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Summer is already shaping up to be epic since André is dropping new verses again, but getting into these 25 Atlanta summer situations will really heat things up. For starters, it’s time to add a new lemon pepper food in the mix, and it’s beyond time to ghost that paranormal lake y’all keep playing with.

Summer is already shaping up to be epic since André is dropping new verses again, but getting into these 25 Atlanta summer situations will really heat things up. For starters, it’s time to add a new lemon pepper food in the mix, and it’s beyond time to ghost that paranormal lake y’all keep playing with.

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If Waffle House is the after-midnight gold standard, this sh*t is diamond-flooded palladium. Just take it easy on the penicillin drinks since you’ll want better use of your senses to really appreciate the flavors of their spicy daeji bulgogi or whatever else is on their always-changing menu. - Juli Horsford

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We don't often have a taste for oxtail stew and cacio e pepe while we're watching UFC fights or Atlanta United matches any more than the next obsessive fan. But when the mood does strike, this elevated sports bar in Old Fourth Ward wins every time with its diverse menu and an obscene amount of TVs. - DeMarco Williams

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Splurge on a ResortPass to soak up the Braves game energy while soaking in the Omni’s heated rooftop pool overlooking the stadium. Then take revenge snaps while double-fisting palomas under the field lights. Since the price (starting at $60) includes 10am-10pm in-and-out privileges, you’re free to hit other Battery restaurants, too. - Nina Reeder

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The DJ spins tunes a la Tulum while resort-style cabanas tease White Lotus (minus the murder. Allegedly). Snap the caviar gnudi against the ATL skyline, or it didn’t happen. And don’t be bashful about posing for a social media flex because everyone else is, too. - Juli Horsford

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When you tire of gyrating spandex jumpers and loud Moneybagg Yo tracks clouding your smoke circle, this National Register of Historic Places-listed castle is a breath of fresh air. With its granite-walled lair and quiet patio overlooking the Woodruff Arts Center, this Persian restaurant/lounge takes a placid approach to puffing. - DeMarco Williams

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Instead of holding back likes in protest of vacationing friends who were responsible with their PTO, just head to this postcard-perfect farm 30 minutes south of the airport. Images of the charm-to-table restaurant’s golden scallops topped with just-plucked scallions will have your coworkers wondering how you snuck out of town with no holiday hours. - DeMarco Williams

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When temps jump to triple digits, fried wings sound too heavy. But the Hippin’ Hops brewery planned for that with their lemon pepper calamari. The light and flaky breading on the fried calamari rings (infused with ATL’s essential spice blend) doesn’t weigh you or your taste buds down. - Juli Horsford

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Enjoy a solid Italian dinner while sniffing in the old-money-scented air of leisure lake life (sans hauntings). Is it worth a 90-minute drive alone? Ehh, no. But the newly opened restaurant is buzzy enough of a brag to consider a full Gatsby-style weekend away from the hot city— just get a reservation or be prepared to cry Daisy Buchanan tears. - Nina Reeder

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When Edgewood bars like Mambo Zombi close, this strip is the closest we get to indulging our Freaknik fauxstalgia. Think Fast and Furious auto flexing but at “2 mph so everybody sees you.” People party in the streets, and there’s probably some underground artist blaring their unauthorized “Nasty Dancer” remix. - Juli Horsford

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Wave off your server's attempts to explain the oyster selection and proceed with the 11th retelling of your infamous Piazza Duomo story. Oh look, they do have squid ink pasta on the menu—and made in-house, too. You’ll order, but only just before catching the Italian tilework above the kitchen pass…then you’re off on another tangent. - Nina Reeder

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Kenya might be twirling by the carving station at the Sunday buffet or maybe Phaedra is dishing side-eyes in the valet line. And if not them, just know there’s probably some politician, athlete, or reality star tucked into a corner booth of this midtown staple, chowing down on a $60 wine and burger combo. - Nina Reeder

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In summer, Atlanta might as well be Transylvania. But from brunch to dinner, The Chastain's covered patio is always a lively scene thanks to a thick canopy of trees and surrounding foliage, which provide shelter from the Georgia sun. - Nina Reeder

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The host at Marcel will welcome you, even minutes before closing time. Squeeze into a space at the bar, where complimentary whipped ricotta, thinly shaved speck, olives, and griddle bread will be laid before you as if this moment should have always been the original plan. - Nina Reeder

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When expectations are high, a night at this Donald Lee Hollowell clubstaurant will represent for the culture. Curved velvet booths give Puff Daddy video vibes while sweet chili salmon bites feel like contemporary hits. The mix of the two is honey to rappers, ball players, and Joe Everydays doin’ it for the likes. - DeMarco Williams

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Think last night's 10-piece teriyaki with an order of snow crabs was wild? Wait until you hit this 14th Street day party to dig into some sweet barbecue flats while a parade of Mercedes G-Wagons are waxed in front of you. The table behind you eating lamb chops and blowing hookah circles is here for a full detail fasho. - DeMarco Williams

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The forest photo mural looks so serene you almost imagine you’re squishing moss beneath your feet. Staff speak in the hushed, reassuring tone of your therapist. And even if you take a seat on the covered, trail-facing patio, the scene still seems far removed from the BeltLine’s bedlam. - Nina Reeder

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You’ve licked so many chocolate sea salt popsicles over the past few summers that your dopamine levels are all screwed up. Take a break from KOP’s rainbow umbrellas and get your fructose fix with addictive snoballs at this homey Sylvan Road spot. Pineapple-mango is our current shaved ice obsession, so please curtail any discussions about our fiber intake, thanks. - DeMarco Williams

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No clue who mandated that all new ATL restaurants are required to have overhead garage doors at their patios, but this new Buckhead stunner has shown how brilliantly it can work without looking cliché or overly DIY-y. A breeze and their green papaya salad is as fresh as it gets. - DeMarco Williams

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Pick up a pup treat then make a beeline to the first vacant table you see because their cozy courtyard won’t have many—and try to make it there without tripping over a wagging dog tail. With everything from the strategically placed water bowls to wood-fired pizzas and charcuterie boards, this Edgewood spot looks out for the full family. - Nina Reeder

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Since last year’s seared-sausage mishap, you’ve retired your tongs. Luckily, this Virginia-Highland sanctuary has made no such claims. Instead, their nightly drive to have the city’s tenderest turkey, moistest beef brisket, and sweetest baked beans has only intensified. - DeMarco Williams

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After you leave the farmer’s market, watch as neighboring restaurant patios fill with unitard-clad cyclists clutching jalapeño kombuchas and folks in their Sunday best. Head to Elsewhere Brewing’s patio for an IPA to wash down those market pupusas while Patria Cocina’s exciting cocktail menu takes a few rounds of guac and chips to unpack. - Nina Reeder

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With only five stalls, the indecisive find their way faster to meals like Woody’s cheesesteaks, TKO’s tasty K-dogs, and Waffle Bar’s sweet and savory waffles. Plus, there’s live music performances and comedy nights on the reg. Open ‘til 4am on weekends, any obnoxious screaming you hear won’t be from children. Ponce could never. - Juli Horsford

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If the season had a restaurant sponsor, it’d be this laid-back lodge on the Eastside BeltLine. Flip flops, leashed pups, and tables covered in smoked meats and potato salad couldn’t scream “summer” louder with a lifeguard’s megaphone. After a few boozy Patio Punches, you won’t recall that one time at band camp, but this is definitely the place to spark new memories. - DeMarco Williams

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Too classy for this world, but too povvo to attend the Renaissance Tour? Head to Reverb’s bar and rooftop overlooking the Benz to catch a contact high of Queen B bliss. You’ll be closer to Beyoncé than Michelle Williams, and the skyline views and reasonably priced cocktails ensure that nothing will break your souls, ya feel? - Juli Horsford

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When the grueling climb up Cardiac Hill suffocates all hope, surrender to your inner voice that whispers, “You deserve a mimosa…with fresh squeezed juice…and coconut water from a real coconut." Head to R. Thomas. This eclectic, almost-24-hour restaurant always comes in clutch with the cocktail menu. And it's a much better way to replenish your electrolytes than drinking Gatorade from strangers (and much better vibes). Plus, you can get a side of their famous wings.- Nina Reeder

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