On Dec. 1, you don’t have to be watching this year’s SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to have a roaring good time. Watch Georgia take on Alabama from Atlanta’s top sports bars and restaurants and enjoy a quality meal that will be as memorable as the game. In Buckhead, Irby’s Tavern provides a sanctuary for local sports fans, serving up a side of history with its elevated bar food. On the Westside, 4 Rivers Smokehouse serves up slow-smoked barbecue and a casual atmosphere for rowdy fans. With multiple locations, Taco Mac has been an Atlanta institution since 1979, offering over 100 beers on draft, the Southeast’s Original Buffalo wings and multiple HDTVs for enjoying sporting events. For those lucky enough to be attending the game, Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger in Zone 223 is the spot for devouring delicious food and the competition. ATL Dish has the ultimate game-watching guide.