Ration and Dram is a great place to keep in your back pocket - it’s easy to walk-in for cocktails and snacks or an all-day brunch. Right on the border of Edgewood and Kirkwood, this spot has two outdoor seating options - a patio with picnic tables and a second-story porch. The snacks, like poutine and burrata with roasted garlic, are the best way to go, though if you’re here for brunch, get one of their dressed-up versions of fast food favorites, like the McDowell, which is basically an egg McMuffin.
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Joystick in Edgewood is the bar that your younger self would love, with tons of arcade games and cheap drinks.
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King + Duke
The entire menu at King + Duke is roasted on an open hearth, and includes lots of meat, some fish, and very few vegetables.
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.
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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Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
Ladybird Grove in the Old Fourth Ward is the perfect outdoor spot for when you want to grab drinks and food somewhere that reminds you of summer camp.
Bocado in West Midtown works for basically any situation, with its big patio, great cocktails, and one of the best burgers in Atlanta.
This all-day spot near Ponce City Market is as great for breakfast as it is for an 11:30pm steak and cocktail on their enclosed patio.
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