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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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Laura Scholz


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Parish Foods & Goods

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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.

Barcelona Wine Bar

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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.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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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.

The BookHouse Pub

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

Noni's Bar & Deli

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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?

Tap: A Gastropub

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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.

The Nook

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

Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

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

Leon's Full Service

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

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

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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.

Midway Pub

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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.

Tin Lizzy's Cantina

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

Empire State South

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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

Park Tavern

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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.

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

Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop

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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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Parish Foods & Goods

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.

Barcelona Wine Bar

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.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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.

The BookHouse Pub

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

Noni's Bar & Deli

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?

Tap: A Gastropub

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.

The Nook

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

Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

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

Leon's Full Service

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

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

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.

Midway Pub

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

Tin Lizzy's Cantina

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

Empire State South

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.

The bocce ball court outside Empire State South in Midtown Atlanta

Park Tavern

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

Canoe