What’s the best part of summer? It’s hard to decide but we’d say patio season is up there. So we thought we’d make a list of some of the spots that you need o check out. Here are 10 of the best rooftop patios you can enjoy in Seattle this summer.

Patio Cielo at Mezcaleria Oaxaca


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This is our favorite spot for authentic Oaxacan eats. They also just so happen to have one of Seattle’s best patios. It’s a great spot to catch the sunset, enjoy a drink and look over Pine Street. Check it out if you’re looking for some great eats, drinks, and of course a covered patio with a lively atmosphere.

Where: 422 E Pine St
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday opens at 5 pm

Old Stove Brewing


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Having drinks and eats is already cool as is but how about a view? Old Stove Brewing has a great indoor and outdoor patio that overlooks Elliott Bay as well as a stretch of Seattle’s waterfront.

Where: 1901 Western Ave., Ste. A
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 am-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am-10 pm

The Mountaineering Club

You really can’t beat the panoramic views provided by the 16th floor of the Graduate Hotel Seattle. The Mountaineering Club boasts views of Mount Rainier, downtown Seattle, and Puget Sound. It’s so nice up there you might forget to even eat and drink.

Where: 7700 Sand Point Way NE
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 4 pm-11 pm

Smith Tower Observatory & Bar


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If you’re looking for an unforgettable view then you have to visit the Smith Tower Observatory. Not only can you check out the deck but you can also enjoy a drink at the bar. If you want to treat yourself to a drink and a little piece of Seattle history the Smith Tower is the spot for you.

Where: 500 Second Ave
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 3 pm-10 pm



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Impressive views combined with a club-like ambiance make mbar one of the best rooftop patios in Seattle. Obviously, the rooftop is great, but even the indoor seating provides a top-notch atmosphere and sights.

Where: 400 Fairview Ave N – 14th Floor
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4 pm-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 4 pm-10 pm

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Captain Blacks


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With two outdoor decks, some wicked deals, and an unbeatable atmosphere, it’s hard to deny that Captian Blacks is one of Seattle’s favorite spots. Heck, throw in the Southern-inspired dishes and you’ve practically encountered heaven on earth.

Where: 129 Belmont Ave E
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-10 pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2-10 pm

The Nest


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Get a little boujee and hit the top shelf of Seattle rooftop bars/patios with a visit to The Nest. Come for the views, stay for the cocktails, and leave because you’re broke (like us). Either way, you’ll enjoy the delicious menu and the stunning views.

Where: Thompson Seattle, 110 Stewart Street
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5 pm-10 pm, Friday & Saturday 3 pm-11 pm, Sunday 5 pm-10 pm

Ben Paris


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If you’re looking for cocktails you can’t go wrong with Ben Paris. The Pike Place rests also has an amazing rooftop patio where you can enjoy your eats and drinks with views of the city. Check it out next time you’re downtown.

Where: 130 Pike Street
Hours: Daily 4 pm-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm 4 pm-8 pm

Purple Cafe & Wine Bar


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Have you ever been downtown and seen the glass restaurant with the giant wine tower? That’s Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, the wine tower is actually a staircase leading all the way up to their rooftop patio. If you want urban views in the heart of downtown, Purple is your spot.

Where: 1225 4th Ave
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday Lunch: 11:30 am-4 pm , Tuesday-Saturday Dinner: 4 pm-10 pm,
Sunday Dinner: 4 pm-9 pm

Fog Room


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Perched above 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle, this is more of a unique terrace than a traditional rooftop patio. That being said, it’s hard to deny Fog Room from earning a spot on this list. The modern-chic decor is gorgeous, the downtown views are stunning, and the food and drink menus are insanely good. Enjoy!

Where: 1610 2nd Ave
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 5 pm-11 pm

Enjoy those views, Seattle!