For most Atlanta Braves fans visiting SunTrust Park for the first time, the focus will likely be on the game.
But where do you gear up for the action — or wind down after it’s over? The Battery, the entertainment complex attached to the park, offers up spots to throw back a cold beer, down a gourmet sausage or chow down on a burger from a former boy band member.
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Here’s what’s open:
Antico Pizza - The popular Neapolitan-style pizzeria has its third location at The Battery (there are already locations in West Midtown and in Alpharetta mixed-use development Avalon).
C. Ellet’s --Restaurateur Linton Hopkins' eatery is a “great American steakhouse with seasonal ingredients tied into the American South,” he said. The menu will focus on steaks, seafood and oysters along with vegetable dishes. Hopkins will also open a new location of his popular H&F Burger — which cooked up burgers and fries at Turner Field — in SunTrust Park. Read our review here.
CRU Food and Wine Bar -- The eatery’s second location (there’s another in Alpharetta) offers up a wide variety of wine in addition to Napa-style foods including stone-fired pizzas and artisan plates.
El Felix -- Celebrated restaurateur Ford Fry serves up Mexican food with an Austin vibe at the second location of his Tex-Mex concept. Look out for Mexican classics including tacos, flautas and enchiladas, along with healthier fare such as short ribs and carne asada.
El Super Pan: The Puerto Rican-inspired sandwich shop from Chef Hector Santiago opened its second location (its first is at Ponce City Market) in 2018. The spot serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offering sandwiches, snacks and sides and mofongos from the menu at Ponce City Market along with new dishes. Take a tour of the new space here.
First & Third Hot Dog and Sausage Shack -- The concept offers artisanal sausages and hot dogs from local butcher Patak Meats in Austell, 12 miles away from SunTrust Park. House-made chow-chow, radish-serrano salad and pickled red onions accompany the meats. The spot is accessible from both The Battery and the ballpark.
Garden & Gun Club -- Southern culture magazine Garden & Gun launched this bar and restaurant in 2018, complete with a lavishly-stocked cocktail bar and drink-friendly foods such as Southern oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp and pimento cheese with buttermilk crackers and crudites. Read our review here.
Goldbergs Bagel Co. & Deli: The string of local delis — the first opened in Atlanta in 1972 — serves bagel sandwiches, deli salads and other deli-style staples.
Haagen-Dazs -- The chain offers its signature ice creams, gelatos, sorbets, sundaes and frozen drinks.
Live at The Battery Atlanta: Developed by the Cordish Companies, which operates Live venues at ballparks across the country, this concept includes two sections:
•Sports & Social Club, a two-level area that will feature a 40-foot diagonal, high-definition LED screen as a backdrop for social games and activities.
•PBR Bar & Grill, which is branded for the Professional Bull Riders Association. The bar is similar to its sister site in St. Louis’ Ballpark Village adjacent to Busch Stadium.
Punch Bowl Social -- Empire State South owner and “Top Chef” star Hugh Acheson helped launch the first Georgia location of restaurant and entertainment concept Punch Bowl Social as its “culinary partner.” The spot features bowling, bocce ball, karaoke and a 360-degree bar and serves weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks in addition to craft cocktails. Read our review here.
Terrapin Taproom featuring Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q: A collaboration between Athens-based Terrapin brewery and Atlanta’s popular Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, the taproom features several Terrapin beers — including some brews special to the location made in the ATL Brew Lab microbrewery — and favorites from the Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q menu. The Taproom is accessible from both The Battery and the ballpark.
Wahlburgers: The high-end burger concept made its Atlanta debut with its Battery location (a second downtown Atlanta location is on the way). The chain has a Hollywood pedigree — brothers Mark Wahlberg, an Oscar nominee, and Donnie Wahlberg, a member of boy band New Kids on the Block who’s also a star of CBS’ “Blue Bloods.”
Yard House: The pub chain — which has an Atlanta location at Atlantic Station — serves up 130 draft beers, including several local and regional brews, and upscale bar food.
Here’s what’s coming
Burn by Rocky Patel -- Cigarmaker Patel’s luxe cigar bar concept, which will feature a design that draws on a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Cuban cultures, will offer high-end cigars and exotic cocktails. The Battery location will join the original Burn in Naples, Fla.
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