March 22, 2024

It’s March, and that means it’s time for the #BestOfBattery bracket – your chance to recognize the best of at The Battery Atlanta!

This year, the theme is BURGERS. We’ve rounded up our favorites, some you may be very familiar with and others you may not – but now it’s time for you to decide on the Burger Champ!


A series of polls will be held on The Battery Atlanta’s Twitter and Instagram accounts allowing for up to 2 votes per matchup for a contender. For all rounds (except Wild Card), voting begins at 12 p.m. on Twitter and Instagram Stories and polls are open for 24 hours. Winners are determined by the combined total of votes across both platforms. To advance in the bracket, a restaurant must have more total votes than its competitor in that matchup.


Wild Card: March 22

Round 1 (16): March 25th and 26th

Round 2 “4×4″: March 28th and 29th

Round 3Ground Round of 4″: April 1st

Championship: April 3rd

For each round, the polls will be open for 24 hours beginning at 12 p.m. ET.



Battle & Brew

Take a bite into Battle & Brew’s award-winning Il Classico burger, a juicy double beef burger topped with gooey American cheese oozing over the sides of each patty, a tangy crunch of fresh pickles, thinly shaved onions for an extra KICK of flavor all covered in a creamy homemade special sauce nestled between a soft, toasted bun to make for the most unforgettable burger your taste buds have ever experienced.


BURN by Rocky Patel

Savor the exquisite taste of Burn by Rocky Patel’s Angus Beef Burger, perfectly nestled between a soft, buttery brioche bun. This gourmet delight is layered with rich, melty Cheddar cheese, and complemented by the unique zest of our house-made chipotle mayo, adding a smoky, spicy kick. Crisp lettuce, fresh tomato, sharp red onion, and tangy pickle slices further elevate the flavors, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. For those seeking a plant-based alternative, we proudly offer a Beyond Meat option, ensuring everyone can indulge in the joy of a great burger. Choose your side to complete this culinary experience, crafted for burger aficionados who appreciate quality and depth in every bite.


C. Ellet’s

This is Chef Hopkins’ original double stack cheeseburger, made using the same recipe and steps that we’ve used since 2008: A griddled, double cheeseburger, topped with red onion and house-made bread & butter pickles, served on a freshly baked pan de mie bun from our bakery, The Buttery, with from-scratch ketchup and mustard on the side. The buns, sized with the ideal bun-to-burger ratio in mind, are butter-toasted on the griddle for crispy golden edges. Did you know, H&F uses the same burger recipe?


Cru Food & Wine Bar

Cru Food & Wine Bar serves up a southern flair with the Pimento Cheese Bacon Burger made of housemade pimento cheese + smoked bacon + 8-oz angus beef patty + seasoned fries. Guests can also enjoy their classic Napa Burger during lunch.


El Super Pan

Owned by Atlanta chef Hector Santiago, El Super Pan brings Latin American fare to the Battery, including Cuban sandwiches, mofongo, ceviches, and, of course, the El Burger. The El Burger is fitted with 8oz all-natural beef, avocado “butter,” lettuce, onions, cherry tomatoes, bacon, queso fresco, and topped with house-made steak sauce! During weekend brunch, guests can try the brunch burger- 8 oz all-natural beef, fried egg, avocado, lettuce, onions, cherry tomatoes, bacon, queso, fresco, and house steak sauce.


Garden & Gun Club

The Garden & Gun Club signature Club Burger is a true crowd-pleaser and cherished staple on our menu. Sink your teeth into a juicy double-beef patty topped with creamy American Cheese, crisp lettuce, ripe tomato slices, tangy pickles, and onions, all nestled between soft, toasted buns. But what sets this burger apart is our irresistible Comeback Sauce, a secret blend of spices that adds a tantalizing kick to every bite. Accompanied by a generous side of crispy fries, this classic dish is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and leave you longing for more.


Goldbergs Fine Foods

Introducing “The Georgia Grown” burger, a culinary celebration of local flavors. Nestled between Goldbergs Challah Knot Bun, you’ll discover White Oak Pastures Double Smash Patties, on a luscious layer of caramelized onion jam and infused with the bold kick of Truff Hot Sauce Aioli. Complemented by the tangy crunch of Doux South Soul Shine Pickles and the rich creaminess of Sweet Grass Georgia Gouda, this burger embodies the essence of Georgia’s finest ingredients in every delicious bite!


Good Game

Good Game’s “Be the Ball Burger” is their take on the classic cheeseburger combined of two angus beef patties, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles on a brioche bun, served with fries. Perfect meal before heading into a Braves game.


Mac McGee

As recently seen of Fox 5’s Burgers with Bucks, Mac McGee’s signature burger, the Mac Burger, is made in Mac McGee’s own scratch kitchen with house-ground chuck and customizable toppings from your classic lettuce and tomato to additions such as egg and bacon (shown with bacon and egg).


National Anthem

As seen on Fox 5’s Burgers with Buck, National Anthem’s signature menu burger “The Burger” is crafted from house-ground chuck, expertly seasoned, smashed, and seared to perfection. Loaded with classic American toppings and finished with our secret sauce.


Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social’s “The Knock Off Burger” is made with Two seasoned Beef Patties, American cheese, crisp chopped iceberg lettuce, tangy pickled onions, Sesame Seed Bun, and the crowning touch is a heavy dose of “Comeback Sauce,”, all served with signature fries. Think of it as a fancy version of a Big Mac – It may be called the Knockoff Burger but it has that original Punch Bowl flair.

Guests can also opt for a Beyond Burger topped with Gruyere, Tomato Jam, Bibb Lettuce, Onion, Dijonaise, Brioche Bun, served with our signature fries.


Live! at The Battery Atlanta: Sports & Social

Sports & Social, A one-of-a-kind sports bar, gaming parlor & social lounge, with a one-of-a-kind menu. Enter the “Handhelds” section of the menu – served with fries, S&S signature fries with cheese sauce upgrade (optional). Choose your fighter, some may say, from the Classic Cheeseburger with lto, house-made pickles, and garlic aioli, to the Pimento Cheeseburger with house-made pickles, and smoked bacon-pepper jelly jam. Or, level up with the fan-favorite, “Beastmode” Burger”, a classic cheeseburger smothered in nacho cheese.


Silverspot Cinema

The upscale, premium theatre, Silverspot Cinema, offers a delicious burger that you can chow down on while catching a new flick. The Silverspot signature cheeseburger is crafted of their signature beef patty blend of flavorful short rib, brisket and chuck with melted cheddar, crisp lettuce, tomatoes, house pickles, onion, and signature sauce – a comfortable way to watch a movie.



Superica is known for delicious Tex-Mex offerings, inspired by owner Ford Fry’s experiences growing up in Texas, and that includes his take on the classic burger, known as Hamburguesa. While it may not be a classic Tex-Mex dish, it is classic comfort food that certainly boasts a Tex-Mex flair. The HAMBURGUESA boasts two 4oz. double meat patties, American cheese, house-made chili con carne, mustard, lettuce, pickles, onions, and a side of steak fries.


Terrapin Taproom

Beer and barbecue, the perfect pair delivered through Terrapin Taproom serving Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q . Enter Slow Cooked Brisket Burger marinated in house made sauce topped with smoked gouda cheese, Applewood bacon, sautéed onions and peppers and craft beer aioli.



Wahlburgers is known for its authentic flavor and menu items inspired by real family dishes from the Wahlberg kitchen. Double Decker is one of the classics that hits that perfect spot, crafted of two stacked beef burger patties, government cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles & the famous Wahl Sauce. Pair it with some tots and a Wahlbrewski for the perfect lunch!


Yard House

Yard House, where food and beer lovers unite! upscale-casual eatery is known for its 100-250 taps, classic rock music and great food including ½ pound burgers. They’ve got your classic Cheeseburger, customizable, your BBQ Bacon Burger and classic Veggie Burger, but they also feature a pork burger. The Kurobuta Pork Burger boasts snake river farms berkshire pork, spicy candied bacon, white american cheese, arugula, house-made blueberry ketchup.


It all comes down to this.. Upset of the bracket goes to Yard House, beating out last year’s champ to face C. Ellet’s serving the ballpark H&F burger in the final.


We have narrowed it down to the Ground Round of 4: The reigning champ, Terrapin Taproom, Yard House, C. Ellet’s and Garden & Gun Club are our contenders. Who will make it to the championship round?



Round 2 or should we say the “4×4” (???) is set and we are down to 8. Last year’s champ, Terrapin Taproom stays in the running. Will Terrapin snag another trophy and bragging rights this year or will one of our other competitors, including newcomer Battle & Brew, cook up the win? Key matchups below!

March 28:


Matchups have been set! Goldbergs sneaks into Round 1.. will Round 1 provide an opportunity for a Cinderella story or will the favorites including last year’s champ remain at the top? Check out the key matchups in the #BestOfBattery bracket!

March 25:

March 26:


Goldbergs v  Cru Food & Wine Bar