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!
Ponysaurus boasts a double-decker patio and wonderful brews. Just bar snacks here, but feel free to bring in your own eats.
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.
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.
Decadent dining and first class service—all with an inimitable swanky ambience.
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.
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.
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.
The owners of NOSH and Piper's in the Park opened an upscale diner in the Burch Avenue neighborhood. Beautiful rooftop patio dining included!
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!
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.