Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate patio season in Cincy! If you’re looking for a restaurant with a view, an outdoor beer garden or a fun patio to enjoy happy hour outside, this is your guide to the best restaurants with outdoor dining in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Incline Public House

Incline Public House

Seated atop the Price Hill Incline, Incline Public House's patio boasts some of the best views of the Cincinnati region. Indulge in delicious eats like gourmet sandwiches and pizza and sip on craft cocktails and local beer.

Arnold’s Bar & Grill

Arnold's Bar & Grill
Arnold's Bar and Grill

String lights illuminate the unique courtyard at the oldest bar in Cincinnati, Arnold's Bar and Grill. With a different live music act nearly every night, the patio at Arnold’s is perfect for enjoying good food and cold brews.

Krueger's Tavern

Krueger's Tavern
Krueger's Tavern

Featuring hand-ground burgers and house-made sausage, Krueger's Tavern is a great Over-the-Rhine hangout. Enjoy a craft beer or cocktail with your meal atop the gorgeous rooftop bar and patio!

Fifty West Brewing


A beachy burger bar in the middle of Cincy? Yes, you read that right. Fifty West Brewing is a fantastic place for the whole family to hang out, and enjoy some great food and good beer for the grownups. Build your own burger with classic and quirky toppings, milkshakes, plus a menu just for the kiddos. Play a game of pickleball or just kick back underneath an umbrella. Seating is first come first serve, leashed dogs are also welcome. 

Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant

Vinoklet Winery
Vinoklet Winery

Enjoy dinner with views of the vineyard at Vinoklet Winery. Come for a wine tasting during the day and stay for a steak dinner grilled to perfection. After dinner, explore the vineyard, play bocce ball, or kick back and relax by a bonfire.

Hofbrauhaus Newport

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You don’t want to miss the Bier Garden at the first authentic Hofbrauhaus in America (modeled after the legendary establishment in Munich, Germany). There are freshly planted trees, awnings to keep the sun out of your eyes, and a killer view of the Cincinnati skyline and Newport waterfront. Not to mention, beer that is brewed using original recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria, more than 400 years ago!

Paxton's Grill

Loveland Bike Trail
Loveland Bike Trail

Located along the scenic Little Miami Bike Trail, Paxton's Grill features burgers, sandwiches, and salads right in the heart of downtown Loveland. The patio is open year-round so don't let the cold stop you from enjoying a beer on the bike trail.

Looking for more unique restaurants and bars in Cincy? Check out our favorite rooftop bars and family-friendly barbecue joints.

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