Are you ready for some football???!
Let’s see, is anything going down on Sunday? Duh! We all know the Super Bowl (Sunday, February 3rd, 6:30 p.m. EST on CBS) is the most anticipated Sunday of the year for not only sports fans, but for the folks who love to see what commercials are coming out, the food available, libations…you name it! Well in case you want to hit the streets instead of a house party, your homey Ale is providing Atlanta’s Ultimate Super Bowl Restaurant Guide. From grubbing to fun contests, great grub deals, huge televisions, and refreshing sippin’ specials, here is a list of spots that you should consider during hitting up for the Super Bowl in the A! Keep in mind that I only wrote this intro, so the following words are coming straight from the source. Cheers!
Red Pepper Taqueria and Coldbrews Sports Bar and Grill
They say: Join us on Sunday, February 3rd for kick-off and get front row seats to the game at both Red Pepper Taqueria and Coldbrews Sports Bar and Grill! Red Pepper Taqueria makes its mark as Atlanta's neighborhood destination for Mexican cuisine. Differing from the average taqueria, Red Pepper uses fresh, local and organic ingredients to create bold dishes bursting with flavor. Coldbrews feeds fans with Mexican inspired dishes, American classics and seafood specialties courtesy of an in-house oyster bar. A sports fan's dream with over 30 flat screen TVs to showcase the days in-demand games, there’s not a bad seat in the house.
Enjoy specials at both locations, including…
Beer bucket (5 domestic beers for $15 & 5 imported beers for $20)
$2.00 shots of fireball, Jager and El Jimador
$6 hurricanes... to celebrate in true New Orleans fashion!
And don't forget the great Louisiana-inspired food specials at Coldbrews Oyster Bar, featuring N'awlins Oysters, New Orleans Style Gumbo, and more!
Football fans can cheer on their favorite team from home while still enjoying a classic pub menu with to-go options from Ormsby’s in west Midtown. Game-friendly fare such as Guinness-braised bratwurst, hand-dipped corn dogs and hot boiled peanuts bring an authentic game day atmosphere to any living room and the Guinness-dipped pretzels with stout mustard will be on the highlight reel of any Super Bowl party. For more information, call 404-968-2033. www.ormsbysatlanta.com
Del Frisco’s Grille
Del Frisco’s Grille is the place to watch the big game on Sunday, February 3, in comfort and style inside or on the heated double-decker patio! Share tomato flatbread, cheesesteak eggrolls, chicken wings, pimento fritters and deviled eggs (all for $7) with fans. Choose from one of their signature cocktails or local brews to cheer your team on to victory – enjoy $4 draft beers, $5 select wines, $5 “Honey Badger” shots and $7 “VIP” martinis! Watching the game at home? Be sure to pick up appetizers and flatbreads to go!
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant
While Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant in Buckhead is well-known as a hot spot for viewing international soccer games, it’s also a great venue to watch football of the American variety. Guests can choose from a wide selection of draught beers to complement the traditional Irish pub fare while watching the game. The three-story venue, crafted in Dublin and shipped to Atlanta for a more authentic pub experience, has numerous screens that will be tuned in to the Super Bowl. For more information, call 404-841-0066. www.fadoirishpub.com
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Spend Super Bowl Sunday in sophistication and style with a New Orleans and Mardi Gras-inspired party at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar! On Sunday, February 3, join the Southern eatery for a festive football soiree in the lobby – complete with a large, flat screen TV and New Orleans-style bites (think po’boys and gumbo). What Mardi Gras-themed party would be complete without sazeracs and hurricanes? Head mixologist Clay Livingston will be whipping up Nola classics for guests to enjoy while they cheer on their favorite team.
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar, Atlanta’s oldest continuously-licensed tavern, has been in operation longer than the Super Bowl itself. All this experience leads to a big win for fans looking for to go options on game day. Special to-go platters are available for Super Bowl Sunday, including 50 Big Green Egg smoked wings with spicy barbecue sauce or 50 Atkins Park confit wings with sweet-chili garlic sauce or Atkins Park wing sauce, veggies, blue cheese and buttermilk ranch ($40). Other platters include 20 grass-fed beef cheeseburger sliders ($40), 20 Big Green Egg smoked pork sliders with tomato barbecue sauce ($40) and a nacho platter with tortilla chips, black beans, jalapenos, shredded lettuce, sour cream, salsa and queso ($35). For information at Virginia-Highland, call 404-876-7249. For information at Smyrna, call 770-435-1887. www.atkinspark.com
HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern
Located in the heart of Midtown, the casual and inviting atmosphere at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern makes it an ideal spot to grab a beer and watch the championship game. On Sunday, HOBNOB is offering half-priced wings to help celebrate the occasion and alcoholic milkshakes will make the victory celebration even sweeter. For more information, call 404-968-2288. www.hobnobatlanta.com
Do at the View
For fans who are serious about game day, big screens and chicken wings are old news. At Do at the View, game day goes high tech as this restaurant and bar offers an experience unlike any other with interactive electronic walls that immerse you in game play as if you were on the field. A dining room that literally comes alive around you during the big game, along with state of the art lighting and sound, creates a panoramic expanse of Super Bowl euphoria. Browse through full iPad menu of delicious appetizers, gourmet pizzas and signature desserts, as well of one of the city’s largest cocktail menus, and enjoy instantaneous ordering while you watch the game.
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The classic American tavern fare at Marlow’s Tavern is the perfect complement to America’s most popular sport. With locations in neighborhoods across metro Atlanta, viewers don’t have to look far to find a welcoming environment to watch the Super Bowl. The grilled turkey meatloaf and hot and sweet wings are hearty and satisfying options, while the firecracker shrimp with cracklin’ spicy sauce will hit patrons like a linebacker on third down. Guests can visit the Marlow’s Tavern website for more information and locations. www.marlowstavern.com
Four Atlanta-area locations
As the guys take their seats in front of the TV to watch the big game, ladies can “huddle” at one of The Melting Pot’s four Atlanta-area locations for Girls’ Night Out! Football widows and their friends will enjoy a fabulous three-course fondue meal – for under 700 calories – as The Melting Pot introduces its new “Skinny Dipping” menu! No need to give up the New Year’s Resolution when gathering with the girls! Guests will savor a choice of salad, entrée and an ultra decadent dark chocolate fondue for just $19.99 per person. Signature skinny cocktails will be on-hand for those who wish to imbibe.
Seven Atlanta-area locations
Twisted Taco locations throughout the Atlanta-metro area are the prime spot for premium sports viewing! On Sunday, February 3, each Tex-Mex cantina will showcase the big game on the plethora of HDTVs located throughout the restaurants, including the tableside TVs for guests to control the action! Drink specials will include:
$15.00 Bud Light Buckets
$3.00 Bud Light Drafts
$2.50 Twisted Brew Drafts
10th & Piedmont
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10th & Piedmont in Midtown is a great option for groups of football fans to come together over shareable meals and a plethora of beverage options. The queso fondido ($7) and blackened fish tacos ($9) are special options, along with $3 Miller Light drafts. The numerous televisions in the bar will complement the projector in the dining room and ensure every visitor will have the perfect seat for the championship game. For more information, call 404-602-5510.
Fire & Flavor
Gridiron enthusiasts looking for a new way to grill a game day meal should look no further than Red Oak Burger Grilling Planks from Athens based company Fire & Flavor. The 100 percent natural wood planks used in this traditional Native American cooking method transform an ordinary burger into the MVP of game day snacks. With products carried by retailers in 50 states and Canada, no fan should miss out on the rich and complex flavor of plank grilling. For more information, call 1-866-728-8332. www.fireandflavor.com
Hearth Pizza Tavern
Super Bowl viewers wanting a home field advantage can stop by Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs to pick up pizza to-go. Football fans can skip the typical takeout places and enjoy hand-crafted pizzas, made with premium ingredients and cooked in a 600-degree hearth oven. For more information, call 404-252-5378. www.hearthpizzatavern.com
Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub
The long granite bar and central communal table at Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub are comfortable gathering places for groups of football-loving fans to come together over locally-grown food and a great selection of beer. Guests can enjoy the award-winning Kaleidoscope burger, steak frites and Springer Mountain chicken wings while cheering on their favorite team with fellow fans. The restaurant is also offering specials inspired by the two teams. For more information, call 404-474-9600. www.k-pub.com
The Original El Taco
Fans looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood can visit Fifth Group Restaurant The Original El Taco for a variety of Mexican dishes with a Tex-Mex flair. Game day classics like guacamole and queso dip are complemented with a range of cocktails including margaritas, sangria, and mojitos, and a prize wheel loaded with fun goodies gives every guest a chance to feel like a champion during the big game. For more information, call 404-873-4656. www.eltaco-atlanta.com
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Midtown offers a variety of sushi platter options that are sure to please everyone while watching the big game. These platters include salmon, yellowtail, tuna, and shrimp nigiri as well as a wide range of sushi rolls, and vegetarian football lovers will be big fans of the vegetarian platter. Customized platters are available, and all platters are served with wasabi, soy sauce, ginger and chopsticks so fans can spend less time preparing and more time cheering. For more information, call 404-267-0114. www.rasushi.com
Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food
Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food is making Super Bowl party preparation fast and easy for fans around Atlanta with their to-go Party Packs. With locations in Buckhead and Sandy Springs, these convenient options serve up to 20 people, perfect for a Super Bowl viewing party of any size. Fajitas, enchiladas or tacos are available in chicken, beef or combinations packs, and the appetizer party pack is sure to bring fans from both teams together with chips, salsa, chile con queso and guacamole. For more information, visit www.unclejulios.com.
White Oak Pastures
Fans can host an all-star Super Bowl viewing party from the comfort of their own homes without missing out on quality food by teaming up with White Oak Pastures. The grass-fed, hormone-free ground beef is ideal for hamburgers on the grill or in the kitchen, and since White Oak Pastures prides itself on environmental sustainability and animal welfare, their products can become Super Bowl traditions for years to come. For more information, call 229-641-2081. www.whiteoakpastures.com
Man, I can't wait for fantasy football next season!