Nightlife & Music

Best Sports Bars In Atlanta

April 28, 2011 8:00 AM

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Any armchair athlete will tell you that a great sports bar needs three essential ingredients: good food, good drinks and plenty of TVs to ensure a perfect view no matter where you’re sitting. The next time a big game is on, just throw on your jersey, paint your face and join the crowd at one of these spots.

Famous Pub & Sports Palace

2947 N. Druid Hills Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 633-1425
www.famouspubsports.com

The owners weren’t exaggerating when they included the word palace in their name; this place is truly the king of all Atlanta sports bars. With more than 50 TVs on the premises –including six huge 6-by-10-inch hi-def projection screens — you’ll never miss a minute of the action. The food menu covers all the bases from wings to nachos to burgers, and there are multiple drink specials every single day of the week. Did somebody say “game on?”

Dantanna’s

3400 Around Lenox Drive, Suite 304
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 760-8873
www.dantannas.com

Who would believe that the marriage of a sports bar and an upscale restaurant could be so harmonious? Dantanna’s is the place to come when you simply must have steak and lobster along with your Monday Night Football, although they do serve gourmet versions of popular sports bar snacks as well. Big-screen plasma TVs abound, and you’ll even find them out on the patio. A perfect place to loosen your tie, enjoy a glass of fine wine and yell at the ref in style.

Stats

300 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 885-1472
www.statsatl.com

As if five bars, 70 hi-def TVs and a menu that includes everything from barbecue to fish tacos weren’t enough, Stats goes the extra mile by being the first restaurant in the U.S. to offer beer tap tables, a system that allows guests to pour their own draft beer without ever leaving their seats. With three different levels, Stats never feels crowded — but if you need a little breathing room, head to the rooftop bar with its nice, cozy fire pits.

Brewhouse Café

401 Moreland Ave.
Atlanta GA 30307
(404) 525-7799
www.brewhousecafe.com

The difference between a bar and a pub might be subtle, but it does exist, and that’s what makes the Brewhouse Café so unique. It has the true feel of a traditional English pub — small, intimate, plenty of dark wood and tons of English football memorabilia tacked on the walls — and the food menu contains pub favorites, too, like sausage rolls, bangers and mash, and fish and chips. But once the big game starts and you find yourself part of the cheering crowd staring at the row of TVs, you’ll know you’re in one of Atlanta’s most energetic sports bars.

– Ty Treadwell
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