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24 Atlanta Restaurants For Fireside Dining Outdoors

Cozy up by an outdoor fireplace or fire pit at one of these restaurants on a chilly ATL evening

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With the weather cooling down and restaurants across Atlanta continuing to expand outside seating options, people are seeking patios in which to dine and drink by the warmth of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Here are a few restaurants around Atlanta for outdoor fireside dining when the temperature drops.

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Paces & Vine Restaurant

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The approachable, high-end restaurant found in Vinings has a 40-seat patio, too. Grab a seat by the outdoor fireplace to make the most of a beautiful evening.

Bold Monk Brewing Co.

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The sprawling Underwood Hills brewpub features a beer garden, which has become the place to dine and drink on a pleasant day. It’s surrounded by mature shade trees and comes complete with fire pits for cool evenings in the A. Order online for takeout.

Nick’s Westside

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There’s a great open-air patio at this neighborhood hangout on Brady Avenue and a sunroom featuring a lovely fireplace to hang out by while enjoying a meal and drinks. The windows open to the outside when the weather is warm. Order online for takeout.

Head out the back door of Ford Fry’s swanky Westside Provisions District steakhouse and find a patio area with a large stone fireplace overlooking the train tracks. Grab dinner and wine out there. However, Marcel offers a cigar program, so smokers may indulge nearby.

The Chastain - New American Bistro

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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 lunch 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 during dinner.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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Cypress Street lies within the heart of Midtown, but that’s not apparent on the patio. Warm up by the fire pit, take in some live tunes, trivia, or a ball game on the TV, and indulge in pub grub, like loaded sweet potato nachos. Order online for takeout.

Das BBQ

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The second location of northwest Atlanta barbecue joint Das BBQ opened on Memorial Drive in Grant Park earlier this year and includes 110 seats between two covered patios and benches surrounding a fire pit in its open-air dining area.

Staplehouse

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The award-winning restaurant on Edgewood Avenue transformed into a neighborhood market serving food in 2020. Order from the daily menu or purchase cheese, charcuterie, or fresh-baked pastries and desserts at the counter. Then, grab a bottle of wine, beer, or a cocktail and head out back to the heated covered patio or garden patio, complete with a camp-style fire pit and seating surrounding it.

Chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella of the White Bull in Decatur opened his Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant Grana in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood right before the start of the pandemic 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 for dinner and drinks, and keep warm by the fire pits on chilly evenings. Order online for takeout. Check out the outdoor patio at the White Bull in Decatur, which also features two fire pits.

9 Mile Station

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The rooftop bars atop Ponce City Market aren’t just for summer days and nights. 9 Mile Station keeps warm in the winter with fire pits. Curl up and enjoy those sweeping city views on a chilly evening. Reservations required.

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

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Located right off the Eastside Beltline trail, Ladybird now includes an expansive outdoor seating area with a camper bar for al fresco drinking and fire pits to warm up by on chilly nights in Atlanta.

The Mill Kitchen and Bar

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Although it sits along a busy thoroughfare, the patio at Roswell’s the Mill is still inviting. It features a large stone wood-burning fireplace with plenty of lounge seating surrounding it. The fireplace is best enjoyed with a smoked old fashioned. It’s a blend of rye whiskey, angostura, orange bitters, simple syrup, and black cherry served in a smoked glass.

Kevin Rathbun Steak

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The interior of Kevin Rathbun Steak may be lodge-like, but outside is laid-back and sits along the Eastside BeltLine. Warm up by the fireplace or under one of the heaters before, during, or after a meal here.

TWO urban licks

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Hop off of the Eastside BeltLine and on to Two Urban Licks’ outdoor patio where there are plenty of fire pits to warm up next to on chilly evenings while snacking on salmon chips al fresco.

Osteria Mattone

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Found in the heart of downtown Roswell, the Italian restaurant’s cozy interior is paralleled on the patio by a large, round stone fire pit. Grab a seat under the heated pergola and enjoy Italian classics like the spaghetti alla carbonara with a glass of Italian red. Order online for takeout or delivery.

Vin 25 is a wine bar located in downtown Roswell, just off of Canton Street. Take advantage of the ample seating outside on the patio with its cozy fire pits and enjoy a light meal while imbibing in wine al fresco on a cool evening.

Ecco Buckhead

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Even though it’s off the main drag — Peachtree Road — it’s easy to feel slightly secluded while on the Ecco-Buckhead patio. The open-air space features a large outdoor fireplace, making it an ideal spot to dine on Italian-Spanish fare when it gets cooler.

Barcelona Wine Bar

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Head to Barcelona Wine Bar in Inman Park and warm up by the fire with tapas. The patio is cozy thanks to a fire pit, which makes it an ideal spot to order a few plates. Menu standouts include the patatas bravas and albondigas in spicy tomato sauce. Order online for takeout.

El Tesoro

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This popular Edgewood neighborhood Mexican taqueria upped its patio game during the pandemic and now features plenty of outdoor seating options throughout the property, including some with fire pits and other multi-sized conversation areas. It’s become a real gathering spot for residents and visitors alike. Order online for takeout.

Arnette's Chop Shop

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Head to the second story of the swanky Brookhaven steakhouse and cozy up by the lanai fire pits. There are three fire pits with plenty of chairs to gather around each. For extra warmth, sip on the Port Old Fashioned while chowing down on a filet mignon. 

The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

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Sitting on the patio of 57th Fighter is pretty cool (especially if folks are with kids.) Watch the planes land and take off at Peachtree-Dekalb Airport while relaxing by the outdoor fire pit with food and drinks here. 

Bluetop

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Located in the heart of Chamblee, this counter-service restaurant is casual and offers barbecue classics as well as other American eats, like blue crab dip and burgers. The expanded outdoor spaces here now offer more covered seating, four fire pits, and a bocce ball court.

Brick Store Pub

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This longtime downtown Decatur beer pub offers a lengthy, rotating list of local, Belgian, and hard-to-find beers on its menu and on its more than two dozens taps. Not to mention, the kitchen serves an excellent pub food menu for lunch and dinner. In 2020, the pub created a secluded beer garden out back, complete with a fire pit, its own beer list, snacks, and plenty of shady spots for the dogs.

Ocean & Acre

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The patio at Ocean and Acre in the Halcyon development is inviting, even on chilly days (and nights.) The eye-catching outdoor fireplace has an oyster shell facade that pays tribute to the seafood served at this restaurant. For even more warmth, people can grab blankets while enjoying their surf and turf here. Order online for takeout.

Paces & Vine Restaurant

The approachable, high-end restaurant found in Vinings has a 40-seat patio, too. Grab a seat by the outdoor fireplace to make the most of a beautiful evening.

Bold Monk Brewing Co.

The sprawling Underwood Hills brewpub features a beer garden, which has become the place to dine and drink on a pleasant day. It’s surrounded by mature shade trees and comes complete with fire pits for cool evenings in the A. Order online for takeout.

Nick’s Westside

There’s a great open-air patio at this neighborhood hangout on Brady Avenue and a sunroom featuring a lovely fireplace to hang out by while enjoying a meal and drinks. The windows open to the outside when the weather is warm. Order online for takeout.

Marcel

Head out the back door of Ford Fry’s swanky Westside Provisions District steakhouse and find a patio area with a large stone fireplace overlooking the train tracks. Grab dinner and wine out there. However, Marcel offers a cigar program, so smokers may indulge nearby.

The Chastain - New American Bistro

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 lunch 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 during dinner.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

Cypress Street lies within the heart of Midtown, but that’s not apparent on the patio. Warm up by the fire pit, take in some live tunes, trivia, or a ball game on the TV, and indulge in pub grub, like loaded sweet potato nachos. Order online for takeout.

Das BBQ

The second location of northwest Atlanta barbecue joint Das BBQ opened on Memorial Drive in Grant Park earlier this year and includes 110 seats between two covered patios and benches surrounding a fire pit in its open-air dining area.

Staplehouse

The award-winning restaurant on Edgewood Avenue transformed into a neighborhood market serving food in 2020. Order from the daily menu or purchase cheese, charcuterie, or fresh-baked pastries and desserts at the counter. Then, grab a bottle of wine, beer, or a cocktail and head out back to the heated covered patio or garden patio, complete with a camp-style fire pit and seating surrounding it.

Grana

Chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella of the White Bull in Decatur opened his Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant Grana in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood right before the start of the pandemic 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 for dinner and drinks, and keep warm by the fire pits on chilly evenings. Order online for takeout. Check out the outdoor patio at the White Bull in Decatur, which also features two fire pits.

9 Mile Station

The rooftop bars atop Ponce City Market aren’t just for summer days and nights. 9 Mile Station keeps warm in the winter with fire pits. Curl up and enjoy those sweeping city views on a chilly evening. Reservations required.

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Located right off the Eastside Beltline trail, Ladybird now includes an expansive outdoor seating area with a camper bar for al fresco drinking and fire pits to warm up by on chilly nights in Atlanta.

The Mill Kitchen and Bar

Although it sits along a busy thoroughfare, the patio at Roswell’s the Mill is still inviting. It features a large stone wood-burning fireplace with plenty of lounge seating surrounding it. The fireplace is best enjoyed with a smoked old fashioned. It’s a blend of rye whiskey, angostura, orange bitters, simple syrup, and black cherry served in a smoked glass.

Kevin Rathbun Steak

The interior of Kevin Rathbun Steak may be lodge-like, but outside is laid-back and sits along the Eastside BeltLine. Warm up by the fireplace or under one of the heaters before, during, or after a meal here.

TWO urban licks

Hop off of the Eastside BeltLine and on to Two Urban Licks’ outdoor patio where there are plenty of fire pits to warm up next to on chilly evenings while snacking on salmon chips al fresco.

Osteria Mattone

Found in the heart of downtown Roswell, the Italian restaurant’s cozy interior is paralleled on the patio by a large, round stone fire pit. Grab a seat under the heated pergola and enjoy Italian classics like the spaghetti alla carbonara with a glass of Italian red. Order online for takeout or delivery.

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VIN25

Vin 25 is a wine bar located in downtown Roswell, just off of Canton Street. Take advantage of the ample seating outside on the patio with its cozy fire pits and enjoy a light meal while imbibing in wine al fresco on a cool evening.

Ecco Buckhead

Even though it’s off the main drag — Peachtree Road — it’s easy to feel slightly secluded while on the Ecco-Buckhead patio. The open-air space features a large outdoor fireplace, making it an ideal spot to dine on Italian-Spanish fare when it gets cooler.

Barcelona Wine Bar

Head to Barcelona Wine Bar in Inman Park and warm up by the fire with tapas. The patio is cozy thanks to a fire pit, which makes it an ideal spot to order a few plates. Menu standouts include the patatas bravas and albondigas in spicy tomato sauce. Order online for takeout.

El Tesoro

This popular Edgewood neighborhood Mexican taqueria upped its patio game during the pandemic and now features plenty of outdoor seating options throughout the property, including some with fire pits and other multi-sized conversation areas. It’s become a real gathering spot for residents and visitors alike. Order online for takeout.

Arnette's Chop Shop

Head to the second story of the swanky Brookhaven steakhouse and cozy up by the lanai fire pits. There are three fire pits with plenty of chairs to gather around each. For extra warmth, sip on the Port Old Fashioned while chowing down on a filet mignon. 

The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

Sitting on the patio of 57th Fighter is pretty cool (especially if folks are with kids.) Watch the planes land and take off at Peachtree-Dekalb Airport while relaxing by the outdoor fire pit with food and drinks here. 

Bluetop

Located in the heart of Chamblee, this counter-service restaurant is casual and offers barbecue classics as well as other American eats, like blue crab dip and burgers. The expanded outdoor spaces here now offer more covered seating, four fire pits, and a bocce ball court.

Brick Store Pub

This longtime downtown Decatur beer pub offers a lengthy, rotating list of local, Belgian, and hard-to-find beers on its menu and on its more than two dozens taps. Not to mention, the kitchen serves an excellent pub food menu for lunch and dinner. In 2020, the pub created a secluded beer garden out back, complete with a fire pit, its own beer list, snacks, and plenty of shady spots for the dogs.

Ocean & Acre

The patio at Ocean and Acre in the Halcyon development is inviting, even on chilly days (and nights.) The eye-catching outdoor fireplace has an oyster shell facade that pays tribute to the seafood served at this restaurant. For even more warmth, people can grab blankets while enjoying their surf and turf here. Order online for takeout.

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