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15 Recently Opened Outdoor Spaces at Bars and Restaurants Around D.C.

The latest places to socially distance under the sun or stars, cocktail in tow

Four Seasons’ new alfresco pop-up Eno Azur brings a taste of the French Riviera to D.C.
Jen Chase/Jennifer Chase Photography

A strong showing of new patio options just landed in D.C., bringing diners a string of new places to sip rosé and tiki drinks outside.

Under D.C.’s Phase 2 COVID-19 reopening protocols, guests are required to wear masks (except when eating and drinking), tables are limited to six, and at least one food item must be ordered per table. Many restaurants and bars encourage or require reservations.

Here’s a list of the newest patios to try right now:

Eno Azur at Four Seasons: A fire this month caused Bourbon Steak to close for the immediate future, so the team opted to start serving spiked lemonade and Champagne floats outside. Eno Azur, a new pop-up inspired by the French Riviera, arrived this week across the outdoor terrace at neighboring wine bar Eno. Four Seasons’ executive chef Sébastien Giannini is sending out dishes from his native Côte d’Azur to pair with magnums of chilled rosé. Alfresco dishes include sausage stuffed roasted vegetables, niçoise salad, braised Mediterranean branzino with fennel, and lobster spaghetti flambéed with French aperitif Pastis. 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

A bright drinks cart serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of lemonade in to-go pouches and glasses.
Jen Chase/Jennifer Chase Photography

Viceroy: The snazzy replacement to Logan Circle’s Mason & Rook hotel opened this week. Its lobby-level cafe, BPM Coffee & Wine, sits adjacent to a sleek new patio outfitted with plush lounge seating and fire pits. Customers can order coffee, teas, and baked goods by day, and wine, beer, cocktails and light bites at night. 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW

Viceroy’s facade was jazzed up by muralist and co-founder of No Kings Collective Brandon Hill.

The Fairmont: The West End hotel’s lobby bar and expansive courtyard reopened this week with its pick-your-own gin and Fever Tree tonic service. The QR code-enabled menu also features lobster mac and cheese, ahi tuna poke bowls, and apple mascarpone cheesecake. Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 2401 M Street NW

The Fairmont’s spacious courtyard.
Fairmont/official photo

Franklins: The Hyattsville brewpub added a new outdoor tiki feature this week, reports Hyattsville Wire. The beach-y setup, dubbed Quarantiki Room, is packed with real sand, aqua pillars, bamboo fencing, and picnic tables made by local craftsmen. Tropical cocktails are aplenty, and a four-person hurricane (Jamaican dark rum, lemon juice, and passionfruit syrup) can be ordered to-go. 5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland

Doi Moi: The Southeast Asian staple on 14th Street NW revives service this week with an outdoor setup for 64. A 36-seat covered portion gives off garden party vibes, decked out with ceiling fans, hanging plants and flowers, and neon furniture. Star Restaurant Group, which runs pollo a la brasa bar Chicken and Whiskey down the street, officially took over the reins in January. 1800 14th Street NW

Doi Moi/official photo

Brine: This H Street NE newcomer has menu featuring lobster rolls, East and West Coast oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, and crab cakes. A nautical-themed patio out back is outfitted with bright blue chairs. The new venture from Aaron McGovern and Arturas Vorobjovas (Russia House, Biergarten Haus) slides into the space formerly occupied by The Outsider. McGovern put a Cajun spin on oysters Rockefeller with broiled andouille sausage, red pepper corn succotash, parmesan, and corn bread crumble. Happy hour runs 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1359 H Street NE

Ceviche at Brine is stars Rhode Island squid.
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Fare Well: The vegan diner on H Street just refreshed and reopened its patio beginning on weekends by reservation only. Hours are Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 406 H Street NE

Fare Well’s upgraded patio includes planters, a floral wall, and canopies.
Fare Well/official photo

Lutèce: Formerly Café Bonaparte, the rebranded French restaurant in Georgetown is a now a casual-leaning “neo-bistro” with a chef who comes from a Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant in New York City. A 24-seat dining space improvised in the street is the setting for focaccia with squash blossom butter; chilled corn soup with crab, basil, and bacon; lamb ribs with a tamarind glaze, chipotle, and lime; and roast chicken. 1522 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest

Photo: Lutèce
Reveler’s Hour recently took over a private lot behind and Adams Morgan condo building
Reveler’s Hour recently took over a private lot behind and Adams Morgan condo building
Reveler’s Hour [official]

Reveler’s Hour at the Lot: The pasta and wine bar from the owners of essential Mediterranean spot Tail Up Goat recently took over a private lot attached to a neighboring condo building in Adams Morgan. Lots of canned wines complement brioche burgers made with dairy cow beef, bowls of bucatini with anchovy and tomatoes, and fried chicken platters that come with biscuits, veggie sides, pickles, and a shareable dessert. 1763 Columbia Road NW

Rumi’s Kitchen: Outdoor seating at the new D.C. outpost of the lauded Persian restaurant from Atlanta is first-come, first-serve, and subject to the weather near Mt. Vernon Square. 640 L Street NW

Pupatella: There are 30 patio seats at the first D.C. location of this trusty Northern Virginia pizzeria, which just opened next-door to Anju in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. 1801 18th Street NW

Pupatella/official photo

Anchovy Social: The rooftop bar overseen by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group has reopened with a contact-free ordering and payment system. Wraparound patio seats atop the Thompson hotel include views of Navy Yard and the Anacostia River. Seafood towers, prociutto and melon skewers, cacio e pepe potato chips, and Maryland crab deviled eggs are among the snacks that go with spritzes and other seasonal cocktails, wine, and beer. 221 Tingey Street SE

600 T: The underground cocktail bar in Shaw has added a patio full of polished wood and graffiti art where mandatory food options include berebere-spiced popcorn and chile garlic beef jerky. Drinks include a green Chartreuse cocktail with bell pepper juice, lime, and Prosecco. 600 T street NW

Estadio Afuera: The decade-old tapas spot in Logan Circle has reopened on a sidewalk patio on 14th Street with a new executive chef serving dishes like salmon with a medley of vegetables and piquillo pepper labneh. There’s still favorites like tortilla española, patatas bravas, sautéed shrimp al ajillo, shishito peppers, and manchego cheesecake. 1520 14th Street NW

Estadio [official]

Church Hall: The basement beer hall in Georgetown has expanded into a brick courtyard overlooking the C&O canal with a short menu that includes bratwurst, watermelon gazpacho, and a frozen passion fruit crush. 3223 Grace Street NW

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