The ultimate guide to the best patios in Atlanta

Sun's out, guns out.

Sporting the best sleeveless option for a killer farmer's tan will be easy. Pinpointing the perfect patios to soak up the sun and enjoy a good cocktail might take a little more thought.

To ensure an optimal, nearly no-brainer patio season calendar, we've gathered the best patios in Atlanta offering a diverse outdoor dining experience for every occasion and palate.  

Toast to historySix Feet Under  outshined an array of beautiful, engaging patios in the AJC’s recent reader’s poll on best patios. The Grant Park pub and fish house  has exceptional views of Atlanta skyline as well as Historic Oakland Cemetery (hence, the name of the restaurant). 437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA

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Brush up on some people-watching: TAP – This Midtown gastropub has consistently been lauded as of one of Atlanta’s best patios. The gastropub offers a bird’s eye view of the city’s bustling midtown scene so, in turn, an eventful patio experience for the people-watcher. Two other cherries on top – a wide local brewery selection and dogs are welcomed. 1180 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

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Go on a safariLooking for a patio experience that doubles as an international getaway? 10  Degrees South offers that exotic simulation with its safari-style patio atmosphere, comfortable couches and, most importantly, its South African cuisine. 4188 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta.

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Try a brand-spanking new patio:   Venkman’s - named after a character from Ghostbusters no less -  opened its newly constructed patio in the Old Fourth  in April. With patio seating for as many as 40 guests, outdoor diners can partake in the restaurant's signature cast iron fried chicken and wash it all down with Venkman's bottomless mimosas 740 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta.

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Bike to a Beltline patio Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall has long been an ideal option for patio season. Set up at one of the communal tables and watch dusk roll in under the string lights. Bring your bike, an appetite for unique, campfire-inspired  fare and let the fun in the sun begin. 684 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE, Atlanta

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