Downtown Atlanta's Skylounge is one of the best rooftop bars in the U.S., according to Thrillist.
Photo: Skylounge/For the AJC
Photo: Skylounge/For the AJC

This downtown Atlanta rooftop bar was named one of the best in America

One Atlanta lounge is gaining worldwide attention because of how notably it's scaling heights.

 SkyLounge, 110 Marietta St. NW, was recently heralded one of the 23 best rooftop bars in the U.S. in 2018 by Thrillist, a lifestyle and culture site, for its picturesque view of bustling downtown Atlanta.

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While Atlanta is at its peak in the summer season, it's the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air outside, especially on SkyLounge’s lavish rooftop. 

Downtown Atlanta's Skylounge is one of the best rooftop bars in the U.S., according to Thrillist.
Photo: Skylounge/For the AJC

Here are the five reasons why Skylounge is worth adding to your Atlanta bucket list −this summer or anytime.

It's situated in a booming area in Atlanta.

Take in the sights of the city, while enjoying elevated entertainment at SkyLounge in it's covered rooftop or the outdoor terrace. The bar is in the center of downtown Atlanta's action right near Centennial Olympic Park. Located in The Glenn Hotel, the nightlife hot spot is a short walk away from the CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke and Skyview's 20 foot Ferris wheel, which can spotted from SkyLounge's view. It's easy to travel to and from SkyLounge too, because of the Atlanta Streetcar and walkable streets.

Hear artists live in the bar.

SkyLounge showcases a variety of show-stopping musicians. A various time slots on the weekend, the bar features live music. Recently, the lounge has featured the sounds of artist Scott Moody, vocalist Ben Deignan and musician Julie Holmes. The location is the perfect place to hear the music from your favorite local artists.

Sip on luxurious drinks.

Pair the upscale view of the city with one of SkyLounge's specialty cocktails. Their award-winning mixologist is known for serving up handcrafted libations that go beyond just a basic mixed drink. They are known for their Smoked Roka that combine the flavors of a margarita with pineapple. The Elmore, which infuses St. Germain, Bombay gin and grapefruit, is also a notable cocktail to try. Unmatched eats are also available at SkyLounge, such as shrimp and grits, grilled portobello sandwiches and North Georgia trout.

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Host a private event overlooking the city.

Entertain your friends in a high-end rooftop space. SkyLounge is available for private events and can take in 25 visitors in either of its two semi-private spaces. The whole bar can also be reserved for a party of as many as 175 guests.

From left, Mike Metzen, Mick Mulcahey, and Mark Bonjovi, all from Los Angeles, Calif., relax at 11 Stories, a bar on the Glenn Hotel’s rooftop.
Photo: Hyosub Shin

Stay all night. 

Even though SkyLounge closes up shop at 1 a.m. on Saturdays and Fridays, you can continue your swanky experience by staying at the Glenn Hotel downstairs. The boutique hotel has 93 deluxe rooms, 16 dream suites and a penthouse suite. A night's stay at the hotel includes comfy pillow-top mattresses, LED TVs, in room coffee and WiFi. 

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