Don’t have tickets to Super Bowl 53, but want to be a part of the action? Fear not, there is no shortage of opportunities for revelry. Atlanta has a jam-packed weekend planned at area bars, breweries and restaurants, with watch parties and liquid celebrations of the Rams taking on the Patriots.
With multilevel views of the Atlanta skyline, New Realm Brewing is tapping into the Super Bowl excitement, with the game being shown at its rooftop bar, restaurant (with two big screens) and Beltline-adjacent beer garden. Clink glasses with a French 75, their high-gravity beer take on the classic cocktail, brimming with citrusy botanicals of lemon peel and coriander. Snack on Georgia peanut hummus, wood fire pretzels with beer queso and campfire s’mores at the recently named No. 1 Best New Brewer in Georgia and No. 11 Best New Brewer in the World (by 2018 Ratebeer).
550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta. 404-968-2777, newrealmbrewing.com.
Atlanta’s only urban winery teams up with WAMJ 107.5 for Majic’s Big Game Watch Party. A DJ will play music starting at 5:30 p.m., with giveaways, food and drink specials, and a $25 all-you-can-eat buffet of game day pub fare (think tater tots, wings, chili, hot dogs). The DJ also will spin the hits during breaks in the game. You’re set even if you are not a wine lover, with $3 Down Home Brewing beers, $5 Bacardi rum punch, and $12 PBR buckets. There is no cost for entry, but guests need to register here.
650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.
With an estimated 1 million people expected to funnel into Atlanta this weekend, it’s reassuring to know you have a seat for Super Bowl 53. You can secure your spot in either the bar or restaurant at Dantanna’s (first come, first served) for $50. This includes unlimited access to the swanky buffet, filled with snow crab legs, prime rib and oysters, among other impressive bites. Their wine list has a bottle for every yard line and 50 available by the glass. Who else has a six-glass mimosa flight in addition to an all-American beer list?
3400 Around Lenox Drive, Atlanta. 404-760 8873; and 1 CNN Center, Atlanta. 404-522-8873, dantannas.com.
The vast, two-story City Tap opens its doors on Super Bowl Sunday with a party featuring NFL Hall of Fame legends. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and the party begins at 4:30 p.m. Guests can mix, mingle and take photos with former players William Henderson, Bobby Bell, James Lofton, Jack Youngblood and Andre Reed in 10,000 square feet of industrial/rustic space. The extensive beer list will feature 60 on tap, including local craft beers and international brews. Reserve tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org for the open beer and wine bar and all-you-can-eat elevated pub fare, like sliders, nachos, crab and corn hushpuppies and wood-fired pizza, or order off the a la carte menu and watch the game (no ticket required).
848 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. citytap.com.
Show off your end zone dance and grab a couple of friends for pre-game parties and shareable cocktails. Sleek nightclub Tongue and Groove is presenting two nights of cocktail parties with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. The $45 tickets include a one-hour open bar (8-9 p.m.) and allow access for the rest of the night. Sip on Owen’s Craft Mixers’ signature large-batch cocktails, like the Big Game Cooler, with vodka, Aperol and citrus; or the Water Boy, with rum or vodka and grapefruit and lime.
565 Main St. NE, Atlanta. 404-261-2325, tandgonline.com.
It doesn’t matter who you are (or were) rooting for, Second Self Beer Co. just wants to celebrate. You can reserve a seat to watch the gridiron action and get 20 percent off on beer, plus unlimited snacks and food from People’s Barbecue for $45. Want to bring your lucky folding chair? That’s fine, too. You can get the 20 percent off and unlimited snacks and food for $35. Seat reservation begins at 5 p.m. Enjoy cigars from TrilogyAtl, just like the bigwigs in the stadium suites, perhaps with Second Self Saison Champenoise, finished in the style of Champagne.
1317 Logan Circle, Atlanta. 678-916-8035, secondselfbeer.com.
Want to do something special, or watch the game in style at home? Bacchanalia, usually open only for dinner, will be open at lunchtime on Super Bowl Sunday. From noon to 2 p.m., chef Jonathan Kallini will serve a prix-fixe lunch ($65), complete with beer pairings and chips and caviar. Or, next door at Star Provisions Market + Cafe, you can grab a Pigskin Basket packed with game day-inspired goods, snacks and decor so you can host your own viewing party ($160).
1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Atlanta. 404-365-0410, starprovisions.com.