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9 Patios to Pursue

It’s patio season! A little al fresco ambiance is good for the soul. Sip on seasonal drinks, grab some apps or stay put and savor a meal.

Some are cozy, quiet and relaxing and others are the life of the patio party. Whatever style you’re in the mood for, here are 10 patios to check out for wining and dining.

 

Kona Grill

Liberty Township

Upstairs or downstairs, that is the question. This modern scratch kitchen and craft cocktail restaurant boasts two patio hot spots. Both are adorned with comfy furniture and fire pit tables. Kona’s location has prime viewing for activities and concerts on The Square at Liberty Center.

Cocktail at Kona Grill Liberty Center

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Butt Shack BBQ & Grill

Fairfield

Find plenty of seating at this new Fairfield BBQ joint. Serving up low and slow, 100% wood smoked BBQ fresh every day. The patio at Butt Shack BBQ & Grill is also a great place to relax and hear the tunes from Groovin’ on the Green in the summer at the adjacent Village Green Park.

 Butt Shaq BBQ Fairfield

Photo: Butt Shaq BBQ

Trinity Gastro Pub

West Chester

Located next to a bike trail, it’s a great place to make a pit stop. The patio area is cozy, inviting and has its own bar. A large selection of craft beer on draft is available, and the burgers get rave reviews.

 Trinity Gastro Pub West Chester

Municipal Brew Works

Hamilton

There’s just something about grabbing a drink and spending an afternoon outside catching up and making new memories. This new brewery located in a historic Art Deco building serves up cold brews including their Approachable Blonde, Station 2 and Courageous. If you get hungry, no worries, food trucks are often parked by this patio.

 Municipal Brew Works Hamilton

Photo: Municipal Brew Works

Cozy’s Cafe and Pub

Liberty Township

Charming is an understatement. This patio is charming, cute, cozy (no pun intended) and absolutely perfect for summer evenings.  The food here is fantastic, and a rotating menu keeps things lively and fresh.

 Cozy's Cafe and Pub Liberty Township

Photo: Cozy's Cafe and Pub

Canal House

Middletown

You can feel the energy when you walk into this vibrant green bar and grill. 50 microbrews, signature drinks and a delicious menu are waiting. Grab a flight and head out to the patio to conduct your sampling. Check out their Facebook page for special beer tastings and a live music schedule!

Canal House Middletown

Photo: Canal House

Dingle House

West Chester

Irish décor, Irish fare and a great time are easily found here. The patio overlooks The Square at Union Centre, where there are often concerts and festivals throughout the summer. On Sundays enjoy an all Irish Fare brunch, and Mondays are all you can eat Fish and Chips!

Dingle House West Chester

Photo: Dingle House

AC Lounge

Liberty Township

Make your way up to the second floor of the contemporary and sleek AC Hotel. This modern, upscale lounge overlooks the action of Liberty Center. The menu has signature cocktails and small bites. This patio is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail before eating at one of Liberty Center’s great restaurants, or an ideal seat for the Sounds of Summer concert series.

 AC Lounge Liberty Center

Photo: AC Hotel at Liberty Center

With 93 glorious days of summer, there’s plenty of time to explore! Soak in the sun and savor the good times. What patios will you claim a seat on this summer?  


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