For the past two decades, Uptown Comedy Corner's small stage has hosted big acts such as Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle, as well as weekly up-and-coming comedic talent. While watching performers' standup routines, guests can sip on cocktails and indulge in hearty American cuisine such as wings, half-pound hamburgers, and onion rings.
At Hop City Craft Beer and Wine, staff members weave through a forest of bottle-lined shelves and coolers, seeking out perennial favorites or new, hidden gems for each customer. In addition to more than 1,700 varieties of beer, Hop City features an assortment of specialty grains, yeasts, and hops for home brewing, earning it a World-Class rating from Beer Advocate. As many as 60 functional taps line one of the store's walls, allowing patrons to fill growlers with their choice of macro- or microbrew, such as the Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA or the Avery Czar Imperial Russian stout. Divided by style and California Raisin content, a nearly 800-bottle-strong wine selection fills its own impressive space.
Flanked by rustic stone columns and carved lions, 5 Seasons Brewing's entrance looks like the secluded front to a Napa Valley villa, belying its cozy atmosphere and community-focused mission to provide tasty, affordable food and drink. Founded by chef David Larkworthy—son of a pioneering advocate of using organic food in restaurants—Five Seasons Brewing carries its commitment to community to its ingredients, cooking with a cornucopia of regularly shifting local produce from a gaggle of affiliated farms. The menu features such fusion dishes as crispy alligator served with a blackened chili glaze and Remoulade. At tables, guests dig in to home-baked bread, whose warm crust exudes tangy scents from the brewery's spent beer grain.
In the towering tanks that skirt the pub, brewmaster Kevin McNerney creates a kaleidoscopic selection of unique small-batch beers. The cofounder of flagship Georgia brewer SweetWater, McNerney brings two decades of experience to his craft, making refreshing brews such as the Chug Monkey and turning to ancient Belgian traditions to make his crisp, orange-infused witbier.
Rocky Mountain Pizza is your home away from home. We offer a comfortable atmosphere for you to catch up with friends and watch the game. And with the best beer prices in town, you won;t have to take out a loan to enjoy a night out.
Culinary Fight Night rings the dinner bell and pits local chefs against one another during a fast-paced, spatula-to-spatula cook-off. Designed to showcase Atlanta's bounty of talented hash slingers, the Iron Chef-esque competition rewards winners with glory, one of several prizes, and a donation to a charity of their choice. As contestants season meats, dodge flames, and catnap inside microwaves, attendees bask in ringside sights and smells, while a panel of celebrity judges waits to score each dish for taste, presentation, and creativity. To start the new year, cameras will broadcast ambrosial bouts to a local television audience, and in February, the competition hits the road for a six-city nationwide tour with stops in such major cities as Miami, Boston, and New York. After the final plates are assembled, guests mute talkative tummies with six-course meals, and VIP pairs mingle at a reception, where judges and chefs answer questions and demonstrate secret oven-mitt handshakes.
GME Sports Lounge and Grill's walls boast more than 40 flat-screen TVs and six projector screens—all of which, of course, ensure fans don't miss a minute of the big game, unlike a toddler who dislikes sports. Patrons can cheer on their favorite team while cheersing over buckets of beer, pitchers of long island ice tea, and rum punches. They can also communally fill their bellies with a number of shareable pub grub platters, including plates piled high with nachos, tater tots, and spicy wings. But those who want a hearty meal all for themselves can dig into cheeseburgers, turkey burgers, and fried fish sandwiches.