Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants in Atlanta
What’s better than an ice-cold beverage on a beautiful Atlanta day? Drinking it (them?) while gazing at a view of our better-than-fair city! Let’s fill you in on the rooftop locales where you’ll find lots of singles. Without as many skyscrapers as, say New York City, the “breathtaking views” may only be of the other singles (and, of course, when you “accidentally” catch a glimpse of your decked-out self…).
9 Mile Station. Sitting atop Ponce City Market, this lively beer garden also serves up delicious cocktails, food, and views of Midtown, Downtown, and Buckhead. The sunsets are definitely worth it; but – professional tip – if you don’t want to pay $10 to get to the roof, make reservations before going.
The Regent Cocktail Club. Known to stay open pretty late on weekends, you can usually find plenty of 20- and 30-year-old singles hanging out in the awesome lounges on the roof of the American Cut restaurant. It’s a nice joint, so be sure to look sharp!
Gypsy Kitchen. This Buckhead spot across from The Regent is a perfect place to gather your fun-loving friends, gobble up tasty tapas, and gulp down groovy sangria. The good vibrations you’ll feel from hanging outdoors (should) more than make up for the less-than-spectacular view of Buckhead.
5 Seasons-Westside. When does a second-floor roof mean great views? When you’re looking at (and tasting…and feeling the effects of) this brewery’s own beers as well the others it proudly pours. Do some taste-testing on a Friday night after work and enjoy the views of Midtown in the distance. (You’ll especially love your view of the Bartaco and Bocado Valet.)
Whiskey Blue. The views of Buckhead and beyond from this restaurant/lounge on top of The W Hotel won’t disappoint. Be prepared for $15 cocktails and meeting people who might just be in town visiting (in some cases with their hotel keys on offer!). Combining a very chic “cigar bar” vibe with brown leather and dark accents evokes a romantic mood. The separate lounge spaces outside fill up as the evening progresses – most are reserved after 11 or 12 pm – so either make reservations or get their early.
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