If you’re a fan of sci-fi, fantasy or pop culture, Dragon Con – running from Sept. 1-4, is your Super Bowl. But you’ll need to keep up your strength while waiting in line for all those panels and attending the late night dance parties. Here, some spots to find sustenance for your journey.
The surf-themed eatery is offering up Kahuna-Con Cocktails, including the Dark and Stormborn, Guardians of the Grenadine and Mighty Morphin Mules.
303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-343-0409, bigkahunaatl.com/
Hard Rock Café Atlanta
Choose from American staples including burgers, wings and a variety of sandwiches. The Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop will sell Dragon Con memorabilia such as lanyards, t-shirts and pins, and customers can win Dragon Con swag in the restaurant’s Instagram contest, which asks participants to post photos of themselves eating at Hard Rock using the hashtag #RockonDragonCon.
Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, 215 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-688-7625, hardrock.com/cafes/atlanta/
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
One of the host hotels of the Con, the Hyatt is offering a number of special food and drink options. Twenty-Two Storys, located in the Atrium Lobby, will serve Dragon Con-themed bites including the WTF (or Why The Face) Burger, topped with Pine Street Market bacon, a mac-and-cheese fritter and the hotel’s signature tomato jam for $16; the Voodoo Bucket, made with rums, fruit juices and special ingredients for $13 (add an extra shot of rum for $7); and a Blue Dome Honey Ice Cream Float made with a vanilla porter and High Road Ice Cream for $10, served at the hotel’s pool deck bar.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-577-1234, atlanta.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
If you’re with a group and everyone’s in the mood for something different, the food court at Peachtree Center offers several options including Mediterranean at Aviva by Kameel, fried chicken at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, hand pies at Panbury’s, sushi and poke at Yami Yami, beer and British favorite at Gibney’s Pub and Mexican at Tin Lizzy’s.
Peachtree Center, 231 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-654-1296, peachtreecenter.com/
Ray’s in the City
The restaurant will be open all weekend and Monday, when it serves its Maine lobster dinner for $24.95.
Ray's in the City, 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-524-9224, raysrestaurants.com/raysinthecity/home
Located in the Hilton, this mainstay has been serving up some of the strongest Tiki drinks in the Southeast since 1976 and also offers up a menu of Polynesian bites.
Trader Vic's, 255 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta. 404-221-6339, tradervicsatl.com/
White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails
Located across from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails is the spot for the Dragon Con gourmand with dishes including lobster mac ‘n cheese, NY strip steak and duck confit.
White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails, 270 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-524-7200, whiteoakkitchen.com/