- Lesli Peterson for The AJC
We all love the Beltline, so tune up your bike, grab a friend and take our self-guided tour of these 10 patios, heading north to south along the Beltline.
Orpheus Brewing. Orpheus overlooks Piedmont Park, with optimal people-watching opportunities. It's an artisanal brewery offering free tours and tastings, with an incredible patio. Thursday - Sunday visitors purchase a $12 tasting glass that Orpheus fills with free beer. There are no bar snacks or fancy hors d'oeuvres, but you're welcome to bring your own. Doggies are welcome, too. www.orpheusbrewing.com. 1440 Dutch Valley Place, NE, Atlanta.
Loca Luna. Move from brews to mojitos at Loca Luna, the Beltline's Brazilian stop for tapas and live music every night. The party patio includes draped string lights and a waterfall view; it's a South American oasis. loca-luna.com. 550-C Amsterdam Avenue NE, Atlanta.
TWO Urban Licks. Sit on the patio at TWO, people watching the passersby on the Beltline. Live music and a packed establishment mean high-energy fun. Drinks may take a while, but relax, the tour has only just begun. Biking with Fido? Not a problem; dogs are welcome on the bottom patio but not upstairs. www.twourbanlicks.com. 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta.
Pure taqueria. Make your way to Pure, where the patio awaits you with a bit of shade and great views of the street. Sure, it's known for it's OTP status, but Pure has no lack of friends at the Inman Park location. You'll want to order the Margarita here. Need some delicioso carbs before your next bike haul? Try the jalapeno mac and cheese. puretaqueria.com/inman-park. 300 N. Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta.
Barcelona Wine Bar. Communal spaces near the outdoor fireplace are the perfect place to grab a glass of vino or try a small plate. If you're looking to eat, Barcelona's patio is also the best choice. It's quieter than the inside and likely to get you seated more quickly. www.barcelonawinebar.com/atlanta.htm. 240 N. Highland Avenue, Atlanta.
Parish Neighborhood Café. Rustic charm and deep-seated leather sofas encourage you to take a load off. Don't miss the Parish patio; it's hard to see from the Beltline. You'll need to leave your bike at the top of the stairs and head below ground-level. Doggies welcome. www.parishatl.com/p/the-neighborhood-cafe.html. 240 N Highland Avenue, Atlanta.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall. Rustic and modern mesh at this perfect snack stop. Set up at one of the communal tables and watch dusk roll in under the string lights. Bring your dog, soak up the sunshine and enjoy a fun cocktail at Ladybird. www.ladybirdatlanta.com. 684 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE, Atlanta.
Kevin Rathbun Steak. Relax on the breathtaking brick patio of Steak. Take your drink on the side at one of the tables, or relax near the fireplace lounging area. If you're not up for another cocktail, try the coffee. They serve J. Martinez & Company's Sumatra Mandheling, a spectacular gourmet blend. www.kevinrathbunsteak.com/menu.html. 154 Krog Street, Atlanta.
Superica. Krog Street Market overflows with quaint shops and satisfying restaurants, including Superica. Try Tex-mex meals in a cozy comfortable atmosphere. With a bike rack right beside the patio, this is the place for a margarita stop. Visit on the weekend for live music. supericaatl.com. 99 Krog Street, Atlanta.
No bike? No problem. Begin your tour at the Irwin Street entrance, where you can rent bikes from Atlanta Beltline Bicycle for as little as $15 per day. www.atlantabeltlinebicycle.com. 151 Sampson Street NE, Atlanta.View full experience