Fantastic Food With a View!

***The below article is written by Henna Bakshi, a guest blogger for Atlanta Eats***

Put away those coats ladies and gentlemen…it’s rooftop time!

I’m Henna, a transplant ATLien, and am on a mission with my husband to discover Atlanta’s best city views with delicious food & drinks. We document our finds on our Instagram handle, and lucky for you, we’ve got the scoop this season!

Here are some of our favorite skyline views & food from 5 different rooftops.

1. The Wet Deck, the W, Downtown

This is one of my favorite spots to soak up some sun in style! Sporting a 14th floor rooftop pool, the W Downtown presents luxury and fun all under one roof[top].

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Day passes are available for non-guests of the hotel (about $20) and trust me…they’re worth it. This rooftop gives you stunning panoramic skyline views of Downtown Atlanta, and is open to those 21 and older (no crying kids)!

The covered pool is attached to the WETbar, where you can order the most colorful cocktails, light bar-fare, and play some foosball while you’re at it. So bring your cutest bathing suit and an appetite for sunshine, cocktails, and style!

Photo credit: Andy Leverett

Pro-tip: The Wet Deck hosts aqua yoga classes in the summer, which is instructor-guided yoga in their rooftop pool! Yoga is so in right now…this simply takes it to a whole another level. Literally.

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2. Skyline Park, Ponce City Market 

How can you not love PCM’s Skyline Park? Riddled with carnival fare (rides, putt-putt, food & beer!) you get to do it all from a rooftop located in the heart of the city.

If you’re especially daring, ride the Hedge Tower for an even more breathtaking view of the city. It takes you up slowly, rotating, and let’s you control how high or low you want to ride! Andy also suggests riding the slide, and if you can, race with the person next to you.

Photo credit: Caitlin Tabilog

You’ll pay a $10 fee to get to the rooftop, and then purchase rides and food a-la-carte.

Photo credit: Caitlin Tabilog

Pro-tip: If you want to skip paying the $10 fee, make a reservation at 9 Mile Station (another fantastic rooftop restaurant adjacent to Skyline Park). You pay $20 per person to make the reservation, but you can use that money towards your food and drinks at 9 Mile Station, AND you get complimentary entry into Skyline Park! Two birds, people.

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3. Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House, West Midtown

A casual spot with stunning Midtown and Downtown views! Andy and I usually jog to Six Feet Under and then head on up to their rooftop to cool down with a beer. The super-chill vibe, craft beer and uninterrupted skyline views make this one of our favorite go-to rooftops. No frills and fancy here…just sit back and relax.

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I usually get their fried green tomato and pimento cheese sliders, and Andy is a big fan of their chicken quesadilla. Drinks? So many good ones to choose from…they’ve got a strong selection of cocktails, beer and wine!

Photo credit: Austin Steele

Did you know they’re called “Six Feet Under” because their original restaurant is right by the Oakland Cemetery? That location also has a rooftop, but I personally enjoy the West Midtown location because of the skylines and lack of ghouls…ha!

Pro-tip: Switch it up and substitute regular fries with their zucchini fries (yes, that’s a thing!)

Photo credit: Austin Steele

4. The Republic Social House, Grant Park

Live rooftop DJ, anyone? Republic Social House not only has a fantastic brunch special & Taco Tuesday…there’s a live DJ playing every Saturday night!

Photo credit: Austin Steele

Their menu has a strong southern spread with fried pickles to hefty burgers and even Cajun pasta. I especially enjoy their Bamboo Chicken skewers with a side of sweet potato fries.

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Pro-tip: This rooftop restaurant is nested close to the Oakland Cemetery, which is a fun day-walk to checkout the Victorian tombs.

5. The Sun Dial at the Westin, Downtown 

The classic Atlanta rooftop! It’s indoors, hella classy, and sports stunning panoramic views of Downtown Atlanta. The restaurant itself rotates a full 360-degrees every hour…so there are no bad seats or a single view to miss.

Photo credit: Andy Leverett

I highly recommend getting reservations. Andy and I weren’t able to get a table when we decided to go on a whim. If you’re looking for a more casual time, try their brunch or lunch times. But if you’re in the mood for that little-black-dress and suit-and-tie date, definitely hit up their dinner hours. The bar is also another option if you don’t want to make reservations, and the drinks are amazing!

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Pro-tip: Already ate but want to enjoy the view? You can take an $8 ride up to the top and look through rooftop binoculars at the excellent skyline.

So there you have it. Follow Andy and my journey living the “high-life” on Instagram. We’d love to know if you tried any of these rooftops & their food & drinks or have a suggestion of your own. Get out there this summer and discover the city from a birds-eye view!

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