These 7 metro Atlanta sports bars are the real MVP

Fado Irish Pub in Midtown. Courtesy of Fredrik Brauer
Fredrik Brauer

There’s no denying that sports are one of Atlanta’s favorite pastimes, bringing together communities of fans to celebrate and cheer on their favorite local teams, including the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, and many more.

Additionally, with new people moving to Atlanta each and every day comes new legions of fans cheering on various sports teams across the United States and the world. So no matter who you’re rooting for, you’ll find a team player in these seven sports bars in the metro Atlanta area to catch the next game, eat and drink with friends, meet other fans and have a good time all around.

Bench Warmers Sports Grill

Located in both the Clairmont neighborhood of Atlanta and the southern suburb of Stockbridge, Bench Warmers is known for its large, spacious interior with plenty of televisions to watch both college and pro games. You’ll be cheering on your favorite teams while making new friends at the bar and eating burgers, wings and tots. Game on!

Location: Multiple Locations; Website:

Brewhouse Cafe

If you’re a soccer fan, kick around the idea of going to Brewhouse Cafe, thanks to its welcoming patio, delicious food, over 25 big-screen televisions and a passionate community of fans. Watch MLS and Premier League games, as well as NFL, MLB, NHL and rugby, at this Little Five Points institution.

Location: East Atlanta - 401 Moreland Ave NE; Website:; Contact: 404-525-7799

Clay’s Sports Cafe

Clay’s Sports Cafe, the Sandy Springs sports establishment known for its wings selection, is a slam dunk option for watching the latest game. True to the sports theme, Clay’s menu is divided into clever sections, including Big Leaguers, Heavy Hitters and Ball Park Pizzas.

Location: Sandy Springs - 5975 Roswell Rd D- 245; Website:; Contact: 404-843-1233

Eleventh Street Pub

If you’re looking for a sports bar that is a bit quieter than some of the other more popular digs, you’ll find a champion in Eleventh Street Pub. This small Midtown pub has your back when it comes to catching a live game with little to no crowds.

Location: Midtown - 1041 W Peachtree St NW; Website:; Contact: 404-724-9060

Fado Irish Pub

Transport to Dublin at Fado Irish Pub, named after the Gaelic word for “long ago,” used as a beginning of a story (similar to “once upon a time”). At Fado, Irish pub culture is brought together through delicious food, a warm and welcoming environment, plenty of Guinness (and other beers), and a passion for sports.

Location: Multiple Locations; Website:

Taco Mac

If you’re expecting tacos at Taco Mac, think twice. This popular chain joint that started out in Virginia-Highland was once a taco stand but eventually morphed into a place known for wings, beer and sports. Since then, Taco Mac has become a winner in the sports bar category, with locations all across Georgia and Tennessee.

Location: Multiple Locations; Website:

Whitehall Tavern

Fun Atlanta history fact: Whitehall Tavern is named after a tavern in Atlanta’s West End from the 1800s, back when Peachtree Street was called Whitehall Street. Currently, Whitehall Tavern is located in Buckhead and is a family-friendly sports tavern known for great grub, a cozy community, and more than 40 television screens for watching sports.

Location: Buckhead - 2391 Peachtree Rd; Website:; Contact: 404-842-1010

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