As Atlanta heats up this summer, there’s no better way to cool down than with drinks and a view from one of the city’s trendiest rooftops. Elevate (literally!) your brunch or happy hour with flavorful dishes, inventive cocktails and a picture-perfect backdrop to boot.
Toast summer on the roof of Nine Mile Station
An open-air bar, umbrella seating and direct access to Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail make Estrella (@estrellarooftop) a summer must-try. Latin cocktails, such as Hemingway daiquiris and pisco sours, accompany a lush list of bubbly for an expertly balanced drink list that perfectly complements the restaurant’s Yucatan-inspired fare. 550 Somerset Terrace, 404.795.8341
Nine Mile Station
The rooftop at Nine Mile Station (@9milestation) offers unmatchable skyline views and a menu that are certainly Instaworthy. Order the big ol’ sticky bun with bourbon icing and coffee butter paired with the 9 Mile bloody mary for a boozy brunch duo. Once the sun sets, opt for a beer on-tap and nosh on some shared plates. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 770.999.1532
Situated at the top of the Glenn Hotel, SkyLounge (@skyloungeatl) offers spectacular views and a modern twist on Southern relaxation. The outdoor lounge melds downtown sensibilities and luxe design that is only outdone by the surrounding skyline. Sip on expertly-mixed cocktails, including their signature Glenntini, replete with infused vodka and cucumber garnish. 110 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404.521.2250
A quick ride in the W Atlanta Buckhead’s 125-foot glass elevator will land you at its rooftop bar, Whiskey Blue (@whiskeyblueatl). The newly-renovated space features two outdoor patios, a mural done by local artist Chris Veal and serious Buckhead skyline views. Summer spritzes and angus sliders are on the menu, highlighting fresh ingredients to match the vibes. 3377 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326, 678.500.3190
Photography by: Photos courtesy of: EVAN WEST