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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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Big Kahuna

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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]

BLT Steak

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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]

Joystick Gamebar

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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.]

Peachtree Center Food Court

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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]

CNN Center Food Court

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And CNN Center is next door with more options, including BurgerFi and Fresh to Order. [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View

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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]

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

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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]

Tin Lizzy's

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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]

Twenty-Two Storys

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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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Big Kahuna

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]

BLT Steak

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]

Joystick Gamebar

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.]

Peachtree Center Food Court

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]

CNN Center Food Court

And CNN Center is next door with more options, including BurgerFi and Fresh to Order. [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View

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]

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

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]

Tin Lizzy's

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]

Twenty-Two Storys

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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