Top Spots to Enjoy a Drink Outside

Top Spots to Enjoy a Drink Outside

Now that Spring is here, there is nothing like enjoying a cold beer or fancy cocktail outdoors. Check out this list of spots to enjoy a drink outside in Winston-Salem. This list does not include vineyards or breweries.

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Updated April 2022

Vintage Sofa Bar

ADDRESS | 1001 Burke St

Head to Vintage Sofa Bar for an evening of carefully curated cocktails, light eats, and beautiful decor. With garage doors that open, the outside patio feels like a part of the whole experience as opposed to a separate entity. Although their patio is at the front near the street, it still feels private. With plenty of seating both inside and out, this is a top choice for enjoying drinks with a large group.

Vintage Sofa Bar

Poppyseed Provisions 

ADDRESS | 395 W End Blvd

A general store reimagined. Enjoy grab ‘n go food, a large assortment of local products, candy for the kids (or adults), gift items, and a bar! Their patio is full of picnic tables and on a sunny evening, you can find live music, dogs, and kids running around the grassy area while adults sip on a glass of wine or beer. You can find a good assortment of beer on tap!

Bonus: Dog-friendly!

Poppyseed Provisions

West Salem Public House 

ADDRESS | 400 S Green St

At West Salem Public House you can escape the city life and enjoy beer or wine next to a small farm with chickens! With a variety of picnic tables to choose from, you can watch beautiful sunsets at the Pub with twinkly lights dangling overhead. They welcome a variety of local artists for you to enjoy on select nights. You can find a good assortment of beer on tap, wine, and ciders!

Bonus: Dog-friendly!

Pro- tip: Enjoy coffee at Sayso and just wait until it becomes West Salem Public House at 4 PM.


South Side Beer Garden

You know you can expect a great patio with “Beer Garden” in the name. There are plenty of spots to sit at their picnic tables or benches. Once the sun sets, enjoy t twinkly lights above you!

ADDRESS | 2108 South Broad St

Bonus: Dog-friendly!


Fair Witness Fancy Drinks

ADDRESS | 290 4th St E

Right in Bailey Park, you can enjoy people watching at the lovely patio at Fair Witness. From small tables and seats around fire pits, you will enjoy sipping on a fine cocktail (or fancy drink) with friends or the people you just met at the bar. Don’t forget to grab some ice cream at Lil’ Dipper next door.


The Tap

ADDRESS | 473 W End Blvd

A small neighborhood bar in West End, The Tap has the perfect patio to watch sunsets while catching up with some old friends. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with no frills.


Eastern Standard 

ADDRESS | 1131 Burke St

Although small, their patio is super cozy with fire pits and garage doors that open so you can enjoy the beautiful decor of their inside. At Eastern Standard, you can expect delicious cocktails and light bites to eat. We recommend their charcuterie board.


The Tasting Room 

ADDRESS | 631 North Trade St NW

Located right downtown, The Tasting Room is a wine bar that offers wine at retail price with no corkage fee! Don’t like wine? No worries! They have some beer too so you can still tag along with your wine-loving friends. Enjoy your drink inside, or on their back patio which has umbrellas, tables, and a fence to block out downtown noise.

The Tasting Room


Old Nick Williams 

ADDRESS | 2675 Williams Rd

Think of a large patio and then double or triple the size of that and you will have the patio (or party deck as they call it) at Old Nick Williams. Perfect for large groups – there is plenty of seating at Old Nick Williams. Enjoy live music on the weekend, tours of the distillery, and enjoy reading the history of the farm on the walls inside.


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