Home Pub bar Big Game, a sport bar serving game meat, is opening soon in the Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta

Big Game, a sport bar serving game meat, is opening soon in the Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta


After nearly four years of delays, some caused by disruptions due to the ongoing pandemic, Bantam Pub owner Tim Lance will finally open the Big Game “Sports Club” in Anthem on Ashley this month. Lance has yet to announce an exact opening date.

Located on Ralph McGill, the neighborhood bar meets the ambience of the hunting lodge, meaning Big Game will include plenty of sports on TV and serve a menu featuring a variety of ‘sustainable herd’ and game meats, such as the “trophy fish,” bison and elk, according to previous reports. Located on Ralph McGill Boulevard, Big Game also faces Fourth Ward Park along the Belt Line.

Lance, who owned Cabbage Pie in Cabbagetown on Carroll Street, now home to JenChan’s, first opened the Bantam Pub in 2013 on Ralph McGill. Lance and his business partner Richard Baum were opening a sandwich bar called Motorboat in the former Marco’s Pita space, located between The Bookhouse Pub and The Local on Ponce de Leon Avenue. We don’t know if this restaurant is still under construction. Eater asked for more details. [IG]

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