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Where to Eat and Drink in Atlanta During Dragon Con

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This weekend, an anticipated 50,000 attendees converge on downtown Atlanta for the 26th annual Dragon Con. Whether you're donning a Stormtrooper costume yourself or coming to admire the pageantry and snap some fun photos, one thing is certain— you're going to want a drink (and, probably, something to eat) while you're there. As always, Eater is here for you with your best bests for eating and drinking during Dragon Con in this handy guide to everything from themed cocktails and bloody Marys to 24/7 dining and pizza by the slice.
Allison Palestrini


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Tiki Drinks and 24/7 Eats: Hilton

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Specialty cocktail Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster will be featured throughout the property. Also: karaoke in Lobby Living Room starting at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Trader Vic’s open nightly at 5 p.m., and the open-24/7 Marketplace, serving things like hot breakfast sandwiches and burgers.

Lunch, Dinner Drinks: Sheraton

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Thematic drinks like the Hulk Smash abound. For the kiddos/teetotalers, there's this: Sprite, grenadine, lemon, and dry ice. For food, try Lord of the Wings, Blackened Galactica Salmon, or the Predator, a grilled NY strip. What happens if someone dressed like The Predator eats “The Predator”? Our heads might implode.

Pizza!: Marriott Marquis

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Signature drinks will be flowing. Balance out the cocktails with Papa John’s pizza sold by the slice on the atrium level starting Friday afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for food stations throughout the event space in the afternoons and evenings.

Drink Buckets, Grab-and Go: Hyatt

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Lobby bar Twenty Two Storys is home to the 32-ounce Dragon Con Voodoo Bucket (keep the bucket!) and other featured cocktails. A hot dog cart and cafe tables will have grab-and-go snacks to keep attendees on the move satiated.

City Views: The Westin

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You may not leave downtown while you're here for Dragon Con, but you can get away for a bit by visiting the Sun Dial, the revolving restaurant with a beautiful view of the city, at the top of the Westin.

Peachtree Center Food Court

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The excitement factor of food court dining is amped up when you’re standing behind Snow White in line to order. It’s ultra-convenient to the hotels and offers more than 15 options to choose from, including Dairy Queen, Roman Delight Pizza, and Willy’s Mexicana Grill. [Photo]

$5 Bar Snacks: Ray's In The City

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Ray’s has seven Sci-Fi themed specialty cocktails and a selection of $5 plates, including crispy calimary, Ray’s BBQ shrimp, sushi rolls, and East Coast oysters. There’s more: Eat blue cheese chips to live jazz Thursday - Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mexican, Margaritas: Alma Cocina

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The restaurant is extending its weekend hours and will open for lunch as well as dinner just for Dragon Con this Saturday and Sunday. They'll also have beer specials and $5 margaritas. And tacos.

Lunch, Dinner: Ted's Montana Grill

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It’s a hometown restaurant concept with their HQ positioned above the Luckie Street location – so why not check it out? This location is offering free half order of Ted’s Salt-n-Pepper Onion Rings with a $10 purchase (bison burgers anyone?) and $5 signature margaritas this weekend. [Photo]

Indian Lunch, Dinner: NaanStop

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This fast-casual Indian restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Dragon Con, the team’s got palak paneer on the menu in addition to the regular options. Need meat? Get the chicken tikka masala, a side, and a drink for $9.99. [Photo]

Bloody Marys: White Oak

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White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday for any and all Bloody Mary cravings.

Frozen Treats: King of Pops

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Positioned outside of the Peachtree Center during Dragon Con, King of Pops will featuring a limited number of “surprise Dragon Con pops.” [Photo]

Arcade Games: Joystick Gamebar

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Handcrafted cocktails and Terminator 2: Judgment Day pin ball. We’re sold. Joystick will also have a float in the parade and is looking for Leias. [Photo]

More Gaming: Game-X

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Get $10 in free games (they have more than 60) with $10 game purchase this weekend by showing your Dragon Con ticket or vendor badge. [Photo]

Transportation: MARTA, Uber

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Hop on MARTA and ride to the Peachtree Center stop that puts you right in the middle of the action. Uber is also offering $20 off of first time rides for new app users with discount code DragonConATL (all weekend, 8/29 – 9/2).

Tiki Drinks and 24/7 Eats: Hilton

Specialty cocktail Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster will be featured throughout the property. Also: karaoke in Lobby Living Room starting at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Trader Vic’s open nightly at 5 p.m., and the open-24/7 Marketplace, serving things like hot breakfast sandwiches and burgers.

Lunch, Dinner Drinks: Sheraton

Thematic drinks like the Hulk Smash abound. For the kiddos/teetotalers, there's this: Sprite, grenadine, lemon, and dry ice. For food, try Lord of the Wings, Blackened Galactica Salmon, or the Predator, a grilled NY strip. What happens if someone dressed like The Predator eats “The Predator”? Our heads might implode.

Pizza!: Marriott Marquis

Signature drinks will be flowing. Balance out the cocktails with Papa John’s pizza sold by the slice on the atrium level starting Friday afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for food stations throughout the event space in the afternoons and evenings.

Drink Buckets, Grab-and Go: Hyatt

Lobby bar Twenty Two Storys is home to the 32-ounce Dragon Con Voodoo Bucket (keep the bucket!) and other featured cocktails. A hot dog cart and cafe tables will have grab-and-go snacks to keep attendees on the move satiated.

City Views: The Westin

You may not leave downtown while you're here for Dragon Con, but you can get away for a bit by visiting the Sun Dial, the revolving restaurant with a beautiful view of the city, at the top of the Westin.

Peachtree Center Food Court

The excitement factor of food court dining is amped up when you’re standing behind Snow White in line to order. It’s ultra-convenient to the hotels and offers more than 15 options to choose from, including Dairy Queen, Roman Delight Pizza, and Willy’s Mexicana Grill. [Photo]

$5 Bar Snacks: Ray's In The City

Ray’s has seven Sci-Fi themed specialty cocktails and a selection of $5 plates, including crispy calimary, Ray’s BBQ shrimp, sushi rolls, and East Coast oysters. There’s more: Eat blue cheese chips to live jazz Thursday - Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mexican, Margaritas: Alma Cocina

The restaurant is extending its weekend hours and will open for lunch as well as dinner just for Dragon Con this Saturday and Sunday. They'll also have beer specials and $5 margaritas. And tacos.

Lunch, Dinner: Ted's Montana Grill

It’s a hometown restaurant concept with their HQ positioned above the Luckie Street location – so why not check it out? This location is offering free half order of Ted’s Salt-n-Pepper Onion Rings with a $10 purchase (bison burgers anyone?) and $5 signature margaritas this weekend. [Photo]

Indian Lunch, Dinner: NaanStop

This fast-casual Indian restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Dragon Con, the team’s got palak paneer on the menu in addition to the regular options. Need meat? Get the chicken tikka masala, a side, and a drink for $9.99. [Photo]

Bloody Marys: White Oak

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday for any and all Bloody Mary cravings.

Frozen Treats: King of Pops

Positioned outside of the Peachtree Center during Dragon Con, King of Pops will featuring a limited number of “surprise Dragon Con pops.” [Photo]

Arcade Games: Joystick Gamebar

Handcrafted cocktails and Terminator 2: Judgment Day pin ball. We’re sold. Joystick will also have a float in the parade and is looking for Leias. [Photo]

More Gaming: Game-X

Get $10 in free games (they have more than 60) with $10 game purchase this weekend by showing your Dragon Con ticket or vendor badge. [Photo]

Transportation: MARTA, Uber

Hop on MARTA and ride to the Peachtree Center stop that puts you right in the middle of the action. Uber is also offering $20 off of first time rides for new app users with discount code DragonConATL (all weekend, 8/29 – 9/2).

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