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Dine and Drink on a Relaxing Patio at These Atlanta Restaurants

From tucked-away beer gardens to restaurants with expansive outdoor spaces

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Patio season in Atlanta can last from March through mid-December, with a few warm winter days in-between. The Atlanta area is loaded with plenty of amazing patios. It’s hard to find a restaurant, coffee shop, or bar and brewery here without one. From tucked-away beer gardens to restaurants with expansive outdoor spaces, these Atlanta establishments offer relaxing environments for alfresco drinking and dining without the crowds.

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Disclaimer: The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Companion

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2316 Marietta Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 228-1632
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The Bolton neighborhood restaurant from Steinbeck’s chef Andy Gonzales features a large outdoor patio space complete with games, string lights for evenings, and seating at an outdoor bar. Order the double-stack burger known as the Tower of Power, the sandwich special of the day, or daily dinner specials ranging from fried chicken to lobster rolls. Menus are posted daily on Instagram and Facebook.

2. Canoe

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4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 432-2663
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Sweeping views of the Chattahoochee River make Canoe an intimate, romantic spot for outdoor dinner and drinks at any time of day.

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3. Brake Pad

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3403 Main St
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 766-1515
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Located in a former auto garage, Brake Pad has a long list of burgers, and the house special is dressed with cheddar, bacon, and jalapenos. The patio is dog-friendly, too.

4. Boggs Social & Supply

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1310 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 600-2963

Dubbed a “straightforward” bar and neighborhood hangout, Boggs serves beers on draft as well as a selection of Korean spirits and cocktails. The bar, owned by Tim Song of Gaja Korean and Shane Pringle of the Earl, often hosts pop-ups serving everything from New Zealand savory hand pies from Heaps ATL and birria tacos from Dani and Marco Tacos to breakfast from Ria’s Baby Bird and Korean street eats served from the Gaja food truck. The patio includes windows with seating, which open to the bar inside for easy food and drink ordering. People can also walk in to order at the bar. Order from Gaja at the food truck window. Follow on Instagram for updates and menu updates.

The patio at Boggs Social and Supply in West End Atlanta with three picnic tables covered in green checked plastic table cloths, spray bottles filled with sanitizing spray. String lights are hung above and the windows to the to-go bar are open Ryan Fleisher

5. Bold Monk Brewing Co.

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1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW suite d-1
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 390-3288
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The sprawling Underwood Hills brewpub features plenty of seating options indoors, but its beer garden is the place to dine and drink on a pleasant day, surrounded by mature trees and complete with fire pits for cool evenings.

6. Nick's Westside

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956 Brady Ave NW STE 100
Atlanta, GA 30318
(770) 838-3501
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Chef Nick Leahy closed his French restaurant and wine bar Aix and Tin Tin last fall and reopened the Brady Avenue space as a more casual neighborhood spot called Nick’s Westside. Now people dine on shrimp ceviche, smoked chicken wings, burgers, short rib sandwiches, and daily pasta specials paired with local beers, wine, and original and classic cocktails. The sunroom with its cozy fireplace and large windows opening to the outside and the restaurant’s sunny patio remain dining focal points at Nick’s.

7. The Chastain - New American Bistro

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4320 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 257-6416
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Former Atlas chef Christopher Grossman opened his all-day neighborhood restaurant the Chastain in the former Horseradish Grill space. Open for counter-service biscuits and pastries at breakfast and table service in the evenings, some of the ingredients for the 20 or so dishes served on Grossman’s dinner menu are sourced from the restaurant’s garden. The outdoor seating arrangements at this restaurant are hard to beat, and offer everything from a casual conversation area by the stone fire pit to seating in the garden under an old oak tree. Reservations required for garden seating on the Old Oak Terrace.

8. Wood’s Chapel BBQ

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85 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-3000
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The Summerhill barbecue restaurant opened inside a 1930s building along Georgia Avenue in 2010. The menu includes smoked meats by the pound, barbecue sandwiches, brisket tacos, and smoked sausage hot dogs, along with sides like potato salad, mac and cheese, and beet and jalapeño slaw. Wood’s Chapel debuted its to-go window last summer — a pandemic pivot likely to stay post-health crisis — and now offers even more seating on its sunny, open-air patio. Order at the counter inside or at the takeout window located on the side of the building on the patio.

People enjoying barbecue socially distanced at picnic tables with red, black, and white umbrellas at Wood’s Chapel Barbecue in Summerhill, Atlanta. The gray-black painted brick exterior of Wood’s Chapel in the background with a young family standing and ordering at the to-go window Ryan Fleisher

9. El Viñedo Local

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730 Peachtree St NE Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 596-8239
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This all-day South American coffee, wine, and tapas bar in Midtown features arepas and perfectly baked empanadas and guava pastries as well as a selection of ceviche, sandwiches like a choripan, and plates of fried plantains, rice, and beans on its menu. Order a meal or coffee, cafe con leche, or a glass of wine from the lengthy list of South American producers here and sit outside on the breezy front patio overlooking Peachtree Street. Hours as of June 15: Tuesday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The patio at El Vinedo Local in Midtown Atlanta with orange metal chairs and wood tables. A dark metal sign etched with the El Vinedo Local wraps around the wooden wall entrance to the restaurant patio El Vinedo Local

10. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE #140
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Top Chef Hugh Acheson’s Midtown restaurant not only offers a long, covered patio for dining but a bocce ball court, too. Grab a seat and relax outside while enjoying food from the restaurant’s always seasonal Southern menu. Pair the meal with a glass of wine selected by sommelier Steven Grubbs or one of the clever cocktails here from the bar.

The bocce ball court outside Empire State South in Midtown Atlanta Empire State South

11. Anis Cafe & Bistro

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2974 Grandview Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-9889
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This charming French bistro in the Garden Hills neighborhood offers a rambling patio of covered and open-air spaces with dishes and wines on the menu inspired by the Provence region of southeastern France.

12. Noni's

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357 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 343-1808
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The patio at Noni’s is a quiet spot off of busy Edgewood Avenue to grab a beer, spritz cocktail, or even a glass of natural wine while dining on seriously large sandwiches or homey pasta dishes. Don’t skip the garlic fries here.

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13. Full Commission

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519 Memorial Dr SE C-01
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 941-9102
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Located in Grant Park, the small covered patio at this neighborhood restaurant offers rail seating, table seating, and a conversation area with couch seating. It’s a great spot to work while having coffee and breakfast, to meet up with friends for drinks after work, or to grab dinner for two with a bottle of wine.

14. Staplehouse

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541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 524-5005
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The award-winning restaurant on Edgewood Avenue has transformed into a neighborhood market selling everything from artisan pantry ingredients and bags of house-made dry pasta, to pastries, chocolates, and beer and wine. But chef Ryan Smith and his team are still churning out stellar dishes from the kitchen here for takeout. This includes his popular (and beautifully presented) chicken liver tart, smoked brisket and pork tacos, and hearty grain bowls. Order food from the daily menu or breads, cheese, and charcuterie at the counter, grab a bottle of wine from the market, and head out back to the covered patio or garden patio to enjoy. There’s even a fire pit for chilly days. Check website for current hours.

Staplehouse Market’s outdoor garden patio with covered seating on the porch. the porch is enclosed for the winter Ryan Fleisher

15. Red's Beer Garden

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1328 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
(770) 637-2299
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Located in Benteen Park, Red’s Beer Garden includes both deck seating and seating beyond in the backyard at picnic tables. It’s a great spot to grab hot dogs, sandwiches, or weekend brunch while sampling Red’s vast beer selection.

16. A Mano

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587 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 549-7727
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This cozy, wood-laden neighborhood bistro in the Old Fourth Ward serves a tight menu of pastas with a bit of Southern flare on its menu paired with plenty of in-season vegetables. Order the classic cacio e pepe or try the fusilli with diver scallops, chard, and mushrooms tossed in a light cream sauce. A Mano added lunch to the line-up last summer and offers restaurant pop-ups in its parking lot on weekends. Grab a seat on the covered deck or on the street-level patio below for great people watching while sipping cocktails or drinking natural wine.

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17. Petit Chou

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662 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(470) 270-8996
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This neighborhood breakfast and brunch bistro in Cabbagetown features more seating outside than inside. There’s a covered patio, garden seating, and seating along the side of the restaurant.

18. 8ARM

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710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 875-5856
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Constructed in 2020 as a way to offer safe outdoor seating during the pandemic, 8ARM’s parking lot patio, terraced seating, and outdoor kitchen are here to stay. The covered patio bar also offers plenty of shade on hot days and a spot to warm up on chilly winter nights. Grab cocktails, natural wine, and some of the city’s most creative food and enjoy an evening along Ponce.

Sidepiece at 8ARM Ryan Fleisher

19. BoccaLupo

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753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-2332
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Set along the corner of Edgewood and Hurt, this Eater 38 restaurant includes a covered, all-weather patio in back and a front deck with seating that’s great for people watching. Order any of the fresh pasta dishes on the menu (the black spaghetti and the 20-yolk tagliatelle are now Atlanta classics.) Make sure to check out the tight wine list and cocktails here, too. 

20. Table & Main

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1028 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 869-5178
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Enjoy a whiskey cocktail from the bourbon bar on the front porch or dine in the garden patio with its stone fireplace at this charming Southern restaurant, one of many in downtown historic Roswell featuring beautiful alfresco spaces.

21. Fellows Cafe

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1088 Green St
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 983-1481
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A recent addition to downtown Roswell’s restaurant scene, Fellow’s Cafe resides inside a historic yellow bungalow on Green Street just off of busy Canton Street. Open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, find a seat on the small front porch or underneath the old oak tree along Green Street.

22. Midway Pub

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552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 584-0335
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Midway Pub is an East Atlanta favorite known for its “Friday night flights” under the stars on its low-key neighborhood patio. No matter the time or day, the patio here is just a solid place to relax and hang out with beer and pub grub.

23. Floataway Cafe

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1123 Zonolite Rd NE #15
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 892-1414
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Chef Anne Quatrano opened this quaint cafe and bar near Emory Village over 20 years ago. Located in a renovated warehouse, Floataway offers several places to dine quietly on dishes filled with French, Italian, and Spanish influences, including at the small bar and out on the charming and dog friendly courtyard patio.

24. El Tesoro

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1374 Arkwright Pl SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(470) 440-5502
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The Edgewood neighborhood Mexican taqueria upped its patio game over the last year and now features seating throughout the property, complete with fire pits and conversation areas. It’s become a real neighborhood gathering spot. Counter service.

The outdoor patio at El Tesoro in Edgewood

25. Ration & Dram

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130 Arizona Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

This casual Kirkwood restaurant and bar offers a shady patio and a menu with everything from shareables like oysters and poutine to main plates such as chicken and dumplings and pot pie, comfort food best served with an ice cold beer or a cocktail.

26. Lake & Oak Neighborhood BBQ

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2358 Hosea L Williams Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 205-5913
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Located across the street from Salaryman and Poor Hendrix in East Lake, the Southern barbecue restaurant from chefs Todd Richards and Josh Lee pays homage to “classic BBQ techniques.” Meats at Lake and Oak are smoked using a combination of charcoal and white oak and pecan woods. Grab a seat on the open-air patio with barbecue, beer, an Old Fashioned, or a smoky and spicy Bloody Mary.

27. Poor Hendrix

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2371 Hosea L Williams Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

Poor Hendrix in East Lake serves upscale Southern cuisine and cocktails in a relaxed environment. The restaurant's menu includes a rotating array of dishes like Wagyu beef and cheddar sandwiches, wings, spicy peanut cold noodles, and salmon tartare. Ask for a seat on the back patio and enjoy cocktails and wine with a meal. Or, order food to go and sit on the “backyard” patio behind the restaurant which is offered to patrons of the Hosea and 2nd development.

28. Atlanta Chinatown

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Head to Atlanta Chinatown and its food court to partake in everything from hand-pulled noodle dishes and hot pots to succulent roast duck and dumplings. While the food court does offer indoor seating, grab a seat outside in the garden courtyard and enjoy a meal.

29. The White Bull

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123 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 600-5649
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Italian-American restaurant the White Bull, owned by chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella, underwent a renovation in 2020 to redo the kitchen, add floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the front of the restaurant, and create a garden patio out back to expand its outdoor seating options. It’s a quiet spot to dine on pasta with wine and cocktails just off of busy Decatur Square.

30. Waller's Coffee Shop

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240 Dekalb Industrial Way
Decatur, GA 30033

The coffee house and live music venue is located just outside of Decatur. Waller’s Coffee Shop, owned by Jason Waller, is part-coffee house and part-music room for local musicians, spoken word artists, poets, and other entertainers to perform. The family-friendly shop hosts live music three to four times a week as well as wellness events and support groups for those battling mental illness and addiction. Waller’s now features an expansive outdoor seating area along a wooded stretch behind the building with fire pits and a stage for live music and other performances. Pop in for coffee, biscuits sandwiches, pastries, and sandwiches. 

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1. The Companion

2316 Marietta Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The Bolton neighborhood restaurant from Steinbeck’s chef Andy Gonzales features a large outdoor patio space complete with games, string lights for evenings, and seating at an outdoor bar. Order the double-stack burger known as the Tower of Power, the sandwich special of the day, or daily dinner specials ranging from fried chicken to lobster rolls. Menus are posted daily on Instagram and Facebook.

2316 Marietta Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Canoe Canoe

Sweeping views of the Chattahoochee River make Canoe an intimate, romantic spot for outdoor dinner and drinks at any time of day.

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

3. Brake Pad

3403 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

Located in a former auto garage, Brake Pad has a long list of burgers, and the house special is dressed with cheddar, bacon, and jalapenos. The patio is dog-friendly, too.

3403 Main St
College Park, GA 30337

4. Boggs Social & Supply

1310 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
The patio at Boggs Social and Supply in West End Atlanta with three picnic tables covered in green checked plastic table cloths, spray bottles filled with sanitizing spray. String lights are hung above and the windows to the to-go bar are open Ryan Fleisher

Dubbed a “straightforward” bar and neighborhood hangout, Boggs serves beers on draft as well as a selection of Korean spirits and cocktails. The bar, owned by Tim Song of Gaja Korean and Shane Pringle of the Earl, often hosts pop-ups serving everything from New Zealand savory hand pies from Heaps ATL and birria tacos from Dani and Marco Tacos to breakfast from Ria’s Baby Bird and Korean street eats served from the Gaja food truck. The patio includes windows with seating, which open to the bar inside for easy food and drink ordering. People can also walk in to order at the bar. Order from Gaja at the food truck window. Follow on Instagram for updates and menu updates.

1310 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

5. Bold Monk Brewing Co.

1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW suite d-1, Atlanta, GA 30318

The sprawling Underwood Hills brewpub features plenty of seating options indoors, but its beer garden is the place to dine and drink on a pleasant day, surrounded by mature trees and complete with fire pits for cool evenings.

1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW suite d-1
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Nick's Westside

956 Brady Ave NW STE 100, Atlanta, GA 30318

Chef Nick Leahy closed his French restaurant and wine bar Aix and Tin Tin last fall and reopened the Brady Avenue space as a more casual neighborhood spot called Nick’s Westside. Now people dine on shrimp ceviche, smoked chicken wings, burgers, short rib sandwiches, and daily pasta specials paired with local beers, wine, and original and classic cocktails. The sunroom with its cozy fireplace and large windows opening to the outside and the restaurant’s sunny patio remain dining focal points at Nick’s.

956 Brady Ave NW STE 100
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. The Chastain - New American Bistro

4320 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30342

Former Atlas chef Christopher Grossman opened his all-day neighborhood restaurant the Chastain in the former Horseradish Grill space. Open for counter-service biscuits and pastries at breakfast and table service in the evenings, some of the ingredients for the 20 or so dishes served on Grossman’s dinner menu are sourced from the restaurant’s garden. The outdoor seating arrangements at this restaurant are hard to beat, and offer everything from a casual conversation area by the stone fire pit to seating in the garden under an old oak tree. Reservations required for garden seating on the Old Oak Terrace.

4320 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30342

8. Wood’s Chapel BBQ

85 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
People enjoying barbecue socially distanced at picnic tables with red, black, and white umbrellas at Wood’s Chapel Barbecue in Summerhill, Atlanta. The gray-black painted brick exterior of Wood’s Chapel in the background with a young family standing and ordering at the to-go window Ryan Fleisher

The Summerhill barbecue restaurant opened inside a 1930s building along Georgia Avenue in 2010. The menu includes smoked meats by the pound, barbecue sandwiches, brisket tacos, and smoked sausage hot dogs, along with sides like potato salad, mac and cheese, and beet and jalapeño slaw. Wood’s Chapel debuted its to-go window last summer — a pandemic pivot likely to stay post-health crisis — and now offers even more seating on its sunny, open-air patio. Order at the counter inside or at the takeout window located on the side of the building on the patio.

85 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

9. El Viñedo Local

730 Peachtree St NE Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30308
The patio at El Vinedo Local in Midtown Atlanta with orange metal chairs and wood tables. A dark metal sign etched with the El Vinedo Local wraps around the wooden wall entrance to the restaurant patio El Vinedo Local

This all-day South American coffee, wine, and tapas bar in Midtown features arepas and perfectly baked empanadas and guava pastries as well as a selection of ceviche, sandwiches like a choripan, and plates of fried plantains, rice, and beans on its menu. Order a meal or coffee, cafe con leche, or a glass of wine from the lengthy list of South American producers here and sit outside on the breezy front patio overlooking Peachtree Street. Hours as of June 15: Tuesday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

730 Peachtree St NE Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. Empire State South

999 Peachtree St NE #140, Atlanta, GA 30309
The bocce ball court outside Empire State South in Midtown Atlanta Empire State South

Top Chef Hugh Acheson’s Midtown restaurant not only offers a long, covered patio for dining but a bocce ball court, too. Grab a seat and relax outside while enjoying food from the restaurant’s always seasonal Southern menu. Pair the meal with a glass of wine selected by sommelier Steven Grubbs or one of the clever cocktails here from the bar.

999 Peachtree St NE #140
Atlanta, GA 30309

11. Anis Cafe & Bistro

2974 Grandview Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

This charming French bistro in the Garden Hills neighborhood offers a rambling patio of covered and open-air spaces with dishes and wines on the menu inspired by the Provence region of southeastern France.

2974 Grandview Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

12. Noni's

357 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312