The Top Bars and Restaurants near Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Pre-Game Drinks and Post-Game Eats

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a staple in Downtown Atlanta marking the home to Atlanta United and Atlanta Falcons. In addition to sporting events, you’ll find a variety of concerts and special events taking the stage. When you find yourself visiting Mercedes-Benz Stadium, you’ll find there’s plenty to do before and after every event.

Downtown Bars and Restaurants

These Downtown bars and restaurants are within walking distance of Mercedes-Benz Stadium allowing visitors to dine in Atlanta like a local.

Der Biergarten

It’s an authentic German beer garden right here in the A at Der Biergarten. Enjoy German cuisine, Bavarian decor and even a German-manufactured model railroad. What’s on tap? German draft beers such as Bitburger, Pilsner, the official beer of the German national soccer team. Pair that with the wurstplatte (bratwurst and knackwurst) or wiener schnitzel (lightly bread veal, lemon and parsley served with potato salad).

Escobar Restaurant & Tapas

Escobar Restaurant & Tapas, located on Peters Street, serves brunch, lunch, dinner and family meals along with signature drinks and desserts. Taste the Escobar crab cakes or the seafood mac and cheese, and why not add on a side of loaded seasoned fries or fried okra while you’re there.

Hudson Grille

Hudson Grille is the perfect place for a pre-game stop Downtown before heading to Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Hudson Grille features a huge selection of draft beers, an enormous patio for outdoor dining and every game on its many televisions. With a diverse menu that delivers everything from game-day classics to all-natural selections like chicken breast or fully loaded burgers, sausages and dogs, Hudson Grille is the perfect place for a pre-game stop Downtown before heading to Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Max Lager’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

Home to the only coal-burning oven in Georgia, Max Lager’s Coal Oven Pizzeria serves New York-style pizza as well as salads, pastas, sandwiches. wings and desserts. Pizza choices include but are not limited to margherita, bianca, salumi and greca. The sandwich menu offers three different hoagies. Salad choices are Greek, Caesar and Italian chopped salad. Spaghetti and meatballs top the pasta menu.

Nest on Four

Enjoy elevated sports bar food at Nest on Four
Enjoy elevated sports bar food at Nest on Four (PC: Aubree Dumas)

Located inside Signia by Hilton Atlanta, Nest on Four is the ultimate sports bar named after the city’s famed Peregrine Falcons who perch in Atlanta’s skyscrapers . While you’re there, you can look out the window with a view of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The short rib poutine tater tots pair perfectly with a burger and a beer before the big game.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks

Enjoy seafood from the Pacific Rim, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico at McCormick & Schmick’s. Their happy hour offers food items such as vine ripe tomato bruschetta, crispy baja fish tacos, smoked gouda flatbread, spice seared ahi tuna and much more. Grab a drink during happy hour including beer, wine or cocktails like the gold margarita, berry berry mojito or Bulleit the old fashioned way.

Park Bar

This intimate, exposed-brick neighborhood hangout is known by locals for its great food, fine bourbon and craft beer selection. Located right next to Centennial Olympic Park, Park Bar has become a favorite destination before and after Downtown happenings. It is an official U.S. Soccer Bar.

Restaurant 10

This Black-owned restaurant cooks upscale Southern dishes, soul food and barbecue. Restaurant 10 is steps away from Mercedes Benz Stadium. So grab your friends and grab some wings, burgers and the margarita tower for a fun evening.

SkyLounge at the Glenn Hotel

Located on Marietta Street, SkyLounge at the Glenn Hotel sits atop the historic hotel. You get a rooftop view in a bar and lounge setting for an Insta-worthy moment. Their small plates pair perfectly with their house cocktails. Try an Aperol spritz or the SkyLounge sour.

STATS Brewpub

Stats Brewpub on Marietta Street bills itself as Atlanta’s Ultimate Sports Bar

Stats Brewpub on Marietta Street bills itself as Atlanta’s Ultimate Sports Bar. If you’re going to down a few brews while watching the game, try the Everything Pretzel or Jorge’s nachos. Hungry for more? Pay tribute to the Atlanta Falcons when you order the Dirty Bird (crispy chicken, vinegar slaw and spicy mayo on a toasted brioche bun). Or just stick with fish and chips (beer-battered cod, house slaw and New England tartar sauce.)

Thrive Restaurant

Both upscale and casual, Thrive has everything from salads and soups to sushi and seafood. Choose from a bar, lounge and dining room.

Castleberry Hill Bars and Restaurants

Castleberry Hill is a historic neighborhood filled with trendy brick buildings, a budding arts scene and excellent eateries. This neighborhood is an easy 10-minute walk from Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Bottle Rocket

If Atlanta United is playing, Bottle Rocket has it on the big screen. Located on Walker Street, you can enjoy sushi and Japanese-American-fusion dishes, along with delicious cocktails. Inside, observe safety precautions as you decide from menu items such as burgers, wings and California rolls, to name a few items.

No Mas! Cantina

No Mas! Cantina is the place to enjoy delicious Mexican fare

Not in the mood for the traditional sports bar setting? Located just four blocks from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, No Mas! Cantina is the place to enjoy delicious Mexican fare in a delightful atmosphere created with artisan-crafted décor. With a 50-foot travertine bar, expansive outdoor patio and hand-blown glass light fixtures, No Mas! is a great choice for enjoying a margarita or two before heading to the game.

Old Lady Gang

The Old Lady Gang began when Real Housewives of Atlanta husband and wife team, New York City native Todd Tucker and Atlanta native Kandi Burruss-Tucker, had the idea of sharing some Southern recipes. Burruss-Tucker, her mother Joyce Jones, aunts Bertha Jones and Nora Wilcox, affectionately known as the “Old Lady Gang,” created this restaurant. Stop in for fried green tomatoes, deep-fried whipped deviled eggs, shrimp & grits, and plenty more.


Black-owned Paschal’s has been around for decades. It’s reputation grew during the civil rights era when city leaders met at Paschal’s over plates of fried chicken to discuss the pressing issues of the day. Paschal’s is still frying chicken and customers are still debating the news of the day.

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