Sure, we’ve already given you 17 reasons why Seattle summers are the best (shhhh, don’t tell anyone!), but you know what’d make ‘em even better? A sweet place to eat/drink -- but mostly drink -- outside, obviously. That’s why we ranked the 206’s 17 best outdoor establishments just for you...
Fremont You’re definitely gonna... sorry’boutthis!... needa loosen your belt after finishing a Philly Smash w/ charred peppers, onions, Gruyere & special sauce; or the Black Forest ham/Gruyere/Dijon mayo/truffled shoestring potato-topped Monsieur on the breezy patio of this Fremont burger joint.
Downtown Hidden on Post Alley in Pike Place Market, this quaint Italian restaurant not only features live performances from artists (aka, burlesque dancers), but it also has an incredible patio view of Elliott Bay.
West Seattle With a magnificent view of the harbor and delectable, Hawaii-inspired Asian food, it would be easy to forget while sitting on this patio that you’re actually in Seattle... if you didn’t have the best view of city’s skyline of any restaurant in The Town.
Belltown You’ll need to cool down on this Spanish-inspired patio in Belltown after eating the delicious, spicy cuisine cooked up in the kitchen. Get the Green Chile Cheeseburger, and be ready for a flavor explosion.
Capitol Hill The patio at this beloved by Capitol Hill locals' bar is a garden oasis, with trees and greenery creating a low-key experience that would almost make you forget you were in the city if it wasn't for the amazing view of the Space Needle.
Downtown Set against the Downtown Seattle skyline, modern cuisine and cocktails bring a fun and lively atmosphere to the very social setting of Frolik, where you can sit by the fire, or play Ping-Pong, or... um, do neither of those things?
Capitol Hill This “Earth-to-plate” concept restaurant makes lounging outside a relaxing and green experience. When you're surrounded by an edible garden, Monday night paella is just that much sweeter on the patio -- especially with a flight of Spanish wine.
Fremont Since drinking beer is everyone's real favorite patio pastime, Fremont Brewing’s urban beer garden gets the top spot. The spacious beer oasis is perfect for sipping some sustainable, local brews and stocking up on complimentary pretzels and apples.
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