Octane on the Westside has been around so long it basically introduced Atlanta to the idea of obsessing over coffee. The French presses and espresso drinks have been helping people reach their goal of dropping ten buzz words a minute while in a meeting where half the people are on computer screens since 2003. It’s best as a quick stop to grab a drink when you’re in the area, though there are a few tables and bar seats in the comfortable space if you want to perch with some work during the week.
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Bocado in West Midtown works for basically any situation, with its big patio, great cocktails, and one of the best burgers in Atlanta.
When you and seven of your friends want to drink cocktails and eat sushi on a big rooftop, head to O-Ku in Buckhead.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, or it just being Friday, Miler Union is the perfect spot to eat upscale Southern food and drink good wine.
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South City Kitchen Buckhead
For Southern food served in an upscale space, head to South City Kitchen in Buckhead, and try to get a table on their patio overlooking Peachtree.
JCT Kitchen & Bar
Go to this Westside staple for the fried chicken, but stay for the cocktails, patio, and burger.
Go to Beetlecat in Inman Park to sit on a patio and eat great seafood, or to drink in a basement bar that looks straight out of That ’70s Show.
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