With the clear skies and agreeable temperatures that arrive in spring comes a great migration, and we’re not talking about the birds, the bees, or any other animal friends. We’re talking about the migration of guests from indoor seating to al fresco excitement. Whether it’s early spring and you’re sporting a light sweater or it’s the sultry days of summer and you’re sipping on a frozen sangria, there is no better way to enjoy the weather than with a great view and an adult beverage at one of the many rooftop bars in Alpharetta. Here are a few of our faves:
Known for perfect pairings of savory and sweet via their charcuterie boards and an ever-evolving list of international beers on draught, Barleygarden offers an open-air rooftop bar overlooking bustling Avalon boutiques and restaurants. Cured meats, cheeses, cold beers, and the prime position for people watching? They really ought to call it “al-yes-co” dining.
Renowned Jekyll Brewing offers a scenic rooftop patio three stories above Academy and Market Streets in the heart of downtown. A full coastal cuisine menu featuring steamed mussels, crawfish hush puppies, and pork rinds, Jekyll makes sure the snacks are just as tempting as the draft beers and handcrafted cocktails. With on-draft selections ranging from seltzers to the Southern Juice IPA and cocktails covering the span of mojitos to Moscow Mules—you’re guaranteed to find the perfect snack and beverage pairings.
The Cape Restaurant & Beach Bar is a chic coastal dining restaurant inspired by cuisine & wines from Cape Town, South Africa. Designed to transport guests to a chic beach bungalow, guests can dine outside on the rooftop patio featuring views of the entire boulevard or inside The Cape’s main dining room surrounded by colorful textured pillows, custom surf boards, and hanging botanicals that span across the ceiling. Don’t miss the Biltong (South African beef jerky), the Scottish Grilled Salmon, or the Lamb Chops. Pair your selection with a Cosmopolitan, an Old Fashioned, or the unbeatable “See You Space Cowboy”.
You may have already heard of the fun and games that await at Fairway Social. Featuring indoor digital gaming bays and an outdoor “Back 9” putting course, fun is in no short supply. However, Fairway Social also boasts a beautiful rooftop patio where guests can enjoy a meal, savor a glass of Chardonnay, and occasionally catch live music or a game on the big screen. Be a spectator to the golfing below or grab a putter yourself to see if you can keep it under par. No matter what you choose, your experience will be as thrilling as a hole in one!
For one of the best views of Alpharetta, look no further than UP on the Roof. With a charcuterie block to snack on, a classic cocktail in hand, and an unbeatable view to gaze upon, UP will quickly become a favorite spot for warm weather excursions. For a truly wonderful cocktail, don’t miss the Purple Rain—it’s like taking a sip of bottled vacation.
Elevated Thai street food in comes to life at Rickshaw Thai Kitchen & Bar with authentic ingredients and vibrant dishes inspired by some of the best street markets in Thailand. With a beautiful patio and a rockin’ rooftop bar, al fresco dining at this awesome Alpharetta restaurant is just what the doctor ordered. If that’s not enough to convince you, delicious drinks like the “Phuket Sunset” (combining coconut and pineapple rum with fresh lime, pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry juice) will make this one of your new favorite eateries!
After the sun sets and the rooftop chatter comes to a close, complete your Alpharetta adventure with a stay in one of our 30 modern and luxurious hotels. Share your favorite snacks, sips, and sleeping accommodations with us by tagging us @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta