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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tiki Drinks and 24/7 Eats: Hilton

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255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-2000
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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.

2. Lunch, Dinner Drinks: Sheraton

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165 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-6500
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.

3. Pizza!: Marriott Marquis

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265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-0000
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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.

4. Drink Buckets, Grab-and Go: Hyatt

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265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 577-1234
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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.

5. City Views: The Westin

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210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 659-1400
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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.

6. Peachtree Center Food Court

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Mall at Peachtree Center
Atlanta, GA
(404) 654-1296
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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]

7. $5 Bar Snacks: Ray's In The City

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240 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-9224
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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.

8. Mexican, Margaritas: Alma Cocina

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191 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 968-9662
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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.

9. Lunch, Dinner: Ted's Montana Grill

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133 Luckie St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-9796
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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]

10. Indian Lunch, Dinner: NaanStop

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64 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 522-6226
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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]

11. Bloody Marys: White Oak

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270 Peachtree St NW, Ste 100
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-7200
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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.

12. Frozen Treats: King of Pops

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235 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 584-0750
Positioned outside of the Peachtree Center during Dragon Con, King of Pops will featuring a limited number of “surprise Dragon Con pops.” [Photo]

13. Arcade Games: Joystick Gamebar

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427 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(678) 472-2256
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]

14. More Gaming: Game-X

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275 Baker St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 525-0728
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]

15. Transportation: MARTA, Uber

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216 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 848-5000
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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).

1. Tiki Drinks and 24/7 Eats: Hilton

255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

2. Lunch, Dinner Drinks: Sheraton

165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
165 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

3. Pizza!: Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

4. Drink Buckets, Grab-and Go: Hyatt

265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

5. City Views: The Westin

210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
210 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

6. Peachtree Center Food Court

Mall at Peachtree Center, Atlanta, GA
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]
Mall at Peachtree Center
Atlanta, GA

7. $5 Bar Snacks: Ray's In The City

240 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
240 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

8. Mexican, Margaritas: Alma Cocina

191 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
191 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

9. Lunch, Dinner: Ted's Montana Grill

133 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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]
133 Luckie St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

10. Indian Lunch, Dinner: NaanStop

64 Broad St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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]
64 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

11. Bloody Marys: White Oak

270 Peachtree St NW, Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
270 Peachtree St NW, Ste 100
Atlanta, GA 30303

12. Frozen Treats: King of Pops

235 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Positioned outside of the Peachtree Center during Dragon Con, King of Pops will featuring a limited number of “surprise Dragon Con pops.” [Photo]
235 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

13. Arcade Games: Joystick Gamebar

427 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
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]
427 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

14. More Gaming: Game-X

275 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
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]
275 Baker St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

15. Transportation: MARTA, Uber

216 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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).
216 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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