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Top patio dining in Indianapolis



With Memorial Day weekend upon us and a taste of summer heat hitting Indianapolis, you should know your great restaurant patios to cool off on this holiday.  Downtown Indy is a hot spot for restaurants with outdoor patios and in the summer time, there's no place I'd rather be.  So I'll keep this short and sweet by offering you a quick-pick list of 10 top patios in the city.

1. 14 West Restaurant
Enjoy fantastic cuisine, a wide variety of beer, wine, and spirits, and some great people watching on Maryland Street.

Location:  14 West Maryland St.

Phone:  (317) 636-1414  reservations recommended!  
Price:  $$$

2.  Harry and Izzy's
A tribute restaurant to the father's of the renowned St. Elmo Steak House, Harry and Izzy's brings you the steak you want in the casual atmosphere you love.

Location:  153 S Illinois St.

Phone:  (317) 635 9594  reservations recommended 

Price:  $$

3.  Scotty's Brewhouse
"If you build it, they will come."  Scotty's Brewhouse has come downtown and built a fantastic patio complete with a fire pit to cozy up around on those cool nights.  The beer list is extensive and the specials can be mind blowing. The fair is pub grub and a late night menu is always available.

Location:  1 Virginia Avenue

Phone:  (317) 571-0808

Price: $

4.  Zing
Fun and quirky small plates plus a second story patio with a view of the Indy skyline equals good times!

Location:  543 Indiana Ave.

Phone:  (317) 636-7775

Price: $ - $$

5.  Bourbon St. Distillery
A flare of the south comes along with this groovey little bar that offers a variety of Cajun-creole inspired food.  If they're featuring the alligator sandwich, it's a must-try!  The second-story patio overlooks Indiana Ave and the night time Indy skyline is a beautiful sight with a cold brew in your hand!

Location:  361 Indiana Ave

Phone:  (317) 636-3316

Price: $

6.  Euphoria
Sitting at the top of the canal, the patio offers a glorious view of the water below along with the Indy skyline off in the distance.  A great place for a romantic date!

Location:  337 W. 11th St.

Phone:  (317) 955-2389

Price:  $$

7.  Creations Cafe
Located directly underneath of Euphoria on the first floor of Buggs Temple, Creations Cafe is a hip and funky little bistro offering soups, salads, sandwiches, and drink.  Try a beer float on the patio!

Location:  337 W. 11th St.

Phone:  (317) 955-2389

Price: $

8.  The Rathskeller
Voted best German Restaurant in Indy year every year, this unique spot is located in the 19th century Anetheum off of Massacuchetts Avenue. Great German food. Great German beer.  And an outdoor patio and beer garden to boot! 

Location:  401 E. Michigan St.

Phone:  (317) 636-0396

Price:  $ - $$

9.  Palomino
In the mood for Mediterranean?  Sample some on Palomino's patio!

Location:  49 W. Maryland St.

Phone;  (317) 974-0400

Price:  $$

10.  Weber Grill
Enjoy a steak cooked on a classic Weber charcoal grill.  Enjoy it on their outdoor patio and your summer experience is complete!

Location:  10 N Illinois St.

Phone:  (317) 636-7600

Price:  $$