu.

STATS Brewpub

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STATS in downtown Atlanta is the ultimate sports bar with likely more televisions than any other bar on this list. There’s even a ticker constantly spitting out the latest scores above the bar. In 2017, STATS upped the ante for other sports bar in town by transforming into a brewpub. The brewery is located in the lower-level events space. STATS dedicates several taps to in-house brews, in addition to its expansive beer list. There’s a rooftop bar here, too.

Sidebar

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Sidebar just digs sports and having fun while watching any game. The menu here includes pub grub favorites like wings and beer battered onion rings, but don’t skip out on the grilled cheese with aged cheddar and American on Texas toast or the burger.

McCray's Tavern Midtown

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McCray’s Tavern (Midtown, Smyrna, Lawrenceville) is all about sports. Period. Come here to catch all the SEC, NFL, Atlanta United, Braves baseball, and Hawks basketball action throughout the week. Order the wings samplers, brisket sliders, or meat lovers flatbread to pair with those beers. McCray’s also offers wines on draft.

Whitehall Tavern

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There’s always a game on at this Buckhead sports bar where people gather weekly to dine on pub fare like burgers, nachos, wings, and plenty of beer in between cheering.

Ideal Sportsbar

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After more than 40 years, Ideal Sportsbar in Lakewood is still the neighborhood gathering place for sports fans. Grab some wings, tater tots, and beer (or a stiff drink) and shoot some pool while taking in a game or two on the TVs here.

Hudson Grille

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Hudson Grille and its many metro Atlanta locations is one of the big sports bar chains in town. No matter the sports season, the TVs are always tuned in to several games on any given day. Grab a seat on the patio, which also features TVs, and dine on fried pickles, loaded nachos, chips and dip, wings, and patty melts paired with beer and cocktails.

Clay's Sports Cafe

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When Clay’s Sports Cafe temporarily closed in 2016, fans lamented the fact they took with them some of the best wings in town. Thankfully, Clay’s and those wings are back in a new location in Sandy Springs. Clay’s doesn’t play favorites, so come here to relax and watch a few games, drink beer, and, of course, eat all the wings.

Irby's Tavern

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Billed as Atlanta’s “hometown sports bar”, Irby Tavern is dedicated to all things ATL sports. If an Atlanta team is playing, the TVs here are definitely tuned in for fans to watch while dining on mega nachos, Thai sweet chili wings, cheesesteaks, and hot fudge brownies. The bar offers several beers on draft, wine, and cocktails. There’s even a kid’s menu here.

Woofs Sports Bar

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Atlanta’s only gay sports bar moved from its 17-year home on Piedmont to an expanded space on Plasters Avenue, just off of Armour Drive. With the move came a new food menu, including tacos, sandwiches, and wings. Hang out and watch an Atlanta United match, college or NFL football, or a Braves game on one of Woofs’ two dozen televisions. Woofs regularly hosts charity events for local LGBTQ organizations and is a welcoming spot for Atlanta queer sports leagues.

The Beverly

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Located in Glenwood Park, sports bar and restaurant the Beverly draws crowds weekly for its American-Caribbean fare, including jerk chicken egg rolls, and multiple flatscreen TVs tuned into any number of games.

Hampton + Hudson

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If UGA, the Braves, the Falcons, the Hawks, or Atlanta United are playing, there’s a good chance those games are on all of the restaurant’s televisions. That includes the patio, too. Regardless of the team on the telly, Hampton and Hudson is just a solid sports-watching spot in Inman Park.

Taco Mac

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Every Taco Mac location is tuned into multiple games on the many televisions found at this Atlanta sports bar chain institution. Head here for plenty of beers, tacos, nachos, burgers, and the restaurant’s popular wings and cheer on your favorite team with dozens of other sports fans.

Brewhouse Cafe

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Located in the heart of Little Five Points, Brewhouse Cafe is where to head to watch Atlanta United matches and international soccer games on the TV, along with other sports like rugby and cricket. And this sports bar isn’t playing around when it comes to its drink menu, which includes a lengthy list of local, foreign, and domestic beers and a Painkiller cocktail that comes in three levels of booziness. Soak it all up with pizza, lemon pepper or red hot wings, loaded nachos, and even fish and chips.

Tavern At Medlock

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Tavern at Medlock is always full of sports fans, and can be extra full on Saturdays in the fall for college football. People pack in to grab a burger, some wings, and beer and watch games on the many televisions here, no matter what Atlanta or regional team is playing. Be warned, during the regular NFL season, the Tavern is also a Buffalo Bills and Sabres bar. There’s also a location in Dacula.

Doc's Food & Spirits

Located just a few blocks from Battery Atlanta and Truist Park, this unfussy sports bar is the real deal and features plenty of game day action on the TVs paired with cold beer, strong drinks, and no-nonsense food, including wings, burgers, and loaded nachos.

Sports & Social

The two-story Sports and Social at Battery Atlanta isn’t lacking in space or in giant screens. This includes a 30-foot, high-definition LED screen making sports-watching here a 3D experience. Beyond food, beer, and cocktails, Sports and Social also offers games to play, like skeeball, table tennis, and air hockey.

Murph's

This sports bar and grill located at the Galleria just south of Truist Park and Battery Atlanta features baseball-themed decor and includes plenty of TVs for taking in various game action throughout the year.

Restaurant Ten

Located directly across from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Restaurant Ten is a family-friendly sports bar no matter whether taking in a college game, the Falcons, or Atlanta United. It’s a good place for tailgating prior to any game at the Benz or nearby State Farm Arena or for post-game food and drinks. Try the Southern burger with ground chuck, sliced brisket, and pimento cheese, any of the nine wing choices, or the shrimp po’boy. Restaurant Ten also has a kids menu.

STATS Brewpub

STATS in downtown Atlanta is the ultimate sports bar with likely more televisions than any other bar on this list. There’s even a ticker constantly spitting out the latest scores above the bar. In 2017, STATS upped the ante for other sports bar in town by transforming into a brewpub. The brewery is located in the lower-level events space. STATS dedicates several taps to in-house brews, in addition to its expansive beer list. There’s a rooftop bar here, too.

Sidebar

Sidebar just digs sports and having fun while watching any game. The menu here includes pub grub favorites like wings and beer battered onion rings, but don’t skip out on the grilled cheese with aged cheddar and American on Texas toast or the burger.

McCray's Tavern Midtown

McCray’s Tavern (Midtown, Smyrna, Lawrenceville) is all about sports. Period. Come here to catch all the SEC, NFL, Atlanta United, Braves baseball, and Hawks basketball action throughout the week. Order the wings samplers, brisket sliders, or meat lovers flatbread to pair with those beers. McCray’s also offers wines on draft.

Whitehall Tavern

There’s always a game on at this Buckhead sports bar where people gather weekly to dine on pub fare like burgers, nachos, wings, and plenty of beer in between cheering.

Ideal Sportsbar

After more than 40 years, Ideal Sportsbar in Lakewood is still the neighborhood gathering place for sports fans. Grab some wings, tater tots, and beer (or a stiff drink) and shoot some pool while taking in a game or two on the TVs here.

Hudson Grille

Hudson Grille and its many metro Atlanta locations is one of the big sports bar chains in town. No matter the sports season, the TVs are always tuned in to several games on any given day. Grab a seat on the patio, which also features TVs, and dine on fried pickles, loaded nachos, chips and dip, wings, and patty melts paired with beer and cocktails.

Clay's Sports Cafe

When Clay’s Sports Cafe temporarily closed in 2016, fans lamented the fact they took with them some of the best wings in town. Thankfully, Clay’s and those wings are back in a new location in Sandy Springs. Clay’s doesn’t play favorites, so come here to relax and watch a few games, drink beer, and, of course, eat all the wings.

Irby's Tavern

Billed as Atlanta’s “hometown sports bar”, Irby Tavern is dedicated to all things ATL sports. If an Atlanta team is playing, the TVs here are definitely tuned in for fans to watch while dining on mega nachos, Thai sweet chili wings, cheesesteaks, and hot fudge brownies. The bar offers several beers on draft, wine, and cocktails. There’s even a kid’s menu here.

Woofs Sports Bar

Atlanta’s only gay sports bar moved from its 17-year home on Piedmont to an expanded space on Plasters Avenue, just off of Armour Drive. With the move came a new food menu, including tacos, sandwiches, and wings. Hang out and watch an Atlanta United match, college or NFL football, or a Braves game on one of Woofs’ two dozen televisions. Woofs regularly hosts charity events for local LGBTQ organizations and is a welcoming spot for Atlanta queer sports leagues.

The Beverly

Located in Glenwood Park, sports bar and restaurant the Beverly draws crowds weekly for its American-Caribbean fare, including jerk chicken egg rolls, and multiple flatscreen TVs tuned into any number of games.

Hampton + Hudson

If UGA, the Braves, the Falcons, the Hawks, or Atlanta United are playing, there’s a good chance those games are on all of the restaurant’s televisions. That includes the patio, too. Regardless of the team on the telly, Hampton and Hudson is just a solid sports-watching spot in Inman Park.

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Taco Mac

Every Taco Mac location is tuned into multiple games on the many televisions found at this Atlanta sports bar chain institution. Head here for plenty of beers, tacos, nachos, burgers, and the restaurant’s popular wings and cheer on your favorite team with dozens of other sports fans.

Brewhouse Cafe

Located in the heart of Little Five Points, Brewhouse Cafe is where to head to watch Atlanta United matches and international soccer games on the TV, along with other sports like rugby and cricket. And this sports bar isn’t playing around when it comes to its drink menu, which includes a lengthy list of local, foreign, and domestic beers and a Painkiller cocktail that comes in three levels of booziness. Soak it all up with pizza, lemon pepper or red hot wings, loaded nachos, and even fish and chips.

Tavern At Medlock

Tavern at Medlock is always full of sports fans, and can be extra full on Saturdays in the fall for college football. People pack in to grab a burger, some wings, and beer and watch games on the many televisions here, no matter what Atlanta or regional team is playing. Be warned, during the regular NFL season, the Tavern is also a Buffalo Bills and Sabres bar. There’s also a location in Dacula.

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