The Great Outdoors

3 Bars (and Cafes) Where the Patio Is the Point

The biggest and best Seattle patios for eating and drinking outdoors.

09/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Cappuccino Alfresco

Flora Bakehouse Gives Seattle A Rooftop Patio Hangout on Beacon Hill

One of Seattle's best rooftop patios just debuted atop lovely Beacon Hill bakery Flora Bakehouse.

07/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Life’s a Beach

A Guide to a Very Seattle Beach Day

The best backdrops, reads, and drinks for all your lounging needs.

07/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Stefan Milne, and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Carlton Canary

LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

Seattle Restaurants (and Bars) with Covered, Heated, and Tented Patios

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to weatherproof outdoor dining, from Ballard to Bellevue.

06/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Egg Hunt

Where to Easter Brunch in Seattle: Takeout, Patio, or Dine In

What better way to celebrate the season of rebirth than a return to Sunday brunch?

03/26/2021 By Sophie Grossman

THAT'S A WRAP

Winter's Unlikely Staple Accessory: Blanket Carriers

They're much cuter than scrambling to find a seat by the restaurant's sole patio heater.

11/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Food News

The Week in Five Bites, from Dancing Noodles to Smash Burgers

Plus, fancy rooftop patio dinners and secret Filipino menus.

09/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

No Chill

Musang Debuts a Cold-Weather Patio Plan

Pile on the blankets—and maybe take one home.

09/23/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Westward's Waterfront Patio Arrived Just When We Needed It

The Adirondack chairs are gone, at least for now, but Renee Erickson makes one of the city’s great waterfront hangouts feel new again.

09/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Summer of Alfresco

Check Out These New Seattle Street Patios

Makeshift though they might be, the pandemic-induced outdoor dining spaces keep getting bigger—and better.

08/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Anticipation 2020

Coming to the Waterfront: A Big Deal New Beer Project

Bar duo Chris and Anu Elford are joining forces with beer phenom Averie Swanson for a brewpub called Here Today.

12/17/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Alfresco Dining

The Seattle Outdoor Patio Hall of Fame

Claim your spot at the city’s rooftops or decks.

05/29/2019 By Rosin Saez

Barstool Dispatch

Why Yes, There Is a New Rooftop Bar in the U District

Mountaineering Club provides the tipple you'd have at the summit—except you get to ride an elevator to the top.

03/13/2019 By Anne Dennon

Brew News

Magnuson Cafe and Brewery Is the Place to Be in the Waning Days of Summer

Dexter Brewhouse's sibling spot is an instant lakeside go-to.

09/04/2018 By Rosin Saez Photography by Katheryn Grice

Dining Alfresco

5 New Patios for Your Outdoor Imbibing Needs

Thankfully our smoke and haze–laden skies will reportedly decrease in the coming days. The goal is to drink a smoky mezcal, not become like one.

08/17/2018 By Christina Ausley

Skyline Flicks

Motif Seattle Announces Rooftop Movie Series

Through the summer Motif Seattle hotel will join your favorite things: cocktails, movies, and the outdoors.

06/27/2018 By Stefan Milne

Where to Hang

5 Pike Place Patios for a (Hopefully) Sunny Afternoon

At the market, alfresco dining too often means a stroll with street food in hand; take a seat at one of the many outdoor spaces.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Recommendations

27 Patios for Prime Outdoor Dining

This time of year, the city’s best tables come bathed in sunlight.

06/19/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Habitat

How to Design a Backyard Kitchen

Trying to go beyond the grill? Here’s what you need and what you don’t.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Seattle Summer

Backyard Inspiration: 4 Gorgeous Pacific Northwest Patios

These outdoor spaces will inspire you to host a patio soiree, cultivate a vegetable garden, and take every meal outside this summer.

06/12/2017 By Darren Davis