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.

Best End Brewing Company

Eat locally and drink globally at Best End Brewing Company. (📷: Best End Brewing Co.)

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

Blue Moon Beer Garden

Located at Live! at the Battery Atlanta, Blue Moon Beer Garden offers an expansive and beautiful outdoor beer garden on which visitors can indulge in curated daily activations, a coastal inspired menu and live entertainment. Catch the game on one of their TVs or engage in one of the patio games while relaxing with friends. 

Where: Live! at the Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave SE Suite 600

Bold Monk Brewing Co.

The indoor and outdoor gathering spaces at The Bold Monk Brewing Co. encourages community and celebration. (📷: 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. It has one of the best patios for dining and drinking.

Where: 1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW

Elsewhere Brewing Co.

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A shaded patio beckons guests to tap into one of Elsewhere Brewing’s core offerings such as Virdity, Lead the Way IPA or Carouse European-style pilsner. Can’t get enough? Become a member of their Mug Club and get all your beers in 20 oz. mug pours, a free mug per month and $5 mugs on Wednesdays.

Where: 1039 Grant St. SE

Eventide Brewing

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Eventide Brewing in Grant Park makes great beer that’s not complicated. Grab a seat on the pup-friendly patio and tap into Girl Dinner American IPA, The A IPA or One Man Army Pale Ale. Thursdays features 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, dueling pianos, plus trivia, karaoke and the occasional pop-up. Join the Dragon Riders 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 Tuesday through Sunday with nearly daily events that include pilates & pints, ax throwing, beer yoga, artists market, and comedy shows. To-go beers available for pickup. 

Where: 2316 Main St, Tucker, GA 

Hippin Hops Brewery 

Georgia’s first Black-owned brewery is located in East Atlanta. Try fan favorites, So Peachy and Hazzin Hops, while enjoying a little vitamin D in the outdoor beer garden. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Where: 1308 Glenwood Ave. SE

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 three 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

Sip cold, crisp and refreshing brews at New Realm. (📷: 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 Euphonia Pilsner, one of the first beers they ever brewed.

Where: 550 Somerset Terrace 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. Sunday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and often hosts food trucks and special events. 

Where: 1738 MacArthur Blvd. NW

STATS Brewpub

STATS is Atlanta proud. (📷: Chris Watkins)

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 Sweet Potato Farmhouse ale.

Where: 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW

Sweetwater Brewing Company

Hop on over to one of Atlanta's brewery patios
Don’t float the mainstream at SweetWater Brewing Company. (📷: SweetWater Brewing)

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. Stop in for a H.A.Z.Y. Double IPA or Gone Trippin’ West-Coast style IPA year-round. Keep coming back for their seasonal drinks that they shake up every three to four months. They also have hard seltzers or vodka sodas. SweetWater Brewing Company also know you can’t make good beer without good water so they partner with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Waterkeep Alliance to raise funds and awareness.

Where: 195 Ottley Dr. NE

Three Taverns Craft Brewery (Decatur)

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, Dairies Milkshake Supreme or their new Monastic beers. 

Tucker Brewing Company

This is a family-owned and operated brewery located in Tucker, about 15 minutes east of Decatur. It 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

Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens

Kick back at Wild Heaven Beer in West End. (📷: 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

Wild Leap Atlanta

Housed in a 15,000+ sq. ft space just steps from Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena, you’ll find Wild Leap. The family and pet (outside) friendly beer hall offers multiple levels of space for socializing, game watching and a variety of beverages from their line up of craft brews, spirits and cocktails. Visit their Instagram page to see which rotating selection of food trucks they’re currently partnering with.

Where: 125 Ted Turner Dr SW

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