Warm weather means it’s time to pack the patios! We rounded up a few of our favorite places around the Oak City, 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!
If you're dreaming of a Mexican vacation, but don't have the time or the money to spare, head to NC's first Mezcaleria for 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.
The Cardinal, a hot dog and craft beer bar in Glenwood South, brings some of the best views of Raleigh. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy!
A trip to Taverna Agora is almost as good as a trip to Mykonos. The spot off of Glenwood is complete with traditional eats and plenty of Greek ambiance—grab a seat on the roof if you can!
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.
Pizza and beer? Yes, please! Visit Trophy Brewing Company to enjoy a pint and a pie. Be warned, the patio stays packed and there's often not an organized waitlist, so if you're just looking for brews venture to Trophy Maywood.
Kick back with a pint in hand at the massive Raleigh Beer Garden. Raleigh Beer Garden actually has a lot to offer—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 a green space for yard games.
This brewery in downtown Cary is bringing back pre-prohibition style, easily drinkable ales to the scene. Pair that with a beautiful patio and you've got yourself a new favorite watering hole. Oh, and they were recently voted "#1 New Brewery in America" by USA Today's 10 Best. Not too shabby!