January's Best Food and Drink Events in Atlanta

Another new year and still the same old you. Let's all resolve to make the one new year's resolution we know we can keep: never stop eating or drinking. Below we've got the perfect events to help you do just that this January. 


January 1st | World of Beer - Midtown
You know that old saying about the hair of the dog that bit you? Well, assuming that you went as hard as you planned to on NYE this brunch at World of Beer will be exactly what you need on New Year’s Day. Enjoy a brunch and bottomless beer until 3:30. Plus, you’ll be kickstarting the new year like a champion. More info: BEERunch




January 16th | Opera Nightclub
The fact that this event is held at Opera should be reason enough for you to attend. But, incase you still need another, there will be over 50 different wines for you to taste, live music, a DJ, and you already know you’ll be walking out with a souvenir glass. Food will be available and your ticket will even cover admission to the club when the event ends. More info: Atlantawineparty.com


January 23rd | Sandy Springs
5 Seasons Brewing and Taco Mac are bringing you another year of cask ale. Come out and sample over 50 rare, cask-conditioned real ales from the US and UK, munch on food from 5 Seasons and Taco Mac, and of course, take home another souvenir glass and a one year subscription to Beer Connoisseur. More info: Classiccitybrew.com


Hot Chocolate 15k & 5k

January 24th | Turner Field
At least pretend to start this one off on a healthy foot with this quick 15k or 5k that rewards you with tons of chocolate. With inflatables, games, and an all chocolate post race party this is an event for the whole family. Plus, all runners get a zip up jacket and a medal, no matter what place you finish. More info: Hot Choc. Run

3rd Annual Team Hidi Fundraiser

January 25th | The Georgia Room at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot
The fundraiser will feature more than 50 of Atlanta's most celebrated restaurants and bars, one-of-a-kind auction, and live music all to benefit The Giving Kitchen (TGK). TGK was established to provide assistance to members of Atlanta's restaurant community, all of your favorite chefs, bartenders, owners and more, who find themselves facing unanticipated hardship. So come out and give back to the community that feeds you and enjoy tastings from your favorites like 4th & Swift, Local Three, The Optimist, and more. More info: The Giving Kitchen


6th annual winter beer festival

January 30th | The Masquerade

Hopefully, by the end of January you have fully recovered from the holiday celebrations and are ready to get back at it with more than 150+ beers, wines, and ciders, live music, and a DJ at the Winter Beer Festival. This event has sold out all 5 years so be sure to get your ticket early! More info: Beer Fest

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