For die-hard fans, it rarely matters if your favorite Atlanta team is winning or losing–it’s always fun to catch a game with friends at a local restaurant or bar. Most sports fans would agree that as long as there is good food, cold drinks and plenty of televisions, they’re happy. Sandy Springs’ celebrated culinary scene is home to several noteworthy places that offer a festive, exciting game day experience with plenty of delicious food and, of course, plenty of drinks. Here is a list of some of Sandy Springs’ best game-time gathering spots:
Located in Abernathy Square Shopping Center, Dantanna’s is an excellent option if you’re looking for an elevated menu with an entertainment-venue vibe. This upscale sports restaurant has a smaller, more intimate neighborhood feel with fresh, locally-sourced foods and plenty of televisions covering the walls and bar area. They have lunch, dinner and late-night menus to ensure no one leaves hungry. Dantanna’s offers a great, friendly atmosphere for every game-time get-together.
Hudson Grille, which proclaims itself to be Atlanta’s very best sports bar, offers patrons anything but your typical sports bar fare – they have the usual menu items like burgers, steaks, seafood, wings, a large draft beer selection, a killer spinach dip and more. But their Brasstown meatloaf and shrimp and grits are just a couple of the more unique choices from the delicious menu. Hudson Grille has plenty of TV’s and makes sure to stream every game for all types of sports fans. Located at 6317 Roswell Road, the restaurant also offers a private bar and room for parties, a patio, and a game room to suit all of your needs.
North River Tavern
Known for their wings and large beer selection, North River Tavern is a wonderful choice to watch sporting events in a dive-bar atmosphere. Their event offerings usually include trivia, poker, live music, bar game tournaments, and, of course, sporting events played on their many HD televisions. North River Tavern, which is located at 8879 Roswell Rd, also has the space and capabilities to host large parties for tailgating. Bring your friends and hangout at North River Tavern for all of your gameday festivities.
Cheeky Taqueria offers made-from-scratch cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails and even offers a “Pour Your Own Beer” option, all in a fun environment. Cheeky’s delicious Mexican-flare food, which aims to break up with the “cookie-cutter corporate restaurant landscape of suburban Atlanta,” was selected for the 2017 Best of Atlanta Award in the restaurant category. Enjoy their taquitos, verde pork tamales, alambres, or even their Korean BBQ tacos for an out-of-the-box game day experience. Cheeky is located at 4600 Roswell Road.
5 Seasons Brewing
Locally-owned restaurant and brewery, 5 Seasons Brewing is very passionate about making great food, brewing great beer and providing a great experience for all guests. Located at The Prado, 5 Seasons’ seasonal menu includes local produce, all-natural meats and artisanal cheeses. The comfortable and laid-back atmosphere, along with reasonably-priced menu items, makes it a great choice to watch any sporting event.
Known as “the place for beer, wings, and sports,” Taco Mac is an excellent family-friendly choice for even the littlest sports fans. Taco Mac’s menu offers anything from Mexican to mac-and-cheese, making it an easy choice for a diverse group and a large space that makes it a great choice for big groups. All Taco Mac locations offer plenty of screens to ensure you’re able to enjoy the game from every angle and seat. As one of Atlanta’s most beloved local sports bar chains, Taco Mac’s famous Buffalo Wings, extensive draft and beer list, and festive atmosphere make it the perfect place to catch a big game with friends.