What better way to spend valuable networking time than on a patio in the fresh air? If you’re looking for locations to host your after-hours mixers, Wichita offers plenty of outdoor gathering spaces at venues across the city large enough to host your group.

Patio at Hurricane Sports Grill

West side patios

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’ southwest 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.

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

Downtown patios

Meeting attendees convening at Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center or at downtown-area hotels can enjoy casual locations with more substantial space nestled in Wichita’s Old Town district, a hotspot for hotels, shopping and restaurants. Some of these include Emerson Biggins or Pumphouse, where guests appreciate easygoing atmospheres and pub favorites. 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. Attendees wishing to take in some of the hustle and bustle of the historic Delano district can wine and dine alfresco at The Monarch on its sprawling patio.

Newport Grill Patio

East side patios

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 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 pickleball.

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