Grab a Pint at Atlanta’s Breweries with Beer Gardens and Patios
With a robust craft beer scene, it’s no surprise that Atlanta recently landed on USA Today’s Readers’ Choice 10 Best list of Best Beer Cities in the nation. We’ve mapped out our picks of some of the city’s craft beer pioneers and newcomers offering lively outdoor spaces and tours.
Atlanta Brewing Co.
Cure what “ales” you at Georgia’s first craft brewery, Atlanta Brewing Co. With names like Hartsfield IPA, Hoplanta West Coast IPA or Soul of the City American pale ale, you are surely in the A. Special events include Dog Day Saturdays ($1 off if with a furry friend) and Thursday team trivia in the taproom.
Where: 2323 Defoor Hills Rd. NW
Best End Brewing Company
Enjoy bottomless hops at the Best End Brewing Company. This West End brewery boasts a taproom with a full menu and an expansive patio with the Graffiki Tiki Bar overlooking the Westside Atlanta BeltLine Trail.
Where: 1036 White St. SW
Bold Monk Brewing Co.
Inspired by Belgium’s monasteries, Bold Monk Brewing Co. offers a taste of Europe and a 2,500-square-foot beer garden with a full menu and live music. Eater Atlanta recently named Bold Monk’s beer garden in the top five for best relaxing patios for dining and drinking.
Where: 1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW
A shaded patio beckons guests to tap into one of Elsewhere Brewing’s core offerings such as Playfield IPA, Dulce de Leche Cake stout or Carouse German pilsner. Seasonal and limited-time beers, a unique menu of Argentinian cuisine, happy hours and special events add to the fun.
Where: 1039 Grant St. SE
Eventide Brewing in Grant Park makes great beer that’s not complicated. Grab a seat on the pup-friendly patio and tap into Citrus Grove hefeweizen, The A IPA or Cosmic Daydream hazy IPA. On Wednesdays enjoy $4 drafts and $8 6-packs. Thursdays bring free trivia in the taproom. Stop by for a pint when you visit the Grant Park Farmers Market on Sundays throughout the summer.
Where: 1015 Grant St. SE
Fire Maker Brewing Company
Ranked the No. 2 new brewery in America by USA Today, Fire Maker Brewing Company has been making a spark on Atlanta’s Westside since opening in 2020. Special events include rotating food trucks, music bingo, plus trivia, beer yoga and the occasional pop-up. Join the Dragon Keepers Club for monthly meetups and annual benefits.
Where: 975 Chattahoochee Ave. NW
Halfway Crooks Beer
Halfway Crooks Beer invites guests to catch some rays and toss back some brews on its rooftop and a dog-friendly patio that it shares with Big Softie and Little Tart. Located in the Summerhill neighborhood, just 10 minutes from the airport and all major attractions, Halfway Crooks boasts a full food menu and beers such as Ada unfiltered German pilsner and Seconds foeder-aged saison.
Where: 60 Georgia Ave. SE
High Card Brewing & Blue Tarp Brewing
Known as “The Best Little Brewhouses in Tucker,” High Card Brewing and Blue Tarp Brewing offer a spacious patio for connecting with friends, creative beers and lots of good times. Open Wednesday through Sunday with nearly daily events that include pilates & pints, music bingo, beer yoga, artists market, and comedy shows. To-go beers available for pickup.
Where: 2316 Main St, Tucker, GA
Hippin Hops Brewery & Distillery
Georgia’s first Black-owned brewery is located in East Atlanta and they’ve recently opened a second location in East Lake. Try fan favorites, So Peachy and Baby Momma Drama, while enjoying a little vitamin D in the outdoor beer garden. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Look for a new production brewery and taproom opening in Stone Mountain next year.
Where: 1308 Glenwood Ave. SE & 2380 Hosea L Williams Drive NE, Atlanta
Monday Night Brewing
Head to Monday Night Brewing in West Midtown and experience a rotating series of brewery-only IPAs made with premium ingredients at the Hop Hut or relax with friends on the expansive patio that’s open late on weekends. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoors patio. To-go beers available.
Where: 670 Trabert Ave. NW
Monday Night Garage
The Garage is a barrel-aging and souring brewery along the Atlanta BeltLine that houses 3 aging rooms, a cool ship, and onsite orchard and garden. Host private events or visit during community events like trivia and happy hour.
Where: 933 Lee St. SW
New Realm Brewing Company
Explore this hop-filled brewing destination in the Old Fourth Ward. New Realm Brewing Company offers plenty of outdoor seating on the patio, rooftop and in the beer garden for sipping on Hazy Like a Fox IPA or Hoptropolis IPA.
Where: 550 Somerset Terrace NE
Transmigration of Souls IPA and Atalanta tart plum saison are just two of the brews guests can enjoy at Orpheus Brewing’s dog-friendly beer garden adjacent to Piedmont Park.
Where: 1440 Dutch Valley Pl. NE
Scofflaw Brewing Co.
Scofflaw Brewing Co. lures beer fans to its taproom and expansive outdoor seating area in the Westside. Their 18,000 square foot facility hosts a rotation of brews, seltzers and special releases from 12 to 9 p.m. daily and often hosts food trucks and special events.
Where: 1738 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Second Self Beer Co.
Find flavorful brews at Second Self Beer Co. in West Midtown. Pair favorites such as Thai Wheat or Game Night IPA and hard seltzers with a variety of games. Make plans for Game Night Thursday with $10 pitchers, $3 pints on Fridays. Kids and dogs are welcome.
Where: 1317 Logan Cir. NW
Score a seat on the rooftop patio at downtown Atlanta’s ultimate sports bar. STATS Brewpub offers a menu of elevated bar food, a selection of home-brewed beers and craft cocktails from its onsite brewery and personal beer taps on select tables.
Where: 300 Marietta St. NW
Steady Hand Beer Co.
Shake things up with a visit to Steady Hand Beer Co. boasting 24 taps, games, food trucks and live music in the taproom. This Westside brewery’s beer offerings include a variety of classic and seasonal selections such as Cloudland hazy IPA, Imperial Coffee stout and Farmhouse ale.
Where: 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW
Sweetwater Brewing Company
Never one to float the mainstream, SweetWater Brewing Company features an expansive taproom that offers 24 beers on tap, a full menu, tours and a pet-friendly patio. Sweetwater hosts trivia every Wednesday night and live music on occasion. Stop in for a H.A.Z.Y. IPA, a seasonal brew, such as their Almond Milk Stout , one of their hard seltzers or vodka sodas.
Where: 195 Ottley Dr. NE
Three Taverns Craft Brewery
With the slogan “Surpass the Ordinary,” Three Taverns Craft Brewery delves into its craft at two locations – The Parlour, in Decatur, and The Imaginarium, dedicated to experimental beers in the Atlanta Dairies complex. Both locations offer patio seating for savoring one ( or two of their wide variety of brews including A Night on Ponce IPA, Rapturous Raspberry sour ale, Coffee Milks Stouts or their new Monastic beers.
Where: 300 Marietta St. NW & 121 New St, Decatur
Tucker Brewing Company
With the fourth-best beer garden in America according to USA Today, family-owned Tucker Brewing Company is the only Georgia brewery dedicated to making easy-to-drink Germany-style lagers. Spread out on the brewery’s 8,500-square-foot, family-friendly beer garden to enjoy delicious German inspired dishes, paired with easy drinking brews. Tucker Brewing hosts cornhole, trivia and live music throughout the year.
Where: 2003 S Bibb Dr., Tucker, Ga.
Wild Heaven Beer
Wild Heaven offers two locations to enjoy their traditional European brews infused with southern flair. Both locations offer a variety of brews while West End also offers snacks in a park-like setting. Check their events calendar for a variety of pop-ups, live music, specials and more.
Where: 1010 White St. SW, Atlanta & 135B Maple Street Decatur
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