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Where to Watch Sports at Bars Around Atlanta

Go cheer that team on at these Atlanta sports bars

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Whether its baseball in the spring and summer, college and NFL football throughout the fall, basketball in the winter, or soccer all year long, few bars and restaurants around Atlanta with a TV aren’t tuned in to one game or another during the week. However, sports bars are different. The very existence of these establishments revolves purely around bringing people together over beer, bar food, and groups gathering for some good old-fashioned sports watching. Here are a few Atlanta-area sports bars where die-hard fans can cheer on their favorite teams throughout the year.

Looking for other places to catch a football, soccer, basketball, or baseball game beyond a sports bar? Check out these breweries and burger and barbecue joints.

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1. Sports & Social

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825 Battery Ave SE #610
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 675-9138
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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.

2. Murph's

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2 Galleria Pkwy #1c-27
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 612-3356
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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.

3. Big Easy Grille

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1193 Collier Rd NW Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-2777
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With a name like Big Easy Grille, it’s obvious which SEC and NFL teams this bar supports. LSU and Saints fans can take in a game while sucking down pitchers of Abita and platters of crawfish. Try the cajun queso made with alligator sausage and Nola classic muffuletta sandwich.

4. Restaurant Ten

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10 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 331-9977
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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.

5. STATS Brewpub

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300 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 885-1472
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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.

6. Sidebar

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79 Poplar St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 588-1850
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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.

7. McCray's Tavern Midtown

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1163 W Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 937-6444
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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.

8. Whitehall Tavern

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2391 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 842-1010
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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.

9. Ideal Sportsbar

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1953 Lakewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 622-8206

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.

10. Hudson Grille

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942 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 892-0892
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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.

11. Pin & Proper

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1039 Grant St SE Suite D10
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 549-7948
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While not officially categorized as a sports bar, sports can be played and watched at Pin and Proper. This “pinfall” bar (bowling and corn hole) at the Beacon in Grant Park includes a giant screen in the gaming area as well as TVs along the bar, which are always tuned into a game or two. In between rounds of pinfall, grab a jumbo pretzel with beer cheese, meatloaf sandwich, wings, or a flatbread pizza. Wash it down with a Moscow mule, beer, or wine.

12. Clay's Sports Cafe

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5975 Roswell Rd D- 245
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 843-1233
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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.

13. Irby's Tavern

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322 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 254-1333
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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.

14. Woofs Sports Bar

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494 Plasters Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 869-9422
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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.

15. Smith's Olde Bar

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1578 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 875-1522
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Music isn’t the only thing played at Smith’s Olde Bar in Midtown. The bar downstairs is dedicated to Alabama football on Saturdays. Pair those beers with the bar’s eight wing choices, including Fox Bros. super popular hickory smoked wings. On Sundays, Smith’s Olde Bar transforms into Steeler nation.

16. The Beverly

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790 Glenwood Ave SE Ste 260
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 907-4909
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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 eggrolls, and multiple flatscreen TVs tuned into any number of games.

17. Hampton + Hudson

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299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 948-2123
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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.

18. Taco Mac

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1006 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 873-6529
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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.

19. Diesel Filling Station

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870 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 815-1820
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Grab a seat and order a sub paired with a PBR while watching all the game action on one of this neighborhood sports bar’s many TVs, including on the patio. Chase those PBRs with a Jameson shortie.

20. Tavern At Medlock

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3230 Medlock Bridge Rd #101
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 242-2757
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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, the Tavern is also a Buffalo Bills and Sabres bar, too.

1. Sports & Social

825 Battery Ave SE #610, Atlanta, GA 30339

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.

825 Battery Ave SE #610
Atlanta, GA 30339

2. Murph's

2 Galleria Pkwy #1c-27, Atlanta, GA 30339

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.

2 Galleria Pkwy #1c-27
Atlanta, GA 30339

3. Big Easy Grille

1193 Collier Rd NW Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30318

With a name like Big Easy Grille, it’s obvious which SEC and NFL teams this bar supports. LSU and Saints fans can take in a game while sucking down pitchers of Abita and platters of crawfish. Try the cajun queso made with alligator sausage and Nola classic muffuletta sandwich.

1193 Collier Rd NW Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. Restaurant Ten

10 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

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.

10 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30314

5. STATS Brewpub

300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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.

300 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

6. Sidebar

79 Poplar St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

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.

79 Poplar St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

7. McCray's Tavern Midtown

1163 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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.

1163 W Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Whitehall Tavern

2391 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305

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.

2391 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305

9. Ideal Sportsbar

1953 Lakewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

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.

1953 Lakewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

10. Hudson Grille

942 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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.

942 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

11. Pin & Proper

1039 Grant St SE Suite D10, Atlanta, GA 30315

While not officially categorized as a sports bar, sports can be played and watched at Pin and Proper. This “pinfall” bar (bowling and corn hole) at the Beacon in Grant Park includes a giant screen in the gaming area as well as TVs along the bar, which are always tuned into a game or two. In between rounds of pinfall, grab a jumbo pretzel with beer cheese, meatloaf sandwich, wings, or a flatbread pizza. Wash it down with a Moscow mule, beer, or wine.

1039 Grant St SE Suite D10
Atlanta, GA 30315

12. Clay's Sports Cafe

5975 Roswell Rd D- 245, Atlanta, GA 30328

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.

5975 Roswell Rd D- 245
Atlanta, GA 30328

13. Irby's Tavern

322 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

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.

322 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

14. Woofs Sports Bar

494 Plasters Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

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.

494 Plasters Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

15. Smith's Olde Bar

1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Music isn’t the only thing played at Smith’s Olde Bar in Midtown. The bar downstairs is dedicated to Alabama football on Saturdays. Pair those beers with the bar’s eight wing choices, including Fox Bros. super popular hickory smoked wings. On Sundays, Smith’s Olde Bar transforms into Steeler nation.

1578 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

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16. The Beverly

790 Glenwood Ave SE Ste 260, Atlanta, GA 30316

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

790 Glenwood Ave SE Ste 260
Atlanta, GA 30316

17. Hampton + Hudson

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

18. Taco Mac

1006 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

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.

1006 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

19. Diesel Filling Station

870 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Grab a seat and order a sub paired with a PBR while watching all the game action on one of this neighborhood sports bar’s many TVs, including on the patio. Chase those PBRs with a Jameson shortie.

870 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

20. Tavern At Medlock

3230 Medlock Bridge Rd #101, Norcross, GA 30092

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, the Tavern is also a Buffalo Bills and Sabres bar, too.

3230 Medlock Bridge Rd #101
Norcross, GA 30092

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