The 8 Best Sports Bars in Buckhead

Watch your favorite team at a Buckhead sports bar.
  • Meehan's serves up Irish fare along with sports. (Cristy Lee photo)
    Meehan's serves up Irish fare along with sports. (Cristy Lee photo)

At first glance, Buckhead seems all shiny and new — full of new stores and office towers. And, that’s true. But that doesn’t mean that Buckhead doesn’t have its fair share of sports bars where beer rules and the ratio of television sets to customers is key. Here are several of our favorite sports bars in Buckhead.

  1. Buckhead Saloon is a laid-back, high-energy place where sports are always on the many hi-def screens.

  2. Dantanna’s, located adjacent to Lenox Mall, is a sports bar for those who appreciate great food along with television sets.
     
  3. Elbow Room Bar is an authentic dive and proud of it. The Elbow Room, located on Pharr Road, has lots of televisions, wings, nachos, beer and lots of customers who want to discuss the teams that are playing on the many television screens.
     
  4. Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant is everything you’d want an Irish pub to be – hearty food, cold beer and lots of televisions so you can discuss whatever sports team is on the “tube.” Irish pubs are always the social center of their communities, and Fado is exactly that in Buckhead. Of course, Fado is a fantastic place to watch American football, but stop by when soccer is playing and it’s a whole different experience.
     
  5. Meehan’s Public House is an authentic Irish eatery that offers classic Irish dishes mixed in with a lot of good old American sports.
     
  6. At Smokebelly BBQ, the customers cheer on their home team and argue over the merits of the opposing team, but there’s no dispute about the quality of the BBQ. It’s delicious. Don’t worry about seeing your game. There are plenty of televisions.

  7. Twin Peaks, located on Piedmont Road, features food made from scratch, ice cold beer and “all the sports you can handle.” And, it gets even better. The folks at Twin Peaks brew their own beer.
     
  8. Woofs on Piedmont is a sports bar aimed at serving the gay community. Woofs invites customers to watch their favorite team on one of 31 television seats. In addition to great food, Woofs sponsors numerous gay sports teams and leagues.

Whether you're looking for a game to watch or just a great spot to have a drink with friends, find our guide to Atlanta's bar scene here.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications.

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