With perfect spring and summer weather on tap for Atlanta in 2016, the days of heading out to a bar and rooting on your favorite bar stool should be a thing of the past, with any number of metro area bars offering lawn games to pass the time. While one might think that a lawn or grassy area is a requirement for “lawn games” that is not the case. When it comes to bars and restaurants, any outdoor area will do, as the primary focus here is game play that can occur while still being able to eat and drink.
120 Tavern & Music Hall
1440 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 509-3320
www.120tavern.com

With a convenient location right on Roswell Road in Marietta, the 120 Tavern and Music Hall is not only a great bar and concert venue, but it’s also a watering hole where you can get outside and play some sand volleyball on the regulation-size sand court right outside the bar area. Sand volleyball happens the be one of the fastest growing sports in the country and the 120 Tavern will host a bunch of tournaments and events throughout the summer. The 120 Tavern also features an outdoor tiki bar where you can fuel up before the next game.

Ormsby’s
1170 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 968-2033
www.ormsbysatlanta.com

Come to Ormsby’s for the “rec room” decor, but stay for the great pub food, drink and outdoor lawn games. Enjoy everything from backgammon to Bocce, darts, billiards, and shuffleboard while you are hanging out with family, friends, and locals. Ormsby’s is also a great spot to hold your private event or birthday celebration.

Midway Pub
552 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 584-0335
www.themidwaypub.com

Midway Pub is a what many might call a “hangout.” Located right on Flat Shoals Ave., you can come for the hard cider and the barrel-aged beer, but then stay for the cornhole leagues and the Bocce ball. A more welcoming bar, you won’t find anywhere else in the metro area. A huge menu includes small plates, salads and all sorts of sandwiches. Check their weekly events page for their updated schedule.

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Monday Night Brewing
670 Trabert Ave. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-7703
www.mondaynightbrewing.com

Monday Night Brewing is one of Atlanta’s great craft breweries. Come and take the tour and you will get to try six different beers and learn a little of the history of Monday Night Brewing. They also have a shaded patio where you can pick up a competitive game of cornhole with other patrons. Make sure you try their Nerd Alert Pilsner, a favorite of those stoking the summer BBQ.

The Glenwood
1263 Glenwood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 748-1984
www.glenwoodatlanta.com

The Glenwood is one of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhood bars, with some patio games thrown in for good measure. Monday’s are always “Free Play Monday.” While watching baseball or football on the big screen HDTVs, you can indulge in a little free shuffleboard or beer pong. $10 pitchers of beer pair perfectly with the hot dogs, burgers, and homemade soups. The Glenwood has always offered a knowledgeable and friendly staff to go with the fun atmosphere. The food served at The Glenwood is sourced from local growers and farms, so expect a ton of fresh eats to go with your lawn games.

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