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The Best Day Drinking Spots Around Atlanta

Let’s be real for a second–with the right attitude, any place can be a good spot for day drinking. However, we love these Atlanta spots in particular to for a 2pm beverage! So pull up and get your sip on at these ideal day drinking spots all around ATL. This list is in alphabetical order.

Chido & Padres
Chido & Padres

1. Chido & Padre’s

128 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

This place is patio goals. With so many margarita flavors, an irresistible happy hour 5-7pm on weekdays, and tons of cheesy dips and guac to soak up that tequila with? We’re sold. Be sure to try the birria quesatacos here. Another sleeper hit? The grilled shrimp caesar salad. It’s perfectly dressed! 

Reuben sandwich from Fado
Fado – Reuben Sandwich

2. Fado Irish Pub

Multiple Locations

Make like the Irish and enjoy yourself a midday pint. For a casual spot to watch your favorite team play, a surprisingly robust and tasty food menu, and a perfectly poured Guinness, Fado Irish Pub is just the ticket. Their Midtown location has an excellent patio, and we love the cozy chill vibe of the Buckhead location. Whether you go with a group of friends or not, the whole bar can totally become your group for the night due to the always friendly atmosphere! 

3. Fetch Park 

Multiple Locations

Not a lot of things better in life than barks and brews. Bring your pup to Fetch Park for a day of sippin’ and sunshine. There is a full bar to enjoy, and the prices are reasonable. You can also *totally* go sans dog just to enjoy and pet some pups, too–it’s definitely A.O.K. and how I got my serotonin fix before I got my own pup! They’re also great for trivia! Be aware that if you do bring your pup along, it will need a pretty full list of vaccinations. 

Fin & Feathers - Lamb Chops | Photo: Yelp
Fin & Feathers – Lamb Chops | Photo: Yelp

4. Fin & Feathers

360 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312

This Edgewood soul food spot turns into a total day party on the weekends, so if you want to go all out, it’s an excellent option! They have DJs on the weekends spinning all your favorite R&B and hip-hop tunes. If hookah smoke bothers you, however, you should pick somewhere else to dine. 

Gypsy Kitchen - Patio | Photo: Facebook/gypsykitchen
Gypsy Kitchen – Patio | Photo: Facebook/gypsykitchen

5. Gypsy Kitchen

3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Sunny rooftops and sangria make for a perfect afternoon. Add in some Basque tunes and you’ve been transported to Barcelona. This tapas spot has one of those patios that just invites you to linger. It’s also located in the middle of Buckhead Village, so there are plenty of places to shop and stroll nearby afterwards. 
HOBNOB at Atlantic Station | Photo: Facebook/atlanticstation
HOBNOB at Atlantic Station | Photo: Facebook/atlanticstation

6. HOBNOB Atlantic Station

245 18th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363

HOBNOB has been a beloved neighborhood restaurant in Atlanta for years, and we think their Atlantic Station location is particularly idyllic for an afternoon of sipping. Enjoy for a beverage under their orange umbrellas or atop their patio. Go for a shop and stroll afterwards! 

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

7. Ladybird

684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta, GA
Ladybird is one of the most popular Beltline spots. It’s a total zoo on fair weather days, so be aware of that! However, their outdoor, campfire vibes are undoubtedly ideal for day drinking.
Ms. Icey's Kitchen - Fried Chicken and Waffles | Photo: Facebook/msiceys
Ms. Icey’s Kitchen – Fried Chicken and Waffles | Photo: Facebook/msiceys

8. Ms Icey’s Kitchen & Bar 

1371 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30033

For a brunch spot with allll the day party vibes, check out Ms. Icey’s Kitchen & Bar! They’re tucked away in a particularly delicious strip in Decatur (check out the Po Boy Shoppe and the wings at Brew and Bird some time, too). They often have a DJ, and the skillet cornbread is simply life changing. 

Photo Credit: Pour Taproom

9. Pour Taproom 

Multiple Locations

For beer lovers, Pour Taproom is unmatched! It’s an excellent place to just put your feet up and hang and choose from a huuuge selection of beer. Visit them in Midtown, on the Beltline, or at the Interlock. 

Rooftop LOA - Pool
Rooftop LOA – Pool

10. Rooftop LOA

1115 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318
When the weather is nice, there’s not a lot of places more perfect to just hang out and sip than Rooftop LOA, a truly unique bar/restaurant/pool/rooftop experience in Atlanta! As you can imagine, it is not the most inexpensive place, but we do love the elevated cocktails and bites! Plus, they’ve added frozen espresso martinis to the mix. I mean, you can’t beat that! 

11. Superica

Multiple Locations

There is just something about salsa, chips, and an ice cold marg that just scream ~day drinking.~ Superica is perfect for an afternoon lounging and sipping. They’ve gotten so popular there’s locations all around town and even in other cities around the USA now, but we especially love their original Old Fourth Ward location for people watching and patio hanging. 

El Tesoro | Breakfast Burritos

12. El Tesoro

1374 Arkwright Pl SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
El Tesoro has one of the best patios in all of Atlanta, and they are an Atlanta Eats staff favorite. You’ll love the vibrant colors, rustic artwork, and sizzling fajitas at this restaurant! With plenty to drink for tequila and mezcal lovers plus tons of refreshing cervezas, there’s something for everyone.  


13. Tucker Brewing Company

2003 S Bibb Dr, Tucker, GA 30084

Any Atlanta brewery is awesome for day drinking, but we do especially love Tucker Brewing! They have a fun menu of bar bites + Greek inspired food. The huge salted pretzel is a must! They open around 4pm on weekdays but if you want to hang out and knock back a few brews on a weekend afternoon, they are ideal! 


14. Tuza Taco

1523 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Another amazing patio + margarita option is Tuza Taco in West Midtown! Diners love their pork belly tacos and the house margarita comes STRONG! Do yourself a favor and get yourself a pitcher. There is free parking as well, though if you get that aforementioned pitcher you may want to uber! 

15. Victory Sandwich Bar 

Multiple Locations

Scrumptious sandwiches are definitely the perfect pairing for an ice cold beer. This spot has been a popular hangout for years, and their sandwiches, though small, are stupid cheap! Parking is a pain so be aware of that.

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