Dining outdoors is a truly wonderful experience. Whether you’re sitting by the side of a busy street, listening to the hustle and bustle of city life, or enjoying the peace and quiet of a restaurant’s patio garden, there’s nothing quite like it. Let yourself be romanced by the sights and sounds of your surroundings – it’s an experience you won’t soon forget!
You can also have friends with you at the terrace, deck, or boulevard table and enjoy a bite to eat under the sun, under a patio umbrella, or over the stars. Pamper yourself and your loved ones by treating them to some delectable cuisine. Revel in each others’ company while enjoying a meal to remember.
There are plenty of great restaurants out there with amazing patios where you can enjoy the summer weather while still savoring a delicious meal. If you’re looking for the best of the best, we’ve got you covered. We know all the best spots to relax and enjoy the summer sun.
DOWNTOWN & MIDTOWN
Food Hall at City Foundry STL: An imaginative food hall is a place where you can find a wide variety of cuisines from all over the world represented in more than a dozen food stalls. It’s a great place to come and explore new flavors and dishes, and find something that will suit everyone’s taste.
Cinder House: Gerard Craft’s restaurant is on the top of the Four Seasons and it has wonderful views of the Arch and the Mississippi. The restaurant features a wide variety of dishes, all of which are sure to satisfy your hunger.
Ballpark Village: The Budweiser Brew House Deck offers stunning views of the ballpark that are reminiscent of Wrigley Field—without the Cubs fans at most games. You’ll be able to take in all the action on the field while enjoying a refreshing beer.
Blondie’s: The pergola-covered area of the eatery features fans, hanging plants, and wrought-iron furniture. It’s among downtown’s most pleasant patios. Thanks to the efforts of Lori Olsen, the patio is a lovely and inviting space that makes dining downtown that much more enjoyable.
Three Sixty: Standing at the rooftop bar, you can’t help but feel charmed by the views. Busch Stadium and the Arch loom in the distance, while all around you couples are getting engaged. It’s not uncommon to see a bachelorette party here either – this is truly the ultimate spot for celebrating love.
Wave Taco: There is a spot on the beach, on the northern side of the downtown area, where you can enjoy a slice of it with sand volleyball and street food. This is the perfect place to relax and take a dip in the ocean or bask in the sun.
Broadway Oyster Bar: Live music is available nightly, which makes for a great atmosphere. Additionally, charbroiled oysters, jambalaya, and catfish are all excellent choices on the menu.
The Dark Room: The Grandel provides stunning views of Powell Hall and downtown St. Louis from its elevated position. The overlook provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity to take in the sights of the cityscape from above.
Clark & Bourbon: The Bullock Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and take in the sights of Busch Stadium. Situated right next to the ballpark, The Bullock offers an unbeatable view of the game. Whether you’re looking for a pre-game cocktail or a post-game beer, The Bullock is the ideal spot to unwind and catch up with friends.
Urban Chestnut: The brewery’s original midtown location offers an inviting Biergarten, which is beautifully lit up at night with twinkling lights. The Biergarten is a great place to relax with a beer and enjoy the company of friends. The lights add a touch of magic to the atmosphere, making it the perfect place to spend an evening.
Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante: St. Louis has a longstanding tradition of enjoying a meal at Vito’s before going to the symphony. It is particularly enjoyable to dine on the streetside court during warm weather. The pizzas at Vito’s are thick and full of flavor, with pasta and salads that have a Sicilian influence. In addition, there is a small outdoor bar that creates a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere.
Sports & Social: The aptly named Ballpark Village sports bar, restaurant, and gaming venue offer a view of the ballpark. The village is located adjacent to the stadium, offering guests a unique experience that combines all the best elements of baseball with great food and fun.
LAFAYETTE SQUARE, BENTON PARK & SOULARD
Arzola’s Fajitas & Margaritas: Eddie Arzola, the man behind the famed restaurant Chuy’s, is returning to the business with a fajita-based menu. The menu can be served as a burrito, taco, or quesadilla, and there are several sides to choose from, as well as margaritas. This provides customers with a complete dining experience.
21st Street Brewers Bar: The Restaurateurs Paul and Wendy Hamilton have a great space on Chouteau that showcases some of the best local craft brews. They also have a pet-friendly patio with a fire pit, which is great for entertaining guests.
The Bellwether: The menu at this restaurant is focused on unusual combinations of textures and tastes, ranging from octopus to togarashi-dusted fries. The windows offer stunning views of the skyline, and the building-length patio is one of the most enjoyable in town.
33 Wine Shop & Bar: The ambiance is dim and relaxed, like a neighborhood pub, with an expansive wine list and a selection of beer that is also large. There are no full meals, but you can order high-end charcuterie boards that go well with the wine.
Great Grizzly Bear: Joe Schulz, the new owner of the brick-walled patio restaurant, loves the ambiance of the place and wants to keep it exactly as it is. However, he’s managed to make some improvements that have made the restaurant even better than before.
Hammerstone’s: There’s something about a place that serves food, offers live music, and has a patio that is wrapped in a vibe of Soulard. You’re drawn to it and can’t help it.
John D. McGurk’s: The pub has authentic Irish music and brick archways. Inside, it is a cozy place to drink with friends. The patio has a fountain, covered bars, and a pond that looks a little like a botanical garden. It is the perfect place to enjoy a pint of Guinness on a sunny day.
Boo Coo: This watering hole has big screen TVs, lots of games, and a room to relax. You can enjoy Cajun-Creole specialties that go great with a big selection of beers. There is plenty of space to kick back and relax at this local favorite spot.
Goshen Coffee Café: The patio hidden in the back of the coffee garden has not changed since it was bought by the new owners. The perfect backdrop for a latte and a goat cheese scone, it remains one of Soulard’s best-kept secrets.
Vin de Set: The bistro’s expansive rooftop was already popular before owners Paul and Wendy Hamilton turned it into a four-season dining spot. The breathtaking views and fresh air make it the perfect place to enjoy a meal or drink year-round.
Planter’s House: Spend a night admiring the neighborhood’s historic architecture when you take a sip of your cocktail. The craftsmanship that goes into creating the brick archways is shown up by them above the courtyard. Take your time walking around and enjoy all that this charming area has to offer.
Molly’s: The expansive outdoor dining area, lined with tables topped with umbrellas, is the perfect spot to enjoy Cajun cuisine. Oyster shooters are a great way to start your meal, and when the live music starts playing, you can get more serious with po’ boys and seafood jambalaya.
Station No. 3: The former Utah Station space has now been turned into a restaurant by the owners of Diego’s and Frida’s. The menu at the new restaurant is neither vegan nor Mexican, but it does have ties to both cuisine types.
Sqwires: The best way to top off the weekend is by enjoying a Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar at Sqwires. Sit back and relax with a delicious cocktail in hand, surrounded by your furry friends on the pooch-friendly patio.
POP: The Champagne list includes all the major types of champagne, as well as cocktails and mixed drinks with an effervescent theme. These drinks are perfect for parties or any special occasion. They are sure to add a touch of class and sophistication to any event.
Square One Brewery: The spirits here are made in-house, and the craft beers are brewed on-site. They have everything the pub has to offer, including pot roast sandwiches and fish and chips. The fish is battered and fried to perfection. The homemade chips are crispy and delicious. This is a great choice for a distillery brewpub in Missouri.