Unique Outdoor and Rooftop Special Event Venues

City skyline views will wow your guests at Ventanas downtown. (Photo by PWP Studio Corporate Event Photographers)

Atlanta lives up to its name of the City in the Forest with its beautiful canopy of established hardwoods and gentle pines. When you plan your meeting here in our city, take advantage of our stunning outdoor offerings and rooftop perches throughout Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods. Soak up Atlanta skyline views of our city draped in green with these unique outdoor special event venues.

9 Mile Station

Savor the city at 9 Mile Station. (Photo courtesy of Jamestown)

Located on top of historic Ponce City Market, 9 Mile Station is a rooftop beer garden that offers sensational views of the city’s skyline. Host a semi-private or private event for as many as 400 attendees with offerings including cocktails, local beers and food as spectacular as the views. Need an after-dinner activity? Let your guests wander over to Skyline Park, also on the roof, for retro carnival games, a giant slide and minigolf.

Where: 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE

Aerial Kitchen & Bar at Epicurean Atlanta

Foodies rejoice at Epicurean Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Epicurean Atlanta)

If you’re looking for a destination specifically designed for food lovers, the new Epicurean Atlanta perfectly fits the bill. Step into a fragrant garden at the hotel’s restaurant Aerial Kitchen & Bar, lined with outdoor lounge seating on the ninth floor Sky Terrace. Flavors of South America and Mexico are served through appetizers, raw bar selections and drinks as guests indulge in the scenic vistas of the city and an open-air bar. The terrace can accommodate 240 guests.

Where: 1117 West Peachtree St. NE


Host your next event along the Chattahoochee River. (Photo by James Camp)

No matter the group size or occasion, Canoe is dedicated to ensuring every detail exceeds expectations. The tranquil waterfront venue offers four distinct settings, ranging from a private space equipped for small group presentations to a climate-controlled river garden ready to entertain up to 140 guests. Every meal is crafted with care at Canoe, so just imagine how unforgettable your next event will be. 

Where: 4199 Paces Ferry Road SE

Der Biergarten

Discover German fare and plenty of brews at Der Biergarten.

How about hosting a casual gathering in one of the top beer gardens in the country? Der Biergarten spreads across 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Traditional German beers and cuisine set the mood for a spirited event with festive lighting and long, communal tables. Attendees will love the views of Centennial Olympic Park while sampling warm pretzels and authentic German fare.

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW

Drawbar at Bellyard

Draw up your perfect event at Drawbar. (Photo courtesy of Bellyard by Mark O’Tyson Photography)

Atlanta’s Westside has exploded with growth, producing many chef-owned restaurants and shopping areas from former industrial warehouses. The new Bellyard hotel is built on land once used as stockyards, and houses Drawbar, a popular destination for cocktails and cuisine. Drawbar’s outdoor terrace offers a unique view of Atlanta’s skyline and accommodates 90 for a reception in modern digs.

Where: 1 Interlock Ave. NW

Estrella Rooftop

Dazzle your guests at Estrella Rooftop. (Photo courtesy of Estrella Rooftop)

Voted Atlanta’s best rooftop by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Estrella Rooftop serves Latin American-inspired dishes and signature cocktails. Located at the top of Bazati, this outdoor and indoor event space shows off the best of the city with skyline views of the Atlanta BeltLine and Midtown. Dazzle your guests by hosting your next event under the stars.

Where: 550 Somerset Terrace NE


Firepits add ambiance at Grana. (Photo courtesy of Grana)

Southern Italy beckons at Grana where your attendees can indulge at an exclusive pasta making station on the rooftop. Grana in Midtown overlooks the beautiful neighborhood of Piedmont Heights, shaded by lush, green hardwoods. Consider authentic Neapolitan cuisine at a seated dinner on the roof or reserve the three intimate firepit sections with room for up to 45. A mixology station can be customized especially for your group and a flexible floor plan across the whole roof offers space for 120 guests.

Where: 1835 Piedmont Ave. NE

Grand Hyatt Atlanta

Gather among the trees at Grand Hyatt Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt Atlanta)

Need a waterfall in the city to amaze your guests? No problem. Head straight to Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Plan your event on the West or East Terrace, both of which naturally spill into the Japanese Zen Garden. Attendees can keep their own Zen in check while lingering near the 30-foot waterfall, offering a lush peek into Atlanta’s green landscape. The terraces measure 1,892 square feet each, giving plenty of room for cocktails or a breezy dinner outdoors.

Where: 3300 Peachtree Road NE

Gypsy Kitchen

Host your gathering at Gypsy Kitchen with Buckhead views. (Photo by Brandon Amato)

Your attendees can channel Spanish vibes on a lively second-floor patio at Gypsy Kitchen. Serve an elaborate spread of modern-day Spanish tapas flavored by the spices of Morocco and India in this space overlooking Buckhead Village District. Your guests can mingle and marvel at the beautiful surroundings while sipping Old World-style wines, craft cocktails and European beers.

Where: 3035 Piedmont Road NE

High Note Rooftop Bar

Start and end your event on a high note at High Note. (Photo courtesy of AC Atlanta Midtown High Note)

Perfectly positioned between AC Hotel and Moxy Atlanta Midtown, High Note Rooftop Bar is a casual, upscale lounge with laid-back vibes. The High Note is available for buyouts, private and semi-private events for 25 or more guests. Did we mention the creatively handcrafted cocktails? Begin and end your event on a high note by planning a spectacular experience at one of Atlanta’s unique venues. 

Where: 53 Fourteenth St. NE

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

On the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine sits Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, affectionately known as the “Bird.” The venue boasts 10,000 square feet of outdoor space and two cozy indoor spaces. Whether you choose to indulge in the great outdoors on the spacious patio or cozy up by the fireplace in the Black Bear Bourbon Bar, any private event at the Bird is a guaranteed good time.

Where: 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE


Step out of the office and into Margaritaville for your next special event. (Photo courtesy of Margaritaville)

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, entertaining clients or just getting together with friends, Margaritaville will transport you and your guests to an island oasis right in the heart of downtown Atlanta. With views overlooking Centennial Olympic Park, this is the perfect destination for any size group on the hunt for great food and good times. Step out of your typically ordinary event venues into something unique and extraordinary.

Where: 155 Centennial Olympic Park Drive


Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight at Muchacho. This cafe, inspired by the 1970s, is located in a former train station within the trendy Reynoldstown neighborhood. The beautiful outdoor space, the Sunken Garden, comes equipped with two patios and assorted seating. Need even more space? Feel free to lounge in the newly renovated dining room, featuring three interior zones and 5,200 square feet of festive possibility. 

Where: 904 Memorial Drive SE

New Realm Brewing Company

Your event would pair perfectly with New Realm Brewing Company’s skyline views. (Photo courtesy of New Realm Brewing Company)

In Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood along the Eastside BeltLine Trail sits the ideal place for your next event. New Realm Brewing Company is where craft beer and fresh cocktails pair perfectly with incredible dishes and fantastic cuisine focused on local ingredients. Head upstairs to enjoy skyline views while you sip your cold refreshment from the rooftop patio.

Where: 550 Somerset Terrace NE

Rooftop L.O.A.

Rooftop L.O.A. is the perfect paradise oasis for your next event. (Photo courtesy of Rooftop L.O.A.)

Indulge in a resort style experience without the travel. Located on the roof of The Interlock in West Midtown, Rooftop L.O.A. is a 38,000-square-foot luxury space featuring a coastal-European restaurant, wraparound terrace and pool. This members-only, sky-high paradise is the perfect oasis for your next event. Fun fact: L.O.A. stands for Leave Of Absence.

Where: 1115 Howell Mill Road

Rowdy Tiger Whiskey Bar & Kitchen

Looking for a one-stop shop?  Rowdy Tiger Whiskey Bar & Kitchen has it all. The rooftop event space overlooking Peachtree Street features fireside seating, games, craft cocktails and casual bites. Looking for a dynamic gathering area to celebrate a workplace promotion or family get-together? Rowdy Tiger offers that. too. Regardless of how big your group is or what atmosphere you want to create, Rowdy Tiger can make your unique event dreams come to life.

Where: 866 West Peachtree St. NW

RT60 at Reverb by Hard Rock

Stage your epic event at RT60. (Photo courtesy of Reverb by Hard Rock -Downtown Atlanta)

Take the stage at Reverb by Hard Rock-Downtown Atlanta, designed for music lovers. Located next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the heart of Atlanta, Reverb’s RT60 Rooftop Bar will treat your guests like the rock stars they are. Live music will rock your event. The terrace accommodates 100 attendees for cocktails as they catch up-close views of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the city skyline.

Where: 348 Mitchell St. SW

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film

In the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood, the terrace of the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film is where cutting-edge fashion and events combine. This outdoor rooftop green space overlooks the city’s skyline,  creating the perfect backdrop for capturing that Instagram-worthy “outfit of the day” photo.

Where: 1600 Peachtree Road NW

SkyLounge at The Glenn Hotel

Your event will soar at SkyLounge. (Photo by Goran Kosanovic)

The amazing SkyLounge atop the 1920s boutique Glenn Hotel overlooks Centennial Olympic Park and SkyView Ferris wheel. Recently voted as one of the “Top 23 Best Rooftop Lounges in the World” by, this hot gem is perfect for impressing your attendees. With both an outdoor terrace and a covered rooftop, SkyLounge accommodates both private and semi-private events year-round.

Where: 110 Marietta St. NW

Spaceman at Hyatt Centric Buckhead

Sit closer to the stars at Spaceman. (Photo courtesy of Hyatt Centric Buckhead)

The Hyatt Centric Buckhead has a distinct, neighborhood feel that travels all the way up to the hotel’s rooftop bar, Spaceman. In addition to fantastic views of Buckhead’s Lenox Square and the surrounding area, Spaceman promises an out-of-this-world experience for guests, whether it’s an intimate gathering or a large cocktail event.

Where: 3301 Lenox Parkway

St. Julep at Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

Find rooftop views in a mid-century atmosphere at St. Julep. (Photo by Cris Molina)

What once was a 1950s’ residential building has morphed into a chic hotel called Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Buckhead. The bar St. Julep on the hotel’s rooftop deck offers playful fun with funky, craveable snacks and no-fuss cocktails. Attendees can take in the views from brightly colored indoor and outdoor mid-century seating. If guests wander around the property, they will find nearly 5,000 square feet of gardens that beckon with hidden enclaves and an inviting pool.

Where: 374 East Paces Ferry Road NE

STATS Brewpub

Local brews are yours to choose at STATS.

Views and brews? If you’re looking for a sports-themed gathering spot, your attendees will love STATS with its elevated bar food and home-brewed beers from an on-site brewery. A spacious, partially covered rooftop patio overlooking the Centennial Olympic Park District provides plenty of atmosphere.

Where: 300 Marietta St. NW


View the city’s skyline at Tessarae. (Photo courtesy of Tessarae)

Looking for a space specifically curated to host your next event, entertainment or epic adventure? Tesserae is an Atlanta rooftop destination located at the top of Thompson Buckhead hotel, giving you and your guests the perfect spot to view the city’s skyline. This upscale bar and restaurant features luxurious decor and elements designed with people in mind.

Where: 415 East Paces Ferry Road NE

The Electric Room

Host an event as beautiful as the venue at The Electric Room. (Photo courtesy of The Electric Room)

The Electric Room at Star Medals specializes in creating unforgettable events and memorable meetings. With more than 7,000 square feet of outdoor rooftop patio space overlooking the Atlanta Beltline, your event is sure to be as beautiful as the skyline when the sun sets. The upscale space features collaborative areas, state-of-the-art finishes, panoramic views and a bar that will surely take your event to the next level.

Where: 1055 Howell Mill Road NW

The Rooftop at Hotel Clermont

Gather close to the sky at The Rooftop. (Photo by Chris Watkins)

Located on top of the legendary Hotel Clermont on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown, The Rooftop is a one-of-a-kind gathering spot offering views of the vibrant lights and buzz of the city. This once-popular 1924 motor lodge has reclaimed its coveted place as a retro establishment that remembers its roots, accommodating 80 guests on The Rooftop. Attendees can kick back on the throwback furniture, Astroturf underneath, with a swanky beverage.

Where: 789 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE

The Rooftop at The Overland at Kimpton Overland Hotel

Keep watch on the runway at The Rooftop at the Overland. (Photo courtesy of Kimpton Overland Atlanta Airport)

Your guests will be dazzled by all of the busy happenings at the modern boutique Kimpton Overland Hotel. The Rooftop at The Overland is located eight floors up with an incredible view of the 1.6-mile driver development track at Porsche Experience Center. If that’s not enough excitement, guests can sip handcrafted cocktails while overlooking the runways at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Where: 2 Porsche Drive, Hapeville, Ga.


The perfect evening is found at Ventanas. (Photo by PWP Studio Corporate Event Photographers)

Let the Downtown skyline inspire your guests during an evening cocktail party or gala event on the outdoor terrace at Ventanas. This amazing space sits across the street from Centennial Olympic Park and boasts 10,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor space. Special VIP guests can use the helipad to make a grand entrance. Guests can network around firepits or lounge with a cocktail amid luxurious seating, making everyone feel like a VIP, helicopter or not.

Where: 275 Baker St.

Rosé & Rye at Hotel Colee

Located on the rooftop of Hotel Colee, Rosé & Rye has two terraces offering full-service bars. The Atlanta Terrace accommodates 50 guests while Buckhead Terrace, adorned with sectional seating and views of Buckhead, accommodates 75.

Where: 3377 Peachtree Road NE

Westside Motor Lounge

Host your next memorable event at Westside Motor Lounge. (Courtesy of 360 Media)

Westside Motor Lounge transformed three vacant auto repair shops and surrounding lots into a dynamic indoor-outdoor culinary experience unlike any other. The complex is just shy of three acres and includes a restaurant and bar, cocktail lounge, listening room, event space, game room and a half-acre courtyard featuring a music stage, beer garden, shuffleboard courts, cabanas, firepits and a food truck.

Where: 725 Echo St. NW

Wylie Hotel

Warm up at the Wylie with an intimate event. (Photo courtesy of Wylie Hotel)

Book the terrace at the Wylie Hotel for your intimate outdoor gathering and watch the scene on busy Ponce de Leon Avenue below. The Midtown boutique hotel makes any event intimately memorable with two firepits, comfortable patio seating and seasonal Southern cuisine.

Where: 551 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE

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Still wanting to see more of what Atlanta’s venues have to offer? There are a variety of venue options and one of these could be the perfect spot to inspire your group. To help with your planning, peruse and build your list with our venue catalog.

A recent Atlanta resident, Cassidy is a self proclaimed goofball who loves collecting bumper stickers, hiking with her dogs, and playing rugby. When she’s not out-and-about exploring or making new friends in the city, she’s at a sporting event cheering on one of Atlanta’s many teams.

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