As summer wears on, there’s no better way to enjoy the heat than sitting outside with an ice-cold Stella Artois. Below, you can find a few of our favorite outdoor spots throughout DC where you can kick back and soak up the sun.
Old Ebbitt Grill
Known for its delicious American fare and seafood, Old Ebbitt Grill is a DC fan favorite. Relax in their atrium, which features a fourteen-story ceiling and sun-filled skylight, as you enjoy a platter of expertly shucked, fresh oysters.
At Belga Cafe, you can opt for one of two outdoor dining experiences: a standard table on the patio or a climate-controlled greenhouse perfect for an intimate meal. Belga Cafe offers classic Belgian dishes like mussels, steak, and, of course, plenty of frites.
Clyde's of Georgetown
Though Clyde’s is known for its wood-lined walls and leather booths, they’ve recently opened up a spacious patio just outside their glass doors. Order a plate of fish and chips and watch the hustle and bustle of Georgetown pass you by.
With a 2000 square foot patio, The Admiral in DuPont Circle offers one of the largest outdoor dining areas in all of DC. Whether you want to grab a casual drink at one of the four bar areas or sit down for a long brunch, The Admiral has an option for everyone.
Hawk 'n' Dove
While there’s a good chance of seeing multiple politicians here, Hawk ‘n’ Dove isn’t just a place for power lunches. The bright and airy front patio still manages to feel kind of like a British pub - one where you can order American dishes like a fried green tomato BLT or shrimp po’boy.
Dive into The Hamilton’s eclectic menu while seated at an outdoor table on their front sidewalk. Situated steps away from the White House, you can take in the sights of this historic area while eating fresh sushi or creamy potato gnocchi.
Station 4 offers ample outdoor seating on their massive patio. With a variety of high-top and standard tables - each with its own sun-blocking umbrella - you can sit down with a smoked bacon-topped burger and a glass of beer as you relax and take in Southwest DC.