Sun's out, guns out.
Sporting the best sleeveless option for a killer farmer's tan will be easy. Pinpointing the perfect patios to soak up the sun and enjoy a good cocktail might take a little more thought.
To ensure an optimal, nearly no-brainer patio season calendar, we've gathered the best patios in Atlanta offering a diverse outdoor dining experience for every occasion and palate.
Toast to history: Six Feet Under outshined an array of beautiful, engaging patios in the AJC’s recent reader’s poll on best patios. The Grant Park pub and fish house has exceptional views of Atlanta skyline as well as Historic Oakland Cemetery (hence, the name of the restaurant).
437 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta
Brush up on some people-watching: Raging Burrito – The Decatur spot boasts one of the largest garden patios in metro Atlanta. While there, you can take in garden’s potted gems, enjoy some top-rate people watching and choose from the restaurant’s eclectic menu of Asia and Mexican-style food. The patio was also ranked No. 3 in our Best of Atlanta poll on Atlanta’s best patios, so it’s AJC-reader approved.
141 Sycamore St., Decatur
Go on a safari: Looking for a patio experience that doubles as an international getaway? 10 Degrees South offers that exotic simulation with its safari-style indoor patio atmosphere, comfortable couches and, most importantly, its South African cuisine.
4183 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta
Bike to a Beltline patio: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall has long been an ideal option for patio season. Set up at one of the communal tables and watch dusk roll in under the string lights. Bring your bike, an appetite for unique, campfire-inspired fare and let the fun in the sun begin.
684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Atlanta
The southwest Atlanta pub, which opened in summer 2017, has a motorcycle motif throughout and a variety of tacos that meet every taste. The menu lists more than 20 local craft beers on tap, nachos, yuca fries and some inventive cocktails. It sits at the zero mile mark of the Westside Trail, so it fits the bill for a laid-back patio experience before or after your Beltline jog.
600 Hopkins St. SW, Atlanta
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