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Patio Party: Here are Eater Readers' Favorites

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Last week's Open Thread asked readers, "Which Bar or Restaurant Has the Best Patio?" Responses to the tipline were few, but passionate. Readers praised spots with fewer crowds, excellent happy hours and fun options like bocce courts. Here are half a dozen patios that Eater readers swear by.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

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1940 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 332-9463
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Backyard bocce. Wine. Lamb sliders. What more do you need? Vinoteca's backyard Plaza patio is a U street favorite.

2. Cork

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1720 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-2675
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A tipline responder praised Cork's small patio for being a chill place for dinner.

3. Boqueria

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1837 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 558-9545
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Want to combine patio seating and a great happy hour? Head to Boqueria between 3-7 p.m., according to the tipline. It's also a festive spot for enjoying unlimited bottomless brunch.

4. Room 11

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3234 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 332-3234
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Room 11 feels a little less tiny when it's patio season. The spot is a draw for Columbia Heights regulars.

5. Bistro Vivant

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1394 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 356-1700
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Bistro Vivant provides a solid patio option for suburbanites.

6. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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1612 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009-4307
(202) 319-1612
Pearl Dive attracts customers with its open-air garage door setting. It's one of 14th Street's most festive outdoor options.

1. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

1940 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Backyard bocce. Wine. Lamb sliders. What more do you need? Vinoteca's backyard Plaza patio is a U street favorite.
1940 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. Cork

1720 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
A tipline responder praised Cork's small patio for being a chill place for dinner.
1720 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Boqueria

1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Want to combine patio seating and a great happy hour? Head to Boqueria between 3-7 p.m., according to the tipline. It's also a festive spot for enjoying unlimited bottomless brunch.
1837 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036

4. Room 11

3234 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Room 11 feels a little less tiny when it's patio season. The spot is a draw for Columbia Heights regulars.
3234 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

5. Bistro Vivant

1394 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101
Bistro Vivant provides a solid patio option for suburbanites.
1394 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101

6. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009-4307
Pearl Dive attracts customers with its open-air garage door setting. It's one of 14th Street's most festive outdoor options.
1612 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009-4307

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