Wichita sees an average of more than 220 days of sunshine per year and is home to more than 1,200 restaurants. What better way to enjoy the delightful weather during the warmer months and a meal than outside on a patio? Wichita boasts a variety of outdoor patio options at both casual and fine dining establishments, bars, breweries and more! Review our list to choose the perfect patio option for your occasion.
When it comes to outdoor seating, Chicken N Pickle has you covered. They not only serve up delicious food but plenty of indoor and outdoor fun too. This restaurant and entertainment complex has multiple open-air spaces to choose from and a variety of lawn games and activities like shuffleboard and bocce ball that are perfect for a party of any size.
Looking for a place to watch a game or celebrate happy hour al fresco? At Deano’s Grill & Tapworks, diners will find big screen TVs throughout the restaurant and a roomy patio to meet with friends for lunch, happy hour, or a fun dinner.
Located in Wichita’s unique Clifton Square shopping and dining area, Dempsey’s Burger Pub offers gourmet burgers, fries, salads and more. Dig into a great meal with a view of the happenings in Clifton Square on their comfortable, charming patio.
Headshots Bar & Grill is a go-to spot in Wichita for gamers looking for electronic games and unique board games. It’s also a great place for hungry players to order pub-style food and have a good time on the patio.
Head to the city’s east side and take in mouthwatering food and a cozy dining atmosphere at Jax Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy happy hour on their inviting patio, or indulge in dishes like cast-iron skillet cheese, filet cheeseburger or shrimp pasta.
The Kitchen is the perfect place to grab a quick bite at lunch with coworkers, enjoy a date night and cocktails or fill up before a concert. This eatery serves up delicious sandwiches, salads, burgers and more either inside or on the patio, which overlooks the beautiful Union Station and is just a short jaunt to INTRUST Bank Arena.
With four out of five locations with fabulous outdoor seating, Meddys is the perfect option for laid-back dining no matter your location in the city. Grab a seat outside at their southwest, northwest, northeast and downtown spots and enjoy classics like hummus, baba ghanoush, falafels and happy hour specials seven days a week.
Sharing outdoor patio space with Meddys northeast is Oak & Pie, a casual dining spot where you can indulge in favorites like Italian nachos, kale artichoke dip, salads, sandwiches and their signature pizzas. Dine and sip on your favorite glass of wine under the stars on Oak & Pie's outdoor patio.
At the roundabout in the Historic Delano District, Monarch is home to the largest craft bourbon and whiskey collection in the state of Kansas. But it’s also widely known among locals for its lively and spacious patio, which puts diners street-side with a view of the district’s clock tower and the hustle and bustle in the heart of the city.
Savor your meal or just drinks on the spacious patio of Brickyard, an outdoor music venue connected to restaurant Public. The courtyard features patio seating in a peaceful setting in Wichita’s Old Town District during the day where diners can enjoy food from area farms, or a lively outdoor entertainment setting at night.
Tanya's Soup Kitchen serves up not only some of the best soups in town but one of the coziest patios from which to dine. Located in the Douglas Design District, this is the go-to spot for fresh, flavorful salads and hearty sandwiches and soups.
You will 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, Ziggy’s Pizza – Northeast, they included a patio that features games like cornhole to keep the kids entertained. Their third location, Ziggy’s Pizza – West, offers spacious outdoor seating and umbrellas to keep you cool and comfortable.
You can find more patios at coffee shops such as Better Yet Coffee, Fairmount Coffee Co., Il Primo Espresso Cafe, Kookaburra, Reverie and Sunflower Espresso. More options include Cocoa Dolce's downtown, Bradley Fair, and New Market Square locations, Jason's Deli, Kirby's Beer Store, Lucky's Everyday, The Anchor, and XY Bar.
Emerson Biggins Old Town boasts 34 HD TVs, great food and a large patio at the connected entertainment venue, Rock Island Live. It’s the perfect place to gather with friends to watch a game and enjoy a hot and juicy burger, hand-battered onion rings or mushrooms and a refreshing beverage.
In Wichita’s Old Town District, a popular place to enjoy Italian dishes like calzones and pizza and a wide variety of draft beers is Old Chicago. Not only is the patio the perfect space to dine outdoors, but it’s also a great place to take in the sights and sounds of Old Town.
A large patio – packed with big-screen TVs – right in the heart of Old Town can be found at Pumphouse, a former gas station turned sports bar. Choose from 16 beers on tap, a selection of pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and a variety of other pub favorites.
In addition to the region’s finest meat, poultry, seafood, hearty salads, award-winning wine list and hand-crafted specialty cocktails, 6S Steakhouse on the city’s west side has a patio nestled on a lake. You can’t beat the food or the view. Don’t miss their First Call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. featuring $5 select cocktails, wines and beers, and appetizers for just $8.
Step into a little slice of France when you dine at Georges French Bistro. Even from the patio, you can hear the cheerful sounds and smell the enticing aroma of modern French dishes being cooked fresh in their open kitchen.
Enjoy worldly Mediterranean, French, Italian and American dishes under the trellised terrace at Larkspur Bistro & Bar in Old Town. It provides the perfect atmosphere for a romantic date night or a laid-back evening with friends.
For a fine dining experience, you can’t beat Newport Grill’s patio overlooking the Bradley Fair pond in east Wichita. It features one of Wichita’s largest and most attractive patios. It’s two-tiered, faces a small lake, and has lots of shade. Known for its fresh seafood being imported into Wichita, this steak and seafood restaurant is also a popular place to for happy hour and brunch specials.
Located in the Douglas Design District, Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria, known for its light and airy pizza made from scratch with hand-selected ingredients, features two patio spaces. Enjoy the action of Douglas Avenue and eat on the patio at the front entrance or take in the unique Wichita mural painted on the exterior brick wall on the back patio.
When you’re planning your next brunch or date night, put Redrock Canyon Grill in your sights. Brunching al fresco with your friends or dining under the stars with your sweetie on this upscale eatery’s patio is sure to be memorable.
You can delight in everything from South American dishes, signature sauces and sangria on the patio at Sabor Latin Bar and Grille. It faces Old Town Square, so you’ll feel the Old Town District’s vibe while you’re sipping on mojitos.
Vora Restaurant European features a menu is influenced mainly by France and Italy but also serves German, Greek and Spanish dishes. Vora is open for lunch and dinner and offers brick-oven pizza, house-made pasta, and entrees made with lamb, veal, chicken, salmon and more. It has an open kitchen, a wine cellar and an elegant patio where you can see and hear the happenings of Douglas Avenue in Clifton Square.
Come for the European-American food and modern cocktails and stay for the ambience of YaYa’s Euro Bistro at Bradley Fair and enjoy one of the city’s largest courtyards. The patio here is a fun spot for dining, imbibing or appreciating live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Pro tip: Well-behaved, four-legged friends are welcome at all brewery patios!
Central Standard Brewing is a popular place to hang out with friends and enjoy a few drinks in a comfy retro chair in the tasting room or at a picnic table on the patio, complete with local touches like Wichita Flag artwork and art structures in the shape of wheat. On nice sunny days, you’ll find the garage doors open and people enjoying the large gathering space.
Sit in a swing, share a picnic table or engage in some friendly yard game competition on the patio with a backyard feel at Nortons Brewing Co. Sip on your craft beer and nibble on menu favorites like bacon crack or mac daddy fries. It’s great fun for adults, kids and friends.
River City Brewing Co. has been serving craft beers and pub favorites like pizza and big shell mac n’ cheese for more than 25 years. You’ll find stellar outdoor seating overlooking Old Town on the upper deck.
If you love hand-crafted food and German and Belgium-style beer, you’ll be right at home at Sweet Allie B’s Limestone Beer Co. The peaceful patio at the edge of downtown Wichita is the perfect place for a quiet lunch.
Nestled next to the train tracks that run through downtown Wichita is Third Place Brewing. In addition to a friendly taproom and the eight beers regularly offered on tap, you’ll find an outdoor patio alongside the Santa Fe train tracks, which offers an up-close experience of passing trains. It’s a great place to find live music and food trucks. Or you can bring your own food in from one of the many area restaurants.
Catch a game, and choose from a dynamic menu of wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, salads and shareable appetizers at Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria’s West and East locations. Both establishments offer indoor and outdoor seating whether you want to watch a game or enjoy some fresh air while you sip on popular brews like the V.6 IPA, 5:02 Amber Ale or Wushock Wheat.
Wineries & Wine-Centric Dining
Head out east to Chester's Chophouse and Wine Bar and enjoy dinner and drinks lakeside at the Waterfront, an elegant shopping and dining area. Chester’s patio was recently expanded to include 120 seats, movable glass doors, an outside bar and heating and air conditioning to allow for use year-round. If you are a wine aficionado, you’ll appreciate the 1,000-bottle cellar and 50 offerings by the glass.
Just north of Wichita, you can escape to Napa Valley while enjoying dinner and wine in the vineyard of Grace Hill Winery. This winery recently expanded to include a 2,000 square-foot vineyard-side patio and an outdoor bar. It also offers a tasting room and event venue. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy live music Friday through Sunday beginning at the end of April.
Jenny Dawn Cellars also recently expanded its patio, offering an outdoor location for patrons to mingle and unwind. The winery opened in 2019 in Wichita’s historical and recently restored Union Station where it boasts a tasting room, event venue and on-site wine production. The winery crafts its own wines on-site, working with grapes and juices from growers in Kansas and California.
Located in the Old Town District, Mort’s Martini & Cigar Bar is known for the live music often playing from their patio and their impressive martini menu, featuring more than 160 martinis, an extensive beer selection and a full bar. Cigar lovers will appreciate the quality cigar selection. And with a covered, heated patio during winter months, you can enjoy Mort’s no matter the season.
Nestled in Wichita’s College Hill neighborhood is the relaxed ambiance of Wine Dive, named one of Open Table’s choices for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America. Their patio, which is slated for an upgrade, is the perfect setting to enjoy s’mores – marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers served hibachi-style at your table.
Newly opened in 2021, Alzavino Wine Tavern is a must for wine lovers. Nestled within the Delano District, Alzavino offers a quaint outdoor patio along with indoor seating where patrons can sip on wines on tap from around the world. Nibble on shareable appetizers or indulge in decadent desserts including a choc-uterie board.
Just Outside the City
A one-of-a-kind patio experience awaits you just outside of Wichita at Stearman Field Bar & Grill where you can dine just 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 with giant fans swirling above. It’s the perfect outdoor venue for friends or family.
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