Something about the return of warm weather makes us want to head to the closest patio for dinner and drinks al fresco. Name a better pairing than patio beers. We’ll wait. While you’re thinking (spoiler alert: you can’t beat patio beers), check out this list of eleven amazing outdoor patios in Buffalo that are ready for your enjoyment!
1. Buffalo Proper (333 Franklin Street)
If you're looking for creative meals and cocktails outdoors, head downtown to Buffalo Proper. Located on Franklin, Buffalo Proper is a popular spot for post-work happy hour hangs, but feel free to visit more often! The restaurant has a full menu with impressive dinner, brunch, and drink options that harken back to the post-prohibition era.
2. Deep South Taco (291 Ellicott Street)
Order yourself a giant margarita and a plate of nachos to share while you enjoy the atmosphere of Deep South Taco. This southern-style taqueria is located on Ellicott, and they know a thing or two about keeping Buffalonians happy, evidenced by their heated outdoor patio! Whether you choose to take it up a notch by heading to the rooftop patio or stay on ground level, this is definitely one to experience!
3. Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan Street)
Brick oven pizzas, house-brewed beers, and comfy outdoor digs? Sign us up! Hydraulic Hearth is one of the most popular outdoor patios in Buffalo, and it's not hard to see why! Hydraulic even opens up their patio space for special events during the summers, perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday celebrations!
4. Liberty Hound (1 Naval Park Cove)
We've tooted Liberty Hound's horn before, and we're not stopping yet. Located in the heart of Canalside, this waterfront restaurant boasts beautiful views of Lake Erie with prime patio space. If you need more reasons to head to Liberty Hound, their food and drink offerings are just as great as the views!
5. Pearl Street Grill (76 Pearl Street)
Pearl Street's patio is iconic in Buffalo. Between the hanging flower baskets and their huge amount of outdoor seating space, it's no wonder Pearl Street is always busy in the warmer months in Buffalo! Parties and dinner dates at Pearl Street are even better in the evening, as you watch the sun set over the city.
6. Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara Street)
We told you there's nothing better than patio beers, and no one in Buffalo does it better than Resurgence. Enjoy classic backyard games, a roaring bonfire, and delicious brews at this modern Niagara Street spot!
7. RiverWorks (359 Ganson Street)
It seems there's always something happening at RiverWorks during the spring and summer. Along with its popularity as an event venue, it's also great for patio dining! Hold special gatherings, sneak away for a sunset dinner near the Labbat Blue silos, or row in to hydrate with a cold one after an afternoon of kayaking.
8. Rue Franklin (341 Franklin Street)
Grab a taste of Paris at the outdoor patio area Rue Franklin. This upscale French restaurant opens to a lush garden patio with a fountain. The perfect place to enjoy a grey meal and a nice glass of wine!
9. Tappo (338 Ellicott Street)
Two words: rooftop dining. Tappo is the place to be before a show at Shea's, or on any sunny Buffalo day! Enjoy an impressive selection of wines, dinner, lunch, and small plate specials with great views of the city.
10. Templeton Landing (2 Templeton Terrace)
You simply can't beat the ambiance at Templeton Landing. This restaurant features seafood and American fare with an outdoor fire pit overlooking the lake on their large brick patio. Come for dinner, stay for the sunset, and enjoy a cocktail or two in good company!
11. Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Avenue)
Thin Man Brewery features house-brewed beers and delicious pub fare on Elmwood Ave. Not only are their beers great, the vibe of their patio space is totally Instagram-worthy!
Where are your favorite restaurant patios to enjoy a cold brew or tasty meal on a warm day? Share the wealth with us in the comments!