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.Read More
Patio Party: Here are Eater Readers' Favorites
1. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro
Backyard bocce. Wine. Lamb sliders. What more do you need? Vinoteca's backyard Plaza patio is a U street favorite.
A tipline responder praised Cork's small patio for being a chill place for dinner.
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
Room 11 feels a little less tiny when it's patio season. The spot is a draw for Columbia Heights regulars.
5. Bistro Vivant
Bistro Vivant provides a solid patio option for suburbanites.
6. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
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.