You’ve got your tickets, now make it a night out at State Farm Arena. Come early and enjoy one of six new restaurants selected by executive chef Joe Schafer, including Old Lady Gang, the second location of the soul food restaurant from Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Todd Tucker and Kandi Burruss-Tucker. Immerse yourself in Atlanta’s own Little Italy with four Italian concepts from local restaurateur Giovanni DiPalma, including Antico Pizza, Gio’s Chicken Italiano & Maccheroni, Caffe Antico, and Gio’s Italian Grill. Expect locally sourced Southern-crafted cuisine and musical memorabilia at Zac Brown’s Social Club, opened by the country music star and helmed by executive chef Rusty Hamlin, of Food Network Star fame. And don’t miss the famous lemon pepper wet wings at J.R. Crickets, Brenda’s brisket at B’s Cracklin’ BBQ, or frozen treats at Rita’s Italian Ice.
Also new are premium spaces and entertainment designed to encourage gathering with friends. Atlanta Social features plush couches and cabanas for lounging, and all-inclusive food and drinks. Chefs Club, curated by Schafer, is a supper club with all-inclusive food and drinks. And at the Players Club, you can high-five players as they run into the locker room and watch the postgame press conference. Get a group together and enjoy the Topgolf Swing Suite, the first located in a sports arena, or hang with a buddy while getting a shave or haircut at Killer Mike’s barbershop, The SWAG Shop. As the only barbershop in the NBA with direct sightlines into the arena, you can sit back and watch the action on the court from the comfort of your chair.
10 Can’t-Miss Events at the All-New State Farm Arena
- Be there from the start! It’s the Atlanta Hawks home opener vs. the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, October 24.
- Pop superstars Twenty One Pilots bring their world tour to Atlanta on Friday, November 2.
- See part-time Atlantan Elton John on his final tour, “Farewell, Yellow Brick Road,” on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1.
- NBA Champs, the Golden State Warriors, battle the Hawks at home on Monday, December 3.
- Justin Timberlake takes the arena stage as part of his “Man of the Woods” tour on Thursday, January 10.
- See former Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer and his Milwaukee Bucks take on the Hawks on Sunday, January 13.
- Catch the return of Dennis Schroder and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, January 15.
- LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers play the Hawks in Atlanta, the only time this season, on Tuesday, February 12.
- See the legendary Fleetwood Mac on Sunday, March 3.
- P!nk brings her “Beautiful Trauma” tour to the arena on Tuesday, March 12.