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18 best rooftop bars in Atlanta

Updated:September 5, 2022

'Georgia on my mind, the best Atlanta rooftop bars on my mind'. At least that’s how we thought when we put together the ultimate guide to the best venues to enjoy tasty brews, fine cocktails and amazing views over the Atlanta skyline.

In this full listing you will find all the info you need about every Atlanta rooftop worth a visit. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. So, which is the best rooftop bar Atlanta? Just scroll down and find the Atlanta rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar Atlanta Virtue Rooftop
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Virtue Rooftop

$$$ | 2nd floor | Midtown
  • Highlights
  • Sexy bar & lounge
  • Atop 5Church Atlanta
  • Live musicians & DJs

Atop the popular restaurant 5Church Atlanta you find Virtue Rooftop, the sexiest rooftop bar in Midtown Atlanta. Part covered interior space, with unique artwork and design details, and part spacious outdoor rooftop terrace, Virtue is designed to be the perfect spot for drinks before or after dinner downstairs, or to be the destination for a night out on the town with friends. Enjoy an extensive selection of wine and beer, specialty cocktails, as well as a variety of shareable dishes. All served in a sophisticated, yet fun and upbeat atmosphere, with a rotating roster of live musicians and DJs.

Rooftop bar Atlanta The Roof at Ponce City Market
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The Roof at Ponce City Market

$$$ | 11th floor | Old Fourth Ward
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant & beer garden
  • Amusement park
  • Amazing skyline views

The Roof at Ponce City Market offers breathtaking views over the Atlanta skyline and a rooftop experience out of the ordinary, holding several different, but equally fantastic rooftop venues: the rooftop restaurant and beer garden 9 Mile Station, the rooftop amusement park Skyline Park and the elegant 12 Cocktail Bar. Visit 9 Mile Station for New American food, craft beer, an impressive wine list and crafted classic cocktails, or head up to Skyline Park for rooftop fun in an old school carnival spirit.

Rooftop bar Atlanta RT60 Rooftop Bar in Atlanta
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RT60 Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 11th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Weekends
  • Panoramic views
  • Live music & DJs

Found right by the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, the Reverb by Hard Rock comes with a hot and trendy top floor venue, called RT60 Rooftop Bar. With a sleek indoor lounge and bar, as well as a spacious outdoor terrace, the rooftop offers fantastic views over the Atlanta skyline, and a menu including a wide range of delectable cocktails, bottled and draft beers and a selection of shareables. Open during weekends, this is a perfect place to relax and socialize in downtown, quite often with live music and DJs as soundtrack.

Rooftop bar Atlanta The Regent Cocktail Club Atlanta
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The Regent Cocktail Club Atlanta

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Buckhead
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Elegant
  • Live entertainment

Located on top of the American Cut Steakhouse in Buckhead you find the most elegant rooftop bar and lounge in Atlanta: The Regent Cocktail Club. Transporting you back to the simplicity and elegance of the 1940’s, this upscale and trendy hangout is a top spot to enjoy craft cocktails, both traditional classics, but also ever-changing and unqiue signatures. Apart form fine drinks, Regent rooftop also offers live entertainment most nights of the week.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Hotel Clermont Rooftop in Atlanta
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Hotel Clermont Rooftop

$$$ | 6th floor | Poncey-Highland
  • Highlights
  • Retro charming
  • Skyline views
  • Year-round

The Astroturf-covered terrace at Hotel Clermont Atlanta comes with charming patio furniture, a white bar shack and plenty of plants, creating an old-school garden feel. All surrounded with some amazing panoramics over the Atlanta skyline. From the rooftop shack you can order frosé, tiki-cocktails, local brews and street food all summer long. Or hot toddies while staying cosy under the rooftop tent during the colder season. Playful retro vibe, great for a casual get-together among friends.

Rooftop bar Atlanta SkyLounge at the Glenn
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SkyLounge Atlanta

$$$ | 11th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Skyline views
  • Year round

Located in downtown Atalanta, on top of the historic boutique Glenn Hotel. This rooftop cocktail bar has been praised in various magazines and websites as one of the best rooftop bars Atlanta has to offer. With a mix of sophistication and relaxed Southern charm, SkyLounge is decorated with modern lounge chairs and resembles something of a luxurious porch. It also offers fantastic views over the Atlanta skyline. Serving well-crafted mixologist cocktails along with appetizers, this is a great spot for a fun but classy night out with friends.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Drawbar in Atlanta
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Drawbar

$$$ | 3rd floor | West Midtown
  • Highlights
  • Morning to night
  • Skyline views
  • Elegant & modern

Drawbar is found at the Bellyard, West Midtown Atlanta. Bright, elegant and modern in decoration, inside and out, the airy rooftop is highly inspired by Atlanta, and the history of the city and its interconnectivity shown in both the food and drinks. From the crafted signature cocktails to the wide selection of Contemporary American bites and dishes. Open morning to night, you can visit for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, post work cocktails, or a stylish yet casual dinner.

Rooftop bar High Note Rooftop Bar in Atlanta
8

High Note Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 6th floor | Midtown
  • Highlights
  • Modern & elegant
  • Hand-crafted cocktails
  • Lounge

Located in Midtown Atlanta, the spacious and sleek High Note Rooftop Bar joins the The AC Hotel and Moxy Hotel together. While the decoration is towards upscale and luxurious, the setting and vibe is quite laid-back and relaxing. Blending covered areas and open-air lounge seating, the rooftop bar offers a tasty selection of simple but flavorful dishes, along with an impressive selection of hand-crafted, fun and rebelliously named signature cocktails.

Rooftop bar Atlanta St. Julep in Atlanta
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St. Julep

$$$ | 9th floor | Buckhead
  • Highlights
  • Modern & elegant
  • Hand-crafted cocktails
  • Lounge

Elevated on the top floor of the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Buckhead, St. Julep is a beautiful and sprawling Atlanta rooftop bar, made for both laid-back hours and weekend vibes. Filled with colors, design surprises and panoramic views over Atlanta, the rooftop offers a menu packed with fresh and easy signature cocktails, local craft brews and craveable bites. The rooftop turns extra vibrant on weekends, with tunes from the top Atlanta DJs.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Estrella Rooftop
10

Estrella Rooftop

$$$ | 3rd floor | Poncey-Highland
  • Highlights
  • Latin-American vibes
  • Skyline view
  • Fun & upbeat

Located on top of the Parisian-styled market Bazati, set along the east-side Beltline, Estrella Rooftop brings a large slice of Latin-American vibes to Atlanta. Up here you can indulge in food from the Yucatán Peninsula, with tasty tapas-style dishes served nightly, but also as weekend rooftop brunch. The rooftop bar offers latin brews, sangria and refreshing coctails, all served in a fun and upbeat atmosphere. Truly a 'star' on the Atlanta rooftop sky.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Whiskey Blue
11

Whiskey Blue

$$$$ | 12th floor | Buckhead
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Skyline view
  • Live DJ

Renovated in 2018, Whiskey Blue is a trendy and chic Atlanta cocktail lounge, complete with not one, but two rooftop patios. Perched on top of the modern boutique hotel Hotel Colee, Atlanta Buckhead, the rooftop bar offers magnificent views of Buckhead, Lenox Square and the Atlanta city center and skyline. Popular lounge and a hotel bar definitely not only visited by inhouse guests but also by the local crowd. Enjoy Crafted classic and house cocktails, locally brewed craft beers, a selection of signature lite bites and even a cigar.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Rowdy Tiger Rooftop
12

Rowdy Tiger Rooftop

$$$ | 2nd floor | Midtown
  • Highlights
  • Winter igloos
  • Whiskey Bar, Kitchen & Rooftop
  • Grill + games

Opening in 2019, Rowdy Tiger Rooftop is the year-round rooftop garden for Rowdy Tiger Whiskey Bar & Kitchen. This Prohibition era-inspired venue offers a large selection of menus inside, while the trendy rooftop terrace is a place for smaller bites, comfy lounge sofas, cosy fire-pits and some fun games. And of course, whiskey! Serving one of the largest whiskey selections in Atlanta, choices range from 1oz tastings to whiskey cocktails, like the house made Old Fashioned.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Grana in Atlanta
13

Grana

$$$ | 2nd floor | Piedmont Heights
  • Highlights
  • Southern Italian
  • Heated rooftop
  • Industrial-chic

Located on Piedmont Avenue, Gana brings all the Southern Italian vibes needed to Atlanta. Stylish and industrial-chic, the venue comes with a family-friendly dining room, mezzanine, and best of all, a spacious top floor rooftop. Heated and equipped with cosy fire-pits, here you can enjoy scenic views over the surrounding greenery year-round. Using a from-scratch approach to crafting the best of Italian tastes, here you can enjoy wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, handmade pastas and meatball flights.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Fado
14

Fado

$$$ | 2nd floor | Buckhead Village
  • Highlights
  • Irish pub
  • Live sports
  • Weekend brunch

A classic Irish sports pub and rooftop bar located in downtown Atlanta. More precisely in Buckhead, and it is also called Fado Buckhead Atlanta. Three stories high, the cosy building comes with a rooftop patio that has stone walls and large wall paintings, creating a clear feel of an Irish landscape. While the view from the rooftop is ok, you will most likely visit to watch sports, like soccer, rugby and NFL. Enjoy gastro-style Irish pub cusine, lots of different beers and a fun and friendly atmopshere.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Gypsy Kitchen
15

Gypsy Kitchen

$$$ | 2nd floor | Buckhead
  • Highlights
  • Spanish influnces
  • Wekend brunch
  • Vibrant

Located on top of The Shops Buckhead, Gypsy Kitchen offers Spanish-themed and buzzing vibes and sweeping views of Peachtree Street and the Buckhead skyscrapers. Open nightly and for rooftop weekend brunch, this colorful indoor / outdoor restaurant and Atlanta rooftop bar is a great venue to catch up with friends over some tasty food and drinks. Tapas dishes from Spain, spiced with hints of Moroccan and Indian flavors, are complemented with sangria, Spanish lager and a large selection of wine by the glass.

Rooftop bar Atlanta STATS Brewpub
16

STATS Brewpub

$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Sports bar
  • 6 home brewed beers
  • Friendly & fun

In downtown Atlanta you'll find the city's best sports bar, that also comes with a nice rooftop deck and views of the city skyline. STATS Brewpub is not only a sports bar, as the name might tell you, they also have their own brewery and offer 6 home-brewed beers. Large indoor and rooftop terrace, large screens to watch live sport but also great food, fun vibes and a friendly atmosphere. The food is towards classic pub fare, but fresh and made with love. Apart from home-brews, the bar also serves wines and cocktails with sport references.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Republic Social House
17

Republic Social House

$$ | 2nd floor | Grant Park
  • Highlights
  • Eventful
  • Saturday DJ
  • Weekend brunch

Pleasant and relaxed neighborhood-feel rooftop bar in Grant Park. The roof terrace at is quite basic in decor, but comes with both open air patio and a covered part with heating, perfect for visits during the colder months. Eventful place, with happenings ranging from different trivias to bingo, poker and darts. The rooftop bar serves a fresh set of classic pub food for both lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, while the drink menu has a wide selection of crafted beers and drafts along with whiskey and signature cocktails.

Rooftop bar Atlanta Six Feet Under
18

Six Feet Under (Westside)

$$ | 2nd floor | West Midtown
  • Highlights
  • Pub & Fish House
  • Skyline views
  • Live sports

Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House has two locations in Atlanta, Westside and Grant Park, both equipped with rooftop bar. While they are very similar in look and what's on offer, it is the one located in West Midtown that offers the best views, with great vistas over the Atlanta skyline. Relaxed and rustic in vibe and decor, the rooftop servers great dishes from the south and from the sea along with a large selection of draft beers, house specials cocktails, Tequilas and Martinis. Popular, so be in good time for a spot on those sunny days.

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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 800 rooftops visited over the last five years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.

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Rooftop bar Atlanta

Rooftop-grade: 8/10

Prime season: March-Oct

Residents: 5,6 millions

Climate: humid subtropical

As for Atlanta rooftop bars, there are a lot of good ones. The amount of skyscrapers in the city enables high-altitude roof terraces with stunning views.

Most of the best cocktail bars with a view available, is located in the city center. But there are also some in the outskirts of the city. The roof terraces located a little outside the city offers a lovely view of Atlanta's skyline.

With Atlanta's size an popularity there should really be more roof terraces here. But for all rooftop enthusiasts, there are some Atlanta rooftops that are absolutely amazing. Both with skyline views, rooftop pools and good food.

So get out there and find the best Atlanta rooftop bars. You can find more info about Atlanta here.

About Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital of the State of Georgia and has a population - suburbs counted - which reaches 5.6 million. Georgia is located north of Florida in the southeastern part of the United States. This means you have a warm climate almost all year round. There of the nickname Hotlanta. The city is perhaps best known for the Olympic Games that was held here in 1996. They also have the world's largest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. So Atlanta is a bit like an aviation hub in the US and worldwide.

Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in Atlanta

On the Atlanta rooftop bars you eat mostly classic American food. Burgers, ribs, fries and so on. In other words - very unhealthy food, but oh so fantasticly good for those who like a little more calorie rich food. As for drinks, there is usually beer or cocktails that dominates at the roof terraces. But of course there is always wine available too. Atlanta may not be a super classic food town. But at the rooftop bars here you often get good authentic American food.

Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in Atlanta

Atlanta has a lot of skyscrapers, resulting in a lot of the top rooftop bars in Atlanta are situated at very high altitude. The result of this is magnificent views and a lovely skyline. Despite the big amount of skyscrapers there are also some very low-lying roof terraces here. Some that are only ten or twenty meters up. The view is still magnificent with Atlanta's towering skyline as a mighty backdrop.

Other attractions in Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park is a great urban park that was established during the Olympic Games in 1996. There are many beautiful places there. Among other the interactive fountain, Fountain of Rings and a Ferris wheel - Skyview Atlanta - which gives a great view over the city. Yopu can also find the museum World of Coca Cola in Atlanta, which is one of America's most visited museums. Here you can taste different drinks, guess the secret recipe and much more. For the sports fans there are both basketball, hockey and football to watch.

Flights and hotels in Atlanta

Atlanta's airport ranks as one of the world's largest, and it lands and lifts more planes each day than at any other airport in the world. It is primarily domestic flights in the United States that is very common. Bandara International Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta is located quite near Atlanta, making it easy to travel between downtown and the airport. Given Atlanta's size and the amount of people who travel here, there’s plenty of various hotels here. Many of the city's luxury hotels have fantastic rooftop bars. Summarized, Atlanta is a very good city in terms of both flights and hotels.