Wichita visitors enjoying drinks on a restaurant patioThe Monarch

Downtown & Delano Districts 

(The heart of Wichita)

Meeting attendees convening at Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center or downtown hotels can enjoy casual locations with more substantial space nestled in Wichita’s downtown and the adjacent Historic Delano District. Downtown boasts spacious, outdoor seating at Tor Brewing and an outdoor patio at Sweet Allie B’s Limestone Brewing Co., where attendees can sip on craft beer and enjoy casual fare like sandwiches and burgers. Just west of the Arkansas River in the Historic Delano District, visitors can enjoy craft cocktails and great eats at The Monarch, sip on wine alfresco at Alzavino Wine Tavern, or enjoy an iced coffee in the sunshine at Mokas Café.

Planners can also arrange for an evening of America’s favorite pastime at Riverfront Stadium gathering groups of 50-200 on the ballpark’s Coors Light Party Porch or groups of 50-250 at the indoor/outdoor Emprise Bank Pavilion.

A sunny day greets a full patio of people eating and drinking at Pumphouse in Old TownPumphouse

Old Town District

(Less than a five-minute drive east of downtown)

Wichita’s Old Town District is a hotspot for hotels, shopping and restaurants featuring outdoor gathering spaces. Some of these include Emerson Biggins or Pumphouse, where guests appreciate easygoing atmospheres and pub favorites. In the Union Station DistrictPourHouseWichita Cheesecake Company and The Kitchen have great outdoor seating and even better food. Connected to farm-to-table eatery Public, outdoor music venue Brickyard offers ample outdoor seating for larger groups. The enjoyable back yard style space at Nortons Brewing Co. provides room to roam, yard games, swings and picnic-style seating. And if you’re in search of a place where you can add a little fun and games to your outdoor mixer, consider The Arcade. Attendees can dine on pizza and wings, sip cocktails or beer and step inside to play a collection of more than 100 retro arcade games from the 80s and 90s.

Central Standard Brewing Patio at NightCentral Standard Brewing

Douglas Design District

(Less than a 10-minute drive east of downtown)

The Douglas Design District provides a variety of bars and restaurants with spacious patios for after-hours gatherings. At Central Standard Brewing, delegates can sip on award-winning craft beer in the indoor/outdoor establishment distinguished by its garage doors that open to a large outdoor patio with picnic tables shaded by umbrellas. If networking over beers is what attendees crave, be sure to consider Hopping Gnome Brewing Company’s new location where they can sprawl out on 2,000 square feet of patio and lawn. Piatto Neapolitan Pizzeria serves authentic Neapolitan pizza from scratch and offers a patio for smaller groups. Nearby Tanya’s Soup Kitchen has a covered outdoor seating area where guests can savor hand-crafted soup favorites like chicken curry with chutney or tomato dill bisque. For an upscale outdoor dining experience, treat meeting attendees to the Greek, German and Spanish dishes at Vora.

Chairs and tables fill the outdoor patio at Meddys northwest on a sunny afternoonMeddys Northwest

Nearby Neighborhoods

You’ll find no shortage of outdoor meeting space to entertain your attendees on Wichita’s west side. 6S Steakhouse offers ample space and a patio overlooking a small, quiet lake. For more casual fare, consider the calming patios at Meddys northwest location or the large patio with a laid-back vibe at Hurricane Sports Grill. Networking functions are perfect at Cocoa Dolce, where guests can indulge in sweet treats, specialty cocktails and comfortable intimate outdoor seating. Wichita Brewing Company offers brews and outdoor patios with west and east locations. Ziggy’s Pizza offers three locations with, you guessed it, amazing pizza with outdoor sitting. The daytime eatery, HomeGrown, has outdoor seating and serves breakfast and brunch.

On Wichita’s east side, meet on serene waterfront patios at either Chester’s Chophouse and Wine Bar or Newport Grill or enjoy European-American food and modern cocktails at YaYa’s Euro Bistro at Bradley Fair on one of Wichita’s largest courtyards. For a more casual environment, don’t miss Chicken N Pickle where sizeable groups can spread out on the complex’s multiple open-air spaces, eat, sip, and play with an array of outdoor yard games or indoor and outdoor pickleball. Another fun option is to convene at Topgolf Wichita to enjoy the venues party rooms and dozens of high-tech outdoor hitting bays for a truly memorable experience.

No matter your group’s size, Wichita is home to more than 50 outdoor patios perfect for meeting delegates to connect.