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Where to Day Drink Right Now: 16 Atlanta Patios

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You survived Atlanta's snowy, icy, and generally unpleasant winter. Now, spring has finally arrived, and it's time to reward yourself by day drinking on some of Atlanta's best patios. Whether you prefer an approachable bar and a can of PBR or a craft cocktail with a side of bocce, we have a patio for you. Good views, good eats, and good booze (or java, if you prefer) guaranteed.
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1. Parish Foods & Goods

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240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 681-4434
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Parish does day drinking right, with a build-your-own Bloody Mary and margarita bar at the Market every weekend, perfect for sipping while overlooking the bustling BeltLine.

2. Barcelona Wine Bar

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240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 589-1010
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Inman Park is home to some of the city's best patios, and Barcelona's wrap-around can't be beat. Neither can the half-off bottles of wine on Sundays.

3. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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Open every day (from 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. on weekends), this Midtown pub boasts a stellar local beer list and the infamous Sublime Doughnut burger.

4. The BookHouse Pub

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736 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 254-1176
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The BookHouse doesn't open until 5 p.m., but that's technically still day, right? Also, funnel cake.

5. Noni's Bar & Deli

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357 Edgewood Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 343-1808
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The late-night, DJ, and PBR-fueled parties at Noni's often spill over onto the back patio, but why wait until after dark to enjoy your beverage of choice and the addictive fries, without the crowds?

6. Tap: A Gastropub

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1180 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 347-2220
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With prime views of Peachtree Street and an extensive beer list (and even wine from a keg, if that's more your style), Tap will make you want to start your weekday happy hour several hours early.

7. The Nook

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1144 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-9222
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Piedmont Park. Totchos. Fishbowls. Bloody Marys with a BEEF straw. All the perfect ingredients for day drinking.

8. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

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685 11th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 810-0040
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Fish and chips, beer, and unbeatable views can all be yours at the Midtown outpost of Six Feet Under.

9. Leon's Full Service

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131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0500
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Come for the potent cocktails. Stay for the shaded patio and the pub frites.

10. Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

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650 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 874-0370

You won't find booze here, but will you find a great selection of coffee, tea, and treats from local vendors like Cacao. Pro tip: get there early to snag one of the porch swings.

11. Midway Pub

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552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 584-0335
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This East Atlanta mainstay is popular for its expansive porch, big screen TVs, and summertime activity nearly as popular as day drinking: bocce.

12. Tin Lizzy's Cantina

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415 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 554-8220

This rooftop patio comes with Oakland Cemetery views, margaritas, and cheese dip.

13. Empire State South

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999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 541-1105
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Empire State South is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week, so you can snag a spot on the patio and start your day drinking even before noon. A round of bocce is optional.

The bocce ball court outside Empire State South in Midtown Atlanta

14. Park Tavern

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500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 249-0001
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Take a walk or ride on the BeltLine through Piedmont Park, then stop at Park Tavern to rehydrate with a beer or three.

15. Canoe

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4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 432-2663
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Canoe's riverside bar is perfect for sipping on your favorite cocktail or glass of wine.

16. Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop

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437 Memorial Dr SE, Ste A5
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 348-4797
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For those who prefer java to booze, the porch at the Grant Park location of Octane is made even sweeter by the treats from Little Tart Bakeshop.

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1. Parish Foods & Goods

240 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Parish does day drinking right, with a build-your-own Bloody Mary and margarita bar at the Market every weekend, perfect for sipping while overlooking the bustling BeltLine.

240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

2. Barcelona Wine Bar

240 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Inman Park is home to some of the city's best patios, and Barcelona's wrap-around can't be beat. Neither can the half-off bottles of wine on Sundays.

240 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

3. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Open every day (from 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. on weekends), this Midtown pub boasts a stellar local beer list and the infamous Sublime Doughnut burger.

817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

4. The BookHouse Pub

736 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

The BookHouse doesn't open until 5 p.m., but that's technically still day, right? Also, funnel cake.

736 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

5. Noni's Bar & Deli

357 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

The late-night, DJ, and PBR-fueled parties at Noni's often spill over onto the back patio, but why wait until after dark to enjoy your beverage of choice and the addictive fries, without the crowds?

357 Edgewood Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

6. Tap: A Gastropub

1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

With prime views of Peachtree Street and an extensive beer list (and even wine from a keg, if that's more your style), Tap will make you want to start your weekday happy hour several hours early.

1180 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. The Nook

1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Piedmont Park. Totchos. Fishbowls. Bloody Marys with a BEEF straw. All the perfect ingredients for day drinking.

1144 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

685 11th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Fish and chips, beer, and unbeatable views can all be yours at the Midtown outpost of Six Feet Under.

685 11th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. Leon's Full Service

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Come for the potent cocktails. Stay for the shaded patio and the pub frites.

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

10. Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

650 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

You won't find booze here, but will you find a great selection of coffee, tea, and treats from local vendors like Cacao. Pro tip: get there early to snag one of the porch swings.

650 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

11. Midway Pub

552 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

This East Atlanta mainstay is popular for its expansive porch, big screen TVs, and summertime activity nearly as popular as day drinking: bocce.

552 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

12. Tin Lizzy's Cantina

415 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

This rooftop patio comes with Oakland Cemetery views, margaritas, and cheese dip.

415 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

13. Empire State South

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

Empire State South is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week, so you can snag a spot on the patio and start your day drinking even before noon. A round of bocce is optional.

999 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

14. Park Tavern

500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Take a walk or ride on the BeltLine through Piedmont Park, then stop at Park Tavern to rehydrate with a beer or three.

500 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

15. Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Canoe's riverside bar is perfect for sipping on your favorite cocktail or glass of wine.

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

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16. Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop

437 Memorial Dr SE, Ste A5, Atlanta, GA 30312

For those who prefer java to booze, the porch at the Grant Park location of Octane is made even sweeter by the treats from Little Tart Bakeshop.

437 Memorial Dr SE, Ste A5
Atlanta, GA 30312

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