Patio Dining

From riverside patios to rooftop decks, al fresco dining is a summer favorite in Milwaukee. A cool beverage, great food, sunshine, a warm breeze…what could be better? Check out one of our picks for Milwaukee’s top patios during your visit!

  1. Transport yourself to sunny Spain with drinks, dinner, or even brunch on the beautiful patio outside this Spanish-inspired restaurant.

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  2. The secret garden patio tucked between the ivy-covered brick walls of this hotel is an insider favorite for many locals.

    The Plaza Hotel
    1007 N. Cass Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 276-2101
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  3. Cafe Benelux

    Lowlands-inspired Cuisine

    Cafe Benelux

    Located in the heart of the Historic Third Ward, this rooftop patio puts you right in the middle of the action in one of Milwaukee's trendiest neighborhoods. Browse the bier book (yes, it's an entire book!), and enjoy Belgian-inspired cuisine while the city hums around you.

    346 N. Broadway
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 501-2500
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  4. Café Hollander Wauwatosa

    Lowlands-inspired Cuisine

    Café Hollander Wauwatosa

    Sister to Benelux, this Lowlands Group café is appropriately located in the bustling European-style historic village center of Wauwatosa. Their patio overlooks the massive stone pedestrian bridge, and if you come on Saturdays, you'll be steps away from the popular Tosa Farmers Market.

    7677 W. State Street
    Wauwatosa, WI • 53213
    (414) 475-6771
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  5. The historic Milwaukee River Flushing Station is now home to one of the city's favorite local cafes. Take a seat in one of the colorful chairs outside this beautiful stone building and enjoy a locally roasted coffee and breakfast while looking out over Lake Michigan.

    1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 223-4551
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  6. Fuel Cafe Walker's Point

    Café, Deli & Market

    Fuel Cafe Walker's Point

    This cool motorcycle/industrial-inspired cafe has a great outdoor space perfect for enjoying dinner under the twinkling cafe lights.

    630 S. 5th Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 847-9580
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  7. Harbor House

    Upscale Cuisine

    Harbor House

    Milwaukee's only lakefront restaurant can lay claim to one of the city's best views. You'll be right next to the water sitting out on the patio at this upscale steak and seafood eatery, often considered one of the city's most romantic spots.

    550 N. Harbor Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 395-4900
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  8. The Iron Horse Hotel

    Hotels & Motels

    The Iron Horse Hotel

    The Yard at the industrial chic Iron Horse Hotel is a great spot for outdoor dining, with decorate sails to shade you from the sun and a beautiful view of the 6th Street Viaduct.

    500 W. Florida Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 374-4766
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  9. Leff's Lucky Town

    Sports Bars

    Leff's Lucky Town

    The sprawling patio at this Wauwatosa favorite is great any time, but especially popular during special tailgate events.

    7208 W. State Street
    Wauwatosa, WI • 53213
    (414) 258-9886
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  10. Milwaukee Ale House

    Breweries, Distilleries, & Wineries

    Milwaukee Ale House

    This killer RiverWalk patio is the perfect place to watch boats cruising the Milwaukee River - you may even see some boaters or kayakers pull up to the public docks and join you for a beer!

    233 N. Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 226-BEER (2337)
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  11. This iconic local favorite is famous for its incredible pizza, but it also has outdoor dining worth bragging about: a rooftop patio with a retractable roof! Don't be afraid to order a pizza with cream cheese as a topping - it's a gamechanger!

    2597 N. Downer Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53211
    (414) 272-1745
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  12. Screaming Tuna

    Sushi & Asian

    Screaming Tuna

    It just makes sense to eat sushi with a view of the water, doesn't it? The only patio located on the riverfront at the confluence of the Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers, it offers a unique view of the city, looking up-river into the Historic Third Ward.

    106 W. Seeboth Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 763-1637
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