We asked Atlanta native and Resurgence ATL Board member Gaurav Vedak (@gvedak on twitter) what his favorite football (ok, soccer) bars in the City are. See below for his list of places to have a cold one, a bite or both while watching our home town United and any other team whose kit you might be wearing.
With the MLS – and in particular Atlanta United – taking over the city, it’s time to talk about the best spots to catch a game and grab a drink. Atlanta is a very culturally diverse city, much like the game itself, and it is clear as soon as you set foot in any of these various bars throughout the city. Here are a handful of my favorites among the many great soccer bars throughout the city.
The official watch party location for Bayern Munich – Der Biergarten has a menu filled with traditional German cuisine and beers. Located right down Marietta street, Der Biergarten is just half a mile away from Mercedes Benz stadium and is a great spot to grab beer or bite before Atlanta United matches. It’s tough to beat drinking a beer while sitting atop a patio in the spring as you get ready for an Atlanta United game. To call and see if your game is playing – (404) 521-2728
You can’t talk soccer bars in Atlanta without bringing up Brewhouse. Filled with soccer history -Brewhouse is a great spot to grab a beer and talk soccer with fans of all leagues, clubs and players. Brewhouse features a very diverse menu ranging from a traditional English breakfast to a gyro – so bring a group of friends and each of you can find something to eat. Also, bless their hearts – if there is demand for it they open their doors super early to cater to early morning games! To call and see if your game is playing – (404) 525-7799
RiRa, located in Midtown Atlanta, is the official location for all things US Soccer. RiRa has a specifically crafted game day menu that features tasty food and cheap beer. If you’re a US Soccer fan, this is THE place to go – after all, who doesn’t love free shots?! (Free shot after every goal scored by a US team! #MoreShotsMoreGoalsMoreShots). To call and see if your game is playing – (404) 477-1700
We head over to East Atlanta Village for this next one. Elder Tree is located on the east side of the city and features a traditional Irish menu highlighted by an incredible Crab Cake Benedict. Elder Tree also provides the essentials of a soccer bar – drink specials, a good cable package and TV’s everywhere. If you’re over on the east side of Atlanta – Elder Tree is a great option. To call and see if your game is playing – (404) 658-6108
What is about the Irish that makes their pubs such a great place to watch soccer? It’s no different at Fados – a simple check o’ the website shows the soccer influence on the bar. The menu, highlighted by the Shepherds pie, is inspired by traditional Irish cuisine. The midtown location is a great spot to gather around grab a drink post-game with fellow United fans. Like all the other bars on this list, Fados opens early on the weekends for early morning Premier League & Bundesliga action. To call and see if your game is playing – (404) 260-7910