Both locations have great outdoor seating, but it’s the Buckhead version that finally turned a building near the congested area of Peachtree and Piedmont, with lots of failed predecessor restaurant/bar startups, into a true scene. It's also got HH Gulf oysters on the cheap ($6 for 12), and secretly a super-strong house margarita.
Little 5 Points
Everybody was kinda iffy when the signs went up a few years ago saying a new pizza place was coming to L5P. Then it opened with monster-sized pizza slices, a really good draft beer selection, and one of the best views in the city. Go elsewhere for fanciness; this is great for homies or for moments of personal reflection... with beer and pizza.
The brilliantly bright white and red hues on TAP’s front deck are hard to miss, and hopefully your mouth is too so you can down a 96oz “giraffe” full of one of dozens of different drafts. The locals are particularly well represented, with real crafts like Red Hare, Monday Night, Jekyl, Orpheus, and Pontoon available for sipping as you offer sad-faced sympathies to all the commuters on Peachtree and 14th who are cursing at each other instead of drinking.
Tucked down between the mall and Buford Highway in a Lenox Road dip, V&T’s outdoor situation is simple (spruced up by string lights and large Veuve Clicquot umbrellas over your head), but part of the appeal is just being in a hidden beer and wine oasis during happy hour (that’s also when they feature great oyster deals, FYI) while everyone else is stuck on that two-lane street heading to traffic hell.