Where to eat, drink and party in metro Atlanta this Fourth of July

Restaurants and bars featuring specials, deals and more
Fireworks light up downtown Atlanta's skyline during July 4th celebration last year at Centennial Olympic Park. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM


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Fireworks light up downtown Atlanta's skyline during July 4th celebration last year at Centennial Olympic Park. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM



If you don't want to fire up the grill this Independence Day, there are plenty of places you can go to celebrate while eating, drinking and watching some fireworks.

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Beetlecat Taco Luau. Start celebrating early at Beetlecat on July 3. Guests can enjoy beach-inspired tacos and live music inside or on one of the restaurant's patios. Tickets include food specials and two drinks and can be purchased here.

2 p.m., July 3. $28. 299 North Highland Avenue NE Atlanta. 678-732-0360, beetlecatatl.com/

Red, White & Brews. Crawl through Midtown to more than 20 bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Enjoy live entertainment and food and drink specials at venues including Foxtrot Liquor Bar, Ponko Chicken and Veranda.

6 p.m., July 3. $17.50 for one person, $30 for two.  43 13th St NE Atlanta. 404-856-4266, atlantabartours.com/

Hampton + Hudson. Celebrate all day at the restaurant: Stop by for brunch starting at 10 a.m. or for a late dinner after watching fireworks. Pools and lawn chairs will be set up outside and guests can enjoy traditional Fourth of July fare like ribs and potato salad. Peachtree Road Race participants who bring their race number to the restaurant will receive a free brunch meal up to $15.

July 4. 299 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-948-2123, hamptonandhudson.com/

Gypsy Kitchen. Enjoy the view from the Spanish restaurant's rooftop patio. Gypsy Kitchen will open at 12 p.m. and offer half-priced bottles of wine and $6 glasses of sangria all day.

July 4. 3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, 404-939-9840, gk-atl.com/

4th of Ju-Luau Party. Enjoy tiki-inspired menu items and cocktails at Biltong Bar in Buckhead, featuring a whole pig roasted on site. Other offerings include a sesame poké bowl and grilled Spam sliders.

4 p.m., July 4. 306 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, 678-927-9272. biltong-bar.com/

Rooftop Bash. Get a panoramic view of the fireworks from Ponce City Market's roof and enjoy barbecue, drinks, and live entertainment. The family-friendly event offers general admission and VIP terrace tickets.

5 p.m., July 4. Tickets starts at $30 for adults and $15 for children. 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta. 404-900-7900, facebook.com/poncecityroof/

Fireworks at The Sun Dial. Watch the fireworks from 73 stories above the ground at The Sun Dial's Red, White & View event. Three floors offering food, drink and live entertainment will be open to guests. Looking for a more casual experience? Access the bar and observation level for a $25 cover charge.

7 p.m., July 4. $98 for adults and $25 for children 6-12. 210 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta. 404-589-7506, sundialrestaurant.com/

Kids eat free at Applebee's. Children 12 and under can eat free at participating Applebee's on July 4, with the purchase of an adult entree. Kids can choose an entree and side from the kid's menu, accompanied by their choice of juice, milk or chocolate milk. The offer is dine-in only.

Various locations, applebees.com/

$17.76 menu at Bar Mercado. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu for $17.76, with options like patatas bravas and manchego mac and cheese.

12 p.m., July 4. $17.76. 99-V Krog Street Northeast, Atlanta. 404-480-4866, barmercadoatl.com/


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