8 Atlanta-region rooftops to experience outdoor beverages and eating

by Marie Rodriguez

8 Atlanta-region rooftops to experience out of doors liquids and dining
By: Angela Hansberger, For the AJC

Updated: Apr 12, 2019 – eleven:07 AM
eight Atlanta-place rooftops to revel in outside liquids and eating
Heat rises, but it’s usually cooler on the top. As warm springtime climate returns, flip it up a notch by hitting the super outside on a roof. New places are at the scene and well-loved spots have emerged from hibernation for a new spherical of alfresco ingesting and eating. We searched excessive and low (in most cases excessive) for the best rooftop bars to revel in a cocktail and soak up remarkable vistas.


Meaning “big name,” Estrella twinkles above the Beltline’s Eastside Trail within the former facility for Western Electric Co. Fitting. It feels like oceanfront 1950s Miami, with cerulean tiles and plush seating. Shaken and thrown in a calming glass, a Hemingway daiquiri feels proper at home here. Chef Roberto Solis’ Yucatan dishes complement Latin cocktails like pisco sours and caipirinhas. Light dishes of ceviche and tempura oyster tacos pair well with the brightness of a gin and tonic. Here, you may have one crafted from a tableside gin cart (earlier than 7 p.M.) at the same time as looking Beltline revelers skate, run, motorbike and walk. And yes, the tequila and mezcal choice is significant.

Hotel Clermont

A restored radio tower is your neon beacon leading the way to the stylishly remodeled Hotel Clermont. Take the committed elevator to the 6th ground of the 1920s landmark constructing, and you’ll find your self on an artificial turf oasis with picnic tables, a DJ, large Jenga, food carts and a beckoning bar. “We’re going for an outdoor Tiki vibe this year,” says beverage director Daniel Keith. Draft beer, batched cocktails, frosé, and zero-proof beverages are available takeaway plastic cups that may be visible in lots of Instagram pix of jaw-losing town views. This perch is relatively coveted. Hotel visitors constantly have a gap. Those waiting for their flip have the choice of a textual content message, allowing time to visit the swanky Lobby Bar or perhaps in which the ladies dance downstairs at the iconic Clermont Lounge.

Soak in the skyline in style atop Buckhead’s W Hotel. A glass elevator soars 125 toes to the newly renovated all-climate area with patios and sweeping views of Atlanta’s skyline. A properly-heeled crowd dresses to electrify, backlit through Midtown lights, sitting in plush leather-based couches or colorful blue sectionals, twinkling strings of light overhead. The bar is contemporary and smooth, edged in bright gray subway tiles. A menu of both classic and residence cocktails fits the areas — a GG Manhattan in a leather-based chair or a Buckhead Spritz whilst taking walks to peer Chris Veal’s 66-foot mural. The menu is concise, with pleasers like crispy duck tacos and grass-fed red meat sliders.


The view of Midtown’s skyline from Westside’s O-Ku patio is a properly-stored mystery. The latest roof maintenance grew to become the 1,500-rectangular-foot area into a hidden retreat with a retractable roof and clean vinyl panels for all-weather get entry to. Island-stimulated cocktails supplement a menu of sushi and small plates at the pared-down patio menu. Bartenders stir and shake Asian elements like sake, soju, lemongrass, and green tea into cocktails like the famous Lychee Caipirinha. Summertime ushers in frosé to go with nigiri, dragon rolls, rock shrimp tempura, and vista selfies.

Nacho Daddy

This view might not tower above the arena, however, it is a Mexican-flavored, open-aired oasis. Newly opened, the rooftop at Nacho Daddy overlooks the buzzy Parsons Alley outside amphitheater in downtown Duluth. There is a menu of nachos from appetizer size to entrees and the considered necessary margaritas and beers to accompany the heaping trays and flaming food. A tangy/candy Spicy Cucumber Margarita is available in a chalice-sized glass. Note the “#gotstung” neon signage, for their signature Scorpion Shot of Cenote Reposado tequila and a whole scorpion. There is lots of birthday party when one is ordered.

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