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Where to Eat and Drink During the College Football National Championship

No ticket on Monday, not a problem at these watch parties

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For those not lucky enough to have secured a ticket to Monday’s college football National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz stadium, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and breweries around Atlanta showing the big game that evening. Check out this north-to-south guide on where to eat and drink on Monday for what’s sure to be one HECK of a football game.

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101 Steak

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All TVs will be tuned into the game on Monday and the restaurant will be offering Georgia and Alabama fans $4 Terrapin bottles all night long. Mention “Go Dawgs” to the server and receive complimentary wild Georgia shrimp toppers on any steak entree.

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Smokebelly BBQ

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Smokebelly in Buckhead will be showing the game on 16 big screens TVs and will be serving up a few specials including $3 Bud Light drafts, $10 Bud Light pitchers, $15 buckets of Bud/Bud Light, $5 Tito’s cocktails, and 50-cent wings.

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Henri's Bakery & Café

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For those choosing to hold their own watch parties at home, all Henri’s Bakery locations are offering football-shaped, UGA or Bama-themed cookies. Call for details and pricing.

Henri’s Bakery & Cafe

SweetWater Brewing Company

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Atlanta’s first brewery is throwing a blowout of a watch party on Monday starting at 3 p.m. The brewery has created custom 32-ounce cans commemorating the big game to sip on while watching any number of TVs throughout the facility. Supplies are limited and available for purchase in the taproom, so get there early.

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Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

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Both the Midtown and Brookhaven locations will be showing the game on several big screen TVs and offering a menu of football food favorites alongside shot specials, beer, and cocktails.

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JCT. Kitchen & Bar

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Starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 8, guests can dine and watch the big game on a rather large projection screen at chef Ford Fry’s flagship restaurant in Westside. JCT will be serving tailgating favorites like deviled eggs, truffle parmesan fries, spicy sorghum sticky wings, and buckets of chicken. The restaurant will also be offering three specials that evening: a fire roasted bucket of oysters, a 60-ounce dry aged burger, and southern-style sausages.

Park Tavern

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Grab a seat indoors or on the covered patio by the fire pits to watch the game on multiple TVs throughout Park Tavern in Midtown. Expect a menu of game day staples like burgers, wings, chicken baskets, and oysters.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

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The landmark Virginia-Highland restaurant will be filled with fans and neighborhood folks on Monday. Multiple TVs will be available for viewing the game while dining on football-watching foods and plenty of beer.

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Sweet Auburn BBQ

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All wings are half-price after 8 p.m. on Monday night. Pair those with $4 select draft beers during the big game.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Torched Hop Brewing Company

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Torched Hop just east of Midtown will be serving their $10 double burger, fries, and house draft combo deal on Monday evening during the game. Expect live music up until game time, with all of the TVs tuned into the action at the Mercedes-Benz stadium at kick-off.

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New Realm Brewing

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As luck would have it, not only is Monday the National Championship in Atlanta but also the day the city welcomes a brand new brewery on the Eastside BeltLine. New Realm Brewing opens its doors on January 8 and will be showing the big game on two projection screens in the brewery’s restaurant and several TVs throughout the facility. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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Hampton + Hudson

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The restaurant is turning itself into a mini version of Athens during the game on Monday. Expect UGA-themed tailgate food including Athens feta cheese poutine, buckets of Terrapin’s RecreationAle, special beers from Terrapin’s lab, and boozy hot chocolate for keeping warm.

Hampton & Hudson
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Tin Lizzy's Cantina

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Pair that cheese dip and plate of tacos with a few drink specials only available at the downtown location of Tin Lizzy’s. Those specials include $4 Heinekens or $6 Dos Equis on draft and margaritas starting at $8. Specials are available now through Monday, January 8.

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Ration and Dram

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Head to Ration and Dram in Kirkwood to share a few pitchers of beers and wings with friends. All of the restaurant’s TVs will be tuned into the game at 8 p.m.

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101 Steak

Exterior view of 101 Steak. 101 Steak/Official

All TVs will be tuned into the game on Monday and the restaurant will be offering Georgia and Alabama fans $4 Terrapin bottles all night long. Mention “Go Dawgs” to the server and receive complimentary wild Georgia shrimp toppers on any steak entree.

Exterior view of 101 Steak. 101 Steak/Official

Smokebelly BBQ

Smokebelly Smokebelly/Facebook

Smokebelly in Buckhead will be showing the game on 16 big screens TVs and will be serving up a few specials including $3 Bud Light drafts, $10 Bud Light pitchers, $15 buckets of Bud/Bud Light, $5 Tito’s cocktails, and 50-cent wings.

Smokebelly Smokebelly/Facebook

Henri's Bakery & Café

Henri’s Bakery & Cafe

For those choosing to hold their own watch parties at home, all Henri’s Bakery locations are offering football-shaped, UGA or Bama-themed cookies. Call for details and pricing.

Henri’s Bakery & Cafe

SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweet Water Brewing

Atlanta’s first brewery is throwing a blowout of a watch party on Monday starting at 3 p.m. The brewery has created custom 32-ounce cans commemorating the big game to sip on while watching any number of TVs throughout the facility. Supplies are limited and available for purchase in the taproom, so get there early.

Sweet Water Brewing

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

Hobnob

Both the Midtown and Brookhaven locations will be showing the game on several big screen TVs and offering a menu of football food favorites alongside shot specials, beer, and cocktails.

Hobnob

JCT. Kitchen & Bar

Starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 8, guests can dine and watch the big game on a rather large projection screen at chef Ford Fry’s flagship restaurant in Westside. JCT will be serving tailgating favorites like deviled eggs, truffle parmesan fries, spicy sorghum sticky wings, and buckets of chicken. The restaurant will also be offering three specials that evening: a fire roasted bucket of oysters, a 60-ounce dry aged burger, and southern-style sausages.

Park Tavern

Grab a seat indoors or on the covered patio by the fire pits to watch the game on multiple TVs throughout Park Tavern in Midtown. Expect a menu of game day staples like burgers, wings, chicken baskets, and oysters.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

Atkins Park Tavern Atkins Park Tavern

The landmark Virginia-Highland restaurant will be filled with fans and neighborhood folks on Monday. Multiple TVs will be available for viewing the game while dining on football-watching foods and plenty of beer.

Atkins Park Tavern Atkins Park Tavern

Sweet Auburn BBQ

Sweet Auburn Barbecue Sweet Auburn Barbecue

All wings are half-price after 8 p.m. on Monday night. Pair those with $4 select draft beers during the big game.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Torched Hop Brewing Company

Torched Hop Brewing Company Torched Hop/Facebook

Torched Hop just east of Midtown will be serving their $10 double burger, fries, and house draft combo deal on Monday evening during the game. Expect live music up until game time, with all of the TVs tuned into the action at the Mercedes-Benz stadium at kick-off.

Torched Hop Brewing Company Torched Hop/Facebook

New Realm Brewing

A rendering of New Realm Brewing ai3

As luck would have it, not only is Monday the National Championship in Atlanta but also the day the city welcomes a brand new brewery on the Eastside BeltLine. New Realm Brewing opens its doors on January 8 and will be showing the big game on two projection screens in the brewery’s restaurant and several TVs throughout the facility. Doors open at 5 p.m.

A rendering of New Realm Brewing ai3

Hampton + Hudson

Hampton & Hudson
Hampton & Hudson.
Hampton & Hudson/Tomas Espinoza

The restaurant is turning itself into a mini version of Athens during the game on Monday. Expect UGA-themed tailgate food including Athens feta cheese poutine, buckets of Terrapin’s RecreationAle, special beers from Terrapin’s lab, and boozy hot chocolate for keeping warm.

Hampton & Hudson
Hampton & Hudson.
Hampton & Hudson/Tomas Espinoza

Tin Lizzy's Cantina

Central Atlanta Progress

Pair that cheese dip and plate of tacos with a few drink specials only available at the downtown location of Tin Lizzy’s. Those specials include $4 Heinekens or $6 Dos Equis on draft and margaritas starting at $8. Specials are available now through Monday, January 8.