Summer is prime patio season so why not enjoy the sun while having a drink or some eats on a local patio? Whether you’re in the mood for strictly drinks, an elevated dinner, delicious tacos, or award-winning food, we have you covered. Here are 12 patios with great views in Seattle.



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For lakefront views, you have to visit Westward. Not only is the patio perfect for outdoor dining but it also happens to be a Renee Erickson restaurant. So that means you’ll get an amazing menu and experience to match those stunning views.

Where: 2501 N Northlake Way
Hours: Dinner: Daily 4 PM-9 PM, Friday Lunch: 12 PM- 2 PM, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10 AM-2 PM, Limited Bar Menu Friday-Sunday 2 PM-4 PM

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. Oh, and they’re pet friendly!

Where: 422 E Pine St
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4 PM-10 PM, Friday & Saturday 4 PM-11 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: Daily 11 AM-10 PM, Bar open until 10:30 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-Thursday 3 PM-12 AM, Friday & Saturday 3 PM-1 AM, Sunday Brunch 10 AM-2 PM, & afternoon 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: Monday-Thursday 4 PM-9 PM, Friday-Saturday 12 PM-10 PM, Sunday 12 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: Open daily at 5 PM

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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: Thursday-Saturday 11 AM-10 PM, Sunday & Wednesday 11 AM-9 PM

The Nest


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If you’re looking for an elevated experience you can’t beat The Nest. Come for the views, stay for the cocktails, and enjoy a great evening in the heart of Seattle. You’ll enjoy the delicious menu and the stunning views.

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

Agua Verde

This spot is unique for a few reasons. Firstly it’s right on the water and has a great outdoor patio.  Secondly, you can actually rent kayaks and paddleboards here. So grab some eats and drinks and hit the lake afterward. It’ll be a fun and tasty experience you won’t soon forget.

Where: 1303 NE Boat Street
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10 AM-9:30 PM, Friday & Saturday 10 AM-10 PM

Brimmer and Heeltap

This Ballard spot has a beautiful back patio and garden area that just so happens to be covered. So if you’re looking to enjoy a delicious menu with PNW ingredients this spot is a great choice. And while it might not be the kind of view you’d normally associate with patios, you can’t beat garden dining.

Where: 425 NW Market St
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 4 PM-9 PM

Captain Blacks


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With two outdoor decks, some wicked deals, and an unbeatable atmosphere, it’s hard to deny that Captain Blacks is one of Capitol Hill’s favorite spots. You’ll find Southern-inspired dishes and plenty of drinks as well as long hours.

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

Salty’s on Alki

On the topic of Alki, we can’t not mention Salty’s. The classic spot is known for its waterfront views and menu which is chock full of seafood. Great drinks and delicious seafood by the bay sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?

Where: 1936 Harbor Avenue SW
Hours: Monday–Thursday 4:30 PM–8:30 PM, Friday 4:30 PM–9 PM, Saturday 10 AM-9 PM, Sunday 10 AM-8:30 PM

That’s what we have for you when it comes to patios with views in Seattle. Enjoy!