Wondering where you can watch the Georgia-Florida game in Atlanta? For a game as important as this, you’ll want a place that caters to sports fans by featuring big screen TVs, ample room and delicious food. We’ve got your ticket to some of the best sports bars in town, so don your Bulldog attire or Gator gear and head to one these Georgia-Florida hot spots on game day this Saturday, Oct.31. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.
Sidebar (downtown). Looking for a classic sports bar to watch the Georgia-Florida matchup? This popular fan bar features private rooms with numerous big screen TVs, pool tables and even Skee-Ball. Enjoy classic fan foods such as burgers, pizza and onion rings at this all around fan-tastic sports bar. 79 Poplar St. Atlanta, 404-588-1850, www.sidebaratlanta.com
D.B.A. Barbecue (Virginia-Highland). If barbecue is your thing, plan to attend the viewing party for the Georgia-Florida game at D.B.A. Barbecue. Eat the most amazing pulled pork sandwiches, ribs and brisket cooked in D.B.A.’s two Southern Pride smokers. The party starts an hour before kickoff so come early to get a great seat. 1190 N. Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, 404-249-5000, www.dbabarbecue.com
Tin Lizzy’s Cantina (Perimeter). As one of the best game-viewing locations in the South, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina won’t let you down. Enjoy the delicious Mexican-themed menu, which features classics such as gourmet soft tacos, quesadillas and loaded nachos. This fan bar is popular, so get there an hour ahead of kickoff.121 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, 470-514-1050, www.tinlizzyscantina.com
The Ivy Buckhead (Buckhead). For a great game location with a touch of class and sophistication, The Ivy Buckhead offers a tantalizing array of gourmet burgers and Southern cuisine. It’s housed in a classic Southern mansion in the heart of Buckhead, so you can watch the Georgia-Florida game in style. 3717 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, 404-941-3081, www.theivybuckhead.com
Taco Mac at Prado (Sandy Springs). When watch big games with friends and family, you likely will want to keep it simple. At Taco Mac at Prado, you can find great beer, fantastic hot wings and many big screen TVs. Best of all, Taco Mac offers game winners a free six-pack of wings if you stay until the buzzer sounds. 5600 Roswell Road, Suite M-003, Sandy Springs, (404) 941-1503, www.tmacrestaurants.com
Fado Irish Pub Atlanta (Buckhead). This well-known fan bar gives sports lovers a taste of Irish culture with traditional corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, and shepherd’s pie. At Fado Irish Pub, you can watch the Georgia-Florida game while sampling some of the best European lagers, ales and stouts. Arrive an hour ahead of kickoff to join in on the viewing party, all inside an authentic Irish pub straight out of Dublin. 273 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-841-0066, www.fadoirishpub.com/atlanta
— By Kelly Sundstrom, Special for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution