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Sky-high rooftop views, panoramic riverfront vistas, laid back tropical flair or chic industrial courtyards – some of the many unique settings where one can enjoy a cold beverage, delicious food and great company at Downtown Cleveland’s beautiful restaurant patios. No matter your food or libation of choice, here are six of the best Downtown patios to enjoy the city’s summertime beauty while sipping on cocktails.
Nestled in the heart of Downtown’s energetic Gateway District, this fun, laid back bar and restaurant transports you to an island escape. Complete with fire pits, a bocce court, string lights, live music and a net full of colorful beach balls above your head at the bar, this hot spot recently opened in 2020 and has become a Downtown staple. From the welcoming atmosphere to the tropical drinks and creative menu (don’t miss out on the cocktail slushies and the duck fat fries: they will satisfy any appetite!), you’ll forget that bustling Euclid Avenue is only steps away. This patio truly is the epitome of an urban oasis.
If you prefer a more upscale and refined dining experience, Alley Cat Oyster Bar’s panoramic riverfront provides top notch dining and drinks with unmatched views. The perfect place to watch massive freighters traverse the twisty waterways while the sun sets below the horizon; this serene, swanky yet comfortable restaurant has become a staple of Flats East Bank. Enjoy a bottle of wine, a Lobster Roll and, of course, some oysters while relaxing on the banks of the Cuyahoga.
Looking for an al fresco cocktail or dinner in the heart of a chic urban courtyard to get the full city experience? Look no further than the hidden gem of a patio at Cleveland Chop; a delicious and industrial Warehouse District steakhouse. While the filets and indoor ambiance are beloved, the back patio is lesser known. Perched on a scenic deck that overlooks a grassy courtyard and the beautifully restored Worthington Yards apartments (a century-old collection of historic warehouses and industrial brick buildings), your dining experience is elevated to an entirely new level due to the intimate and just plain cool surroundings.
Perched high in the sky at The 9, an iconic Downtown building home to luxury apartments and a hotel, Azure Rooftop Lounge serves up delicious cocktails with unparalleled skyline views. Whether you’re captivated by vistas of Terminal Tower’s sunset glow or the city’s twinkling lights as darkness sets in, the views here are incredible. Stop by on a weekday evening for a more relaxed experience, or enjoy a lively and upbeat atmosphere on the weekends. Regardless, you can’t beat the cityscape views while sipping on a refreshing summer cocktail.
One of Cleveland’s few lakefront restaurants, Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar (located next to North Coast Harbor’s Voinovich Park) offers an expansive patio with views overlooking the park, marina, lake and Downtown skyline. The tasty selection of food paired with fruity margaritas and a wide selection of tequilas results in a beautiful, delicious experience. The lively atmosphere and fun setting go perfectly with a plate of tacos.
While not in Downtown, All Saints Public House is only a quick bike or scooter ride away along the Lakefront Bikeway. Located near Edgewater Park in Detroit Shoreway’s Battery Park neighborhood, All Saints has one of the most serene and relaxing patios in all of Cleveland. The canopy of tall trees, intimate atmosphere and nighttime lighting make this patio one worth including if you’re looking for a scenic spot to enjoy wonderful food and handcrafted drinks. The chef’s daily features are always amazing, plus the summer cocktails are some of the most refreshing around. Come for the menu and stay for the atmosphere – you won’t regret it. Because of this, they can often be very busy, so get there early or be prepared to wait. But trust me - it’s absolutely worth it, and it might just become your new favorite patio.
A waterfront restaurant in the Flats East Bank entertainment district features open spaces and expansive views of the Cuyahoga River and seasonal open air dining. A two story restaurant available for...
Follow the energy rising up to Azure Sky, Cleveland's only sun deck and lounge perched 150 feet above the city streets. Delight in live music or simply relish the latest creation from our resident...
Offering signature steaks, hand crafted burgers, seafood specialties, neopolitan pizzas. Locally crafted beers, creative cocktails, extensive wine list.
The mission of Nuevo is to be an exciting, casual, yet upscale Mexican restaurant. Our building was produced from the ground up to incorporate the advantages of our unique location, with its beautiful...
This wonderful courtyard patio combined with signature frozen cocktails of the Dark and Stormy Slushie, Jungle Bird cocktail and Frose and a menu featuring seafood classics like a lobster roll and...
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