If you’re itching to get out of your Atlanta apartment and into the perfect sports bar, you won’t have any lack of options. The Big Peach is the sort of city that caters to sports fans. Rent.com is happy to point you in the proper direction with this list of the five best sports bars in Atlanta.
300 Marietta Street
Can you imagine a bar in which you’re allowed to pour your own beer from a tap right at your table? At Stats, that’s exactly what you’ll get. This three-story joint has five bars, a rooftop with fire pits, 70 HDTVs, and tables with their own taps. Pour all you want and then just pay the meter! Stats is big enough to show six different games, each with audible sound, in separate sections of the bar. Come join the creative crowd here so you can cheer on your team, enjoy the easy access beer, and add to the camaraderie. www.statsatl.com
Hudson Grille Midtown
942 Peachtree Street NE
Sometimes you just want a good, old fashioned sports bar. The Midtown location of the Hudson Grille makes our list for its spacious welcome, its inviting patio (with outdoor bar), and its state-of-the-art plasma screens and killer sound system. While you’re watching the game here, you’ll have your choice from a vast beer list and your pick off the solid menu, offering everything from nachos to ahi tuna. www.hudsongrille.com
3400 Around Lenox Drive
Dantanna’s has created a monster, but the kind of monster that you want to introduce to your dad. This place is half swanky eatery and half sports bar—in their parlance, a “sports restaurant.” Here you won’t have any drunkards dumping beer down your back as you try to belly up to the bar. Instead, you’ll kick back with a thick steak, order off of one of Atlanta’s finest wine lists, and still scream with joy when the Falcons score. www.dantannas.com
878 Peachtree Street
If you deserve the best, you’ll want to hit The Vortex—one the best sports bars in Atlanta. This bar (with two locations) has won “best liquor selection,” “best burger,” “best bar food,” and “best beer selection” by local and national publications. The crowd here is energetic and enthusiastic. You can feast on bar favorites like hot wings, have your choice of brilliant beers, and basically live it up. There is one caveat, however: The Vortex’s house rules stipulate “no idiots.” That includes amateurs, moochers and whiners—but we know none of those describe you. www.thevortexbarandgrill.com
401 Moreland Avenue
Every city has to have a sports bar standout for those who prefer the games Americans often lose at. It’s true. We aren’t the best at everything. At Brewhouse Café, you’ll find an English pub-style sports bar for those mad for soccer, rugby and cricket. Order up some fish and chips or bangers and mash, pull a pint of ale, and let the games begin. www.brewhousecafe.com
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