Florida Gators Bars in Atlanta


It can be hard being a Florida Gator in Atlanta. This is the heart of Dawg country. Sure, you can find some sympathetic Georgia Tech fans, but half of those engineers don't know the first thing about sports ball. It's better to find some fellow Gators to watch the games with, and there are plenty of them. I mean Atlanta is the hub of the southeast. It isn't like we were all going to stay in Gainesville and become Alachua County Residents.

Atlanta Gators Club
"Deep in Enemy Territory" is the motto, and ain't it the truth. Georgia fans are usually pretty nice people, mind you. It is just that sometimes you want to wear a Gator hat without having to endure some good-natured ribbing. The Atlanta Gators Club is an Alumni association that organizes events and brings together kindred spirits. It's a great way to meet fellow gators, make connections, and have a generally great time.

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On game day here, you might as well be in the heart of Gainesville. This is a place where the reptiles get rowdy. It is within walking distance to the Georgia Dome, so it is a perfect spot to gather for the SEC Championship game. It's also a great place any week, maintaining the perfect tailgate atmosphere. Beer pong, flip cup, and more can be found in a virtual sea of Orange and Blue.

Fado Irish Pub Atlanta
What's better than an Irish Pub full of televisions? One that is also full of Gators fans. At Fado, you can grab a pint with your fellow University of Florida fans and toast to victory together. The food is top notch, with traditional Irish fare as well as pub favorites. They also serve brunch until 3 p.m., which is perfect for those early day games.

Hudson Grille Kennesaw
Located in the Northwest suburbs, this place is great for those who don't want to make the long drive to downtown. It offers classic bar food, including great burgers and wings. There are always plenty of beers on tap, and televisions in view. The best part is that you can ask for the Gators game without getting dirty looks from the 'Bama and Dawg fans.

Locos Grill and Pub
Locos is a casual sports bar where the beer is cold, and the Gators are welcome. Grab a beer, order some nachos, and sit back with your fellow Florida fans. The laid back atmosphere combined with good food and football leaves nothing to be desired. Locos is always good for a crazy good time.

Pontoon Brewing
While the new Atlanta brewery doesn't open until spring of 2017, these beers can already be found all around the area. Founded by University of Florida Alumni, grabbing one of these brews is a great way to support a fellow Gator. That, and they are really tasty. Crack one open and raise a toast, because "in all kinds of weather, we all stick together for F-L-O-R-I-D-A!"

Christopher Myers is a Gators fan stationed deep behind enemy lines in Atlanta. Whenever the Gators make it to the S.E.C. Championship, you can be sure to find him having fun somewhere downtown. It's great to be a Florida Gator.