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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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1. Juniper Cafe

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2260 Marietta Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(470) 427-3057
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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. 

2. Chattahoochee Food Works

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1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

3. Aziza

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Suite P10b, 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 968-9437
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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.

4. HOLIDAY BAR

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1115 Howell Mill Rd NW P150
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 481-5157
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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.

5. Halfway Crooks Beer

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60 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(678) 705-5530
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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.

6. Bulla Gastrobar

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60 11th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 900-6926
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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.

7. Storico Vino

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3065 Peachtree Rd NE Suite B210
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 806-0050
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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.

8. Full Commission

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519 Memorial Dr SE C-01
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 941-9102
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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.

9. Staplehouse

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541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 524-5005
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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.

10. Petit Chou

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662 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(470) 270-8996
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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.

11. 8ARM

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710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

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.

12. BoccaLupo

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753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-2332
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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.

13. LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

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900 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 228-7227
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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.

14. Whiskey Bird

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1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 600-5797
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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.

15. Pollo Supremo

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792 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 748-9082

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.

16. Banshee

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1271 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(470) 428-2034
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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.

17. Golden Drops Café

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1788 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 968-9981
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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.

18. LEON's Full Service

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131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0500
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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.

19. Lapeer Steak and Seafood

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12 N Broad St
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(678) 691-9400
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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.

20. Gilly Brew Bar

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5329 Mimosa Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 557-1614
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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.

1. Juniper Cafe

2260 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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. 

2260 Marietta Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. Chattahoochee Food Works

1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Aziza

Suite P10b, 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

Suite P10b, 1170 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. HOLIDAY BAR

1115 Howell Mill Rd NW P150, Atlanta, GA 30318

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.

1115 Howell Mill Rd NW P150
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Halfway Crooks Beer

60 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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.

60 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

6. Bulla Gastrobar

60 11th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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.

60 11th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. Storico Vino

3065 Peachtree Rd NE Suite B210, Atlanta, GA 30305

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.

3065 Peachtree Rd NE Suite B210
Atlanta, GA 30305

8. Full Commission

519 Memorial Dr SE C-01, Atlanta, GA 30312

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.

519 Memorial Dr SE C-01
Atlanta, GA 30312

9. Staplehouse

541 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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.

541 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

10. Petit Chou

662 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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.

662 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

11. 8ARM

710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

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.

710 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

12. BoccaLupo

753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. LLoyd's Restaurant & Lounge

900 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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.

900 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

14. Whiskey Bird

1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

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.

1409 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

15. Pollo Supremo

792 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

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.

792 Moreland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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16. Banshee

1271 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

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.

1271 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

17. Golden Drops Café

1788 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

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.

1788 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033

18. LEON's Full Service

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

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.

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

19. Lapeer Steak and Seafood

12 N Broad St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

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.

12 N Broad St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

20. Gilly Brew Bar

5329 Mimosa Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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.

5329 Mimosa Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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