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The Buzziest Rooftop Bars for Tippling with a Breeze this Summer

The Editors | July 17, 2019 | Food & Drink

Known for its skyscrapers, beautiful views and lively agenda, Atlanta is one of the best places to cultivate a luxurious lifestyle. And when the July heat hits, luxury reaches new heights 30 floors up. Here, a list of the best rooftop bars around town on which to unwind and beat the heat this summer.

Sip in style at The Regent Cocktail Club overlooking The Shops of Buckhead.

Nikolai’s Roof
Located on the 30th floor of the Hilton, you’re sure to get a beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline while drinking from the award-winning wine list or sampling their in-house infused vodkas. Expect Modern American entrees with bold flavor profiles coming from Russian influences, freshly crafted by chef Stephanie Alderete. Adjacent to the dining room is The Lounge, offering both an elegant ambiance and views of downtown. With an additional cocktail menu and small plates, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 255 Courtland St NE, 404.221.6362

Enjoy signature dishes at petit cafe, quick cafe or restaurant under the open-air rooftop that overlooks the Midtown skyline and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. If you’re in a hurry, go for the artisan grilled cheese; otherwise, indulge in the eggplant piramide with Georgia white shrimp, basil and crushed San Marzano tomatoes. Previously known as Lintons In The Garden, Longleaf’s new menu features savory entrees by executive chef Jason Paolini. From the rooftop terrace you can admire the beauty of Storza Woods, Alston Overlook and the Atlanta skyline while sipping classic cocktails. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, 404.585.2061

The Regent Cocktail Club
Nestled in The Shops of Buckhead, this 1940’s inspired bar offers an extensive list of hand-crafted, classic cocktails or whiskey. With a beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline and plenty of drinks, you’ll be able to see why The Regent Cocktail Club has been voted one of the “best rooftop bars in Atlanta” by Jezebel. The indoor-outdoor layout of the rooftop bar allows you to beat the heat or host a private event. Located atop American Cut, you can enjoy a view of the city or an eclectic mix of live music from local artists; check the calendar for a list of upcoming performances. 3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste. 140, 770.415.9961

Whiskey Blue
Perched atop of the W Atlanta, this lounge features two rooftop patios offering breathtaking views of the city. You can order from a list of house cocktails, locally brewed beers or light bites. Whiskey Blue is the perfect place to unwind after work, or enjoy a DJ on the weekends. Be sure to try the Buckhead Spritz or Pomegranate Sour, which are just two of the many new drinks they’ve added since completing renovations. Whiskey Blue embodies a sleek, modern vibe that matches their fresh drink menu and the Atlanta residents. 3377 Peachtree Rd, 678.500.3190


Photography by: ATLYS MEDIA