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Ultimate Guide to Patio Dining in Atlanta

Discover the best outdoor dining spots

The South doesn’t hold the patent on patio dining, but — given that the weather is pretty nice down South no matter the time of year — we guarantee that you can eat outdoors in Atlanta pretty much anytime.

Whether you prefer beautiful skyline views or just taking in the fresh air, you’ll find the perfect backdrop for relaxing with family or friends at these outdoor dining spots in Atlanta.

Dine outside in your favorite Atlanta neighborhood

Dine outside in your favorite Atlanta neighborhood
Boone’s in Buckhead overlooks the Bobby Jones Golf Course. (📷 Brandon Amato)

If you prefer to stick pretty close to home or close to your home away from home, we’ve prepared a by-neighborhood list of places to dine outdoors. Here are a few options to choose your patio by neighborhood.

Discover patios in Atlanta for every season

Discover patios in Atlanta for every season
Sip wintery cocktails and hot chocolate at this après ski haus (📷 Yebo Ski Haus)

Discover amazing patios throughout Atlanta, perfect for any season or occasion. Find heated patios that make for cozy patio dining in wintertime. Then leave your coat and hat at home as winter gives way to a new season and explore some of the best places to eat and drink outside during spring. Summertime sets the perfect table for dining outside. Take in the fresh air and enjoy hanging out with friends and family at some of the best patios for dining outside in summertime.

Dine outside at one of Atlanta’s amazing food halls

Enjoy patio dining at Atlanta food halls
You may dine up on The Roof at Ponce City Market’s Nine Mile Station. (📷 Jamestown)

Atlanta is becoming known for its amazing food halls. Some of them include outdoor dining spaces. Good for fall patio dining or anytime of year, here’s a guide to Atlanta food halls.

Atlanta beer gardens beckon diners

Hop on over to one of Atlanta's brewery patios
Pair a seasonal brew with your meal at SweetWater Brewing. (📷 SweetWater Brewing Company)

The fact that Atlanta recently was ranked one of the nation’s top beer cities makes it imperative to hop on over to one of Atlanta’s craft breweries and toast to good times in the A. If you prefer a crafted pint with your meal, then these brewery patios are for you. 

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