10 of Durham's Best Outdoor Patios
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10 of Durham's Best Outdoor Patios

Tuesday, Apr 10 2018

We *hope* we can safely say winter is behind us, because we're ready to pack the patios! We rounded up a few of our favorites around Durham, featuring rooftops and scenic skyline views, to grab a much needed beverage while enjoying the breeze. Whether you’re thirsty for a cold brew, a craft cocktail, a glass of vino or just some sunshine, this list has you covered. Cheers!

Giddyup at Ponysaurus at Ponysaurus Brewing Company
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Ponysaurus

Ponysaurus boasts a double-decker patio and wonderful brews. Just bar snacks here, but feel free to bring in your own eats.

Giddyup at Ponysaurus
$   .  Ponysaurus Brewing Company   .  Durham
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Parts & Labor at Motorco
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Parts & Labor

The restaurant and bar arm of Motorco is super casual with a patio full of picnic tables. The small plates menu pleases with all items under $10 and we're pretty sure this is the only place you can order Hipster Poutine.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at Parts & Labor
Free   .  Motorco   .  Durham
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Check Out Durham's Swankiest New Hotel at Unscripted Durham
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Unscripted Hotel

Take a dip in the rooftop pool, grab cocktail, and take in the wonder of North Carolina's coolest new hotel, located in the heart of downtown Durham.

Check Out Durham's Swankiest New Hotel
$$$   .  Unscripted Durham   .  Durham
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Dine With a View at the WaDuke at Fairview Dining Room
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Washington Duke Inn (WaDuke)

Decadent dining and first class service—all with an inimitable swanky ambience.

Dine With a View at the WaDuke
$$$   .  Fairview Dining Room   .  Durham
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Grab a German Bite at Guglhupf at Guglhupf
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Guglhupf

Guglhupf's patio is lush. Dripping with plants, it's a lovely oasis to enjoy a sweet treat and coffee in the AM. Or, swing by for a full on meal—Guglhupf serves brunch, lunch and dinner.

Grab a German Bite at Guglhupf
$   .  Guglhupf   .  Durham
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Do a Night at The Durham  at The Durham Hotel
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The Roof at The Durham Hotel

With rooftop yoga, jazz, awesome drinks and bites, and a killer event schedule and killer views of Durham—The Roof pretty much has it all.

Do a Night at The Durham
$$   .  The Durham Hotel   .  Durham
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Relish a Cocktail at Alley Twenty Six at Alley Twenty Six
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Alley Twenty Six

Possibly the smallest patio in Durham, but also possibly the prettiest. String zig-zag above the alley and a few tables are provide an intimate place to relish your craft cocktail.

Relish a Cocktail at Alley Twenty Six
$$   .  Alley Twenty Six   .  Durham
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Find Good Food & the Perfect Patio at Grub at Grub Durham
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Grub

The owners of NOSH and Piper's in the Park opened an upscale diner in the Burch Avenue neighborhood. Beautiful rooftop patio dining included!

Find Good Food & the Perfect Patio at Grub
$   .  Grub Durham   .  Durham
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Open a Bottle on Durham's Biggest Beer Balcony at Sam's Bottle Shop
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Sam's Bottle Shop

Sam's Bottle Shop carries an unbelievably huge selection of drinks in bottles and on tap, with a big ol' balcony to boot. It's a true Durham original you gotta see to believe!

Open a Bottle on Durham's Biggest Beer Balcony
$   .  Sam's Bottle Shop   .  Durham
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Hearty Sandwiches and High Class Gifts at Parker and Otis
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Parker & Otis

Peruse a well-curated selection of gifts or settle down on the Parker & Otis's porch with a finely crafted sandwich. It's totally covered so it's safe even on gray days.

Hearty Sandwiches and High Class Gifts
$$   .  Parker and Otis   .  Durham
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10 of Durham's Best Outdoor Patios
10 of Durham's Best Outdoor Patios