The summer is beginning to wane, the days are starting to get shorter, and all you want is to squeeze in a few more shorts-and-sandals moments before it officially ends.
And there’s nowhere better to soak up that slowly setting sun than on a patio at your favorite local watering holes. Every city’s got them, and below is a list of some of the best bar patios across the U.S.
This story was originally published by Party Earth.
The Churchill, Los Angeles
There might not be a city more conducive to patio dwelling than Los Angeles. It’s no myth. Los Angeles is generally sunny everyday with warm weather perfect for sipping cocktails, munching on sliders, and getting drunk with good friends. There’s no better place to do this than at The Churchill, a newer spot with a street-side patio that’s already super popular with twenty-somethings, the Hollywood scene, and the hip kids making a living in the area. The rustic, casual, outdoor space itself isn’t too large, but it’s very cozy and great for people-watching on bustling 3rd Street. Happy hours offer a pretty good deal on house wine, surprisingly upscale beers, and their regular portioned appetizers.
Zeitgeist, San Francisco
Formerly biker central, Zeitgeist remains an edgy alternative for those seeking good beer and a creative spirit. The graffiti splattered punk beer garden is the real draw with hipsters in hoodies, all walks of creative life, metal heads, and old school biker gangs. The patio boasts a bunch of picnic tables that are usually occupied, even on the foggiest of Nor Cal days. A classic bar menu is accompanied by everything from craft beer specials to good old-fashioned PBRs.
Castaways Bar And Grill, Chicago
There is no better view for a patio bar than the splendor of Lake Michigan, and Castaways Bar and Grill provides just that, attracting the perfectly tanned and buff glitterati fresh off the volleyball sand, or a long bike ride. Some super fit bar-goers spend all day pounding beers on the sun bathed decks and rooftop patio, while others come out later for DJs, dancing, and wild nights. Day or night, this is the best patio to enjoy Chicago’s short lived warm weather.
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