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25 Rooftop Bars and Restaurants With Spectacular Views Around Atlanta

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One of the greatest perks of living in Atlanta is its months-long patio season. Looking for a spot to dine outdoors high above the city streets or amidst the trees? This list features a few rooftop restaurant patios and bars to consider for outdoor dining and drinking while taking in some spectacular views.

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Chairs Upstairs Bar and Restaurant

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When the owners of the original Corner Tavern left to build a new Hapeville location across from the East Point MARTA station, regulars were worried. However, the beer selection and the food at Chairs in the old tavern building is still solid as is the second floor patio in the back. Make sure to grab a plate of wings from the outdoor smoker.

Palo Santo

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Chef Santiago Gomez opened his vibey Mexican supper club Palo Santo in 2022. It’s where Mexican, Japanese, and Southern flavors and dishes merge together on the menu. And this includes at the rooftop lounge above the restaurant, which offers both open-air and covered seating and great views of the emerging skyline along Atlanta’s burgeoning westside. Expect a pared-down menu of Japanese-Mexican snacks and shared plates, like nori tacos, tostadas, crudos, and oysters. The rooftop lounge can become a bit of a scene the later it gets in the evening, so come early to enjoy quiet conversation over drinks.

Rooftop L.O.A

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Miami resort-style pool, bar, and restaurant combo L.O.A (Leave of Absence) debuted atop the Interlock in 2022 and likely features the most unobstructed views of the Atlanta skyline, and beyond, anywhere along Howell Mill Road. Dine and drink in any one of the indoor/outdoor spaces here, but be prepared to spend serious cash. Weekends can be very busy, so plan accordingly.

Located across from Barcelona Wine Bar at the Ironworks complex on Howell Mill Road, O-Ku features a rooftop patio offering al fresco sushi and cocktails.

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This cocktail bar and lounge at the Interlock on Howell Mill Road includes serious views of the Midtown and Buckhead skylines that aren’t currently obstructed by other buildings. Head to the third floor of the Bellyard Hotel and grab a seat on the outdoor terrace to relax over drinks and wines by the glass paired with peach cider pulled pork sliders, crudite plates, and entrees like a chimichurri ribeye.

Kimpton Overland Hotel – Atlanta Airport

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With views of the Porsche Experience track below and planes landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport beyond it, outdoor dining on the rooftop patio at the Kimpton Overland Hotel features Mediterranean fare paired with classic cocktails.

SkyLounge

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SkyLounge sits atop the Glenn Hotel on Marietta Street and offers cocktails and light bites as well as clear views of Downtown landmarks like Centennial Olympic Park, the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the SkyView ferris wheel, and the horse-drawn carriages roaming the streets below.

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

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Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft might have one of the most amazing views of Atlanta’s Midtown and Downtown skylines, especially in the evenings. Sit inside at the bar for indoor views, or ask for a table on the terrace for nothing but Atlanta’s midtown skyline in the distance.

The Steamhouse Lounge

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Oysters are the main attraction on the menu at Steamhouse Lounge, but don’t skip the lobster roll served on a poppy seed bun. The best seats in the house are found on the second-story patio in front the restaurant flanking West Peachtree Street.

Halfway Crooks Beer

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This tech-themed brewery is owned by electrical engineer Shawn Bainbridge, Tim Kilic, and Belgium-born brewer Joran Van Ginderachte and produces a variety of Belgian and American ales and lagers as well as barrel-aged beers. Grab a seat on the covered rooftop bar above the main tasting room, which features a louver ceiling, TVs, and a separate ordering counter.

Virtue Rooftop

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Located above 5Church in Midtown, this clubby rooftop bar and lounge features a separate food and drinks menu from the restaurant below it. While outdoor space abounds here, there are covered areas indoors for those days when the weather is less than pleasant in Atlanta. Look for live music and DJs weekly.

St. Julep

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Located on the ninth floor of the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel on East Paces Ferry, cocktail bar and lounge St. Julep is modern yet casual and offers panoramic views of the Buckhead skyline. Expect everything from highballs and gin and tonics to margaritas and aperitif cocktails served here, paired with boozy soft serve ice cream, corn dogs, Sichuan tater tots, and a mulita cheeseburger.

Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

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The seafood restaurant and pub Six Feet Under in Grant Park features a rooftop bar and patio which overlooks historic Oakland Cemetery. The patio is a favorite spot for tourists and locals alike. There may be a wait for a seat, but it’s worth it for the view. Order the beer-battered fish and chips or the fried catfish plate here.

Chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella of the White Bull, Alici, and Bastone opened his Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant Grana in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood in 2020. The menu features wood-fired pizzas, meatball selections, and Pascarella’s handmade pastas paired with classic cocktails, Italian wines, and beer. Head up to the rooftop patio overlooking Piedmont Avenue for dinner, drinks, and serious people-watching.

9 Mile Station

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Atlanta’s largest outdoor (and rooftop) patio with a major views features carnival games, a three-story slide at Skyline Park and a beer garden experience at Nine Mile Station. Admission required to enter.

Rosé & Rye

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Rose and Rye (formerly Whiskey Blue) atop the Hotel Colee continues to be a choice spot in Buckhead for drinks, light bites, and cigars in the evening.

Spaceman

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Perched atop the 15th floor of the Hyatt Centric Hotel, Spaceman features both indoor and outdoor seating and lounge areas with views of the Buckhead skyline. Views here are especially magical as the sun is going down to the west. Look for wine, beer, and takes on classic cocktails paired with bar bites.

New Realm Brewing

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This Beltline brewery features a beer garden, a restaurant with a full bar, a tasting room, and a rooftop bar with views of the surrounding area along the Eastside trail. The restaurant is first-come, first-served on the weekends.

Estrella

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This cocktail bar and lounge located on the rooftop of Bazati along the Eastside Beltline trail channels Miami in its vibe. Estrella features a bright and airy indoor bar which opens an open-air bar overlooking the Eastside Beltline trail. Head here for champagne and cocktails like the Hemingway daiquiri, pisco sour, and gin and tonic served table side and light and shareable small plates like ceviche, pulled pork spring rolls, and venison herb tacos.

Hotel Clermont

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There may be no finer view of the city skyline than from atop the Hotel Clermont on Ponce. The astro-turfed lawn decked out with loungers and an outdoor bar serving frozen drinks and street food beneath the iconic neon sign is hard to beat. Guests of the hotel and neighborhood residents have preferred access to the rooftop. Diners at Tiny Lou’s or those simply wishing to head up for drinks on a warm evening must check in with the front desk.

Little 5 Corner Tavern

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After a fire a threatened to shut it down a few years ago, Corner Tavern in the heart of weird and wonderful Little Five Points came back better than ever with a rooftop patio and the best people-watching in town.

Bar Peri @ AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter

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For those seeking a unique visual perspective of the landmark King and Queen towers at the Perimeter, there may be no better spot than Bar Peri on the seventh floor of the AC Hotel Perimeter Center. Head here for classic cocktails paired with tapas, including flatbreads and charcuterie boards.

Arnette's Chop Shop

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Head to the second story of the swanky Brookhaven steakhouse to feast on 14-ounce bone-in filets, a 36-ounce porterhouse, or burgers paired with classic cocktails and wine. On chilly evenings, cozy up around one of the three fire pits on the rooftop patio.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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The Decatur outpost of Grindhouse Killer Burgers offers a rooftop sports bar and patio that’s 21 and up. Perfect for kid-free, outdoor dining with boozy milkshakes, burgers, and fries. Like the Decatur location, the Brookhaven restaurant also includes a 21-and-up rooftop bar.

UP on the Roof

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Part of Alpharetta’s bustling city center, Up on the Roof sits atop Liberty Hall on South Main Street and features an expansive indoor-outdoor patio with panoramic views of the surrounding area, including of Kennesaw Mountain to the west. Sip on cocktails while dining on Southern comfort foods like deviled eggs, grouper and grits, drunken mussels, and beer-brined frog legs called swamp wings.

Chairs Upstairs Bar and Restaurant

When the owners of the original Corner Tavern left to build a new Hapeville location across from the East Point MARTA station, regulars were worried. However, the beer selection and the food at Chairs in the old tavern building is still solid as is the second floor patio in the back. Make sure to grab a plate of wings from the outdoor smoker.

Palo Santo

Chef Santiago Gomez opened his vibey Mexican supper club Palo Santo in 2022. It’s where Mexican, Japanese, and Southern flavors and dishes merge together on the menu. And this includes at the rooftop lounge above the restaurant, which offers both open-air and covered seating and great views of the emerging skyline along Atlanta’s burgeoning westside. Expect a pared-down menu of Japanese-Mexican snacks and shared plates, like nori tacos, tostadas, crudos, and oysters. The rooftop lounge can become a bit of a scene the later it gets in the evening, so come early to enjoy quiet conversation over drinks.

Rooftop L.O.A

Miami resort-style pool, bar, and restaurant combo L.O.A (Leave of Absence) debuted atop the Interlock in 2022 and likely features the most unobstructed views of the Atlanta skyline, and beyond, anywhere along Howell Mill Road. Dine and drink in any one of the indoor/outdoor spaces here, but be prepared to spend serious cash. Weekends can be very busy, so plan accordingly.

O-Ku

Located across from Barcelona Wine Bar at the Ironworks complex on Howell Mill Road, O-Ku features a rooftop patio offering al fresco sushi and cocktails.

Drawbar

This cocktail bar and lounge at the Interlock on Howell Mill Road includes serious views of the Midtown and Buckhead skylines that aren’t currently obstructed by other buildings. Head to the third floor of the Bellyard Hotel and grab a seat on the outdoor terrace to relax over drinks and wines by the glass paired with peach cider pulled pork sliders, crudite plates, and entrees like a chimichurri ribeye.

Kimpton Overland Hotel – Atlanta Airport

With views of the Porsche Experience track below and planes landing at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport beyond it, outdoor dining on the rooftop patio at the Kimpton Overland Hotel features Mediterranean fare paired with classic cocktails.

SkyLounge

SkyLounge sits atop the Glenn Hotel on Marietta Street and offers cocktails and light bites as well as clear views of Downtown landmarks like Centennial Olympic Park, the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the SkyView ferris wheel, and the horse-drawn carriages roaming the streets below.

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft might have one of the most amazing views of Atlanta’s Midtown and Downtown skylines, especially in the evenings. Sit inside at the bar for indoor views, or ask for a table on the terrace for nothing but Atlanta’s midtown skyline in the distance.

The Steamhouse Lounge

Oysters are the main attraction on the menu at Steamhouse Lounge, but don’t skip the lobster roll served on a poppy seed bun. The best seats in the house are found on the second-story patio in front the restaurant flanking West Peachtree Street.

Halfway Crooks Beer

This tech-themed brewery is owned by electrical engineer Shawn Bainbridge, Tim Kilic, and Belgium-born brewer Joran Van Ginderachte and produces a variety of Belgian and American ales and lagers as well as barrel-aged beers. Grab a seat on the covered rooftop bar above the main tasting room, which features a louver ceiling, TVs, and a separate ordering counter.

Virtue Rooftop

Located above 5Church in Midtown, this clubby rooftop bar and lounge features a separate food and drinks menu from the restaurant below it. While outdoor space abounds here, there are covered areas indoors for those days when the weather is less than pleasant in Atlanta. Look for live music and DJs weekly.

St. Julep

Located on the ninth floor of the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel on East Paces Ferry, cocktail bar and lounge St. Julep is modern yet casual and offers panoramic views of the Buckhead skyline. Expect everything from highballs and gin and tonics to margaritas and aperitif cocktails served here, paired with boozy soft serve ice cream, corn dogs, Sichuan tater tots, and a mulita cheeseburger.

Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

The seafood restaurant and pub Six Feet Under in Grant Park features a rooftop bar and patio which overlooks historic Oakland Cemetery. The patio is a favorite spot for tourists and locals alike. There may be a wait for a seat, but it’s worth it for the view. Order the beer-battered fish and chips or the fried catfish plate here.

Grana

Chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella of the White Bull, Alici, and Bastone opened his Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant Grana in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood in 2020. The menu features wood-fired pizzas, meatball selections, and Pascarella’s handmade pastas paired with classic cocktails, Italian wines, and beer. Head up to the rooftop patio overlooking Piedmont Avenue for dinner, drinks, and serious people-watching.

9 Mile Station

Atlanta’s largest outdoor (and rooftop) patio with a major views features carnival games, a three-story slide at Skyline Park and a beer garden experience at Nine Mile Station. Admission required to enter.

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Rosé & Rye

Rose and Rye (formerly Whiskey Blue) atop the Hotel Colee continues to be a choice spot in Buckhead for drinks, light bites, and cigars in the evening.

Spaceman

Perched atop the 15th floor of the Hyatt Centric Hotel, Spaceman features both indoor and outdoor seating and lounge areas with views of the Buckhead skyline. Views here are especially magical as the sun is going down to the west. Look for wine, beer, and takes on classic cocktails paired with bar bites.

New Realm Brewing

This Beltline brewery features a beer garden, a restaurant with a full bar, a tasting room, and a rooftop bar with views of the surrounding area along the Eastside trail. The restaurant is first-come, first-served on the weekends.

Estrella

This cocktail bar and lounge located on the rooftop of Bazati along the Eastside Beltline trail channels Miami in its vibe. Estrella features a bright and airy indoor bar which opens an open-air bar overlooking the Eastside Beltline trail. Head here for champagne and cocktails like the Hemingway daiquiri, pisco sour, and gin and tonic served table side and light and shareable small plates like ceviche, pulled pork spring rolls, and venison herb tacos.

Hotel Clermont

There may be no finer view of the city skyline than from atop the Hotel Clermont on Ponce. The astro-turfed lawn decked out with loungers and an outdoor bar serving frozen drinks and street food beneath the iconic neon sign is hard to beat. Guests of the hotel and neighborhood residents have preferred access to the rooftop. Diners at Tiny Lou’s or those simply wishing to head up for drinks on a warm evening must check in with the front desk.

Little 5 Corner Tavern

After a fire a threatened to shut it down a few years ago, Corner Tavern in the heart of weird and wonderful Little Five Points came back better than ever with a rooftop patio and the best people-watching in town.

Bar Peri @ AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter

For those seeking a unique visual perspective of the landmark King and Queen towers at the Perimeter, there may be no better spot than Bar Peri on the seventh floor of the AC Hotel Perimeter Center. Head here for classic cocktails paired with tapas, including flatbreads and charcuterie boards.

Arnette's Chop Shop

Head to the second story of the swanky Brookhaven steakhouse to feast on 14-ounce bone-in filets, a 36-ounce porterhouse, or burgers paired with classic cocktails and wine. On chilly evenings, cozy up around one of the three fire pits on the rooftop patio.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

The Decatur outpost of Grindhouse Killer Burgers offers a rooftop sports bar and patio that’s 21 and up. Perfect for kid-free, outdoor dining with boozy milkshakes, burgers, and fries. Like the Decatur location, the Brookhaven restaurant also includes a 21-and-up rooftop bar.

UP on the Roof

Part of Alpharetta’s bustling city center, Up on the Roof sits atop Liberty Hall on South Main Street and features an expansive indoor-outdoor patio with panoramic views of the surrounding area, including of Kennesaw Mountain to the west. Sip on cocktails while dining on Southern comfort foods like deviled eggs, grouper and grits, drunken mussels, and beer-brined frog legs called swamp wings.

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