Grab a Drink at These Bars near Atlanta's Georgia Dome

You win some, you lose some, either scenario gives you the green light to have a cold one. After enjoying a competitive Atlanta Falcons game at the Georgia Dome in Downtown Atlanta, you can lift your spirits at a range of bars surrounding the area. Find camaraderie around the sports lovin' crowd at the perennially busy sports pub, Stats. Or sip beer in a laid-back environment at Der Biergarten next door, or friendly dive, Young Augustine's a little over a mile away.

You may want to cool off and pretend like you're on vacation after a miserable loss–Trader Vic's will do the job. Down a few Mai Tais and that poor scoring game will seem like it's leagues away. Mixing sports with business is an easy task thanks to classy hotel bars like Lumen Lounge, Drinkshop and Polaris (also great date spots). With their contemporary stylings, flavorful cocktails and brilliant views, these destinations can cap off an incredible evening–and offer a unique experience for enjoying Dowtown Atlanta's nightlife.

Easy-going drinking at hip establishments can be found at spots like Sound Table and Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium–all within two miles of Downtown.


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This blue-domed rotating restaurant and bar sits perched atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The first rooftop restaurant in the city, it originally opened in 1967, then closed for a decade in the early 2000s. Recently reopened in summer 2014, the...  Read More



This ultra posh bar is located inside The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta in Downtown Atlanta. Enjoy the hotel's unparalleled customer service as you make your way through the extensive drink list. Although Lumen Lounge is located just off the main lobby,...  Read More



The Sun Dial makes its home in the Westin Peachtree Plaza downtown. With an elevation of almost 1,000 feet, this lounge truly takes nightlife and romantic dining in Atlanta to new heights. Patrons enjoy unparalleled views of downtown Atlanta as...  Read More



A tongue-in-cheek quality permeates the scene at Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. Located in Edgewood, near Old Fourth Ward, Church, as it is referred to by locals, comes complete with a photo booth...  Read More

Old Fourth Ward
The Sound Table
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Sound Table is owned by the same people who own Top FLR, a consistently delicious Midtown restaurant. The space is part restaurant, part bar, part dance floor. They serve food until eleven and that's when the DJ starts spinning hits. The...  Read More



Drinkshop masters the art of mixing the perfect cocktail. A DJ spins an eclectic mix of hot music while the talented bar tenders mix up colorful concoctions of fruit-pressed juices and top-of-the-line liquor. The Penicillin is a popular choice...  Read More



This downtown Atlanta sports hub has long been a go-to for fans seeking an upscale spot to catch the game. Offering an expansive patio, gorgeous views of the skyline and a massive, three-story, industrial-style space filled with wall-to-wall...  Read More

Trader Vic's - Atlanta


Trader Vic's were a hit in the 70s with lots of expansion to many other cities, even international ones. As tastes became more eclectic, a younger generation moved away from Tiki bars. However, there has been a renewed interest and Trader Vic's,...  Read More

Young Augustine's
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For an easy-going dinner, this local neighborhood bar's always a safe bet. Attracting a young, hip crowd this Grant Park pub makes for an idyllic spot to unwind after a long day of meetings Downtown. Hang out on the patio with a cool craft brew...  Read More



Craft cocktails take the spotlight at this Downtown restaurant and bar. While the food features Southern farm-to-table, the enticing cocktail spread showcases the restaurant's knack for mixology.Incorporating fresh herbs and ingredients, the...  Read More


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Kelly Skinner comes to Atlanta by way of sunny coastal city, Pensacola, FL. A lover of all things food, music and travel, Skinner found her perfect match in Atlanta in the food-centric hub of...  More About Kelly