Looking to try the best sports bars in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top sports bars in Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.
1. Tin Lizzy's Cantina
Topping the list is Tin Lizzy's Cantina Buckhead. Located at 3639 Piedmont Road NE, the sports bar, Mexican and Tex-Mex spot is the highest-rated sports bar in Atlanta, boasting four stars out of 412 reviews on Yelp.
Opened by college buddies in 2005, Tin Lizzy's has expanded to a dozen locations. But the original in Buckhead remains the favorite. The menu features what Tin Lizzy's calls "FlexMex" cuisine, with flautas, quesadillas and tacos in flavors ranging from Korean barbecue to Philly cheesesteak.
The bar specializes in margaritas. And the expansive dining room and patio are lined with big screen TVs so patrons can catch all the sports action, from Braves and Falcons games to national championships.
Yelper Hugo P. wrote, "I love coming here. The chips, queso and guacamole are to die for. The staff is incredibly friendly and the service is wonderful. Always come here for a good time."
2. Industry Tavern
Next up is Industry Tavern, situated at 3280 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 185. With four stars out of 397 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar and New American spot, serving pizza and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
A bit of industrial chic in the gleaming Terminus 100 building in the heart of Buckhead, Industry Tavern is a combination of rough-hewn brick repurposed from an old Chicago building and high-tech flat screens that provide easy viewing of all the big games. It boasts a menu made from scratch in-house each day, including items like lobster nachos and chicken avocado egg rolls.
The bar serves up craft cocktails, including a popular Moscow mule, along with beers and wines.
Yelper Moksha R. wrote, "I love this place! I've been here on multiple occasions. It's perfect for a date or to hang out with your friends. The prices are very reasonable for a bar."
3. George's Restaurant & Bar
Virginia Highland's George's Restaurant & Bar, located at 1041 N. Highland Ave. N.E., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sports bar and traditional American spot four stars out of 152 reviews.
Established in 1961, George's grew from a deli that sold beer and sandwiches in the back into a Virginia Highland institution that catered to generations of students from local colleges and universities. Many of those students never stopped coming to George's, which is famed for its cheeseburgers.
Yelper Sara A. wrote, "Best. Burgers. Ever. This place is no frills and I love that about it! It's simple but the food is always dependable. It's been a VaHi staple forever and the beers are cold and cheap!"
4. Elder Tree Public House
Elder Tree Public House, a sports bar, gastropub and Irish spot in East Atlanta, is another go-to, with four stars out of 133 Yelp reviews. Head over to 469 Flat Shoals Ave. to see for yourself.
A soccer fanatic runs this cozy, Irish-style pub, so it's just the place to tuck into fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage or Irish stew and catch Atlanta United on the big screens. There's also a wide list of local beers.
Yelper Krystyna S. wrote, "The bartender Christina was great, the smoked wings are amazing, and the beer selection is solid! Would definitely recommend for anyone hanging out in East Atlanta."
5. Black Bear Tavern
Over in Brookwood Hills, check out Black Bear Tavern, which has earned four stars out of 126 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sports bar and traditional American spot at 1931 Peachtree Road NE.
Atlanta being a city of transplants, there are bars that cater to followers of teams other than the Falcons, Braves and Hawks. The Black Bear bills itself as headquarters for Chicago fans. The menu covers the sports bar range, with big burgers, big hot dogs, tacos and wings.
Yelper Mick D. wrote, "I immediately fell in love with this place. It has 'friendly neighborhood bar' written all over it. Indeed, there's a chalkboard near the front door that reads, 'There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met.' "
6. McCray's Tavern
Finally, there's McCray's Tavern, a Midtown favorite with four stars out of 75 reviews. Stop by 1163 W. Peachtree St. NE to hit up the sports bar and traditional American spot next time the urge strikes.
McCray's mission, according to the owners, is to provide a neighborhood pub atmosphere amid the towers of Midtown. It does that with a menu of sports bar favorites, with wings, burgers and high-stacked nachos, but with some more sophisticated offerings, such as poke and filet mignon.
The bar is a focal point, with craft cocktails, specialty whiskeys and a wide array of beers.
Yelper Jody M. wrote, "This is a lively, fun place. The food and drinks are wonderful. The staff is just as fun."