Where to watch, eat and drink during the AJC Peachtree Road Race

So you didn't step up your game this year to train for the AJC Peachtree Road Race. That doesn't mean you can't watch the race -- with beer or Bloody Mary in hand -- from the comfort of an air-conditioned restaurant. Here are some spots along the race route --July 4th  on Atlanta's Peachtree Street from Lenox Square to Piedmont Park -- that will be open for your viewing -- and eating -- pleasure

Cook Hall
Watch the race on the restaurant's patio from starting at 7 a.m. while enjoying $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas, plus music from DJ Hakim.
Cook Hall, W Atlanta - Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-523-3600, www.cookhallatlanta.com/

R. Thomas
The vegetarian restaurant is open 24 hours, so swing by as early as you want to grab a prime seat.
R. Thomas, 1812 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-881-0246, www.rthomasdeluxegrill.net/

Shake Shack
The Shops at Buckhead Atlanta will close off the property's Bolling Way entrance from 7 to 11 a.m. for Shake Shack's race party. Enjoy a special Shack Shandy drink, free tastes of frozen custard, face painting, cheer sign decorating, corn hole and giveaways, in addition to music from Yacht Rock DJ.
Shake Shack, 3035 Peachtree Rd NE A146, Atlanta. 404-809-9201, www.shakeshack.com/location/atlanta-ga/

Corso Coffee
Get a front row view of the race and order off the coffee shop's regular menu starting at 7 a.m.
Corso Coffee, 3065 Peachtree Rd NE #210, Atlanta. 678-553-9009, www.ldvhospitality.com/brands/corso-coffee/