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!
BARRACUDA TACO STAND
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.
Bin 77 Bistro & Side Bar
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.
BLDG 5 Market + Kitchen + Patio
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 are 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.
Curbside Burgers' outdoor space is a "Pig Pen" you'll never want to leave! With shaded seating, bocce ball courts 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.
Leola’s Café & Coffee House
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
One of the newer rooftops in the city, 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
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.
Millennial Park is an open-air dining and entertainment center and offers one of the largest patios in the city. Shipping containers house vendors such as Jive Turkey, and food trucks and local makers line up to serve homestyle cooking, daily amusement and fun-filled events for the entire community.
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!
Superior Grill - Highland
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.
The Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room
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.
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