Sports & Social at The Battery in Atlanta
STATS Brewpub, Downtown
Located a short walk from the stadium in the Luckie-Marietta District, STATS is a bustling sports bar with a menu of American favorites and house-brewed beers. Some tables even have their own taps so you can serve yourself. There are 70 high-definition televisions, so you won't miss a moment of the action.
Taco Mac, Virginia-Highland
Now a local chain with locations throughout the metro area, Taco Mac started in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood in 1979 by two natives of Buffalo, N.Y., bringing wings to the South. The wings are still their signature item, as well as burgers and flatbreads. They also have one of the area's largest beer selections, so you can sip on a local brew while watching the game.
Sports & Social, Atlanta
The Battery is a sports lover's dream to begin with, but Sports & Social takes that to a new level. The sprawling two-level sports bar, gaming parlor, and social lounge has a 30-foot screen surrounded by smaller televisions. In between quarters, guests can play Skeeball, table tennis, air hockey and other games, or chow down on shared plates.
The Midway Pub, East Atlanta
The massive patio at The Midway Pub earns it the nickname "East Atlanta's living room." Located in a former auto shop, there are more than 100 beer options. Keep up with the online commentary using their free WiFi, and spend the commercial breaks either glued to the screen or play a round at one of the classic arcade games.
Brewhouse Cafe, Little Five Points
Soccer, rugby and cricket fans know this bar as the place to catch matches, but the beloved sports bar also is a great spot for American football. Open since 1997, the Brewhouse Cafe is famous for their Painkiller cocktails with burgers and pizzas. Drink specials and breakfast menu for early games only add to the appeal.
Hampton + Hudson, Inman Park
The Hampton + Hudson community bar and restaurant is popular with sports fans for its patio. On Saturdays and Sundays, start your day at 10 a.m. when they open with a massive brunch. The "hangover fries" and "chicken benny" are the ideal fuel for the day ahead, especially if you want to sample one of their craft beers and cocktails.
Whitehall Tavern, Peachtree Hills
With plenty of space, a full bar, game room and patio, Whitehall Tavern has been a popular sports bar since 2011, named for a tavern in Atlanta's West End from 1835. Enjoy one of 15 beers on tap, including Marietta's own Red Hare Brewing. Reserve one of the private rooms or hunker down at one of the 40 high-definition televisions.
Although there is a downtown location near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, your best bet is Dantanna's Buckhead location for more space. It's the city's only upscale sports bar, with a chef-inspired menu and cigar lounge. The dishes here use only the top ingredients like premium Angus beef and Springer Mountain Chicken.