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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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Anis Cafe & Bistro

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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]

Barcelona Wine Bar

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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]

Bartaco

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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]

Views of the Chattahoochee sweeten the food at this Buckhead mainstay. [Photo]

Common Quarter

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Wine tastings and Big Green Egg demos are just a few of the options on this expansive OTP patio. [Photo]

Corner Tavern

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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]

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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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]

Empire State South

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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]

Holy Taco

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Tacos, margaritas, and East Atlanta scenery. Get them all at Holy Taco. [Photo]

JCT Kitchen & Bar

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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]

King + Duke

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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]

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

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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]

Leon's Full Service

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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]

Midway Pub

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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]

No. 246

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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]

Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

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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]

Superica

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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]

Victory Sandwich Bar

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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]

Anis Cafe & Bistro

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]

Barcelona Wine Bar

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]

Bartaco

Bartaco's open walls, crisp white and blue decor, and tropical drinks will transport you immediately to the Mexican coast. [Photo]

Canoe

Views of the Chattahoochee sweeten the food at this Buckhead mainstay. [Photo]

Common Quarter

Wine tastings and Big Green Egg demos are just a few of the options on this expansive OTP patio. [Photo]

Corner Tavern

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]

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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]

Empire State South

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]

Holy Taco

Tacos, margaritas, and East Atlanta scenery. Get them all at Holy Taco. [Photo]

JCT Kitchen & Bar

Watch Westside sunsets and enjoy live music and an even livelier crowd in JCT's airy bar, located on the restaurant's roof. [Photo]

King + Duke

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

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

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]

Leon's Full Service

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]

Midway Pub

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]

No. 246

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]

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Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

Come for the stellar views of Oakland Cemetery and the downtown skyline. Stay for the draft beer and pub fare. [Photo]

Superica

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

Victory Sandwich Bar

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

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