New Faces and Old Favorites are Ready for Opening Day at The Battery

Amber Randhawa What's Happening Around Atlanta

Baseball opening day is less than two weeks away, and The Battery at Truist Park is ready to welcome baseball fans back in full force! Whether you are coming to check out a Braves game or you’re just interested in meeting up with friends to grab dinner and drinks, you’ll see some new faces on the scene, along with some old favorites who you may have missed last year due to the pandemic. Restaurants that were open to take out service only throughout last spring and summer will now be serving lunch and dinner to dine-in patrons, in addition to their ongoing take out service.


Aside from these new faces on the scene at The Battery, other changes can be expected for the 2021 baseball season at Truist Park. For starters, the stadium is going cashless. Beginning with the Braves home opener on April 9th, cash will not be accepted anywhere inside the stadium for food and beverages. Instead, you’ll need to use a credit or debit card, or preferably, a mobile payment system on your phone. Contactless payment is a safety measure put in place due to the COVID pandemic, but you can expect more and more businesses to head in this direction. Machines will be placed throughout the stadium whereby fans can load cash onto prepaid debit cards for use inside the park as well. When the season begins, cash will still be accepted for merchandise at Truist Park’s retail shops, but this will be gradually phased out as the season goes on.

From baseball to concerts, fine dining and private event spaces, The Battery offers more entertainment options within walking distance than any other neighborhood in Atlanta. Before, or after, you hit up the big game, or even when there is no game at all, check out some of our favorite spots in The Battery, both new and old!

Aloft Atlanta at The Battery

The ultimate way to play it safe after a night of imbibing at The Battery is to not go home at all! Book a room at the Aloft Atlanta, just steps outside the park. Enjoy your stay in one of their artfully designed rooms which feature oversized TVs, rainforest showers and fast, free Wi-Fi. The hotel has been open since August, and is looking forward to it’s first Braves season soon. One of the best aspects of the Aloft is that it is super pet friendly. Upon check in, Aloft pets can receive a complimentary kit which includes their own bowl, picker up bags, tasty treats, a dog toy and their very own signature bed to sleep on while at the hotel!


Antico Pizza Napoletana

Antico’s Westside location near the Georgia Tech campus has been repeatedly voted the best pizza in the city, which means Braves fans are lucky to have a location so conveniently located to them at Truist Park. The party starts early when the kegs roll out at 4pm on game days, and you can get your pizza fix late into the evening for that post win celebration.

ASW Distillery

With two locations already going strong in Atlanta, ASW Distillery just opened their third outpost on March 27th at the Battery, in the space previously occupied by ice cream shop Häagen-Dazs. Their newest space features a tasting room, a Vendome copper pot/column hybrid still for distilling both gin and vodka, a small batch bottling operation, along with an extensive cocktail menu and a large private events space. The distillery will offer public tasting hours from noon to 9pm daily, and until 10pm on Braves game days. While you’re there you can also partake in a tour to see how the distillery operation works.


Baseballism

The name says it all! Baseballism is your store at Truist Park for all things baseball. From shirts and hats to stickers for your car and cases for your phone, show the world how much you love baseball with items you can find exclusively at Baseballism at The Battery.

C. Ellet’s

Not every baseball park has a James Beard award-winning chef located right there at the park, but Truist does! C. Ellet’s is a modern American steakhouse from James Beard award-winning chef Linton and Gina Hopkins, which means you don’t have to choose between a night of fine dining and catching the game. At C. Ellet’s, they may be passionate about steak, but oysters, desserts and cocktails also steal the show.


CRU Food & Wine Bar

Whether you’re looking for a cool place to catch up with friends or nice spot to unwind after the big game, CRÚ Atlanta is your destination for delicious food and exciting wines from around the world. CRU has over 300 wine selections available, and can recommend expert food pairings no matter what style you choose.

El Super Pan

El Super Pan is known for the bold flavors in their Puerto Rican style sandwiches, snacks, sides and cocktails, and for their bottomless mimosa brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. All breads and sweets are baked in house so you can taste the freshness!

The Escape Game

Are you looking to combine a trip to Truist Park with an unbelievable adventure? The Escape Game Atlanta offers 60-minute adventures that you can book to take place before the big game starts, or on any day. Multiple themes are available to choose from, and all experiences are private with group sizes limited for safety.


Garden & Gun Club

Last spring and summer Garden & Gun Club offered takeout service only, but they are now open to dine-in customers for both lunch and dinner, and they are more than ready for the season opener and the influx of patrons that will come along with it. Stop by the bar to check out the curated menu of elevated cocktails, or reserve a table in the dining room to enjoy one of their classic Southern dishes.

Goldberg’s Fine Foods

Goldberg’s is home to some of the finest New York deli-styled products, from Reuben sandwiches to fresh bagels and matzo ball soup. All of the Goldberg’s locations across Atlanta are known for their fantastic customer service and nostalgic traditional deli setting. They are also known for their dedication to helping the community around them. During the early days of the pandemic, Goldberg’s employees remained on staff by becoming drivers for Second Helpings Atlanta, delivering food donations to members of the Atlanta community who needed it the most.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Founded in Columbus, OH in 2002 with one location, there are now Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Scoop Shops in 16 major cities. What makes Jeni’s ice cream different? The uniquely smooth texture of the ice cream for starters, which is made with no synthetic flavorings, dyes or off-the-shelf mixes. Jeni’s also partners with a network of small-scale farmers and dairies who are committed to providing quality ingredients. Social responsibility continues into the Scoop Shops, where 95% of the packaging you buy is reusable, recyclable or compostable. You can also try unique flavors at Jeni’s that you won’t find anywhere else, like Fluffernutter Pie and Goat Cheese with Red Cherries. Dairy free options are also available.


Pristine Auto Spa & Valet

Yes, you read that correctly. You can now treat your car to a luxury spa service while you enjoy the game. You can use Pristine Auto Spa’s website to schedule your exterior wash and give them your car’s location – they’ll come to you wherever you are parked. In need of a full service detail? Drop your car off with them at the ground level of the green deck and they will take care of everything while you’re inside the park, no appointment necessary.

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social combines a diner-inspired scratch-kitchen, craft beverages & parlor-style entertainment, as their eclectic approach to “eat-ertainment.” Housed in 25,000-square-feet, you’ll find multiple bars, virtual reality, ping pong, billiards, bowling and classic arcade games. Even better, at Punch Bowl Social, every night is karaoke night!

Sports & Social Atlanta

Atlanta’s one of a kind sports bar, gaming parlor and social lounge is located right next to the park for all of your pre-game and post-game festivities. With two levels of fun and a 30 foot high definition LED TV screen for watching the all of the top sporting events, Sports & Social is not just a game day destination. Come out to watch major events year-round, and join in on the sports fun with skeeball, table tennis, shuffle puck, air hockey and a golf simulator.


Terrapin Taproom

The Terrapin Taproom featuring Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, and located at Truist Park, combines everything you love about the south – beer, barbecue and Atlanta Braves baseball! Terrapin’s ATL Brew Lab is also located onsite. This microbrewery has a five barrel brewhouse, where Terrapin experiments with different styles of beer, including a few baseball-themed brews.

26 Thai Kitchen and Bar

A newcomer to the Ph-East Food Hall, but a veteran on the Atlanta food scene, 26 Thai Kitchen and Bar has opened their newest location at The Battery, joining the beloved Asian-style food hall. The location has been open since February, and joins another recently opened 26 Thai location in Brookhaven.