Friday, April 14 | Submitted by Lillian Stone | Downtown Central
The crew at Falstaff’s Local is adding a patio just in time for warm weather. In honor of the occasion, we’ve created this definitive guide to Downtown Springfield’s patio scene. Did we miss one? Let us know on Facebook.
Chill out after a game of Skee Ball on 417 Taphouse’s patio. There’s plenty of seating for you and your beer-loving friends.
Settle in on the patio at Big Whiskey’s with an order of the restaurant’s famous buffalo chicken dip.
Take a break from an intense round of pool and enjoy a world-class burger on the patio at Billiards.
Enjoy CB’s delicious menu in the breezy lower-level patio. As if you needed another excuse to check out that impressive whiskey selection.
Civil Kitchen’s dog-friendly patio makes for great people watching. Find a spot on a weekend night to see Downtown revelry at its finest.
The Coffee Ethic’s patio is perhaps the only place in Springfield where you can enjoy a perfect cappuccino with a crowd that spans four generations—and the occasional dog.
Dublin’s Pass is right next to Big Whiskey’s on Park Central East, offering another huge patio and a tasty Irish-centric menu.
Chicago-style dueling piano bar Ernie Biggs brings the tunes and the open-air fun with a small patio out front.
Golden Girl’s patio has serious island vibes—perfect if you need to be transported after a hectic work week. Order a GG Itch and settle in.
Snag a seat on the patio at Grad School to enjoy a Full Ride burger in peace.
Located next to Falstaff’s, the patio at Harbell’s rounds out the Park Central West patio corridor. Check out the imaginative burger menu and kick it in the sunshine.
Lost Signal offers hand-crafted local brews and a food menu that goes far beyond standard brewpub fare. Head to the new brewery on the block for a sit-down under the covered patio.
It’s not technically a patio, but the backyard at Mother’s Brewing Company is the perfect place to sip a brewski in the sunshine. The dog-friendly backyard is home to some of Mother’s most popular events like the annual Mother’s Day Festival.
Sipping a drink on the closed-in patio at MudLounge means one thing: Summer has arrived. Bring some buds and maybe a board game. Pro tip: Order fondue off the menu.
Feeling cooped up? Post up at one of the long tables in front of Patton Alley. It has a fun community feel and is fully dog-friendly.
Need lunch plans? Grab a seat on Qdoba’s patio, and feel free to savor that burrito.
Catch a show at The Regency, then take it to the patio on a warm summer night.
Scotch & Soda features a tiny patio with just enough seats for you and a few of your gang. The whole place a breezy feel with a large window opening up to the patio outside.
The sidewalk seating at Slider’s is just big enough for a few lucky patrons. Grab a bag of burgers to share, then make your way to the sidewalk before someone else snags the spot.
Recipe for an ideal Sunday morning: heading to brunch on the massive porch at Brew Co. Bring your pals, your pup and your appetite.
Cool off after a night on the town outside of Studio, Downtown’s newest nightlife destination.
Chill out at Tropical Liqueurs. The upstairs patio is a perfect place to enjoy an icy drink on a hot day.