To watch Atlanta United, it’s best to set yourself up in the stands at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, of course. But when you’re not able to be in the stands, you can bond with other fans and catch the match at many locations throughout metro Atlanta.
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Whether you’ve been following Atlanta United since its first match or you’re a new fan wondering what all the hype is about, check out some of the best spots to root for Atlanta United:
The Midway Pub
The Midway Pub hosts watch parties for Footie Mob, an Atlanta United supporters club, for every away match. So in addition to being able to watch matches, you’ll get to share in the excitement and see up close how these boosters support the club.
Try one of The Midway Pub’s many beer offerings, order pub fare like a burger or pimiento cheese fritters, and check out the large patio while you’re there.
Location: East Atlanta - 552 Flat Shoals Ave SE; Website: themidwaypub.com; Contact: 404-584-0335
Brewhouse Café has supported soccer long before Atlanta United’s inaugural season, and you can watch a variety of matches — including all of Atlanta United’s — at the bar. It’s located in Little Five Points and has a popular patio.
And no matter what time of day you’d like to watch a match, the Brewhouse Café is ready. Traditional breakfast is served for early morning matches, and the establishment stays open until midnight.
Location: East Atlanta - 401 Moreland Ave NE; Website: brewhousecafe.com; Contact: 404-525-7799
Pizzeria Azzurri is home to the Atlanta United Suburban Ultras, who represent “North OTP fanatics that bleed red, black, and gold,” according to the restaurant’s website. You can catch all of the club’s matches there.
It’s a great place to take the entire family to enjoy hand-tossed brick oven pizza, deep-fried wings and homemade desserts. For adults, homemade sangria and a good selection of beers are also offered.
Location: Cumming - 3560 Browns Bridge Rd #1200, Cumming, GA 30028; Website: pizzeriaazzurri.com; Contact: 770-887-8833
Fadó Irish Pub
Fadó has two locations — Buckhead and Midtown — that show plenty of sports, including Atlanta United as well as international soccer matches, rugby and more.
The food is a step above traditional pub grub and includes wild-caught cod as well as meats, such as corned beef and sausages, that are produced by third-generation Vermont butchers. You can also celebrate Atlanta United’s victories (or mourn their losses) with a pint of Guinness or another beverage.
Locations: Buckhead - 273 Buckhead Ave NE, Midtown - 933 Peachtree St NE; Website: fadoirishpub.com
This story was originally published by Mary Caldwell in 2018 and has since been updated.