As spring finally starts to come into bloom, it officially becomes patio and rooftop season across many of Eater’s cities. Some destinations, like Montreal and Twin Cities, are still patiently waiting for warmer temperatures. But in most of the country, diners are starting to experience the joys of an al fresco meal, or gather for a happy hour with coworkers on a rooftop overlooking the city.
Here are the best places to drink outside across Eater cities, whether it be above the streets or on a sidewalk cafe. Patio and rooftop destinations across the country include the festive Rooftop Brewing Company in Seattle and the hot new Asian Loro barbecue restaurant in Austin. The remodeled Watergate hotel proves to be a place for fashionable drinking in Washington. Drinkers flock to the Empire for iconic views in New York City. Chicago favorite Big Star has a brand new patio in Wrigleyville, too. Find links to all of Eater’s most recent rooftop and patio maps below.
• New York