Sip, savor and soak up the sun: Atlanta’s best patio bars

The restaurant and bar offers patio seating right on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Nina & Rafi is known for its pizzas, so don’t skip out on a Detroit style pie to go with meatballs, grilled artichokes, heroes and more.
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Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Atlanta’s vibrant patio bar scene. After a long winter, there’s nothing better than soaking up some sun and enjoying a refreshing drink. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back spot to catch up with friends or a stylish venue for a special occasion, fortunately, Atlanta boasts a wide array of patio bars to suit all tastes. Grab your shades and prepare to discover some of the city’s top spots for patio bars.

97 Estoria

Come for the beer and stay for the tasty food and live music at this Cabbagetown gem. This spot creates a relaxed atmosphere that’s perfect for hanging out with friends. 97 Estoria’s expansive outdoor patio really sets it apart to enjoy some cold drinks while being surrounded by colorful street art that makes for a truly unique vibe. Whether you’re looking to grab a drink after work or spend a weekend evening with friends, this hip spot is definitely worth a visit.

Location: East Atlanta - 727 Wylie St. SE; Hours: Open noon to midnight every day, kitchen til 10 p.m.; Website:

St. Julep

If you’re looking for a great rooftop patio bar in Buckhead, be sure to check out St. Julep at the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel. As soon as you step off the elevator, you’ll be greeted with stunning city views and trendy decor. With both indoor and outdoor bars, there’s plenty of seating to enjoy the great selection of specialty drinks and beers on the menu. While sipping on amazing cocktails, the DJ plays fun music, making it a truly wonderful patio bar experience whether you’re looking to impress a date or hang out with friends.

Location: Buckhead - 374 East Paces Ferry Rd. NE; Hours: Closed Sunday, 5-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; Website:


Delbar’s expansive outdoor patio seamlessly extends the open and natural interior design to the outdoors, creating a charming atmosphere for Inman Park diners. The restaurant’s Middle Eastern cuisine features classic Persian dishes with influences from Turkish, Lebanese, and Israeli cooking, which showcase owner Fares Kargar’s Iranian heritage and family recipes. Although the patio seating is first-come, first-served, the restaurant’s flavorful and varied menu is always worth the wait.

Location: East Atlanta - 870 Inman Vlg Pkwy. NE Suite 1; Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. brunch Saturday and Sunday, 4-11 p.m. dinner on Saturday, 4-9 p.m. dinner on Sunday, 4-10 p.m. dinner Monday through Thursday, 4-11 p.m. dinner on Friday; Website:

Flight Club Atlanta

Flight Club is an ideal destination for those who want to have an entertaining night out. Their street-level covered patio provides a great atmosphere to enjoy fantastic food and cocktails while socializing. No matter your skill level, Flight Club’s high-tech social darts games are the perfect way to have fun with friends and family, or colleagues during the warm spring and summer months.

Location: West Midtown - 1055 Howell Mill Rd., Suite 140; Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, 4-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Noon to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; Website:

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

Get ready to feel like you’re hanging out in a friend’s backyard when you visit Ladybird’s, located right on the Beltline with a large and inviting patio covered in string lights. It’s a pet-friendly spot, making it an excellent choice for dog lovers. Whether you’re stopping by for brunch, lunch, or dinner, Ladybird is an unbeatable place to hang out with friends, take in the beautiful scenery, and enjoy a relaxing meal in a backyard-like atmosphere.

Location: East Atlanta - 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE; Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; Website:

Le Bilboquet

Escape to a tiny Parisian sidewalk cafe without leaving Atlanta by visiting Le Bilboquet in Buckhead Village. Their charming patio, complete with French-style bistro chairs and tables, will transport you to the streets of Paris. Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance and savor a taste of authentic Parisian café culture while enjoying a leisurely meal. Le Bilboquet is a nice spot to meet for lunch or dinner or to relax and soak in the ambiance of a quaint European square.

Location: Buckhead - 3027 Bolling Way NE; Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday; Website:

Little 5 Corner Tavern

The Corner Tavern in Little Five Points is a chill spot to unwind with good food and drinks in a laid-back and casual atmosphere. This pub offers an extensive beer selection, creative cocktails, and comfort food that is home-cooked and fresh. However, what really sets this place apart is its multiple outdoor seating options, including a beautiful patio and a rooftop bar with nice views of L5P. If you want to enjoy the beautiful weather with friends, Corner Tavern’s outdoor spaces are great for that.

Location: East Atlanta - 1174 Euclid Ave. NE; Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday; Website:

Bulla Gastrobar

Bulla Gastrobar in Midtown is a great spot to enjoy springtime in Atlanta. With its stunning, semi-covered patio, you can soak up the sun while savoring authentic Spanish-style shareable tapas. This lively spot exudes the conviviality that is at the heart of Spanish culture, providing a vibrant atmosphere for a meal with family and friends. Whether it’s for daily happy hour or a full-blown meal, Bulla Gastrobar has something for everyone.

Location: Midtown - 60 11th St. NE; Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday; Website:

Nina and Rafi

Experience the ultimate Italian-inspired dining experience at Nina & Rafi, a rustic eatery and pizzeria located right off the BeltLine. After taking your furry friend for a stroll along the Eastside Trail, relax and unwind with a delicious Detroit-style pizza, meatballs and more, all while enjoying the view from their inviting patio. With one of the largest selections of Amari in Atlanta, their full bar includes plenty of Italian beer, wine or delicious cocktails. Come and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and pet-friendly patio seating at Nina & Rafi, the perfect spot for a casual lunch or dinner.

Location: East Atlanta - 661 Auburn Ave. NE, Suite 220; Hours: 5-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday; Website:

Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Midtown’s Cypress Street Pint & Plate is a bustling tavern that’s ideal for anyone who likes delicious food, cold drinks and an inviting atmosphere. The hearty American fare at this neighborhood spot pairs well with the rotating variety of beers on tap. The outdoor patio on this quiet back street is one of the best places to hang out in midtown. Whether you want to catch a game on TV or just catch up with friends, this is a perfect spot for that.

Location: Midtown - 817 W Peachtree St. NW; Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight weekdays, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday; Website:

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