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The Atlanta Al Fresco Heatmap: Where to Eat Outside NOW

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Spring in Atlanta means the rush is on to find the closest patio. Check out our guide to some of the best in the city, from neighborhood favorites to fine dining destinations.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Anis Cafe & Bistro

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2974 Grandview Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-9889
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Can't afford to vacation in Provence? You could do worse than dinner al fresco at Anis, especially when enjoying a bottle of wine from their extensive, French-focused list. [Photo]

2. Barcelona Wine Bar

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240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 589-1010
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The Barcelona patio gets so rowdy the restaurant had to discontinue its half-priced wine bottles on Sunday, but it's still worth a regular visit. [Photo]

3. Bartaco

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969 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 607-8226
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Bartaco's open walls, crisp white and blue decor, and tropical drinks will transport you immediately to the Mexican coast. [Photo]

4. Canoe

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4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 432-2663
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Views of the Chattahoochee sweeten the food at this Buckhead mainstay. [Photo]

5. Common Quarter

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1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA 30068
(678) 809-4040
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Wine tastings and Big Green Egg demos are just a few of the options on this expansive OTP patio. [Photo]

6. Corner Tavern

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1174 Euclid
Atlanta, GA
The Little Five Points outpost is back in business after post-fire renovations, and now there's a rooftop patio with expansive views. [Photo: Christopher T. Martin]

7. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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From Beer Geek Tuesdays to half off bottles of wine on Thursdays to weekend brunch, there's always a reason to imbibe on the Cypress patio. [Photo]

8. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Whether you prefer a boozy lunch, leisurely Sunday brunch, or a post-work round of bocce, Empire State South patio has a table and drink waiting for you. [Photo]

9. Holy Taco

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1314 Glenwood Ave SE
East Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 230-6177
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Tacos, margaritas, and East Atlanta scenery. Get them all at Holy Taco. [Photo]

10. JCT Kitchen & Bar

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1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-2252
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Watch Westside sunsets and enjoy live music and an even livelier crowd in JCT's airy bar, located on the restaurant's roof. [Photo]

11. King + Duke

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3060 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 477-3500
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Pretty people. Chef EJ Hodgkinson's hearth-driven food. Killer cocktails. All made better by the light-filled patio that overlooks Peachtree Street. [Photo]

12. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

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684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Ladybird's BeltLine-facing patio is perfect for people-watching, snacking on the restaurant's campfire cuisine, and indulging in your beverage of choice year-round. [Photo: Matthew Wong]

13. Leon's Full Service

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131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0500
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Get here early to grab a seat on this popular Decatur patio. Split pub frites and other snacks with your friends over a pint of local draft beer or one of the seasonal cocktails. [Photo]

14. Midway Pub

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552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 584-0335
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This East Atlanta institution opens early and closes late, with plenty of local beers, snacks, and TVs to make you want to pull up a chair on the patio at 11 a.m. and not leave until the wee hours of the morning. [Photo]

15. No. 246

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129 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 399-8246
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Less celebrated than its Decatur neighbors, the 246 patio has ping pong tables — because what's more fun than a friendly game after a glass of wine or three? [Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee]

16. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

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437 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 523-6664
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Come for the stellar views of Oakland Cemetery and the downtown skyline. Stay for the draft beer and pub fare. [Photo]

17. Superica

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99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 791-1310
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The latest outpost in Ford Fry's empire has tacos, margaritas, a patio — and a Krog Street Market address. [Photo: Erik Meadows]

18. Victory Sandwich Bar

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340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-9300
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Fingers crossed the Inman Park outpost opens as planned in the near future. Until then, get your Jack & Coke slushie fix in Decatur. [Photo]

1. Anis Cafe & Bistro

2974 Grandview Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Can't afford to vacation in Provence? You could do worse than dinner al fresco at Anis, especially when enjoying a bottle of wine from their extensive, French-focused list. [Photo]
2974 Grandview Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

2. Barcelona Wine Bar

240 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The Barcelona patio gets so rowdy the restaurant had to discontinue its half-priced wine bottles on Sunday, but it's still worth a regular visit. [Photo]
240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

3. Bartaco

969 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Bartaco's open walls, crisp white and blue decor, and tropical drinks will transport you immediately to the Mexican coast. [Photo]
969 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Views of the Chattahoochee sweeten the food at this Buckhead mainstay. [Photo]
4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

5. Common Quarter

1205 Johnson Ferry Dr., Marietta, GA 30068
Wine tastings and Big Green Egg demos are just a few of the options on this expansive OTP patio. [Photo]
1205 Johnson Ferry Dr.
Marietta, GA 30068

6. Corner Tavern

1174 Euclid, Atlanta, GA
The Little Five Points outpost is back in business after post-fire renovations, and now there's a rooftop patio with expansive views. [Photo: Christopher T. Martin]
1174 Euclid
Atlanta, GA

7. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
From Beer Geek Tuesdays to half off bottles of wine on Thursdays to weekend brunch, there's always a reason to imbibe on the Cypress patio. [Photo]
817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

8. Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Whether you prefer a boozy lunch, leisurely Sunday brunch, or a post-work round of bocce, Empire State South patio has a table and drink waiting for you. [Photo]
999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. Holy Taco

1314 Glenwood Ave SE, East Atlanta, GA 30316
Tacos, margaritas, and East Atlanta scenery. Get them all at Holy Taco. [Photo]
1314 Glenwood Ave SE
East Atlanta, GA 30316

10. JCT Kitchen & Bar

1198 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Watch Westside sunsets and enjoy live music and an even livelier crowd in JCT's airy bar, located on the restaurant's roof. [Photo]
1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

11. King + Duke

3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Pretty people. Chef EJ Hodgkinson's hearth-driven food. Killer cocktails. All made better by the light-filled patio that overlooks Peachtree Street. [Photo]
3060 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

12. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Ladybird's BeltLine-facing patio is perfect for people-watching, snacking on the restaurant's campfire cuisine, and indulging in your beverage of choice year-round. [Photo: Matthew Wong]
684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

13. Leon's Full Service

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Get here early to grab a seat on this popular Decatur patio. Split pub frites and other snacks with your friends over a pint of local draft beer or one of the seasonal cocktails. [Photo]
131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

14. Midway Pub

552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
This East Atlanta institution opens early and closes late, with plenty of local beers, snacks, and TVs to make you want to pull up a chair on the patio at 11 a.m. and not leave until the wee hours of the morning. [Photo]
552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

15. No. 246

129 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Less celebrated than its Decatur neighbors, the 246 patio has ping pong tables — because what's more fun than a friendly game after a glass of wine or three? [Photo: Andrew Thomas Lee]
129 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

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16. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Come for the stellar views of Oakland Cemetery and the downtown skyline. Stay for the draft beer and pub fare. [Photo]
437 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

17. Superica

99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
The latest outpost in Ford Fry's empire has tacos, margaritas, a patio — and a Krog Street Market address. [Photo: Erik Meadows]
99 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

18. Victory Sandwich Bar

340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Fingers crossed the Inman Park outpost opens as planned in the near future. Until then, get your Jack & Coke slushie fix in Decatur. [Photo]
340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

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