Score!: The Haute 5 Places to Watch the World Cup in Atlanta

From the South African restaurant to the neighborhood pub, here are the Haute 5 places to watch the FIFA 2010 World Cup in Atlanta.


This new neighborhood pub right in Midtown is all set for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In fact, they just got four new flat screens so patrons can enjoy the matches from one of the three spacious patios. If you are looking to sit outside while watching the latest football match, this is definitely the spot.  And there’s something for every fan on this comfort pub cuisine menu and extensive beer list. Hobnob  will air matches at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Complimentary valet is provided on Monroe Drive. Private parties and catering are also available.

Hobnob is located at 1551 Piedmont Ave. N.E. in Atlanta, 404.968.2288.


This midtown upscale Irish Pub means business. They will be showing live World Cup games all month on crystal clear screens. They will even be opening as early as 7 a.m. to accommodate diehard fans. Along with their already impressive selection of beer, RiRa will offer beers from many of the participating countries around the world.  Stop into this spot during your lunch break to catch a bit of a game and take advantage of the RiRa lunch soccer specials. Their Website has a complete schedule of all the matches. Now that is dedication.

RiRa is located at 1080 Peachtree St., 404.477.1701.


Experience the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa at Fritti Atlanta. The owner of this Inman Park spot, Ricardo Ullio, is a die-hard Italy fan, so you can bet there will be a large group of Italian fans in the mix. Watch the exciting matches on the HD projectors and plasma TVs and enjoy a $15 bucket of Peroni beer. And as usual, Fritti will offer authentic Napoleon pizzas, salads, appetizers and more. Catch all the live matches here after they open each morning at 11:30 a.m.

Fritti is located at 309 N. Highland Ave., 404.880.9559.

10 Degrees South

If you couldn’t make it to South Africa this year, you can at least pretend. The South African restaurant 10 Degrees South is a perfect spot to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup and really get to experience the culture. Along with their colorful menu offering, they will be serving a selection of ten different South African wines all for $10 during the duration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Located in a beautiful Buckhead bungalow, 10 Degrees South is a more upscale option for catching a game during the Cup. Make sure to stop by for the kickoff and closing nights of the games.

10 Degrees South is located at 4183 Roswell Rd., 404.705.8870.


If you are looking for an overall great atmosphere to watch the World Cup, we suggest Dantanna’s Surf Turf & Turf. The Buckhead restaurant and bar, located just steps away from Lenox Square, will be airing all of the matches.  Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy a night of excitement, food and spirits. And for the cigar aficionados, you can select a smoke from the Buckhead Cigar Lounge inside the restaurant.. For early games they will be opening at 7 a.m. If you are more in the mood for a downtown scene, check out the newest Dantanna’s Downtown. Same great menu and vibe, in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Dantanna’s Buckhead is located at 3400 Around Lenox Dr., Suite 304, 404.760.8873.