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The new covered patio at Aziza debuted in September 2021.
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Take Shelter While Dining on a Covered Patio at These Atlanta Restaurants

When Atlanta’s weather is less than pleasant, restaurants with covered patios are hard to beat

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The new covered patio at Aziza debuted in September 2021.
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Patios of all shapes, sizes, and types abound at restaurants around Atlanta. It’s hard to find a restaurant here without some sort of patio or designated outdoor space for al fresco dining. But on days when Atlanta’s weather is less than pleasant, restaurants with covered patios are hard to beat. Whether taking shelter from the rain (or even occasional snow) or escaping the scorching summer sun, these Atlanta restaurants have patio time covered.

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Juniper Cafe

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This recently opened Vietnamese bakery and restaurant from Lazy Betty chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips features a sprawling, all-weather covered patio just off of the dining room. Head in for fresh pastries and coffee in the mornings, followed by pho, bún, bánh mì, Vietnamese sausages, summer rolls, and shaved ice desserts in the evenings. Juniper Cafe also serves cocktails, beer, and a selection of French, American, and natural wines. 

Chattahoochee Food Works

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The Underwood Hills food hall features nearly two dozen restaurant stalls now, serving everything from pizza and ramen to soul food and vegan Indian street eats. Grab cocktails, beer, and wine and head out to the covered patio, which includes its own bar and features a few scattered outlets throughout the space for those looking to get a little work done while having a bite to eat.

Located beneath Marcel at Westside Provisions District, Aziza serves a menu filled with wood-fired dishes inspired by owner Tal Baum’s childhood in Israel. Baum designed the restaurant with a cozy neighborhood bistro vibe, which now continues outside on the newly constructed covered patio that just so happens to be all-weather, too.

HOLIDAY BAR

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Located on the corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road at the Interlock, this open-air coffee and cocktail bar includes a large covered area for folks to shelter from the rain, cold, or summer sun. Owners Dave Reed and Ryan Covert custom-built a structure made of mesh and plastic to house Holiday Bar, which also offers seats inside and serves Thrive Farmers coffee and coffee drinks in the morning, followed by cocktails later in the day. There’s even a fire pit here.

Halfway Crooks Beer

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Halfway Crooks Beer in Summerhill features multiple seating options, including in the taproom, at the bar, over in its rambling beer garden on the weekends, and on the second floor covered patio atop the brewery. The rooftop patio offers great views of the neighborhood’s bustling main street, Georgia Avenue. This tech-themed brewery produces a variety of Belgian and American ales and lagers as well as barrel-aged beers. Look for restaurant pop-ups and chefs serving food throughout the week, too.

Bulla Gastrobar

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Looking for a buzzy covered patio in Midtown serving tapas and sangria with amazing people watching? Bulla Gastrobar is the spot for that. This all-weather patio is heated during the winter, too.

Storico Vino

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The owners behind Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante and Forza Storico opened this Italian wine bar at Buckhead Village in 2021. Order wines by the bottle and the glass paired with charcuterie and cheese boards, oysters, crudo, bruschetta platters, and shareable pastas. Storico Vino also features a lovely covered (and heated in the winter) patio.

Full Commission

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The all-weather, covered patio at Full Commission in Grant Park features two- and four-top tables for dining and a cushy couch for lounging with cocktails after work with friends. Coffee and breakfast pastries are served in the morning, followed by dinner, wine, and cocktails in the evening.

Staplehouse

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It’s hard to beat the garden patio out back at Staplehouse Market on Edgewood. But when it rains (or it’s just too darn hot or cold in Atlanta,) the covered patio with its heaters and fans here is a solid spot to kick back and relax outdoors. Order a fresh pastry, one of the daily menu specials, or create a charcuterie and cheese board at the counter inside. Then grab a bottle of wine or order a cocktail and find a seat outside.

Petit Chou

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This Cabbagetown French-American bistro features more seating outside than it does inside, including on the covered patio flanking the parking lot and garden. Order breakfast and brunch dishes in the mornings, followed by dinner paired with wine and cocktails in the evening.

Now serving Japanese-focused dishes, ramen, and sushi, 8ARM continues to transform its menu to keep things fresh and exciting at the Ponce restaurant. People can still expect the same clever cocktails here and a deep wine list of mostly natural and small producer wines. The covered patio bar also offers plenty of shade on hot days and a spot to warm up on chilly winter nights in ATL.

BoccaLupo

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People may clamor for a seat at the small bar or in the cozy dining room, but the covered, all-weather patio set along Waddell Street at BoccaLupo offers quiet respite from the world while dining on handmade pastas and wildly creative vegetable dishes from chef Bruce Logue and his crew.

LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

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Pizza and beer (or an ice cold martini), crab leg Mondays, and meatloaf specials await people headed to LLoyd’s, because as is the motto here, “whatever, man.” For those seeking al fresco dining, the low-key pizza lounge includes a covered patio sporting equally sarcastic nonchalant vibes with picnic tables and faux hanging plants.

Whiskey Bird

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Located on North Highland in Morningside, Whiskey Bird features a menu serving everything from yakitori skewers and gyoza tacos to a Thai steak noodle bowl and ahi tuna. Check out brunch on the weekends, too, and the frozen cocktails served from the slushie machine during the summer. There are two covered patios here: one above the restaurant and the other tucked off to the side in the stairwell.

Pollo Supremo

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Chef Duane Kulers of Supremo Taco transformed the former Bento Mac Hibachi Box Wings and Sushi space in East Atlanta into Sinaloan-style chicken restaurant Pollo Supremo. And it includes a large deck out front, most of which is covered. Expect quarter, half, and whole roast birds marinated in morita chile, citrus, and a selection of spices on the menu, served with fresh tortillas and sides like rice and beans, street corn, chicken soup, and churros. Look for aguas frescas and horchata as well as margaritas and beer on the drinks menu.

Banshee

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East Atlanta Village restaurant Banshee opened its all-weather, covered patio and bar right at the start of the pandemic. The patio here includes garage doors opening to the outside, 15 seats at the bar, and seating for up to 20 at tables throughout the space. Order some fry bread with pepperoni butter or the sunchoke salad before moving on to entrees like seared duck breast and cavatelli with mushroom bolognese, steelhead trout, and fried scallops.

Golden Drops Café

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This Decatur cafe on Clairmont serves coffee and a selection of Latin American pastries and sandwiches on its menu, including guava and cheese empanadas, teardrop-shaped coxinha filled with shredded chicken, and Cuban sandwiches. There’s beer and wine in the afternoons, too. Grab a seat on the covered patio out front, complete with fans to keep things cool on hot and humid days in the A.

LEON's Full Service

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Leon’s Full Service includes a small but buzzy front covered patio that offers great people watching along East Ponce and shelter from the rain and sun while dining on pub grub and sipping on cocktails. It’s also heated during the winter. There’s now a second covered patio on the side of the restaurant. And it’s dog-friendly.

Lapeer Steak and Seafood

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Now called Lapeer Steak and Seafood, this Alpharetta restaurant serves everything from smoked fish dip and beef tartare to lobster pasta and prime rib on the menu. Make sure to order cocktails here. For those seeking patio time, Lapeer features an all-weather sunroom with a glass ceiling and windows that open to the outside.

Gilly Brew Bar

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Located in the oldest house in Stone Mountain Village, Gilly Brew Bar serves coffee and cocktail-like coffee and tea drinks called elixirs on its menu, along with dishes prepared by chefs in residency in its kitchen called the Mayor’s House. Indoor seating is available, but it’s hard to resist the views and vibes on Gilly’s ground-floor covered patio or the wraparound covered porch upstairs.

Juniper Cafe

This recently opened Vietnamese bakery and restaurant from Lazy Betty chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips features a sprawling, all-weather covered patio just off of the dining room. Head in for fresh pastries and coffee in the mornings, followed by pho, bún, bánh mì, Vietnamese sausages, summer rolls, and shaved ice desserts in the evenings. Juniper Cafe also serves cocktails, beer, and a selection of French, American, and natural wines. 

Chattahoochee Food Works

The Underwood Hills food hall features nearly two dozen restaurant stalls now, serving everything from pizza and ramen to soul food and vegan Indian street eats. Grab cocktails, beer, and wine and head out to the covered patio, which includes its own bar and features a few scattered outlets throughout the space for those looking to get a little work done while having a bite to eat.

Aziza

Located beneath Marcel at Westside Provisions District, Aziza serves a menu filled with wood-fired dishes inspired by owner Tal Baum’s childhood in Israel. Baum designed the restaurant with a cozy neighborhood bistro vibe, which now continues outside on the newly constructed covered patio that just so happens to be all-weather, too.

HOLIDAY BAR

Located on the corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road at the Interlock, this open-air coffee and cocktail bar includes a large covered area for folks to shelter from the rain, cold, or summer sun. Owners Dave Reed and Ryan Covert custom-built a structure made of mesh and plastic to house Holiday Bar, which also offers seats inside and serves Thrive Farmers coffee and coffee drinks in the morning, followed by cocktails later in the day. There’s even a fire pit here.

Halfway Crooks Beer

Halfway Crooks Beer in Summerhill features multiple seating options, including in the taproom, at the bar, over in its rambling beer garden on the weekends, and on the second floor covered patio atop the brewery. The rooftop patio offers great views of the neighborhood’s bustling main street, Georgia Avenue. This tech-themed brewery produces a variety of Belgian and American ales and lagers as well as barrel-aged beers. Look for restaurant pop-ups and chefs serving food throughout the week, too.

Bulla Gastrobar

Looking for a buzzy covered patio in Midtown serving tapas and sangria with amazing people watching? Bulla Gastrobar is the spot for that. This all-weather patio is heated during the winter, too.

Storico Vino

The owners behind Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante and Forza Storico opened this Italian wine bar at Buckhead Village in 2021. Order wines by the bottle and the glass paired with charcuterie and cheese boards, oysters, crudo, bruschetta platters, and shareable pastas. Storico Vino also features a lovely covered (and heated in the winter) patio.

Full Commission

The all-weather, covered patio at Full Commission in Grant Park features two- and four-top tables for dining and a cushy couch for lounging with cocktails after work with friends. Coffee and breakfast pastries are served in the morning, followed by dinner, wine, and cocktails in the evening.

Staplehouse

It’s hard to beat the garden patio out back at Staplehouse Market on Edgewood. But when it rains (or it’s just too darn hot or cold in Atlanta,) the covered patio with its heaters and fans here is a solid spot to kick back and relax outdoors. Order a fresh pastry, one of the daily menu specials, or create a charcuterie and cheese board at the counter inside. Then grab a bottle of wine or order a cocktail and find a seat outside.

Petit Chou

This Cabbagetown French-American bistro features more seating outside than it does inside, including on the covered patio flanking the parking lot and garden. Order breakfast and brunch dishes in the mornings, followed by dinner paired with wine and cocktails in the evening.

8ARM

Now serving Japanese-focused dishes, ramen, and sushi, 8ARM continues to transform its menu to keep things fresh and exciting at the Ponce restaurant. People can still expect the same clever cocktails here and a deep wine list of mostly natural and small producer wines. The covered patio bar also offers plenty of shade on hot days and a spot to warm up on chilly winter nights in ATL.

BoccaLupo

People may clamor for a seat at the small bar or in the cozy dining room, but the covered, all-weather patio set along Waddell Street at BoccaLupo offers quiet respite from the world while dining on handmade pastas and wildly creative vegetable dishes from chef Bruce Logue and his crew.

LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

Pizza and beer (or an ice cold martini), crab leg Mondays, and meatloaf specials await people headed to LLoyd’s, because as is the motto here, “whatever, man.” For those seeking al fresco dining, the low-key pizza lounge includes a covered patio sporting equally sarcastic nonchalant vibes with picnic tables and faux hanging plants.

Whiskey Bird

Located on North Highland in Morningside, Whiskey Bird features a menu serving everything from yakitori skewers and gyoza tacos to a Thai steak noodle bowl and ahi tuna. Check out brunch on the weekends, too, and the frozen cocktails served from the slushie machine during the summer. There are two covered patios here: one above the restaurant and the other tucked off to the side in the stairwell.

Pollo Supremo

Chef Duane Kulers of Supremo Taco transformed the former Bento Mac Hibachi Box Wings and Sushi space in East Atlanta into Sinaloan-style chicken restaurant Pollo Supremo. And it includes a large deck out front, most of which is covered. Expect quarter, half, and whole roast birds marinated in morita chile, citrus, and a selection of spices on the menu, served with fresh tortillas and sides like rice and beans, street corn, chicken soup, and churros. Look for aguas frescas and horchata as well as margaritas and beer on the drinks menu.

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Banshee

East Atlanta Village restaurant Banshee opened its all-weather, covered patio and bar right at the start of the pandemic. The patio here includes garage doors opening to the outside, 15 seats at the bar, and seating for up to 20 at tables throughout the space. Order some fry bread with pepperoni butter or the sunchoke salad before moving on to entrees like seared duck breast and cavatelli with mushroom bolognese, steelhead trout, and fried scallops.

Golden Drops Café

This Decatur cafe on Clairmont serves coffee and a selection of Latin American pastries and sandwiches on its menu, including guava and cheese empanadas, teardrop-shaped coxinha filled with shredded chicken, and Cuban sandwiches. There’s beer and wine in the afternoons, too. Grab a seat on the covered patio out front, complete with fans to keep things cool on hot and humid days in the A.

LEON's Full Service

Leon’s Full Service includes a small but buzzy front covered patio that offers great people watching along East Ponce and shelter from the rain and sun while dining on pub grub and sipping on cocktails. It’s also heated during the winter. There’s now a second covered patio on the side of the restaurant. And it’s dog-friendly.

Lapeer Steak and Seafood

Now called Lapeer Steak and Seafood, this Alpharetta restaurant serves everything from smoked fish dip and beef tartare to lobster pasta and prime rib on the menu. Make sure to order cocktails here. For those seeking patio time, Lapeer features an all-weather sunroom with a glass ceiling and windows that open to the outside.

Gilly Brew Bar

Located in the oldest house in Stone Mountain Village, Gilly Brew Bar serves coffee and cocktail-like coffee and tea drinks called elixirs on its menu, along with dishes prepared by chefs in residency in its kitchen called the Mayor’s House. Indoor seating is available, but it’s hard to resist the views and vibes on Gilly’s ground-floor covered patio or the wraparound covered porch upstairs.

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