Atlanta Rooftop Bars

Did you know they call Atlanta the empire state of the south? Our skyline continues to expand and while it’ll most likely never get to the level of NYC, it’s still beautiful and fun to admire while sipping cocktails at some of my favorite rooftop bars.
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The Roof at Ponce City

Located in Old Fourth Ward
Atop the restored Sears & Roebuck building. Inside you’ll find a food hall + shopping, businesses & apartments. On the rood you’ll find the amusement park, Skyline Park so aptly named, 9 Mile Station (the restaurant), and 12 cocktail bar. All are great for grabbing a cocktail or two.
side note: this is how you stand in your stilettos so you’re heels don’t fall through the grates – lol

Gypsy Kitchen

Located in Buckhead
It’s the perfect spot to meet your friends after work to avoid ATL’s traffic and enjoy some drinks.

Hotel Clermont

Located in Old Fourth Ward
Atop the renovated Hotel Clermont is this astro turf covered roof with views of downtown. If you pop into the lobby bar you’re bound to see Playboy’s from the 50’s. It’s all apart of the hotel’s seedy past. Don’t you just love a seedy past.

New Realm Brewing

Located in Old Fourth Ward
This brewery is located right on the Beltline and has a large patio with Beltline and city views. Grab some of their beers and watch the beautiful sunsets.
Beer suggestion: Hazy like a fox (one of my fav IPA’s).

O’ku

Located in West Midtown
This is my favorite sushi restaurant. The fish is always top quality, the atmosphere is fun and vibrant and the rooftop is perfect for happy hour + late night vibes.

JCT Kitchen & Bar

Located in West Midtown
Delicious southern style food and fun cocktails, sitting above the railroad tracks with industrial buildings surrounding it. They play live music on some nights, so be on the lookout for that!

5Church

Located in Midtown
This large rooftop patio space is perfect for weekend brunching or late night weekend fun.

There are more rooftop bars in the city that are on my list to try. Do you have any you would recommend? Let me know in the comments. Salut!

The Best Happy Hour Vibes

Happy hour in Atlanta is a favorite past time of mine. Each of these places are some of my favorites spots, they don’t all have the same vibe but each one is unique! Check out these spots for your next happy hour.

The Golden Eagle | Reynoldstown – Think sexy, dark and masculine vibes. Teal velvet u-shaped bar with camel colored leather barstools, candles and music from an old record player. One of my favorite happy hour spots for the moody vibe (& great cocktails too). If you want a more light atmosphere, sit on their patio and grab some tiki drinks!

Little Trouble | West Midtown (West Side Provisions District) – The neon lights are calling. Not only do they have amazing cocktail options but their neon logo sign that beckons you down a long hallway is one of the most instagramable spots in Atlanta.

Lloyd’s (or what I like to call Grandpa’s basement) | Inman Park – Lloyd’s has a ‘dive bar’, late 70’s vibe to it. I always say the only thing they’re missing is a cigarette machine. Which bathroom do you want to take a selfie in, the green one or the pink one.. Regardless, their happy hour offers $5 (that’s tax included) Dirty Martinis (vodka or gin), Vespers (my new fav cocktail), Manhattans and Cosmopolitans. They also partners with a local brewer (Arches Brewing) to develop their own light beer.

Watchman’s | Inman Park (Krog Street Market) – Oyster’s on the half shell, whistles and sharks in your glass. What’s that, oh if you order this special menu item in early March the sirens will sound and a whistle will be blown (think, at the beach and a shark is spotted) then your server will bring out the first cocktail below! And never miss their eggnog around the holidays. It’s one of the best in the city (you can also sip it at their sister restaurant Kimball house).

The Whiskey Project | OTP in Roswell – To all of my fellow whiskey lovers, get here ASAP. The well bourbon… is WELLER green label!! You read that correctly. This place has the best whiskey line up of any restaurant I’ve been too.

Need a few more spots to grab a drink? Try New Realm brewery for amazing sunset views, Tiki Tango for flaming cocktails, The James Room for a James Bond/James Dean inspired vibe, Pour Taproom to try all the beers and seltzers you’ve been wanting to try but not buy a whole 6 pack of, there’s also the hotel Clermont (holy city views) and Twelve (on top of Ponce City Market). Need more recommendations? Ask me below, and if you have a recommendation, let me know!
xoxo – L