This seafood spot on the Westside feels a little upscale, with seafood towers and a $55 steak on the menu. At the same time, though, The Optimist hosts a daily $1 oyster Happy Hour and has a putting green out front. It’s a great option for when you want have a few cocktails on the astroturf patio and then eat some oysters or a whole roasted fish.
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JCT Kitchen & Bar
Go to this Westside staple for the fried chicken, but stay for the cocktails, patio, and burger.
Bacchanalia in West Midtown is a seasonal, farm-to-table spot that’s great for client dinners or a big night out.
Barcelona Wine Bar - Westside Ironworks
We like the West Midtown location of Barcelona Wine Bar for the sangria, patio, and set-price menu for big groups.
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Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits
Watchman’s in Inman Park feels a little like a beach vacation, with a seafood-heavy menu and a long list of oysters.
Head to Poor Hendrix in Decatur for a drink and some light bites at the bar, or a full meal on the very private back patio.
Einstein’s in Midtown has a large, wide-ranging menu and an even larger patio, so it should be your next big group brunch spot.
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