If you’re in Atlanta for the Final Four weekend, chances are you’ve spent a pretty penny between tickets, travel, and hotels. Let us help you step up your sideline action while keeping your budget within bounds with these 10 slam-dunk $4 deals in the Atlanta area. It’s almost as good scoring courtside seats… almost.
1. Sandwiches at Victory Sandwich Bar. Victory doesn’t just serve up run-of-the mill turkey sandwiches. Instead think pressed Cubans with slow-roasted pork and fontina cheese, and beet with white kimchi for just $4. Two locations: 280 Elizabeth Street (Inman Park) and 340 Church Street (Decatur)
2. Fernet Branca milkshake at Bocado. Bartender David Durnell spikes milkshakes with Fernet Branca (the service industry’s licorice-like digestif of choice) at hot spot Bocado on Monday nights. 887 Howell Mill Road (West Midtown)
4. Stadium fare at The Varsity. Your $4 go a long way at drive-in restaurant The Varsity where hot dogs, onion rings, burgers and sodas average $2. 61 North Avenue (Downtown)
5. Edgewood Corner Tavern tapas and beers. Known for its selection of micro-brewed beers (they have more than 100!), the neighborhood restaurant serves up tap brews and tapas such as paprika-shrimp tacos and fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese for $4 on Wednesdays. 464 Edgewood Avenue Southeast (Old Fourth Ward)
6. Margaritas at Tin Lizzy’s. No need to wait for happy hour—all three locations of Mexican joint Tin Lizzy’s Cantina dole out its signature margarita (frozen or on the rocks) for $4 every day. Three locations: 3639 Piedmont Road (Buckhead); 415 Memorial Drive (Grant Park); 1136 Crescent Avenue (Midtown)
7. Hammonds House Museum. The West End house-turned-museum showcases fine art by African American artists such as Romare Bearden, James Van Der Zee, and Robert S. Duncanson. Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for kids. Throw in an extra $4 if you want the guided tour. 503 Peeples Street Southwest (West End)
8. Attractions for kids. Kiddos get in for $4 or less to track tours at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, movies at Starlight Six Drive-In Theater, and the planetarium at Fernbank Science Center. 1500 Tara Place (Hamton); 2000 Moreland Avenue Southeast (10 minutes from Downtown); 156 Heaton Park Drive (Druid Hill)
8. Pizza at Fellini’s. Get a “Fellini’s Special” for $3.95 with meatballs, olives, peppers, and extra cheese at the city’s most popular New York-style pizza spot Fellini’s. Plain slices start at $2. Six locations in Decatur, Buckhead, Howell Mill, Ponce de Leon, Roswell Road, Candler Park and LaVista
10. The Piedmont Park Aquatic Center. If you’re sweating over your team’s prospects, chill out at Piedmont Park’s new Aquatic Center, part of a $41.2 million upgrade that added a public pool to the park this year (admission ranges from $1 to $4). Too cold for a dip? Save this one for your summer trip and take a stroll through Piedmont’s free trails.
Did we miss any? Tell us what are your favorite steals in the city.