12 of Raleigh's Best Outdoor Patios
Tuesday, Apr 10 2018

We *hope* we can safely say winter is behind us and it’s time to pack the patios! We rounded up a few of our favorite places around Raleigh, 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!

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The Cardinal 410 fire icon

The Cardinal, a hot dog bar in Glenwood South, brings some of the best views of Raleigh. Snag a seat on the patio, a notepad to customize your dog (veggie too) and enjoy!

Look Over Downtown with a Beer & Hot Dog at The Cardinal
$   .  The Cardinal Bar   .  Raleigh
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Gallo Pelón 490 fire icon

Gallo Pelón is a little piece of paradise tucked above Centro. As NC's first Mezcaleria, Gallo focuses on mezcal, a spirit similar to tequila, but that packs a punch all of its own. The cozy rooftop patio paired with top notch drinks is just the escape you've been craving.

Make It a Mezcal at Gallo Pelón
$$   .  Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Times Patio

You may not be on top of the world, but you'll be on the top of the Raleigh Times. Enjoy an ice cold beverage while you cheers to Downtown Raleigh.

Have Drinks on Raleigh Times Patio
-   .  The Raleigh Times Bar   .  Raleigh
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State of Beer

The bottle shop is outfitted with 12 taps, bottles from local and national brewers, a food menu full of sammies and salads, plus a patio we can't stay away from.

Stock Up at State of Beer
$   .  State of Beer   .  Raleigh
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The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail 780 fire icon

The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail beckons you over with a patio decked out with plants and string lights. Pair the tropical vibe with $1 oyster happy hour and, new fave spot found.

Feast on Fresh Oysters at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail
$$   .  The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail   .  Raleigh
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Taverna Agora

The spot off of Glenwood is complete with traditional eats and plenty of Greek ambiance—grab a seat on the roof if you can!

Go Greek at Taverna Agora
$$   .  Taverna Agora   .  Raleigh
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Crank Arm Brewing

Enjoy a craft beer brewed right in the heart of Raleigh. In warmer months, Crank Arm's front garage doors stay open creating an awesome indoor-outdoor vibe.

Drink a Beer at Crank Arm Brewing
$   .  Crank Arm Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Trophy Tap & Table 619 fire icon

Signature tots, a make your own mimosa bar (served with a Magnum bottle of champs) and killer rooftop patio—we're into all of it.

Grub on Tacos, Tots & Brews at Trophy Tap & Table
$   .  Trophy Tap & Table   .  Raleigh
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Whiskey Kitchen

As the name suggests, Whiskey Kitchen specializes in top notch whiskeys, pairing its libations with a stunning interior and a gorgeous patio.

Pick Your Poison at Whiskey Kitchen
$$   .  Whiskey Kitchen   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Beer Garden

Raleigh Beer Garden has more than a lot on tap—an indoor tree, a dedicated spirits bar, an NC beer bar, multiple patios, a beer garden and if you keep wandering back, you'll find green space for yard games.

Cheers at the Beer Garden
$   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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Dram & Draught

This former auto shop has been transformed into a modern whiskey bar with pours for all palates. Take a swig, take a seat and kick back on Hillsborough St.

Sip in Style at Dram & Draught
$   .  Dram & Draught   .  Raleigh
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The Station at Person St.

The Station at Person Street has a massive patio with wood-burning fire pits to cozy up to. Bonus, on Sundays they pour $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Experience Raleigh's First Outdoor Bar
$   .  The Station at Person Street   .  Raleigh
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