Hey everyone,

For those who didn’t know, the kickoff for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (Russia) will take place this Thursday, February 7. The Olympics are a big deal and should be enjoyed by all! So why watch the ceremonies at home when you can attend a watch party? We’ve compiled a list of places hosting Olympic related events this week and where you can watch the different events.


11Alive and Springer Mountain Farms will host the Sochi Celebration on Feb. 7 at Atlantic Station’s Central Park. Guests can watch the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Winter Olympics in a toasty heated tent at Atlantic Station, the city’s premier mixed-use, walkable community.

Starting at 6 p.m., the event will feature live Russian music, samples of delicious food by chefs from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and a cash bar. 11Alive on-air personalities will film live news reports from the party.

Guests can enter for a chance to win a fur coat from Douglas Furs, a vodka prize pack from Russian Standard, restaurant gift cards and a year’s supply of chicken from Springer Mountain Farms.

A portion of the night’s proceeds will help fund scholarships for Atlanta culinary students through the Career Education Scholarship Fund at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

Tickets to the Sochi Celebration include food, entertainment and two drinks for $35. Attendees will also receive a discount for Skate Atlantic Station. For tickets, log on to


Come grab a chair and enjoy the winter games on Ri Ra’s MASSIVE HD projectors with audio! Guests will snack on Ri Ra favorites such as from spicy pickle chips and chicken wings as well as signature items such as the Guinness BBQ burger and fish and chips. Pay tribute to Sochi with a caramel white Russian made with Absolut vanilla, Bailey’s caramel cream and half and half. RI RA IRISH PUB


Catch all the action of the Winter Games with a stiff bourbon drink in hand at Bourbon Bar. With more than 70 varieties of bourbon, including three exclusive private labels, Bourbon Bar’s got you covered for every game, match, race and round. BOURBON BAR


Show your American pride with a Mexican twist at El Taco. Your neighborhood watering hole has the ultimate set-up for the Winter Olympics with big screen TVs, fresh-made frozen margaritas and Tex-Mex classics including a variety of tacos, enchiladas, sizzling fajitas and more. EL TACO

We hope to see you around!


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