Among the more than 1,000 restaurants across Wichita, there are casual and fine dining establishments that offer outdoor dining options, plus a number of bars with patios, too. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks outside, start with this list of 12 of our favorite outdoor patios in Wichita.

  • You feel like you’re in a friend’s backyard when you sit at the patio outside Ziggy's Pizza – Clifton Square. When the Verbeckmoes family opened their second location last year, Ziggy’s Pizza – Northeast, they included a patio that features games like cornhole to keep the kids entertained.
  • For a fine dining experience, you can’t beat Newport Grill’s patio overlooking the Bradley Fair pond in east Wichita.
  • Patio dining at the Bramble Café is a summer tradition. They are open for breakfast and lunch from May through July at Elderslie Farm, a blackberry you-pick farm just north of Wichita.
  • The patio at Stearman Field Bar & Grillis 20 yards from an airfield. They have true outdoor seating plus they can open the hangar doors to make their entire dining room have an indoor-outdoor feel. Outside is a gazebo that often hosts bands and a play area for kids.
  • Dogs can come inside at Fetch Bistro, a dog-themed and dog-friendly café in north Wichita, but the patio was a big part of the recent renovation during the filming of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey's new show “24 Hours to Hell and Back.” It’s now a patio doggy park, complete with a fenced in area for dogs to run free and play with toys.
  • If your idea of relaxing on the patio involves keeping tabs on a baseball game, consider stopping at one of these sports bars with great television-equipped patios: Heroes Sports Bar & GrillPumphouseThe Hill Bar & Grill.
  • YaYa’s Eurobistroat Bradley Fair has one of the city’s largest courtyards, a fun spot for dining, imbibing or listening to live music on Fridays and Saturdays starting in May.
  • The patio at Monarchputs diners street-side with a view of the Historic Delano District’s clock tower. 
  • Enjoy Mediterranean, French, Italian and American dishes under the trellised terrace at Larkspur Bistro & Barin Old Town.
  • Some of the newest and most popular patios in Wichita belong to Wichita craft breweries. Check out Aero Plains BrewingCentral Standard Brewingor Nortons Brewing Co.for fun outdoor spaces.
  • Mort’s Martini & Cigar Barkeeps its patio open year-round. They allow cigar smoking there and typically host live bands six nights a week.
  • The Brickyard is an outdoor music venue connected to restaurant Public at the Brickyard. The courtyard features live music Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings from spring through fall, with some additional nights as well.