The weather is getting warmer, and you know what that means: eating outside. But while a lot of restaurants offer patio seating, a few take it up a notch by offering rooftop dining. Here are 7 places in Wisconsin where you can eat on the roof.
Does this restaurant offer the best view in all of Wisconsin? It definitely might. This restaurant is perched on the roof of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The food is contemporary, fresh, and seasonal. 227 State St, Madison, WI 53703.
2. Cafe Benelux
This Milwaukee restaurant offers a taste of Europe, serving food and beers from Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The rooftop patio is a great way to enjoy a night in Milwaukee with friends. 346 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
3. Red Lion Pub
Also in Milwaukee is Red Lion Pub. Great staff and a cozy feel make this place feel like home the first time you visit. It's pub food, but definitely on the more refined side. It's a lot of fun on the roof during the warmer nights. 1850 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
4. Taylor's People's Park
This Waukesha hotspot occupies a 2-story, Civil War era building in the heart of downtown. They've also put seating on the roof. It's a little quirky but a whole lot of fun. And the rooftop bar is exciting. 337 W Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186.
There is always something happening at Ugly's--it has a super upbeat feel from the people, and it's definitely enhanced by live music. The rooftop patio offers some stellar views of downtown. 1125 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203.
6. Lake Vista Cafe
There might not be a better view of the lake. Lake Vista Cafe is fairly casual and inexpensive, but offers dishes like crab mousse stuffed squash blossoms. Note that they reopen May 2016. 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703.
7. The Charmant Hotel
This gorgeous building is an old candy factory from the 1800s. But the boutique hotel inside is far from old. It offers a rooftop terrace. Up there, they serve drinks as well as phenomenal wood-fired pizza. 101 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601.