Georgia is an iconic southeastern US state, featuring major cities and small towns, and a terrain that spans from coastal beaches, to farmland and mountains. This diversity is also noticeable in the Georgia rooftop bars, with a wide and sprawling selection of elevated venues for food and drinks with a view.
From Atlanta and Savannah to Colombus, this guide will take you to the very best rooftop bars Georgia has available. Best of all, the short, mild winters and long, hot summers means that most rooftop venues are available year round.
Here’s our list of the best Georgia rooftop bars. Check it out!
1. The Lost Square
The Lost Square - Photo: www.thelostsquare.com/
From the top floor of the stylish The Alida Hotel, The Lost Square invites to a casual, yet refined Savannah rooftop experience.
Located on the city’s famed Riverfront, and inspired by the city’s historic squares and nautical history, the spacious and rustic-chic rooftop comes surrounded with amazing panoramic views over the river and the city skyline.
Up here you can indulge in crafted signature cocktails that are pure Savannah, with a twist, as well as small bites and shareable plates inspired by the coastal Southeast.
Perfect for classy and sunny drinks, but also for visits during the colder months, when rooftop igloo's offer a unique winter experience.
THE LOST SQUARE
412 Williamson St, Savannah, GA 31401
Rootstock - Photo: https://rootstocknow.com/
Rootstock is the premier place in Downtown Woodstock for locally sourced gourmet dishes, global wines and select whiskies.
Set over two levels, the venue features a rustic and inviting main level dining room & bar with a modern industrial décor, and a vibrant second level entertainment space, called Vintners Rooftop.
Surrounded with spectacular 360° views of the city, here you can enjoy a full bar with focus on wine from family owned, mostly organic vineyards, as well as hand selected world class whiskey and bourbons.
The modern kitchen also serves locally sourced gourmet dishes, including tapas, salad, soup, steak, dessert and charcuterie.
Visit for fine drinks and an amazing sunset, live music sessions, weekend brunch, or explore the best of wine and whiskey during the monthly tastings.
8558 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188
3. The Roof at Ponce City Market
The Roof at Ponce City Market - Photo: https://poncecityroof.com/
Found in Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward, Ponce City Market offers a rooftop experience out of the ordinary.
Home to several different, but equally fantastic rooftop venues, there is pretty much something for everyone up here. And the breathtaking views over Atlanta, from Buckhead to the downtown skyline, just adds to the allure.
At the Skyline Park you find entertainment for people of all ages, in an old school carnival spirit. Play some mini golf, go for a ride in the Heege Tower or challange your friends in a one of the games of skills.
The sleek 9 Mile Station is an indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious New American food made perfect to share, along with two dozen craft beer selections, an impressive wine list and crafted classic cocktails.
There is also an elegant cocktail bar called 12 Cocktail Bar, offering rare spirits and handcrafted cocktails.
THE ROOF AT PONCE CITY MARKET
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Ponce City Market, Atlanta
4. Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen
Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen - Photo: www.eighteen85rooftop.com/
Perched on top of the superb Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place, Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen offers locally-inspired crafted cocktails and refined Southern cuisine.
The modern and stylish venue blends interior seating with a charming outdoor terrace, where you are face to face with a remarkable riverfront view.
Get comfy in one of the swinging lounge sofas, and order some of the fresh and light small plates, paired with a fine selection of brews and wines, as well as unique cocktails.
Open during evenings, and on weekends already from noon, Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen works on a first come basis without reservations.
5. Rooftop L.O.A
Rooftop L.O.A - Photo: https://rooftoploa.com/
Located in West Midtown Atlanta, Rooftop L.O.A is an impressive 38,000-square-foot rooftop venue, made for sky-high luxury.
Perched on top of the newly built Interlock building, the rooftop includes a full-service restaurant, a garden-inspired outdoor bar, a large and glittering rooftop pool, as well as amazing 360° views over Atlanta.
At Riva Restaurant you can enjoy coastal-Europen dining and an extensive beverage program every night, as well as a lux rooftop brunch every weekend.
The lush and garden-inspired Grove rooftop bar offers lighter bites and plenty of drinks among olive trees, crepe myrtles and skyline views.
And during the warmer season, the rooftop Pool, surrounded with loungers, private cabanas and a VIP alcove, is a prime spot to soak up the Atlanta sun.
1115 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318
6. Jackson's Bluff
/ North Augusta
Jackson's Bluff - Photo: www.crownenorthaugusta.com/
The upscale Jackson’s Bluff is found on the top floor of hotel Crowne Plaza North Augusta, and offers the only rooftop bar experience in the city.
Surrounded with beautiful skyline views and sweeping panoramas of the Savannah River, here you can enjoy artisanal cocktails, delicious wine, craft beers and small plates of Executive Chef Dominic Simpson’s exceptional cuisine.
The rooftop is a popular gathering place where hotel guests, locals and visitors meet in a lovely and relaxed ambience.
1060 Center St, North Augusta, SC 29841
7. Bar Julian
Bar Julian - Photo: www.barjulian.com/
Bar Julian is Savannah's tallest rooftop, preched on top of the superb Thompson Savannah.
Apart from panoramic views over the Savannah riverfront and skyline, the rooftop bar offers a Mediterranean-inspired food menu, as well as handcrafted cocktails and a nice selection of beers and wine.
Expect a warm hospitality, great vibes and live music Tuesday to Thursday.
201 Port St, Savannah, GA 31401
8. Virtue Rooftop
Virtue Rooftop - Photo: www.k5hospitality.com/
On top of the popular restaurant 5Church Atlanta, in the heart of Atlanta's Midtown Business District, you find the sexy and upbeat Virtue Rooftop.
Part of the venue is covered interior space, with unique artwork and design details, but the true gem is found outdoors, with a spacious rooftop terrace. Equipped with comfy loungers and front-row bar stools, you are surrounded with really cool views among the Midtown skyscrapers.
Serving an extensive wine and beer selection and a list of crafted specialty cocktails, Virtue is designed to be the perfect spot for drinks before or after dinner at 5Church downstairs. But the rooftop also has its own menu of shareable and seasonal dishes.
While pre- or post dinner drinks is always a good idea, Virtue rooftop also works as a great destination for a night out on the town with friends. With a rotating roster of live musicians and DJs, the atmosphere is pretty much always on top.
1197 Peachtree St NE #528, Atlanta, GA 30361
Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.