Smoking at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL)

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Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

Update from Dianne N : C40 is confirmed.  All ALT smoking areas are pretty gross...except E terminal.  I highly recommend E Terminal smoking areas for those that need to work and don't want to smell like an ashtray boarding their next flight.  Great ventilation.  Tables to sit at and TV monitors

28th January 2018 - Updated smoking areas are:


Near Gates 16 and 26

Concourse A:

 Can confirm smoking area near Gate A3. Feedback from Chris on the 19th January 2018.

From Tony R, 20th February 2017: Smoking bar now open by gate A1.  Purchase required.

Gordon Biersch restaurant (mezzanine level of food court) and Tap near Gate A3/A4.

Gordon Biersch does not require a purchase if you smoke past the bar on the second floor of the restaurant. From Elizabeth R. on the 29th Nov 2017.

Way Henry confirms this smoking area on the 17th of January 2017. You must make a purchase to use it.

Comparing Gordon Biersch to Terrapin Tapestry (TAP):  GB smoking bar is smaller, but it feels like their ventilation system is better.  And the GB bartenders are great. Feedback from Tee on the 4th November 2017.

Concourse B:

Just confirmed the B concourse still has a smoking area in between gates 7/9. Feedback from Spencer O. on the 8th Feb 2018.

Can confirm smoking area near Gate B23. Feedback from Chris on the 19th January 2018.

Near gates 7 and 24

Concourse C:

Update for Concourse C - 27th January 2018 - Smoking area between C17 & C21 (across from Starbucks). Feedback from Phil W.

From Lehr 9th Oct 2016: Seems two smoking lounges have been closed here, although there is still smoking areas available near Gates 16 and 26.

Gate C40: Smoking lounge open next to gate C40 as of 11/29/2016, Update from Russell.

Concourse D:

Concourse D still has Terrapin bar, were you can smoke. Feedback from Spencer O. on the 8th Feb 2018.

Update from Amanda 1st January 2017: Just an update for you on smoking in Atlanta. Terminal D has smoking at the Terrapin Tapestry House. Great bar tender and good craft beers!

Concourse E:

Near Gates 9, 17 and 29

Concourse F:

Mezzanine level in the food court area (3rd Floor)

Concourse T:

Gates 4 and 13. Near Gate T3, there is a smoking lounge. Thanz to Jerry Z for the update.

Images of Smoke Areas

Further Information

Official Website

ATL smoking areas