While there’s no right way to enjoy the pleasure of dining outdoors, there are lots of ways to experiment in D.C. with these recommendations from Nycci Nellis click here to read more.
Outdoor Oasis- Just in time for summer, Blue Duck Tavern has announced the re-opening of their Garden Terrace. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails in this outdoor oasis. To complement their outdoor dining options, the restaurant has launched a new collection of frozen “BLENT” cocktails. Guests can choose to sip on Frosé (frozen rosé wine and cappelletti Aperitivo) or the Orange Crush (ketel one oranje, orange liqueur, fresh orange juice, burnt candied orange). 1201 24th Street NW; 202.419.6755; (www.blueducktavern.com).
Updated Libations- Brookland's Finest has recently added some cocktails to their signature menu. Rightfully so, these new sips can be enjoyed inside or on their outdoor patio. The new cocktail menu includes seasonal additions like the Staycation (coconut rum, pineapple syrup, and soda, $11) and the Spicy Situation (chacho, lime, and simple syrup, $12). 3126 12th Street NE; 202.636.0050; (www.brooklandsfinest.com).
Vegan Patio- Tucked away behind the bustling H Street NE corridor sits the colorfully decorated back patio at Fare Well. A newly installed awning over the patio brings additional year-round seating to the vegan diner, bakery, and bar. Guests sip cocktails and enjoy daily Happy Hour Specials from 4pm-7pm. 406 H Street NE; 202.367.9600; (www.eatfarewell.com).
Georgian Patio- Supra, Washington DC's first Georgian restaurant, has opened their 40-seat patio and debuted a delicious new summer menu. Recent additions range from the Satatsuri Salad (grilled asparagus, cucumber, arugula, sunflower seeds, and creamy gouda dressing, $10) to the Ikhvi (duck breast, peach, fennel salad, $15). While sitting on the patio, guests are able to enjoy the full food and beverage menu. 1205 11th Street NW; 202.789.1205; (www.supradc.com).
Pizza Patio- Pizzeria Paradiso's Dupont Circle and Hyattsville locations both offer outdoor seating options. The Dupont restaurant boasts a small patio where diners can enjoy pizza and beer, while the Hyattsville location offers guests an outdoor bar and picnic tables. Guests will have the luxury of choosing from endless drink and food options. For location information click here; (www.eatyourpizza.com)
Endless Margaritas- Now open in Chinatown, chef Victor Albisu's contemporary Mexican restaurant transports guests to a Oaxacan oasis through its lush garden cocktail lounge. Enclosed by trellis greenery and decorated with geometric-patterned black and white furniture, the patio serves as the main entrance to the restaurant. Guests can order from an extensive and tropical cocktail list, including their signature Margarita Madre (mescal, lime, orange scented agave, carved rock, guajillo sal de gusano, $13). 777 I (EYE) Street NW; 202.838.5300; (www.pocamadredc.com).