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Where to Eat and Drink During Dragon Con 2015

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Dragon Con returns this Labor Day weekend, Friday through Monday. Sleep is out of the question, but a long weekend without eating is madness. With this guide, convention attendees have plenty of options around Downtown. Read on for the deals Atlantans and out-of-towners deserve, including cosplay discounts, late-night parties, and special drinks.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Big Kahuna

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303 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 343-0409
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Big Kahuna will celebrate Dragon Con by expanding its hours for a three-day party. Near the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the restaurant will feature special cocktails, 10 draft beers, giveaways, and the Hip Hop Trooper. Free parking is available. [Photo: Big Kahuna/Facebook]

2. BLT Steak

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45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 577-7601
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BLT Steak will offer a special Fantastic Four-themed cocktail: the Johnny Storm. The mixture consists of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire infused with Mexican Cinnamon, Jim Beam Bourbon, triple sec, and lemon sour. BLT Steak is located in the W Atlanta Downtown and offers complimentary valet parking. [Photo: BLT Steak/Facebook]

3. Joystick Gamebar

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427 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 525-3002
Visit Joystick with a Dragon Con ID badge in tow or decked out in “cosplay amazingness” for 10 percent off drinks Thursday through Monday. [Photo: Foursquare/Carlton M.]

4. Peachtree Center Food Court

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231 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 654-1296
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For those needing a quick bite nearby, the Peachtree Center food court features Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken and Mediterranean fare at Aviva by Kameel, along with various chains such as Chick-fil-A. [Photo: Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta]

5. CNN Center Food Court

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190 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 827-2300
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And CNN Center is next door with more options, including BurgerFi and Fresh to Order. [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

6. Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View

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210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 589-7506
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For those who have not experienced the view, the Sun Dial restaurant and bar perches atop the Westin hotel with a rotating skyline view of the city. A full rotation takes one hour to complete. [Photo: Sun Dial/Facebook]

7. Sweet Auburn Curb Market

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209 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(678) 927-9401
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Sweet Auburn Curb Market is home to a variety of convenient restaurants and Atlanta staples such as Grindhouse Killer Burgers. Check the website for vendor hours. Each vendor validates parking for one hour, and the Atlanta Streetcar will connect riders between the market and Centennial Olympic Park for free. [Photo: Sweet Auburn Curb Market/Official]

8. Tin Lizzy's

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229 Peachtree Street Suite C-05
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 671-9450
Tin Lizzy’s Downtown will feature a celebrity visit on Thursday between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. to pre-party for Dragon Con. Throughout this time, 10 percent of total sales will be given to the Lymphoma Society. The celebrity is tweeting clues on #FindChiefEp2. [Photo: Tin Lizzy's]

9. Twenty-Two Storys

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265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 577-1234
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Located in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s lobby, the restaurant will recreate its signature “voodoo” cocktail bucket consisting of select rums, fruit juices, and secret ingredients. This year, the menu features a “sub-conscious burger” with Benton’s bacon, herb fries, mayo slaw, sweet potato tots, and beer cheese sauce. [Photo: Twenty-Two Storys/Facebook]

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1. Big Kahuna

303 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Big Kahuna will celebrate Dragon Con by expanding its hours for a three-day party. Near the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the restaurant will feature special cocktails, 10 draft beers, giveaways, and the Hip Hop Trooper. Free parking is available. [Photo: Big Kahuna/Facebook]
303 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

2. BLT Steak

45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
BLT Steak will offer a special Fantastic Four-themed cocktail: the Johnny Storm. The mixture consists of Jim Beam Kentucky Fire infused with Mexican Cinnamon, Jim Beam Bourbon, triple sec, and lemon sour. BLT Steak is located in the W Atlanta Downtown and offers complimentary valet parking. [Photo: BLT Steak/Facebook]
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

3. Joystick Gamebar

427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Visit Joystick with a Dragon Con ID badge in tow or decked out in “cosplay amazingness” for 10 percent off drinks Thursday through Monday. [Photo: Foursquare/Carlton M.]
427 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

4. Peachtree Center Food Court

231 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
For those needing a quick bite nearby, the Peachtree Center food court features Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken and Mediterranean fare at Aviva by Kameel, along with various chains such as Chick-fil-A. [Photo: Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta]
231 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

5. CNN Center Food Court

190 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
And CNN Center is next door with more options, including BurgerFi and Fresh to Order. [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]
190 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

6. Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View

210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
For those who have not experienced the view, the Sun Dial restaurant and bar perches atop the Westin hotel with a rotating skyline view of the city. A full rotation takes one hour to complete. [Photo: Sun Dial/Facebook]
210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

7. Sweet Auburn Curb Market

209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Sweet Auburn Curb Market is home to a variety of convenient restaurants and Atlanta staples such as Grindhouse Killer Burgers. Check the website for vendor hours. Each vendor validates parking for one hour, and the Atlanta Streetcar will connect riders between the market and Centennial Olympic Park for free. [Photo: Sweet Auburn Curb Market/Official]
209 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

8. Tin Lizzy's

229 Peachtree Street Suite C-05, Atlanta, GA 30303
Tin Lizzy’s Downtown will feature a celebrity visit on Thursday between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. to pre-party for Dragon Con. Throughout this time, 10 percent of total sales will be given to the Lymphoma Society. The celebrity is tweeting clues on #FindChiefEp2. [Photo: Tin Lizzy's]
229 Peachtree Street Suite C-05
Atlanta, GA 30303

9. Twenty-Two Storys

265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Located in the Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s lobby, the restaurant will recreate its signature “voodoo” cocktail bucket consisting of select rums, fruit juices, and secret ingredients. This year, the menu features a “sub-conscious burger” with Benton’s bacon, herb fries, mayo slaw, sweet potato tots, and beer cheese sauce. [Photo: Twenty-Two Storys/Facebook]
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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