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5 Outdoor Patios to Enjoy this Summer

Let’s face it, Seattle’s beautiful summers are what keeps us locals sane through the dreary winter months. So when it comes to happy hours, drinks, and dining outdoors when the weather is nice, we have to take full advantage! Grab your sunglasses and sunscreen because we compiled a list of awesome patios and outdoor restaurants for you to soak up the sun this season!


This spot has been a go-to of mine for years. Perfect for everything from a quick lunch hour break to meeting friends for hours into the evening at their Tiki bar. Reasonable pricing, and beautiful views makes Eastlake Bar and Grill a staple for summer nights.

  • $5 Happy Hour Menu: 3-6pm and 9pm-Close Daily


This historic Seattle hotel recently opened up its garden patio area for convenient outdoor dining. Guest are free to enjoy the patio at any time between:

  • 11am – 9pm on weekdays, or 7am – 9pm on weekends
  • Garden Grill Hours: 5pm – 9pm Daily (weather permitting)
  • Happy Hour: 4pm - 6pm Daily / 10pm - 11pm Thursday-Saturday
  • Weekend Brunch: 7am - 2pm Sat & Sun. Live Jazz music from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm on Sundays only


Beer lovers – this one’s for you! This casual spot in Queen Anne is an awesome place to meet up after work for a cold one on a hot day. Make sure to check their food truck schedule if you’re hungry as beer is their top priority, but the rotating food options are a fun way to try out more of what Seattle has to offer. Need a keg to go? This is your place!

  • Open weekdays from 3pm-10pm and weekends from 1pm-10pm


Located in the heart of Bellevue, Ascend is the new Eastside hotspot if you’re in the mood for elevated dining while seemingly floating above the city. This is a great spot if your in the mood for a special date night or just feeling fancy! Happy hour is the perfect time to scope out a spot early and feel free to stay until sunset.

  • Happy hour: 3pm-6pm Daily, 9pm-Close Sunday-Thursday


One of my personal favorites, Westward is not only a patio, but a complete immersive Seattle experience. With a firepit, dock, and entire outdoor beach-front area connected to South Lake Union, you can watch the sea planes come in while sipping your sangria. Oyster fans, you’ll especially “dig” this spot. Their happy hour menu includes $2 local oysters!

  • Brunch Available: 10am - 2pm