From bars and restaurants, and even to go-kart racing, this city is ready for the big game.
Super Bowl Sunday is known as a celebration of football and food, and in Atlanta, it's no different. All across the city, its favorite watering holes and eateries are gearing up for a celebration worthy of the game's 50th anniversary. Here's where to go.
1. Hudson Grille
One of Atlanta's quintessential sports bars, Hudson Grille has become an institution for viewing major games. Aside from fact that it's teeming with TV screens so there's not a bad seat in the house, the kitchen is known for its addictive Hudson sliders and classic spinach dip.
2. Taco Mac
Beer enthusiasts will find a new home at Taco Mac. With more than 50 TVS and 100 beers on tap, this popular spot is perennially ready for the crowds. Owned by natives from Buffalo, New York, this spot has the best wings in town, as well as your favorite comfort Mexican food. If you're feeling ambitious (or attentive), join their Brewniversity to keep track of all the beers you taste.
If you're looking for a sports bar with a grown-up vibe, Stats in the downtown area is a little more polished, with exposed brick, lots of natural wood, and two floors to help spread out the crowds. They'll host a viewing party starting at 7 p.m. on game day, perfect for making use of the the 70 screens on site. Group packages are available for reserved seating.
Dugans, which always packs the crowds for its live events and friendly atmosphere, claims to serve the original Atlanta buffalo wings. This is a spot that serves just the bar food classics, but the party will be anything but standard.
5. Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
Add a little vroom to your night, and head to Andretti's Super Bowl viewing party, right outside Atlanta in Roswell. Choose between two packages: unlimited appetizer buffet and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as three-hour play card ($20 per person); or all of that plus a race ticket with an alcoholic beverage ($50 per person). Look for giveaways in-between races on the track.
6. Braves All Star Grill
Located in the historic 200 Peachtree building, this famous eatery may pay homage to the Atlanta Braves baseball team, but is hosting its own party in the heart of the city. General admission is $55, and includes a buffet and complimentary valet parking.
7. Ration & Dram Restaurant
Last year, this restaurant had a five-course meal inspired by the game, and partnered with Second Self Beer, a local brewery, for pairings. Although this year the restaurant is scaling things back a bit and offering small bites instead of a several courses, the partnership with Second Self remains. Check their website for pricing and other details.