Yep, Spring/Summer is here! If you're like me, you prefer none other than boozing on a patio this time of year. Here is a comprehensive list of the patios that serve your favorite alcoholic beverage:
Coastal Flats, Fairfax Corner - This Great-American Restaurant is always busy during this time of year, as expected. The patio actually features their own bar to enjoy for your next al fresco dining experience.
Jackson's, Reston Town Center - Another Great-American Restaurant located in the bustling Reston Town Center, Jackson's features tables outside with the large wrap around bar steps away.
Grevey's, Merrifield - Another popular choice for those great weather days. The outdoor area at this locals joint in Merrifield features a large bar with tables, bar stools and tvs for your sports viewing pleasure.
Open Road Grill & Icehouse, Merrifield - A new restaurant to the Fairfax dining scene, this grill has a large bar area completely outside. With lots of tables, bar stools, happy hour specials and live music, this is a must-go this coming season!
Backyard Grill, Chantilly - With a large patio space and it's own bar, Backyard Grill is a great spot to enjoy food and beverages on their covered patio.
PJ Skidoos, Fairfax City - PJ's has a lively bar scene any day of the week but enjoy happy hour at their outdoor bar.
Outdoor Patio with Bar Service:
American Tap Room, Reston Town Center - Smack dab in the middle of Reston Town Center, this lively bar has a patio on Library St. Great for people watching, enjoying a frosty beverage and taking in the sunshine.
Whole Foods, Fair Lakes - This unlike any Whole Foods you've ever been to. Yes, this Whole Foods serves food and alcohol! During the summer months, they host specials and live music on the patio outside of this market. It is not table service but you may order inside at the sports bar, dine outdoors and enjoy the music and sun!
Dogfish Head Alehouse, Fairfax - How about a craft brew? This Alehouse is popular for their numerous, local beers, fantastic food selection and the outdoor patio. Located in the Greenbrier Shopping Center off of Rt 50, enjoy a frosty local brew.
Clydes, Reston Town Center - With the largest outdoor patio in Reston Town Center, enjoy dining (and boozing) al fresco right in the center of all the action with views of the fountain and the Pavilion.
Guapo's, Fair Lakes - Want some margaritas outdoors like you're in Mexico?! Guapo's is the place to be. With happy hour specials, it's very enticing to enjoy that margarita on their patio with table service.
Blue Iguana, Fair Lakes - A locals bar in Fair Lakes, Blue Iguana features a small patio outdoors with table service for lunch, dinner and brunch.
The Wine House, Fairfax City - If wine is more your thing (like me) then head over to The Wine House in Fairfax City. With a few tables outside in the courtyard, you can enjoy wines by the glass or bottle and great food from the chef.
Ozzie's, Fairfax Corner - The only Great-American Restaurant with happy hour specials also has tables outside on their corner restaurant. Enjoy specials from the bar at your cozy table in the middle of Fairfax Corner.
I'm there are SO many more! Know of one? Leave a comment and I'll add to this list. I know we're always looking for a fun place to dine and booze al fresco!