A Comprehensive Guide to Raleigh's Best Outdoor Patios
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A Comprehensive Guide to Raleigh's Best Outdoor Patios

Friday, Apr 26 2019

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!

Look Over Downtown with a Beer & Hot Dog at The Cardinal at The Cardinal Bar
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The Cardinal

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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Make It a Mezcal at Gallo Pelón at Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria
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Gallo Pelón

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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Sip to Skyline Views at Boylan Bridge Brewpub at Boylan Bridge Brewpub
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Boylan Bridge Brewpub

Open again! Boylan Bridge Brewpub, a local brewery that has one of the most magnificent views of Raleigh.

Sip to Skyline Views at Boylan Bridge Brewpub
$   .  Boylan Bridge Brewpub   .  Raleigh
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Have Drinks on Raleigh Times Patio at The Raleigh Times Bar
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Raleigh Times

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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Stock Up at State of Beer at State of Beer
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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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Feast on Fresh Oysters at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail
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The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail

The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail beckons you over with a patio decked out with plants and string lights. Pair the tropical vibe with their daily dollar oyster happy hour and you'll be in paradise.

Feast on Fresh Oysters at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail
$$   .  The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail   .  Raleigh
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Go Greek at Taverna Agora at Taverna Agora
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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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Thrill Your Taste Buds at Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar at Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
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Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar

There's a freaking pool at the centerpiece of this patio! If that's not enticing enough, come for the freshly prepped Italian plates and wines.

Thrill Your Taste Buds at Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
$$$   .  Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar   .  Raleigh
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Drink a Beer at Crank Arm Brewing at Crank Arm Brewing Company
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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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Enjoy Brunch on the Patio (and So Much More) at so•ca  at so•ca
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So•ca

Take a culinary tour of South America without leaving the Triangle! So•ca is serving up beautifully crafted traditional dishes from more than 20 countries south of the Tropic of Cancer—best enjoyed out on their sprawling patio.

Enjoy Brunch on the Patio (and So Much More) at so•ca
$$$   .  so•ca   .  Raleigh
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Grub on Tacos, Tots & Brews at Trophy Tap & Table at Trophy Tap & Table
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Trophy Tap & Table

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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Taste a Little of Everything at Morgan Street Food Hall at Morgan Street Food Hall & Market
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Morgan Street Food Hall

Raleigh's first food hall's got a bustling patio thanks to their innumerable food options and a full bar. String lights and music help set the scene and weekend drink specials ($12 Mimosa Buckets FTW!) have quickly made MSFH a fave local hangout.

Taste a Little of Everything at Morgan Street Food Hall
$   .  Morgan Street Food Hall & Market   .  Raleigh
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Pick Your Poison at Whiskey Kitchen at Whiskey Kitchen
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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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NOW OPEN: Barcelona Wine Bar at Barcelona Wine Bar
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Barcelona Wine Bar

Get ready to dine on tapas and wine to your heart's (or stomach's) content at Raleigh's newest addition to the Warehouse District. Barcelona Wine Bar serves up an eclectic menu inspired by Spanish, Mediterranean and South African cuisine and (in our humble opinion) is best enjoyed on their lush patio full of reclaimed wood and exposed steel beams.

NOW OPEN: Barcelona Wine Bar
$$   .  Barcelona Wine Bar   .  Raleigh
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Cheers at the Beer Garden at Raleigh Beer Garden
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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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Sip in Style at Dram & Draught at Dram & Draught
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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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Experience Raleigh's First Outdoor Bar at The Station at Person Street
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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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Have a Taste of Ireland at Hibernian at Hibernian Pub
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Hibernian

For those craving a taste from the other side of the pond, head to Hibernian Pub. Grab yourself a Guinness and head up to the rooftop for prime views of all the Glenwood action.

Have a Taste of Ireland at Hibernian
$$   .  Hibernian Pub   .  Raleigh
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Savor Brunch at Humble Pie at Humble Pie
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Humble Pie

Enjoy evening tapas or Sunday brunch on their light-strung, fully-covered patio and outdoor tiki bar.

Savor Brunch at Humble Pie
-   .  Humble Pie   .  Raleigh
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London Bridge Pub at London Bridge Pub
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London Bridge Pub

Looking for somewhere to watch soccer in Raleigh? Look no further than London Bridge Pub, a Euro-centric, soccer-loving bar where you can sip a proper pint on their pet-friendly patio.

London Bridge Pub
$   .  London Bridge Pub   .  Raleigh
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Sip Coffee & Cocktails at Hummingbird at Hummingbird
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Hummingbird

At Hummingbird, you can enjoy coffee in the morning, cocktails in the evenings and a seasonally rotating menu that will make your mouth water. Their Loading Dock spot's got a covered patio so you can take advantage of their all-day menu—regardless of perfect weather.

Sip Coffee & Cocktails at Hummingbird
$   .  Hummingbird   .  Raleigh
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A Comprehensive Guide to Raleigh's Best Outdoor Patios
A Comprehensive Guide to Raleigh's Best Outdoor Patios