Evenings after work are getting (much) warmer, and weekend days are becoming more sun-filled. The season for outdoor drinking is upon us. Whether it’s a fruity cocktail under the warm sun on a Saturday afternoon or a glass of chilled white wine with coworkers during happy hour, we’ve got your list of the best bars serving up al fresco drinks in Atlanta.
King + Duke
The outdoor patio at King + Duke opens at 5 PM each day, so it’s the perfect place for that after-work cocktail. Fun fact: the restaurant was named after characters in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Recommended: Moscow Mule
With plenty of picnic tables and space to mingle, Der Biergarten is a wonderful option for groups. The beer garden offers 18 different beers on draft and a menu of traditional German food.
Recommended: A liter of any draft beer and a giant pretzel
Raging Burrito & Taco
If you’re in downtown Decatur, check out this hip, inexpensive Mexican spot serving up delicious burritos, taco, nachos, and more. Enjoy the garden patio, featuring a mural of the Mona Lisa drinking a margarita. The bar offers 16 varieties of craft beer on tap and an extensive list of tequilas.
Recommended: A glass of Raging’s Famous Red Sangria (or a pitcher, if you have a some company)
Looking for something a little more upscale with an awesome nightlife crowd? Whiskey Blue is an expansive rooftop with modern decor and a DJ. The venue is open until 2 AM Monday through Wednesday and 3 AM Thursday though Saturday, so you can lounge on their comfy couches well into the night. Be sure to enjoy the glass elevator ride up to the top!
Recommended: Rooftop Lemonade and a cigar
The rooftop patio at Gypsy Kitchen has a fun, laid-back vibe. On any night of the week, you’ll find young professionals grabbing a drink, some Spanish tapas, and a view of Buckhead. On Sunday afternoons, enjoy the sounds of a live flamenco guitarist and drink specials.
Recommended: The Seville Rose
Need a place where you can bring your canine companion? Midway Pub is a dog-friendly spot in East Atlanta Village serving up pub fare and a great beer selection.
Recommended: A beer and the Guinness-battered chicken tenders
Barcelona Wine Bar Inman Park
This cozy outdoor patio features a huge wood-burning fireplace. So bring a date or a few of your closest friends and warm up on an chilly summer night while still enjoying your glass of wine al fresco.
Recommended: Sangria Flora (or try a wine flight!)
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