Best Restaurant Patios
Patio dining provides an unmatched ambiance. Whether you’re enjoying a casual lunch with a breeze, or an evening out with the perfect lighting and a glass of wine, these locally owned patio spots will be sure to suit your needs. Check out some of the best patios in the Greensboro area.
Updated: January 2023
1421 Westover Terrace
From the same owners as Green Valley Grill and Print Works Bistro, you can expect three things without fail: excellent service, incredible food, and an enchanting patio. It is no mystery why multiple Quaintance-Weaver restaurants made this list! The patio at Lucky 32 is quaint, elegant, and roomy. The greenery-lined terrace walls make you feel like you’re in a secret garden.
Pro Tip: Try one of their seasonal craft cocktails!
110 W McGee Street
An Irish pub with gourmet fare, traditional beverages, and a garden patio for the ages! M’Coul’s is a downtown staple and you’ll be struck by their patio upon arrival. The vibrant umbrellas provide shade while the crawling greenery on the outside of the building lends a secret garden vibe, best enjoyed with a Guinness and a Reuben! Don’t forget, they have an additional outdoor seating area upstairs.
Pro Tip: Try an Irish coffee with their brunch, available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-3!
622 Green Valley Road
Green Valley Grill is the second Quaintance-Weaver restaurant on this list, and it’s no surprise why. GVG was nationally ranked as one of the best restaurants for outdoor dining in 2022. Great for a casual outing or a celebration, the patio is straight out of a magazine. Tons of greenery, wrought iron furniture, and an elegant atmosphere.
Pro Tip: In addition to a plethora of craft cocktails, GVG’s wine list is impressive to say the least – a reserved wine list is available as well.
608 Battleground Ave
The Sage Mule has breakfast on lock. They are a breakfast-only establishment, and it’s anything but standard. They have a covered patio with plenty of tables where you can enjoy their creative breakfast and brunch delights. Their specialty cinnamon rolls, creative cocktails, and coffee galore are perfect for a patio brunch.
Pro Tip: Keep tabs on their weekly cinnamon roll specials – otherworldly rotating flavors like bananas foster, s’mores, and salted caramel cheesecake.
117B W Lewis Street
Not your average pub fare. Gastronomic creations like tuna poke nachos, Italian fries, and maple brisket sandwiches are served up here at SouthEnd Brewing Co. The patio is sprawling with tons of picnic tables, as well as cozy couches surrounding a fire pit for larger groups. They have quite a selection on the beer front – truly something for every palate.
Pro Tip: Tons of events to enjoy like live music or even yoga on the patio!
200 N Davie Street
A beautiful, spacious patio with a fountain, heaters when needed, and killer views of Downtown Greensboro. Pair this with classy European-inspired cuisine, and you have a winning establishment. Café Europa is right by Lebauer Park and is the perfect place to pop in and relax after strolling at the park.
Pro Tip: Café Europa is well known for its mussels – pair them with a wine or beer from their drink menu!
210 N Davie Street
Lawn Service is a kiosk by Little Brother Brewing located in Lebauer Park, making it the perfect setting for outdoor hangs. Their menu features coffees, rotating beer and ciders, and baked goods from local vendors such as Camino Bakery and My Brother’s Cookies. Lawn Service is conveniently located amid all the weekly happenings at Lebauer Park.
Pro Tip: You can grab a hot dog from Parkside Pull-Up next door to pair with your beer!
100 W Washington Street
Liberty Oak’s patio is the perfect place to get a quick, delicious lunch or a classy night out. The patio easily adapts to fit either vibe – the bright umbrellas lend themselves to a bright and fun lunch out in Downtown Greensboro. The string lights come on and maintain a classy ambiance for an elegant patio dinner.
Pro Tip: Liberty Oaks’ convenient location makes it a perfect stop before a show at the Steven Tanger Center.
204 N Mendenhall Street
Named for the duo of giant oak trees on the grounds that are over 200 years old, Double Oaks Bed and Breakfast has a unique, historical, and stunning patio! Spacious seating, ambient string lights, and shade under the oaks make this a perfect place to enjoy a gourmet meal and a glass of wine.
Pro Tip: Don’t miss Wine Wednesdays – Live Jazz, wine tastings, and gourmet pizzas!
702 Green Valley Road
Located at the Proximity Hotel, Print Works Bistro exudes class and style. The modern interior will lead you outside to a sprawling, elegant patio. Print Works is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious brunch under the shade of the beautiful greenery on the patio!
Pro tip: check their rotating menu features, they offer the freshest in-season ingredients in these gourmet creations!