12 outdoor patios in Madison, WI


Grab a drink at Oz by Oz before ~settling down~ on the patio. | Photo by @settledowntavern

It’s officially springtime and you know what springs to mind? Taking our lunch outside on the patio. That’s right — what better way to get those outdoor points than getting to wine + dine while basking in the sun? 🌞

Grab your favorite pair of shades and your pampered pooch for some much-needed terrace time. We’ve rounded up 12 outdoor patios where you can eat, drink, people-watch + sunbathe at these trendy bars and restaurants, including pet-friendly options for your furry companions.

🌞 Camp Trippalindee, 601 Langdon St. | On top of the Graduate Madison, the rooftop camp-themed bar offers panoramic views of the city. Make a s’more or test your knowledge at trivia as you pretend to be at sleepaway camp one last time.

🌞 Everly, 2701 Monroe St. | The casual and eclectic eatery’s patio is tucked away for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Don’t worry if it gets a bit chilly — space heaters save the day.

🌞 Young Blood Beer Co., 112 King St. | The taproom in the First Settlement District is a community gathering space to try out seasonal + rotating brews. The patio space is dog-friendly, so bring your leashed furry friends on your next outing.

🌞 Great Dane Pub, 123 E. Doty St. | The downtown location’s patio oasis is tucked behind the restaurant. Escape the hustle and bustle of the square into the ivy-lined dining space while enjoying curds and a beer.


Really doesn’t feel like you’re in the heart of downtown. | Photo by @greatdanepub

🌞 Leopold’s Books Bar Caffè, 1301 Regent St. | Enjoy live music on the patio with a drink (and book) in hand. Choose from a selection of artisan wines from across the world or sip on a spiked coffee drink.

🌞 Mint Mark, 1929 Winnebago St. | The Atwood eatery starts cocktail hour at 4 p.m., with the kitchen opening at 5 p.m. Share dishes family-style + try a draft cocktail with the perfect view of this busy neighborhood.

🌞 Lucille, 101 King St. | Situated right off the capitol square, enjoy part of Madison’s streatery program — which allows restaurants to expand onto the sidewalks + streets. Devour Detriot-style pizza or start the evening off with a drink.

🌞 Banzo, 2105 Sherman Ave. | The eastside Mediterranean restaurant features a bright + colorful front patio for diners to enjoy their meal. Bonus: the space is covered and adorned with string lights.

🌞 Buck & Honey’s, 800 W. Broadway, Monona | The Monona location features a two-level riverside patio with both covered and open seating. Don’t forget about the Waunakee and Sun Prairie locations for more dining options.

🌞 Cafe Hollander, 701 Hilldale Way | While known for its snowglobe-style winter bubbles, the Hilldale restaurant features summer seating options. Sit patio-style or dine on the second floor for an open-air experience.

🌞 Settle Down Tavern, 117 S. Pinckney St. | You can’t miss the iconic yellow chairs and tables that makeup Settle Down’s patio. A new grain bowl + seasonal cocktails make this a summertime favorite.

🌞 Christy’s Landing, 2952 Waubesa Ave. | Overlooking Lake Waubesa, the bar and grill features waterfront dining, a tiki bar, and volleyball. Jam out to live music all summer long while enjoying the lake views.

Looking for more? Head over to OpenTable for all outdoor seating options in Madison.

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