Spring has sprung in Baton Rouge, and with the warmer weather and longer days, we're soaking up every bit of that extra sunlight that we can. We know that there's no better marriage than drinks and dining on a patio or rooftop, so we've rounded up some of the best patios and rooftops right here in the Capital City!



You may have heard of a beer garden, but have you ever heard of a margarita garden? Set adjacent to D’s Garden Center, Barracuda Taco Stand is just that. Choose from a selection of tacos, sides, salsas and fresh margaritas, and place your order at the two windows – one for food and one for drinks.


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Take in the hustle and bustle of Perkins Rowe while sipping on a glass of wine and sharing a plate of apps with some friends! Bin 77's gorgeous outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy the weather, with heaters for the chillier spring evenings. Bonus points in that the location is complete with a covered area for those looking for some shade while taking in the live music performances held throughout the season.



Nestled beneath the Perkins Overpass, BLDG 5 is not only cozy, but its patio is a welcoming oasis for its patrons. Each dish and drink is made from the freshest ingredients, bringing seasonally inspired flavors to its casual atmosphere. You're sure to feel right at home while dining on their expansive patio area.


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Curbside Burgers' outdoor space is a "Pig Pen" you'll never want to leave! With shaded seating and a stage for live music, this patio is the perfect place to bring the whole family out for burgers and shakes while enjoying the beautiful weather.



Located in Baton Rouge’s Mid City neighborhood, Firehaus is one of the newest rooftops in the city. Firehaus serves as a wine bar, lounge, cigar patio and rooftop oasis in a warm, inviting atmosphere for everything from a casual night out to a lively spot to celebrate something special.



Soak up the sun and enjoy live music out on the patio at Leola’s Café & Coffee House! Leola's is known for its unique brunch boards – everything from pancakes to traditional breakfast – and its mimosa flights make it the perfect go-to brunch spot on the weekends. Looking for a little privacy? Book the balcony and enjoy the live music and good eats from the shade.



The Main Lobby's rooftop bar is the perfect place to unwind after a long day or kick back with some friends on the weekend. Located on Main Street, you can sip a carefully crafted cocktail and take in the sites of downtown Baton Rouge while enjoying some fresh air.



Mid City Beer Garden's plant-filled patio is exactly what it sounds like – a garden that just so happens to have over 60 beers on tap. Its movable panels make it the perfect place to enjoy the afternoon, no matter the weather. Catch the views of bustling Government Street while enjoying a glass of wine, beer, cocktail or the highly-recommended soft pretzel.


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SoLou's spacious patio is the perfect place to spend a beautiful day outdoors. On days that are particularly pleasant, you can enjoy a little bit of an indoor/outdoor dining experience as they raise the garage doors overlooking the patio. This coastal oasis is one you don't want to skip out on, especially as we welcome the warmer weather!


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From the sizzling fajitas to the "superior" margaritas, Superior Grill's Highland location is sure to spice up any meal, and its patio is the perfect spot to catch some live music. Whether a post-work happy hour or weekend brunch is your thing, Superior Grill is the perfect place to bring your family for some fun or grab a bite to eat with friends.



Just steps away from LSU's campus, The Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room's rooftop patio is not only a game day favorite, but it's also the perfect place to take in a Baton Rouge sunset. Dine on classic Louisiana fare and sip a drink from their extensive spirits, beer and wine lists while overlooking Highland Road.



We would be remiss if we didn't mention one of the most popular rooftops in the city. If you're looking for dinner with a view, Tsunami Sushi is sure to have you covered. Located on the sixth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, Tsunami's rooftop terrace overlooks the mighty Mississippi River and is the perfect front-row seat to one of Baton Rouge's famed sunsets. 


Other places to dine al fresco in Baton Rouge:

Beausoleil Coastal Cuisine

Bengal Tap Room

Bistro Byronz – Mid City

Bistro Byronz - Willow Grove

BRQ Seafood and BBQ

Capital City Grill

Chow Yum

City Café

City Pork Brasserie & Bar

Eliza Restaurant & Bar

Gail's Fine Ice Cream

La Carreta - Bluebonnet

La Carreta - Mid City

La Divina Italian Café

Modesto Tacos Tequila Whiskey

Red Zeppelin Pizza

Spoke & Hub 

The Bulldog

The Overpass Merchant

The Radio Bar

The Smiling Dog

Unleaded BBQ

Willie’s Restaurant & Bar