Skip to content

Truly Perfect Patios Around Atlanta

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2019 and last updated May 18, 2022. Written by  Jessica Pierson and Trisha Pintavorn

When the weather is as good as it’s been in Atlanta, you better believe we’re all eating outside! Enjoying a drink and a meal on a patio at a great restaurant just makes everything a little better. Check out one of these spots that offer the perfect patio atmosphere and even better food! List is in alphabetical order. 

a mano - Carbonara | Photo: amanoatl.com
a mano – Carbonara | Photo: amanoatl.com

1. A Mano

587 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

We love the small but mighty patio at this cozy and intimate spot in Old Fourth Ward, perfect for date night. Their pastas are rich and authentic, and it just feels like a great neighborhood spot even if you trekked on over here from the other side of town. 

 

2. Barleygarden

Multiple Locations

When someone asks you to meet up and have a beer somewhere, Barleygarden should be the first spot to come to mind.  While beer is Kraig Torres’ one true passion in life–and you can get over 50 drafts on tap at Barleygarden–every item on their menu is great as well. It’s gastropub grub at its best and the open-air patio at their Alpharetta location is patio perfection.

Biggerstaff Brewing - Patio | Photo: Facebook/biggerstaffbrewingcompany
Biggerstaff Brewing – Patio | Photo: Facebook/biggerstaffbrewingcompany

3. Biggerstaff Brewing

537 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

What is it about those bistro string lights that just make every patio a vibe?! Call us a sucker but we’ll fall for it every time. Sit under and enjoy the twinkling lights at this inviting Edgewood spot, and sip on their signature ales and lagers for a guaranteed good time.  

4. Blue Top

5362 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

We love the casual, indoor/outdoor vibes and live music at Blue Top in happening Chamblee. The food is unpretentious, delicious finger food It’s also family-friendly. Leon Bridges even played a secret concert there over the summer. 

the salmon potato cakes at Canoe Restaurant
Canoe Restaurant – Salmon Potato Cakes

5. Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Canoe is a peaceful oasis located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. If you want a little getaway without having to leave Atlanta, this is the place to be! Open for brunch, lunch, dinner, Canoe has all day views you don’t want to miss! If you’re there for brunch, get the smoked salmon eggs benedict and allow all your problems to go away!

6. The Chastain

4320 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30342

The old Horseradish Grill has been revitalized and revamped into something more modern and absolutely stunning in terms of the patio. It’s pooch friendly, great for date night, and there are firepits as well when it gets chilly out. 

Baja Tacos from Chiringa
Chiringa – Baja Tacos

7. Chiringa

34 S Main St Unit 2b, Alpharetta, GA 30009

For a fun little patio, check out Chiringa, located in Alpharetta. Grab some baja tacos and a couple cocktails for a fun dining experience. All of the cocktails are a steal as well, which will make Chiringa one of your new favorite places!

 

8. The Establishment

1197 Peachtree St NE Suite 517, Atlanta, GA 30305

Most Atlanta restaurants are charging cocktails at prices in the teens these days, but few drinks merit it unlike The Establishment in Midtown. Their cocktail menu is extensive with unique flavors, and the bar is generally pretty well-staffed too guaranteeing you get your drink in a timely manner. And the newly renovated and open-air patio make this place absolutely perfect for cocktail sippin’ in fair weather.

Fellow Cafe Exterior | Photo: Facebook/fellowscafe
Fellow Cafe Exterior | Photo: Facebook/fellowscafe

9. Fellows Cafe

1088 Green St, Roswell, GA 30075

Light bites and an earthy shaded patio with the cutest little bistro tables and chairs make this Roswell spot a favorite for brunch, coffee, and breakfast bites! Try the lemon ricotta hot cakes for the perfect start to the AM.  

Forza Storico - Patio | Photo: Facebook/forzastorico
Forza Storico – Patio | Photo: Facebook/forzastorico

10. Forza Storico

1198 Howell Mill Rd #020, Atlanta, GA 30318

There’s a lot of great places for Italian food in Atlanta, but the truly lovely courtyard set-up that Forza Storico has going on is what sets it apart.  Sink into their handmade pastas or creative cocktails and enjoy the weather. 

Atlanta Patio restaurants
Gypsy Kitchen | Photo: gk-atl.com

11. Gypsy Kitchen

3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 

This beautiful rooftop space overlooking Buckhead is so dreamy. The menu is an eclectic mix of tapas with flavors from Spain and Morocco. It’s the perfect place for your next sangria!

Atlanta restaurants patios
Hampton + Hudson’s Patio | Photo: Heather Notvotny

12. Hampton & Hudson 

299 N. Highland Ave NE

Hampton & Hudson has all the comfortable neighborhood sports vibes right in the heart of Inman Park. It’s great for sports lovers, and they also are great for trivia. Bring your pup to their patio! 

Hawkers - Mie Goreng Noodles
Hawkers – Mie Goreng Noodles

12. Hawker’s

661 Auburn Ave NE Suite 180, Atlanta, GA 30312

Hawker’s is Beltline fun! The decor is sexy and cool, underground Asian nightclub inspired with a smattering of pan-Asian cuisine. Their open-air bar is fabulous and they’ve now added ample patio seating. Their Korean fried chicken wings are excellent as is everything on the menu. Order the “That’s My Bag, Baby” cocktail, too–it’s like an adult capri sun. Hawker’s is temporarily closed for renovations, but we’re excited for when this place is back in action. 

Atlanta Restaurants patio
Juniper Cafe | Photo: juniper-cafe.com

13. Juniper Cafe

2260 Marietta Blvd NW Suite 100

Juniper Cafe is so much more than a cafe, though they have excellent made-from-scratch pastries every morning too. It’s a wonderful spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that offers Vietnamese and fusion specialities like pho, banh mis, Vietnamese fried chicken and more. They have a full cocktail list that incorporates Vietnamese flavors and ingredients, wines, sake, makgeolli, soju, sochu, and great beer from Asia. The casual, colorful restaurant features a large patio, which is either enclosed or open-air depending on the weather. 

King + Duke - "The King" 44 oz. Tomahawk
King + Duke – “The King” 44 oz. Tomahawk

14. King + Duke

3060 PEACHTREE RD NW at, W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

King + Duke is a prime spot here in Atlanta! With a special patio menu full of bites and drinks, you’ll be feeling like a king! Order the Thomasville Tomme or the Out of the Ashes cheese plates to try cheeses made right here in Georgia! Pair it with one of their fabulous wines, and you’ve got the makings of a great night!

 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by Kyma (@kymaatlanta)

 

15. Kyma

3085 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Kyma recently celebrated 20 years in the biz, but the food and place feels as fresh as ever thanks in part to the fabulous patio addition they’ve added on. You’ll feel like you are steps away from the black sand beaches of Santorini on their covered Greek style patio, and the lamb pies and octopus cannot be missed! 

Ladybird - Exterior Patio | Photo: Facebook/LadybirdGroveAndMessHall
Ladybird – Exterior Patio | Photo: Facebook/LadybirdGroveAndMessHall
 

16. Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Located on the Beltline, Ladybird is the perfect pit stop for some tasty food! Their large patio is covered in string lights, so you know it’s gonna be a good time! Split some pimento cheese fritters with all of your friends and take in the nice scenery. Ladybird is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, so there’s no excuse to miss out on this one!

Lucky's - Burger
Lucky’s – Burger

17. Lucky’s Burger and Brew

Multiple Locations

What’s better than a great patio? A great dog-friendly patio! Casual and comfortable Lucky’s is a great place to go for a PAW-sitively good time. Owners Ernie and Diane’s golden retriever, Lucky, is the Inso behind this local watering hole for dog-loving folks. It’s family-friendly with locations in Brookhaven, Roswell, and Marietta Square Market. The patio at Roswell is particularly awesome!

Monkey 68 Roswell Patio | Photo: Courtesy of Monkey 68
Monkey 68 Roswell Patio | Photo: Courtesy of Monkey 68

18. Monkey 68

Multiple Locations

Monkey 68 is serving up pan-Asian excellence with a fusion of Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean-inspired food. Their cocktail menu is inspired by the Chinese zodiac signs and feature tropical ingredients. Both their Alpharetta and Roswell locations have patios, but the Roswell location near Canton Street is extra dreamy.

 

19. Nina & Rafi

661 Auburn Ave NE STE 220, Atlanta, GA 30312

It’s carbs + the Beltline, what more could you ask for? They serve a mean Detroit-style pie, perfect for all your  carb cravings. You’ll love the sauciness and the thick and crispy yet chewy crust. Order their meatball appetizer, too and an aperol spritz for the perfect meal! 

Park Tavern - Fish Tacos
Park Tavern – Fish Tacos

20. Park Tavern

500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Located in Piedmont Park, Park Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a nice day outside. From chipotle beef tacos to the samurai sushi roll, this menu is full of variety and has something for everyone! So when you’re done playing frisbee in the park, walk over to Park Tavern for a great meal in a fun place!

TukTuk - MiengKum
TukTuk – MiengKum

21. Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

1745 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Thai food and a skyline view is the perfect combination for a great time! Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft has a rooftop that will make you want to stay all night long, or at least until they close! Order the Kao Moo Dang, a dish with bbq pork and thai sausage that is DANG good! Grab your friends and head on up to the Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft for some drinks tasty food!

22. The Select

6405 Blue Stone Rd Suite 200, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

It’s a restaurant that’s as much about the atmosphere as it is about the cuisine. This gorgeous Sandy Springs gem has impossibly chic interiors as well as a fantastic patio with bistro style chairs throughout. 

The Southern Porch - Shrimp & Grits | Photo: Facebook/thesouthernporch62
The Southern Porch – Shrimp & Grits | Photo: Facebook/thesouthernporch62

23. The Southern Porch

62 N Main St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

The South knows how to do brunch, and Southern Porch is leaning into that with all your southern favorites from fried green tomatoes to pimento cheese to biscuits and sausage gravy. Dine on their screened in porch for the best experience! 

The 35 Day Dry Aged Rib Chop

24. Uncle Jack’s on Canton

1105 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075

Local favorite Uncle Jack’s Meathouse has just opened up a gorgeous location in Roswell called Uncle Jack’s on Canton. There are plenty of patio heaters, patio umbrellas, and bistro lights to make an al fresco meal comfortable and special. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

A post shared by The White Bull (@whitebullatl)

25. The White Bull 

123 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030

Decatur Italian spot The White Bull now boasts an expansive patio that’s perfect for enjoying great pasta in great weather. If you’re dining with a big group, be sure to look into their family-style polenta parties! 

Use our map below to find a patio near you! 

A Mano
Barleygarden
Blue Top
Canoe
The Chastain
Chiringa
Fellows
Hawker's
Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall
King + Duke
Kyma
Nina & Rafi
The Nest Cafe
Park Tavern
Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft
The Select
Uncle Jack's on Canton
The White Bull
A Mano

Handmade pasta & other seasonal Italian dishes, in a cozy cottage with a snug bar & patio.

Barleygarden

A gastropub focusing on locally crafted artisanal beers, meats & charcuterie, with a rooftop bar.

Blue Top

Creative American fare & local brews served in a casual counter-serve space with a back patio.

Canoe

Farm-to-table New American cuisine in an elegant garden setting overlooking the Chattahoochee River.

The Chastain

The old Horseradish Grill has been revitalized and revamped into something more modern and absolutely stunning in terms of the patio. It’s pooch friendly, great for date night, and there are fire pits as well when it gets chilly out.

Chiringa

34 S Main St Unit 2b, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Fellows

Light bites and an earthy shaded patio with the cutest little bistro tables and chairs make this Roswell spot a favorite for brunch, coffee, and breakfast bites.

Hawker's

Their Korean fried chicken wings are excellent as is everything on the menu. Order the “That’s My Bag, Baby” cocktail, too–it’s like an adult capri sun.

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

Hip New American bar & restaurant offering a campfire-&-lodge theme, screened porches & local beers.

King + Duke

Literary-themed eatery with a huge open hearth serving old-school American fare in multilevel digs.

Kyma

Chic Greek eatery offers a wide selection of seafood & wine in an airy, blue & white dining room.

Nina & Rafi

Rustic Italian eatery & pizzeria with brunch & full bar including an extensive amaro collection.

The Nest Cafe

Buzzy counter-serve nook for breakfast & lunch provisions along with coffee, tea & smoothies.

Park Tavern

Set in a stone house, this eclectic bar/restaurant offers burgers, sushi & a patio with park views in Piedmont Park.

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

Street food classics get glammed up in this posh Thai restaurant, with skyline views & a patio.

The Select

Art Deco inspired restaurant plating modern European cuisine with an open kitchen & conservatory.

Uncle Jack's on Canton

Local favorite Uncle Jack’s Meathouse has just opened up a gorgeous location in Roswell called Uncle Jack’s on Canton.

The White Bull

Thoughtful New American fare featuring seasonal, local ingredients served in a mod-rustic space.

Restaurant Finder