March Madness: Sports Bars in Atlanta to catch all the action

Guests can snack on wings, sesame steak skewers, buffalo chicken sliders, and oysters at Dantanna's while watching game after game.
Mia Yakel

Get ready to get your game face on, because in Atlanta, college sports are a big deal!

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And what better way to experience the thrill of the March Madness tournaments than at a sports bar surrounded by fellow fans? From cozy pubs to trendy patios with stunning views, Atlanta has a diverse range of bars that cater to every type of sports enthusiast. So whether you’re a die-hard basketball fan or simply seeking a fun spot to watch the games, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top picks below:

Big Game

At Big Game, you’ll feel right in the middle of the action, surrounded by flat-screen TVs, cozy chairs, and a sprawling patio. Located just a few steps from the Beltline’s Eastside Trail, it’s the perfect spot to continue the party when your team comes out on top.

Location: East Atlanta - 720 Ralph McGill Blvd NE #1; Website:

Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Come join the ultimate sports viewing experience at the legendary hangout in Midtown, Cypress Street! Watch your favorite team play while savoring mouth-watering game-day specials and delicious drinks. With large screens displaying all the action and incredible views on the patio, this is the spot to be during March Madness!

Location: Midtown - 817 W Peachtree St NW; Website:


Score a slam dunk during happy hour at this upscale Atlanta spot! Guests can enjoy wallet-friendly specials from Monday to Friday between 4-6 p.m. Pair your drink with a variety of shareable small plates, including wings, sesame steak skewers, buffalo chicken sliders, and oysters, perfect for snacking on while catching all the games.

Location: Buckhead - 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304; Website:

Doc’s Food and Spirits

This unpretentious sports bar is the real deal, with plenty of game-day action on the TVs, cold beer, strong drinks, and can’t-go-wrong sports food like burgers, loaded nachos, and wings.

Location: Cobb - 2621 Cumberland Blvd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080; Website:

The Family Dog

Whether you’re a sports fanatic or simply looking for a great place to grab a bite and a drink, The Family Dog in Morningside is a must-visit spot.

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 1402 North Highland Avenue NE; Website:

Hampton + Hudson

Make Hampton + Hudson your go-to spot for the tournament games! You’re guaranteed a delicious and exciting time with TVs broadcasting games throughout the Inman Park restaurant and fun specials.

Location: East Atlanta - 299 North Highland Avenue Northeast; Website:

Hudson Grille

Look no further than Hudson Grille, the ultimate low-key sports bar with several locations throughout Atlanta, including Midtown, Downtown, and Little Five Points. With an impressive array of TVs and a relaxed, inviting atmosphere, Hudson Grille is the ideal destination to enjoy every heart-pumping moment of the March Madness tournament.

Location: Multiple locations; Website:

The Nook on Piedmont Park

Located right across from the stunning Piedmont Park, this cozy sports bar offers a lively atmosphere to catch all the excitement of the tournament. With a prime location and a friendly vibe, The Nook is the perfect spot to grab a cold drink and watch your favorite basketball team score big.

Location: Midtown - 1144 Piedmont Ave NE; Website:

Red Pepper Taqueria

Red Pepper’s vibrant menu, which includes its famous $5 margaritas and a made-from-scratch menu, will elevate your typical sports grub. Visit one of its four Atlanta locations for an epic big-screen March Madness watch party!

Location: Multiple locations; Website:


Sidebar, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, has three distinct floors that offer a variety of experiences ranging from chilling out to swanky bottle service. During March Madness, you’ll want to visit its Garden Room, which offers a great dining experience with exciting features like a bespoke light-filled environment and massive HD TVs.

Location: Downtown - 79 Poplar St NW; Website:

Sports and Social

If you’re looking for a place to catch every play of the March Madness tournament, look no further than Sports & Social. The two-story sports bar features more than 40 televisions and a 32-foot LED screen so you can see every slam dunk in crystal clear resolution.

Location: Cobb - 825 Battery Ave SE #610; Website:

STATS Brewpub

One of the best places in Atlanta to watch the March Madness tournament is STATS Brewpub! It offers a delectable food menu, five bars, and 70 high-definition TVs, giving you plenty of room to kick back, relax, and enjoy the games.

Location: Downtown - 300 Marietta St NW Suite 101; Website:

Taco Mac

With multiple locations throughout Georgia (including the original in VaHi), you won’t have to travel far to catch all the action. Plus, indulge in their delicious food and drinks while you’re there!

Location: Various locations; Website:

Woofs Sports Bar

Woofs Sports Bar is a popular LGBTQ+ sports bar located in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood of Atlanta. The bar is known for its friendly atmosphere, great drink specials, and multiple TVs that show a variety of sports games, including all of the March Madness tournament games.

Location: Northeast Atlanta - 494 Plasters Ave. NE STE 200; Website:

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