Where to drink and dine outside in Lancaster

Remember when it snowed a lot this past winter? Yeah, that sucked. If you’re like us, you probably thought to yourself with each thrust of the shovel, “Why can’t it just be summer already?” (And if you’re like us, there were probably a few expletives peppered in there, too…) Well it isn’t summer quite yet, but, darn it, it’s close enough, meaning it’s time to put your money where your inner dialogue was and get you outside!

As in years past, we’ve done our due diligence in calling up every bar and restaurant in the region with a deck, patio, rooftop, biergarten, sidewalk seating – anything that allows you to eat and drink under the sun, moon and stars. See below for details on where to dine and drink outside in and around Lancaster County.

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American Bar & Grill

Completely uncovered backyard garden, accommodates 30; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

Annie Bailey’s

Partially covered deck and patio, seats 105; open same hours as restaurant; opening May 2; opening party planned; Otter Creek Brewing tap takeover and special Vermont-inspired pairing menu; full menu; summer menu, happy hour menu; full bar; liquor pops and beercicles; regularly scheduled live music; amenities include TVs, fire pit, 236-inch screen for Phillies games/NBA; smoking permitted; Christmas in July, Oyster Fest in September

Austin Ray Bar & Grill

Completely uncovered deck, seats 45; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include Bose speakers for jukebox; smoking permitted

The Back Page

Patio, accommodates 100, seats 85; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; live music on occasion

Beanie’s

Partially covered deck, accommodates 60; open same hours as restaurant; opening party planned May 1 through May 5; full menu; full bar; regularly scheduled live music every fourth Friday 5-8 p.m.; amenities include TVs; smoking permitted

 

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Belvedere Inn

Partially covered deck, seats 30; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

Black Horse

Completely uncovered patio, seats 60; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

The Brasserie

Partially covered deck, seats 110; open same hours as restaurant, weather permitting; full menu; full bar; live music on occasion; regularly scheduled entertainment; Trivia every Wednesday; nonsmoking

Bube’s Brewery

Biergarten, accommodates 120, seats 110; full menu; full bar; regularly scheduled live music every Sunday 7-10 p.m. beginning May 25

Bulls Head

Sidewalk seating, seats 20; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; nonsmoking; expanded outdoor seating area into Zum Anker Alley

Cafe 24 Hundred

Completely uncovered deck, accommodates 40, seats 25; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

Cat’s Meow / Capone Alley

Partially covered patio and porch, seats 65; opening end of May; full menu; full bar; regularly scheduled live music on Fridays; amenities include 2 TVs

Chameleon Club / Tiki Deck

Partially covered rooftop tiki deck, accommodates 75, seats 40; open same hours as restaurant; limited menu; full bar; entertainment on occasion with DJs; amenities include TVs

Characters Pub

Completely covered or enclosed patio, seats 12; open same hours as restaurant; open year round; full menu; full bar; nonsmoking

Chestnut Hill Cafe

Completely uncovered sidewalk seating; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; BYOB

Cork & Cap

Partially covered patio, accommodates 60, seats 32; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar including signature spring cocktails; amenities include satellite radio; nonsmoking

Crossgates Pub

Completely uncovered deck, seats 50; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar with drink specials

Deck at Dutchmaid

Completely uncovered deck, accommodates 200, seats 125; open same hours as restaurant; opening party planned, Cinco de Mayo party May 5; full menu including rotating food specials Fridays and Saturdays; full bar feturing Crushes; live music on occasion; amenities include 4 TVs, 4 heaters, cornhole, darts; smoking permitted; beer promos with prizes and giveaways twice a month

El Rodeo

Completely uncovered deck, seats 28; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

El Serrano

Courtyard, accommodates 100, seats 35; opening party planned Cinco de Mayo party May 5 with live music by Los Monstros from 8 p.m.-12 a.m.;
regularly scheduled live music every Friday and Saturday weather permitting

Federal Taphouse

Sidewalk seating, seats 30; closes at midnight on weekdays; opening May 1; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

Fenz

Partially covered deck and terrace, seats 28; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

Fiorentino’s/The Flight Deck

Partially covered deck and patio, accommodates 100, seats 80; open same hours as restaurant; full menu plus pizzas, nachos and pasta; full bar including frozen drinks and 6 beer taps, half-price happy hour every day from 4-6 p.m.; regularly scheduled live music; amenities include heaters,
fire pit and ceiling fans

Fireside

Partially covered deck, seats 34; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

The Fridge

Completely uncovered sidewalk seating, seats 12; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

General Sutter Inn

Partially covered patio and garden, accommodates 110, seats 90; open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner; full menu including new items such as spicy Asian shrimp cocktail, ratatouille crudo salad and miso orange glazed salmon; full bar including strawberry basil lemonade, white sangria and a variety of tropical mojitos; live music every Thursday night; trivia every Wednesday night; amenities include heaters and a newly restored historic fountain; nonsmoking; May 10, Mother’s Day celebration; May 18, beer dinner with Evolution Craft Brewing; June 14, Waltz wine dinner; July 18, murder mystery dinner

The Greenfield Restaurant

Partially covered patio, seats 40; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; nonsmoking; patio is newly renovated

Hennigan’s/Hennigan’s Station

Partially covered deck, seats 160; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; live music on occasion; music trivia on Wednesdays; amenities include 5 TVs; smoking permitted at the bar; Fourth of July picnic

Highlands Pub

Deck and sunroom, accommodates 70, seats 50; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include 7 TVs, pool table; smoking permitted

Hot Z Pizza – Landisville

Deck, accommodates 70, seats 50; full menu

Hunger-N-Thirst

Completely uncovered patio, accommodates 100, seats 24; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include soft seating area with couches; smoking permitted; occasional cookouts

Iron Hill

Sidewalk seating, seats 30; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; nonsmoking

Isaac’s Pickle Bar

Completely covered patio, accommodates 80, seats 40; open same hours as restaurant; opening May 15; opening party planned with Flying Fish tap takeover and live acoustic music; full menu plus happy hour specials; full bar; live music on occasion; nonsmoking

La Piazza

Deck and patio, seats 55; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; live music on occasion; smoking permitted on patio, deck is nonsmoking

Lancaster Brewing Co.

Partially covered patio, accommodates 75, seats 50; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include water cistern and rain gardens

Lancaster Cigar Bar

Completely uncovered sidewalk seating, seats 20; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

Loxley’s

Partially covered deck and patio, seats 75 (patio), 160 (deck); patio open 11 a.m. daily, deck open Monday through Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday for lunch; opening May 1; full menu; full bar with 36 beers on tap including 30 craft beers and a signature cocktail menu; Yuengling Summer Wheat drafts $3 all summer; regularly scheduled live music on Sunday afternoons; regularly scheduled DJs; amenities include 8 TVs, heaters, fireplace, jukebox; August charity event party; multi-level deck and patio area featuring multiple bars

Lucky Ducks

Partially covered deck; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include TVs

Marco’s

Partially covered patio, accommodates 30, seats 18; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

Marion Court/Court Side Lounge

Partially covered deck, patio and courtyard, accommodates 1,000, seats 400; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; regularly scheduled live music; karaoke on Saturdays; rock ‘n’ roll bingo on Tuesdays; amenities include 25 TVs, 8 heaters; smoking permitted; retractable awning that will cover half the courtyard coming later this month

McCleary’s

Completely covered or enclosed patio, seats 100; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include TV, 9 heaters

Mosby’s

Completely covered or enclosed deck; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include heaters; smoking permitted

Nissley Vineyards

Completely uncovered lawn, accommodates 100+; open Saturdays 7:30-10 p.m. from July 11 through Aug. 22; limited concession menu from 6-9 p.m.; limited bar featuring Nissley wines; regularly scheduled live music including Octagon (July 11), Nightwind (July 18), Blue Moon Big Band (July 25), Uptown Band (Aug. 1), The Boomers (Aug. 8), The Fabulous Cheeze Bros. & Sisters (Aug. 15), The Maxwell Project (Aug. 22); bring your own chairs

Oka

Completely uncovered sidewalk seating, seats 20; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

Olde Lincoln House/The Tiki Barn

Partially covered deck, patio and partially open barn, accommodates 100, seats 80; open Monday through Saturday 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; full menu; full bar with 10 extra beers on tap outside; trivia on Wednesdays; amenities include 3 large screen TVs, 2 heaters; theme nights planned for later in the summer

Penguin Hotel

Partially covered porch, seats 8; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar

Pour

Completely uncovered patio, seats 30; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; regularly scheduled live music; patio is pet-friendly

The Pressroom Restaurant

Completely uncovered courtyard, seats 76; open weekday evenings, lunch and dinner on weekends; opening May for weekend dining; full menu; full bar with frozen specialty cocktails and house-created summer cocktails; regularly scheduled live music; amenities include TV, water feature; nonsmoking; newly renovated outdoor bar to go along with existing outdoor dining area; opening in June

Quips Pub

Completely covered or enclosed porch, accommodates 50, seats 20; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

Rachel’s Creperie

Partially covered deck, seats 30; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; BYOB; amenities include stringed lights, outdoor speakers; nonsmoking

Rawlinsville Hotel

Completely uncovered deck, seats 40; open same hours as restaurant, weather permitting; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

Reflections

Completely covered or enclosed porch, seats 50; open same hours as restaurant; opening party planned; full menu; full bar; live music on occasion; trivia on Wednesdays; nonsmoking

Reinholds Inn

Completely uncovered deck, seats 70; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include playground

Ridge Run

Completely uncovered deck, seats 30; open open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; full menu; full bar; live music on occasion

River Street Cafe

Partially covered deck, accommodates 100+; full menu; regularly scheduled live music; amenities include 3 TVs

Roseville Tavern

Partially covered deck and patio, seats 60-75; open open Monday through Friday 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; opening May 1; opening party planned May 18 with food and drink specials and live entertainment; full menu including wing nights on Sundays and Tuesdays; full bar including new summer drink menu with a focus on frozen drinks; entertainment on occasion including fundraisers, parties and cornhole; amenities include fire pit; nonsmoking

Sakura

Completely uncovered sidewalk seating, seats 10; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; nonsmoking

Scooter’s

Completely covered or enclosed patio, seats 80; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; amenities include TV, fireplace; real plates and utensils and no plastic cups

Shank’s Tavern

Completely uncovered patio; opening party planned May 29 with Goose Island Brewing promo, live music by The Chapmans and The Rod-Man at 6 p.m., seafood specials; full menu; full bar

Spring House Taproom

Sidewalk seating, seats 16; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; craft beer and local wine; smoking permitted

St. Boniface

Patio, seats 20; open same hours as restaurant; limited menu featuring a variety of food trucks; full bar; smoking permitted; 2nd annual St. Bonifest June 6, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., live music by The Last Time, Vinegar Creek Constituency Duo and Jake Lewis & The Clergy, food from The Fridge, Rocky’s BBQ, Souvlaki Boys and Sugar Whipped, advance tickets $9, $10 at the gate

Stoudts

Patio, accommodates 30; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted; pet friendly

Stubby’s Bar & Grille

Patio and courtyard, seats 25; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

T.J. Rockwell’s

Deck and patio, seats 200; open same hours as restaurant; full menu including AYCE seafood on Thursdays (5-9 p.m.) and Sundays (2-9 p.m.) starting May 10; full bar; amenities include 2 TVs, children’s playground, water features; nonsmoking; Pig roasts for Memorial Day (May 25) and Labor Day (Sept. 7)

Tellus360

Completely uncovered rooftop deck, accommodates 49; open same hours as restaurant; opening May 9; full menu plus special rooftop only menu featuring items cooked on the grill and in the smoker; limited bar; live music on occasion; amenities include rooftop garden; nonsmoking; Celebrate Lancaster party on June 26

The Hill

Partially covered deck, seats 18; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; regularly scheduled entertainment; amenities include heaters

Tobias S. Frogg / Willie’s Deck Bar

Deck and patio, accommodates 150, seats 100; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; special themed nights including barbeque on Wednesdays and farm-to-table on Tuesdays; full bar featuring mango drinks and locally grown fruit mojitos; amenities include 5 TVs, 7 heaters, 2 fire pits, tropical landscaping, waterfall, outdoor couches, sand beach; smoking permitted at the outside bar

Trio

Partially covered deck, accommodates 70, seats 50; open same hours as restaurant; opening May 1; opening party planned; full menu; full bar; regularly scheduled live music including acoustic showcase with Dennis McCaughey on second and fourth Tuesdays from 7-10 p.m.; live music by Dennis McCaughey on first and third Fridays from 7-10 p.m.; amenities include 2 TVs, tiki torches; smoking permitted

Union Station

Patio, seats 60; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar including summer drink menu; amenities include 2 big-screen TVs; smoking permitted

Valentino’s

Partially covered patio and porch, seats 26; open table service available Monday through Saturday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; opening May 1; opening party planned May 9, featuring $2.50 aluminum pint bottles, prizes and giveaways; full menu including full breakfast from 7-10:45 a.m.; full bar; smoking permitted at certain tables

Villa Nova Sports Bar

Deck, seats 25; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar including limerita specials; amenities include TVs, ceiling fans; smoking permitted; Long’s Park fireworks party June 28

Vineyard at Grandview

Completely uncovered deck and lawn, accommodates hundreds; open same hours as restaurant; limited menu; limited bar; regularly scheduled live music Fridays from May 1-Sept. 25 from 6-9 p.m., $7 cover at the door, food available; Wine by the Vine Sunday concert series (tickets $15) includes: Spring Concert (May 31) Summer Kick-off Country Concert (June 28) So Long Summer Soul Concert (Aug. 30) and Fall Bluegrass Concert (Sept. 20 )

The Waterfront

Patio; open same hours as restaurant; opening May 2; full menu; full bar including tiki bar drink menu; live music on occasion; entertainment on occasion including trivia on Thursdays; amenities include 2 TVs

White Swan

Deck, seats 30-40; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

Yorgos

Sidewalk seating, seats 20; open same hours as restaurant; full menu; full bar; smoking permitted

Your Place

Partially covered deck; cocktail service

Zia‘s

Deck, seats 150; open Monday through Thursday 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Friday through Sunday open same hours as restaurant; opening party planned May 10, weather permitting; full menu including weekly food specials; full bar special; summer drink menu including Crushes; regularly scheduled entertainment including DJ J Willz and DJ U; amenities include 2 TVs, 6 heaters; smoking permitted; special themed summer parties, including Fourth of July and Labor Day

 

Where’s your go-to spot for outdoor drinking and dining? Tell us where and why.


 

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