Cheers to 10 of the best rooftop bars in Atlanta

The artificial turf-covered rooftop at the Clermont Hotel is an Instagrammers’ paradise with panoramic city views, a neon radio tower and plenty of spaces to perch with a beverage. CONTRIBUTED BY ASHER MOSS

The Atlanta rooftop bar scene has exploded in recent years. While the weather may be humid, these open-air rooftop terraces offer a trade-off of stunning city views and great drinks that make the experience worth it. Whether you’re looking to watch the sun go down or you’re already late into the evening, make sure you check out these 10 Atlanta rooftop venues.

9 Mile Station

Take the Ponce City Market elevator up to the Roof and bask in the expansive views of Atlanta as you eat and drink at 9 Mile Station. The menu offers classic American fare with an expansive list of cocktails, beers and wines. Since you already paid $10 to get to the PCM Roof, you also might as well check out Skyline Park before or after to indulge in vintage amusement park games!

Location: East Atlanta - 789 Ponce De Leon Ave NE; Website:; Contact: 470-485-0485


Located at the new Bellyard Hotel at the Interlock complex, Drawbar is a rooftop bar that offers contemporary elegance mixed in with Southern charm, which is apparent in its food and drink menu. Try the “Aquemini” with a Spicy Chik Sandwich or fried catfish as you relax on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Atlanta skyline from West Midtown.

Location: West Midtown - 1 Interlock Ave NW; Website:; Contact: 404-806-8333

High Note Rooftop Bar

This rooftop bar located between the Moxy Hotel and AC Hotel definitely hits a high note. The outdoor terrace offers live music, good food and laid-back vibes. Order some of the flavorful dishes, such as the Oaxacan Chili Wings, paired with “rebelliously-named” cocktails such as “Rise of the Phoenix,” featuring Siempre tequila, aperol, lime juice and orange mango kombucha.

Location: Midtown - 53 14th St NE; Website:; Contact: 470-225-8300

Rooftop L.O.A.

Get ready to take your Leave of Absence at Rooftop L.O.A, a 38,000-square-foot extravagant rooftop resort at the top of the Interlock in West Midtown. Rooftop L.O.A. has a Restaurant, Pool and Grove overlooking the Atlanta skyline. Relax and indulge by a 1,200-square-foot solar power-heated pool that has views for days. The Pool, Grove and Restaurant each have different menus, but all feature delicious house cocktails and European-coastal-inspired fare.

Location: West Midtown - 1115 Howell Mill Rd; Website:; Contact: 470-922-3700


Step into a “garden in the sky” at SkyLounge, located at the top of the Glenn Hotel, which dates all the way back to 1923 and is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. This downtown rooftop bar has chic design touches, impressive drinks and plenty of selfie opportunities in front of the panoramic Atlanta skyline.

Location: Downtown - 110 Marietta St NW; Website:; Contact: 404-521-2250

St. Julep

Located at the top of the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, St. Julep is a “lofty oasis in the sky” adorned with vibrant, colorful decorations and displaying great views of Buckhead. Sit on the outdoor terrace of this swanky rooftop bar as you sip on local craft beers, a selection of wines and “no-fuss” craft cocktails.

Location: Buckhead - 374 East Paces Ferry Rd NE; Website:; Contact: 470-531-8902

STATS Brewpub

STATS Brewpub, located near Centennial Olympic Park, features unparalleled views of downtown Atlanta on its outdoor patio terrace. Inside, you’ll find your typical sports bar grub, alongside plenty of big-screen TVs to watch the latest games. The side of the building also features a colorful Insta-worthy “ATLANTA” mural.

Location: Downtown - 300 Marietta St NW; Website:; Contact: 404-885-1472

Virtue Rooftop at 5Church

Sitting above the restaurant 5Church in Colony Square lies Virtue, a seductive rooftop terrace perfect for a date or a night out with friends. Grab drinks, desserts and small plates as you relax on the expansive patio overlooking Peachtree Street near 14th Street, listening to live music and DJ sets.

Location: Midtown - 1197 Peachtree St NE; Website:; Contact: 404-400-3669

Whiskey Blue

Indulge in Whiskey Blue, a sophisticated rooftop bar located atop the new Hotel Colee (formerly the W hotel) with grand views of the Buckhead skyline at 125 feet high. The expansive drink menu offers wines, beers, house cocktails (including frozen options), ciders, hard seltzers and of course, plenty of whiskeys.

Location: Buckhead - 3377 Peachtree Rd; Website:; Contact: 678-500-3190

Next:Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces Latinx Heritage Month …
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and …