Milwaukee Restaurants: Party on the Patio

After a long Winter, Milwaukee restaurants offer some of the best places for you to soak up the sun on their outdoor patios. Let us help you get a jump-start on locating where to take friends and family by suggesting some of our favorite restaurants and bars with patio seating. From outdoor tables overlooking the river to quite ambient patios, Milwaukee dining has something for everyone.

Riverfront Pizzeria Bar & Grill

The Riverfront Pizzeria Bar and Grill features American and Italian dishes such as caprese salad, shrimp scampi pasta, a jalapeño jack burger, a Cuban sandwich and an endless list of pizza options served thin and crispy. Pair your dish with their full-service bar while soaking up some rays on their outdoor patio overlooking the river.


Unwind and indulge in Milwaukee’s first small-plate-dining restaurant. This cozy environment features more than 20 martinis and an eclectic list of wines and champagnes that pair exquisitely with each dish. With fireside dining and an outdoor patio, Swig provides a unique experience that will keep you coming back.

Milwaukee Ale House

Enjoy the perfect house-brewed ale on a warm summer day overlooking the Milwaukee River. The Milwaukee Ale House is the perfect place to have lunch or dinner that will satisfy your tastebuds, and you'll be impressed with their selection of house-brewed ales and lagers along with many national and international premium beers and wines. Enjoy their live music scheduled several nights a week.

Barnacle Buds

This hidden gem is the perfect destination if you’re looking for outdoor seating. With its relaxed feel complete with picnic tables, it’s a great spot to dock your boat and grab some fresh seafood. Come in and enjoy Wisconsin’s only outdoor Oyster Bar while sipping on some refreshing Coronas or their famous Bloody Marys.

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