Dinner and Drinks at Ponce City Market's Nine Mile Station

Not long ago I had a night out with two of my favorite ladies. It's been an unusually wet summer in Atlanta, and I'd been waiting for the perfect day to head up to the rooftop bar and restaurant at Ponce City Market.  The longer I waited for a clear night, the grumpier and more despondent I got.  One day, the three of us decided just to go for it regardless of the weather.

I'm so glad we did! The night we went it poured rain on and off. Sat comfortably and dry inside Nine Mile Station's beautiful space, we sampled more than a few drinks from their cocktail menu [all of them delicious of course], and shared a variety of plates, mixing meat and vegetable options.  

Yes, things were a bit pricey, but I don't regret a single thing ordered. From the broccolini to the mushrooms to the mixed grill platter we ordered, everything was spot on and well executed.

[keep scrolling down to see my favorite part of being up on the roof!]

 Broccoli Salad, $10

Broccoli Salad, $10

 Mixed Mushrooms, $9

Mixed Mushrooms, $9

 Fresh and Pickled Vegetables, $8

Fresh and Pickled Vegetables, $8

 Mixed Grill, $32

Mixed Grill, $32

What really stole the show was the stunning sunset. The rain held off every now again, giving us a chance to sneak outside and take photos of the most incredible neon sky. We had the entire rooftop area to ourselves.  

We probably looked a bit ridiculous running around out in the intermittent rain, taking group selfies [decided not to share those here to save our dignity!] and so many photos of the sunset, but I loved it.

 If you're wanting to check out the roof of Ponce City Market, definitely stop in at Nine Mile for drinks and/or a meal. The staff was so helpful and friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed but feels just special enough [perfect to celebrate a birthday or another milestone!], and there's no additional fee to get up there [only I do recommend reading over the reservation instructions first.  You might be able to walk in, but we followed the website rules and made a reservation ahead].

We enjoyed ourselves so much on the Nine Mile side of things, we completely forgot to check out the Skyline Park half! I'll definitely be back, probably for another great girls night, ready to sample all of their old fashioned[s] again! [they may or may not have three kinds, and I may or may not have tried all of them!]