If you’re a fan of sci-fi, fantasy or pop culture, Dragon Con – running from Aug. 29-Sept. 2, is your Super Bowl. But you’ll need to keep up your strength while waiting in line for all those panels and attending the late night dance parties. Here, some spots to find sustenance for your journey.
5Church. DragonCon attendees dining at the restaurant in costume over Labor Day weekend can slash 10% off their bill by sharing a photo taken at 5Church and tagging #5ChurchAtlanta. Guests with private accounts must show the server or bartender the post to receive the discount. On Friday and Saturday, guests also can kick off the long weekend at 5Church’s Sunset City rooftop party with a DJ and light bites and cocktails starting at 8 p.m. The restaurant will be closed for lunch on Monday, opening for dinner at 5 p.m.
1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-400-3669, 5churchatlanta.com/
Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The hotel will play host to a number of events throughout the Dragon Con weekend and serve up some themed food and drink specials.
The Hyatt’s gastropub, Twenty-Two Storys, will feature the Mission to the Moon Burger ($17), in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The sandwich, which comes with a Galaxy Bun, Blue Moon Ale-infused caramelized onions, cheese, chicharrones and garlic aioli, is served with star-shaped tater tots. Also available will be the Voodoo Bucket ($14), a mix of fruit juice and rum, and the Phantom Slushie ($16).
265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-577-1234, atlanta.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Peachtree Center. If you’re with a group and everyone’s in the mood for something different, the food court at Peachtree Center offers several options including Mediterranean at Aviva by Kameel, fried chicken at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, hand pies at Panbury’s, sushi and poke at Yami Yami, Cubans at Beni’s Cubano (which will extend its hours to stay open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, beer and British favorites at Gibney’s Pub (open until 3 a.m.) and Mexican at Tin Lizzy’s.
Peachtree Center, 231 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-654-1296, peachtreecenter.com/
Trader Vic’s. Located in the Hilton, this mainstay has been serving up some of the strongest Tiki drinks in the Southeast since 1976 and also offers up a menu of Polynesian bites.
255 Courtland St. NE, Atlanta. 404-221-6339, tradervicsatl.com/
The Westin Peachtree Plaza. The Dragon Con host hotel will feature six “Game of Thrones”-inspired cocktails throughout the Labor Day weekend at Bar 210, located inside the hotel lobby. Cool down with drinks including the Milk of the Dragon, made with Kahlua, vanilla vodka, crème de cocoa and half-and-half; Winter is Here with vodka, orange juice and a midori sinker; and a red wine sangria called The Red Woman.
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-659-1400, atlpl-the-westin-peachtree-plaza-atlanta/
White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails. Don your favorite cosplay attire Labor Day weekend during a special Dragon Con Parade Patio Party Aug. 31 from 9-11:30 a.m. The party will feature a view of the parade, passed appetizers and two alcoholic drink tickets for $50 per person and $30 for attendees ages 21 and under. The restaurant will also offer a special Dragon Con Brunch Buffet on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for $55 a person.
To make reservations and purchase tickets to White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails Dragon Con Patio Party and/or Brunch Buffet, visit https://www.freshtix.com/events/dragoncon-patio-party--brunch-buffet. To make reservations for the Dragon Con Sunday Brunch Buffet, visit https://www.freshtix.com/events/dragoncon-patio-party--brunch-buffet-2.
270 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-524-7200, whiteoakkitchen.com/