The Fourth of July for many Atlantans means kicking off the day’s festivities with the Peachtree Road Race (PRR)—officially the world’s largest 10K. First run in 1970 with only 150 racers, the PRR now hosts 60,000 runners and walkers from around the world who come to Atlanta to take on the hot and hilly 6.2-mile course down Peachtree Street to the finish line at Piedmont Park. The PRR is also one large street party with food, drinks, and t-shirts shot from cannons lining the course. Looking for somewhere to watch and cheer? Here’s a handy race day guide mapping out where to dine and drink along the route.Read More
Where to Eat and Drink Along the Peachtree Road Race Route
Breakfast, beer, coffee, cocktails along the route
1. Shake Shack
Shake Shake at Shops Buckhead opens at 8:30 a.m. on July 4 for its annual Peachtree Road Race viewing party with burgers and shake shandys.
2. Moe's Southwest Grill
The street party doesn’t get much better than this. Live music, free burritos, and a t-shirt cannon make Moe’s original Atlanta location one of the best spots to spectate. Watch out for flying shirts and runners clamoring to catch one.
3. Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill
The newly opened Bun Mi Vietnamese Grill is located just as racers begin the slow trek up Cardiac Hill around mile 3 of the race course. Free samples will be handed out throughout the morning. Racers who snap a pic with their race bib at Bun Mi, tag the restaurant on social media, and show that photo to a staff member will receive a complimentary entree.
4. Sherlock's Wine Merchant
A wine tasting on the Peachtree route? That’s right. Sherlock’s Wine Merchant is hosting an all-American wine tasting from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. The shop is located just past Piedmont Hospital and after the runners crest Cardiac Hill.
5. Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom is serving free pizza and beer (PBR) from its Bake Bus starting 7 a.m. at mile marker 4 on the PRR route.
Once again, Tavernpointe will open early for the Peachtree Road Race at 7 a.m. for brunch with front row viewing of all the racers whizzing by at mile 5 on the PRR route.
7. Colony Square
Attention PRR runners. At the 6-mile mark, get the chance to freshen up at Colony Square. Grab some patriotic swag and snap a race day photo in the SmileBooth, too, before heading to the finish line on 10th Street. Look for the Trilon Sculpture at 15th Street and Peachtree.
8. Caribou Coffee
Across from Flying Biscuit at the corner of 10th and Piedmont, Caribou Coffee opens at 6 a.m. for eco-friendly coffee and pastries. A great spot to watch the runners head toward personal victory.
9. The Flying Biscuit Cafe
Steps away from the finish line, Flying Biscuit Midtown at the corner of 10th and Piedmont is the spot to grab a full breakfast and coffee while cheering on the runners along the final stretch of the race. Opens at 7 a.m.
10. Hampton & Hudson
Attention PRR finishers, head to Inman Park after the race for FREE brunch up to $15 with your race number. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. There’s a boozy popsicle special and Yacht Rock music all day! Old Fourth Ward will have fireworks in the evening.