You make most of the home games at the Georgia Dome, but how can you support the team with your best buds when they are on the road? Head out to any number of sports bars and other locations where Atlanta fans gather to yell, scream and cheer for Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and company. Atlanta has always been home to some of the best sports bars in America and they really come alive when the home team is worth rooting for.
TJ’s Sports Bar
2880 Holcomb Bridge Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
TJ’s Sports Bar near Roswell is the Falcons headquarters in North Fulton County. This place is so big, it accomodates both Falcons and Packers fans each week, and it’s really hopping if Falcons are playing the Packers. Food and drink specials will be posted on a special board when you come in and many weeks it has the grill cooking brats and tailgate fare just like it’s done in the parking lots at the game. For 30 years, TJ’s has been serving some of the best food in the area, and if you need to watch the other games, the NFL Ticket allows all games to be shown. It’s a party every Sunday at TJ’s especially when Atlanta is on the road.
933 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Any of the Taco Macs around town will provide a great location to watch the Falcons and any of the other games on a Sunday afternoon. With the best beer selection in town and those delicious wings, you can’t go wrong at this spot. Taco Mac thinks about the whole family as it offers games and an area for the kids to hang out. The are more TVs than you can imagine and a location is sure to be conveniently near you.
Buffalo Wild Wings
3535 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
Buffalo Wild Wings may be a chain, but the restaurants it has in Atlanta are really nice. BWW also does a great job focusing on the home team, and in this case that means the Atlanta Falcons. Local restaurants always have the eating area decorated appropriately and the servers are always prompt and attentive. Another great thing about Buffalo Wild Wings is that all locations in Atlanta have the sound to the Atlanta game turned on and broadcast throughout the restaurant. Many other sports bars have music playing or they cut in and out of games.
Zucca Bar & Pizzeria
2860 Atlanta Road
Smyrna, GA 30080
Looking for one of the wildest football parties each week? Look no further that Zucca Pizzeria in Smyrna to throw a Dirty Bird Sunday. Located in the Smyrna Market Village off Atlanta Road in Cobb County, these events can get a little out of control. Enjoy the award-winning food of Zucca and hang out with radio personalities who give you a chance to win prizes and tickets to upcoming games. It’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday and you can cheer on the Falcons in the process.
Firkin and Gryphon
4764 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
College alumni from many different schools pack the Firkin and Gryphon pub each Sunday for its weekly Falcons gamewatch. Try its burgers, salads and British pub food to enjoy a scrumptious meal. Firkin and Gryphon holds raffles each week where you can win football-themed prizes. Entrance is always free so come and support the Falcons at the Firkin and Gryphon.
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Rick Limpert is a freelance writer/photographer in Atlanta and he loves covering anything Falcons-related. His work can be found at Examiner.com.