The skies are sunny and warm weather is here, which can mean only one thing: The season for patio drinking is here! Since it’s been a while since we’ve been able to sip cocktails on a patio, we’d like to share with you of a few of our favorites:
216 Wayne Ave, Dayton
Mon – Fri 11am – 2pm, Sat noon- 2am, Sun noon-11pm
The newest patio in Dayton, this eatery opened on St. Patrick’s Day and extends the Oregon District to the east. Order up a round of Frickles- deep fried dill pickles, beer cheese with pretzel sticks or the pot roast poutine to pair up with one of their 100 beers choices, or their extensive beer/whiskey menu. Update- Ohio Liquor Control has stopped liquor service on this patio until a fence is put up to separate the common area from the patio- Mgmt is working on that and should be fixed within 2 weeks.
South Park Tavern
1301 Wayne Ave, South Park
Mon – Sat 11am -1pm, Sun noon- 1am
This enclosed patio has a cool, casual feel, and great service, so it’s easy to sip away for lunch or an afternoon of day drinking. Try an order of their focaccia, the loaded tavern fries or some dirty chips to munch on with your cocktails. Of course they are best know for the pizza and Monday’s are especially busy, when you can take advantage of half price pizza all day.
Old Scratch Pizza
812 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton
Tues – Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri & Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–9pm
Serving up Neapolitan-style pies quickly crafted in their 800° wood-burning ovens, with 20 taps of local and regional craft beer, in a casual and communal hall. If you are looking for more than pizza, they have “not-your-average-pizza-place” salads, fire-roasted veggies, and gluten-free and vegan options too.
Peach’s Bar and Grill
104 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs
open daily 11:3oam – 2:30am
With a great beer selection, a menu that’s vegetarian friendly and some great people watching this covered patio is a great place to chill out. The laid back atmosphere is just what you’ll want after a long hike at the nearby Glen Helen or a ride on the bike trail that’s just adjacent to this business. Beer list has a pretty extensive offering of craft beers.
Dayton Beer Company
41 Madison Street, Dayton
Tues-Thurs 4 to 10 pm, Fri 4 pm to midnight,
Sat noon- midnight, Sun noon – 6pm
This Dayton microbrewery in the heart of downtown opened it’s 8000 square foot bier hall in 2015 with 36 taps that feature all Ohio made brews. The 1,000 square foot bier garden features plenty of picnic tables and even some cornhole boards. Head downstairs for homemade pizza and subs from 2ND STREET PIZZA. For the non- beer drinker, they offer wine by the bottle as well as Coca-Cola products.
Double 18 Lounge
1818 Brown Street above Timothy’s Bar
It’s a whole new reason to stop by UD bar Timothy’s. The beloved bar’s second floor includes an upgraded bar area, lounge style seating, a deck overlooking the student neighborhood and large windows facing Patterson Homestead. Handcrafted cocktails and a food menu are now offered to customers, including Double 18 sliders and Tim’s tater tots.
250 Warren Street
Mon-Thurs 11 am to 10 pm, Fri 11 am to 11 pm, Sat 5 to 11 pm
515 Wayne Ave, Dayton
Mon-Sat 11 am to 10 pm
It’s always a who’s who of Dayton hanging on this rustic veranda enjoying some eggplant fires and hand crafted cocktail from their well trained bartenders, including Brandon McKibben, who recently won Buckeye Vodka Battle of the Bartenders. The kitchen is also filled with award winning chefs lead by Liz Valenti, who was the executive chef at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios in Chicago, before coming to Dayton. Sous Chef Crystal Coppock recently won the 3rd annual Chef Showdown.
329 E. 5th Street, Oregon District
Tues – Thurs 11:30am- 3pm, 5-9pm, Fri 1:30am- 3pm, 5-midnight,
Sat 10am – 3p, 5-midnight, Sun 10am – 3p, 5-9:30pm
They actually have three patio’s, but it’s the back patio, often dubbed the hidden garden that makes you totally forget you’re just blocks from downtown. The bar is stocked with some unusual liquors and the bar staff always features some creative drinks, so be sure and check out their cocktail menu and try some of their originals.
903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton
Mon -Thurs 11am- 2pm, 4:30-9pm, Fri 11am- 2pm, 4:30-10pm, Sat 4:30-10pm
When you head to the expansive patio here, you’ll feel like you’ve taken a vacation when you hang out, enjoying an eclectic menu of Latin American tapas and don’t miss their signature sangria! They even have days when they welcome your pooches on the patio. Being close to the bike path makes it a great destination for a mid-ride break.
Fifth Street Brewpub
1600 E. Fifth Steet in St. Anne’s Hill
Mon-Thurs 4 to 11 pm, Fri 11 to midnight, Sat 10 am to midnight, Sun 10 am to 10 pm
Dayton’s only co-op’s brewery offers a courtyard packed with picnic tables and often features live music and trivia.
1025 Shroyer Road, Kettering/Oakwood
open 7 days a week 11am – 2pm
Ice Cold BOBARITAS go down awfully easy when you chill on this patio with some tex/mex appetizers. This neighborhood dive is packed with regulars and has a very casual, welcoming atmosphere.
2515 Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood
Mon – Thurs . 10:30am -9pm, Fri 10:30am -10pm, Sat 8am – 10pm
Many folks never even make it upstairs in this Oakwood deli, but head up the steps and right out onto the balcony that overlooks Far Hills Avenue. You can even rent it out for a special occasions. Each Wed they feature a new craft beer, and beer lovers should ask about joining the Flyboys Ace club. tribute to some of the world’s greatest inventors & inventions from the Dayton, Ohio area that changed the world! Just a note- they only serve beer and wine at this location.
Flyboys Deli Beavercreek
2729 Fairfield Commons Boulevard, Beavercreek
Mon – Fri 10:30am -10pm, Sat 8am- 10pm
Just opened in Jan of this year, the 7,400-square-foot eatery, located outside of the main entrance to the Mall at Fairfield Commons pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest inventors & inventions from the Dayton area this 2nd location for Flyboys has the deli menu as well as a special menu of Korean Street Food! With a large patio and full liquor license this could be a great new place to day drink!
Heather’s Coffee & Cafe
505 Main Street, Springboro
Tues & Wed 7am-4pm, Thurs & Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 7am-4pm
They renovated an old house in Springboro and turned it in to a great little coffee/lunch place by day and a rocking little hangout at night. The nightlife and live music usually happens on Wednesday through Friday, with an occasional Saturday special event thrown in. Also look for special bourbon tastings and cigar nights in the man cave.
12 E. Linden, Miamisburg
Sun-Thurs 11am – 11pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 12:30am,
When they take off the walls, this patio is a great hangout. Close to the bike trail it’s a perfect spot to refuel after a great ride.
430 E. Fifth Street, Oregon District
Mon – Wed 11am- 1am, Thurs-Sun 11am -2am
Great for lunch or a late afternoon meeting, time just disappears when you hang out at this oasis that just blocks out all the noise in the busy city. Their tiny kitchen puts out some pretty flavorful dishes, with many vegetarian friendly options. On Saturday and Sunday take advantage of their bloody mary bar and brunch menu. Also see that door – its the entry to the the guest house, which can be rented out for private parties for up to 50 guests.prime
Carver’s Steaks & Chops
1535 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Centerville
Mon-Wed 5-11pm, Fri & Sat 5-10:30pm, Sun 4-9pm
Great food & great service this south suburban patio has a laid back atmosphere with an upscale menu. Chose a glass of wine for their extensive list or try one of their martini’s. The Carver’s Social hour features a $5 menu of prime rib meatballs, bruschetta toasted bread, a Carvers’s burger and a stuffed portabella mushroom.
Mudlick Tap House
135 E 2nd St, Dayton
Mon-Thurs 11am – 11pm, Fri & Sat 11am -midnight, Sun 11am – 5pm
This Gastropub starts their second summer downtown, has a rustic feel, great selection of craft beers and a scratch kitchen. Open seven days a week and serving brunch Sat and Sun with a great bloody mary bar.
312 N. Patterson Blvd, Dayton
Mon- Wed 11am – 8pm, Fri & Sat 11am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 3pm
Brixx Ice Company
500 East First Street, Dayton
Mon – Thurs 11am-11pm & 12am game days, Fri-Sat 11am-12am & 1am game days, Sun 11am-9pm
With patio seating for 148, this is one of the area’s largest. Great views of Fifth Third field and just 1000 yards from Riverscape it’s the perfect place to enjoy the weather. 10 outdoor beer taps make the service speedy and they even have racks for your bike if you’re on 2 wheels. Lots of live music and daily food and beer specials make this a patio worth checking out!
If you’ve got a favorite we missed, feel free to add it in the comments below.