Summer in Atl = Patio Season

8 Patios for Sensational Summer Eats and Drinks

Summer in Atlanta consists of a series of brunch dates with bottomless mimosas, day parties, and evenings on the patio. Everyone is always on the lookout for the newest or proven favorite spots to patronize. I recently ran across a Jezebel list of patios for an “open-air affair” and had to share. Some, like O-ku and Gypsy Kitchen, are favorites of mine while others I’m looking forward to checking out, myself!

Check out the list below. Let me know if you’ve visited any of them. Add your favorite ATL patio in the comments!

1. Fuel up with Southern bites (and drinks, of course) on South City Kitchen Buckhead’s two-story patio before painting the town with your party posse. @fifthgroup

2. O-Ku is further elevating its happening rooftop scene with the addition of frosé—the perfect cocktail to pair with sushi and a view. @okuatlanta

3. Hit Basque in the Sun with your squad for a Sunday afternoon of day-drinking and people-watching over half-priced bottles of wine from Gypsy Kitchen’s swanky rooftop. @gypsykitchenatl

4. Bring your fur baby along to sunbathe on Smokebelly BBQ’s dog-friendly patio while you and your friends enjoy live music, cold suds and hot ’cue. @smokebellybbq

5. After touring Three Taverns Brewery in Decatur, head outside to sip A Night on Ponce IPA on the charming light-strung patio. @threetaverns

PS: Adding a couple more patios that I love!

6. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House: Both locations are bustling seafood houses that  draw crowds thanks to their laid-back vibe & rooftop bars with city views.

7. bartaco West Midtown: Stylish Mexican spot serving serving classic & creative tacos along with a large drinks list. (Try the fried oyster tacos!)

8. Barcelona Wine Bar: With locations in Inman Park and West Midtown, Barcelona offers unvarnished paneling, a brick fireplace, and a shaded wraparound patio. Barcelona delivers Spanish flair to Atlanta with more than 200 wines straight from Spain and, of course, tapas.

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prettysocialATL was recently tapped to photograph Tiwa Aganga-Williams, aka TiwaWorks — serial entrepreneur and CEO of Atlanta Greek Picnic — for a feature article on ESPN’s The Undefeated.

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AGP is the largest summer event for black fraternities and sororities in Atlanta, which draws more than 25,000 people with an estimated $3.5 million impact.

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Female entrepreneurs unite! SWEET Group Atlanta Launch


Wednesday, January 17th, was the official Atlanta launch of the Charlotte based female entrepreneur organization, SWEET Group (Successful Women Entrepreneurs and the Extremely Talented). Coming off of two successful launches in Richmond and Charlotte in 2012, the SWEET Group Atlanta launch did not disappoint. SWEET co-founder, Dr. Lillian Lambert, (the first black woman to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School) interviewed Curvato CEO and RnB Divas executive producer, Nicci Gilbert (@niccigilbert), on how to make it as a successful entrepreneur in the entertainment and fashion industry. The event atmosphere was warm and welcoming as attendees enjoyed light refreshments and signature SWEET cocktails during the networking/meet and greet segment preceding the program. After the on-stage interview, both Dr. Lambert and Ms. Gilbert fielded questions from attendees on topics from “Is my business idea worth pursuing?” to “I want to make a name for my bakery in the entertainment world. How do i get started?” (to which Ms. Gilbert replied, “give me your card and send me some! I’ll tell a friend who’ll tell a friend about how good it is!” lol…) I was personally blown away by their genuine kindness and graciousness to help anyone and I dont think anyone in attendance left without a few new contacts and maybe their business card in Nicci Gilbert’s hand! The event was held at the ultra classy Aurum Lounge, located off Peachtree St and 8th in Midtown. It was sponsored by SMS-Advisors, a business and finance managerial advisement firm headquartered out of Charlotte, NC. Here are a few pics from the event and you know the graphics were provided by yours truly, kravndesigns! Enjoy! <3 #teamkravn